613 Mitzvah Corps

What is the 613 Mitzvah Corps you may ask? Well, the 613 Mitzvah Corps is the main SA/TO Club within USY. When thinking about world issues, it can be difficult figuring out where to begin to take action. There can be so much information available that it’s overwhelming. That is where 613 Mitzvah Corps steps in; the goal of the club is to provide members with the tools to take action. The 613 Mitzvah Corps is an advocacy club for USYers who are interested in getting involved and making a difference. The new focus of the 613 Mitzvah Corps is structured around the mitzvah of not standing idly by.

Furthermore, it is very easy to sign up and become a member. All you have to do is pay $6.13 for a yearly membership, or a generous $61.30 for a lifetime membership.

When you join:

  • Your donation will help Jews all over the world, from India to Israel, Poland to South America, and more!
  • You set an amazing example of giving tzedakah that others can follow.
  • You receive the SA/TO newsletter (Eit La’asot) to inform you about, and give you ideas in the areas of Tikun Olam (Repairing the World), G’milut Hasidim (Acts of Loving Kindness), and Social Action. Through this newsletter, you will also learn about SA/TO activities across North America.

You are probably wondering what your small $6.13 can do to help another person. Well, just if you were curious, here is a small list of the things $6.13 can buy for a needy person.

Food:

  • 6 Boxes of Pasta
  • 4 Loaves of Bread
  • 4 Cartons of Milk
  • 2 Challot
  • 6 Cans of Tuna Fish
  • 12 Apples

Toiletries:

  • 2 Bottles of Shampoo
  • 5 Bars of Soap
  • 6 Toothbrushes
  • 3 Tubes of Toothpaste
  • 24 rolls of toilet paper
  • 3 boxes of Band-Aids

Children’s Supplies:

  • 20 Diapers
  • 5 Jars of Baby Food
  • 1 Beanie Baby
  • 2 Baby Bottles
  • 4 Notebooks for school
  • 4 Coloring books

Now do you understand? Although it is just $6.13, it can go a long way in helping another person. Now, set a goal for yourself:

How do I join?!?!?!

Your Regional and Chapter SA/TO VP’s should have membership forms. All you need to do is fill out some information about yourself and hand them $6.13. It is that simple.

If you want to join now, you can join through this site! Scroll below for the form.

Lifetime Membership

If you are feeling super-generous, by making a donation of $61.30, you can become a member of the 613 Mitzvah Corps for life. Through this membership, you will continue to receive information and materials on social action.

Instructions

You must be a USY member. Standard membership donation is $6.13, life membership $61.30 (U.S. or Canadian funds). To become a member of the 613 Mitzvah Corps:

  1. Download the application – in color or black and white
  2. At this time, membership will be recorded only when printout and payment are received by “snail-mail” – you cannot complete your registration electronically.