The Good Deed Mitzvah Marathon

September 11, 2017

The Good Deed Mitzvah Marathon commemorating the victims of 9/11 will be held at the Olin Quad at Bradley today. The Jewish Bradley Chabad Student Group will commemorate the 16th anniversary from 1:30pm to 3:00 p.m.

The event presents students and Faculty members with opportunities to do a good deed in memory of the victims of 9/11. Participants will choose from a variety of good deed opportunities, fill out a form to document their good deed, and attach it to a picture of a victim of 9/11. All good deeds will be fastened to a mini replica of the twin towers, creating the ‘twin towers of good deeds and love.’

At 2:00pm a moment of silence will take place in memory of the 9/11 victims. The public is invited to participate in the day’s events.

Rabbi Eli Langsam, Executive Director of the Jewish Bradley Chabad Student Center, says “At times, our world experiences great darkness and deliberate expressions of hate, but and kindness can chase away much darkness. The twin towers of good deeds and love will express an outpouring of giving, generosity and care which will help alleviate much pain and sadness.” Reece Weber, student president of the Jewish Bradley Chabad Student group, expressed the importance of this project; “Students tend to get very busy with their own lives so it’s important that they take a few moments to remember those who lost their lives and do a good deed in their memory.” Sarah Langsam, Co-Director of the Center added, “It is especially important on this anniversary that we, particularly young people, infuse goodness and kindness into our world, proving that evil will never win.”