Mitzvah Matzos

MATZOS ON A MISSION

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It's that time of year again . . . 

Though Covid-19 presents ongoing challenges, we're committed to providing ​soft, organic, shmura matzo that's radically realigned with its values.  As always, all profits go to charity.  Sales are now live!

How it Works:

For Passover 2021, we have two items available for sale, our famous soft matzo and 5 lb. bags of organic, shmura flour for those looking to bake themselves. 

For those interested in purchasing matzo, we're currently only able to ship matzo to partner pick-up sites (what we call buying clubs) in the locations listed below. Note, some cities have multiple partners and some also have a home delivery option.

When making the purchase, you’ll be prompted to select your pick-up location from a drop-down menu.  Pickup will occur sometime between March 21st and March 26th.  You'll receive an e-mail closer to Passover with exact details regarding the pick-up date and time for your selected location.

For those ordering flour, there are two options:  1)  You can order flour for pick-up at one of our buying club pick-up locations.  Simply scroll down in our store and select the location you'd like.  2)  We're able to ship flour anywhere in the continental U.S. this year.  Sorry, we can't currently ship internationally.  The shipping cost is already built into the price of the flour.  For your convenience, check out this DIY matzo baking video.

Buying Club Locations

Providence, Rhode Island

Sharon, Massaschusetts

Natick, Massachusetts

Wayland, Massachusetts

West Hartford, Connecticut

Stamford, Connecticut

New Haven, Connecticut

Westchester, New York

New York, New York

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Durham, North Carolina 

Raleigh, North Carolina

By purchasing matzo on a mission and flour to empower, you have closed the gap between ritual and action by actively fighting human tracking.  Thank you for joining our campaign to put your matzo where your mouth is!  

Mission  

Do you talk about freedom and slavery at your seder? If so, do you do anything about slavery today? "What slavery?" you might ask. 

Well, that's where we come in. Mitzvah Matzos is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit with two goals. One is that we aim to educate and raise awareness about the approximately 40 million slaves in the world today. Yep, million. These slaves are victims of human trafficking. A quarter of them are children.

In case you're wondering what you could possibly do to help, our second goal is to send all profits to organizations with established track records in fighting human trafficking and helping survivors find their paths to independence and freedom.


So, this year, make your matzo Mitzvah Matzos. Free slaves.

#putyourmatzowhereyourmouthis

Activities

Baking

At Mitzvah Matzos, we bake seder matzos l'shem matzot mitzvah, for the sake of the mitzvah of eating matzo at the seder and being moved by the experience. Our matzot are soft matzot. The profits fight slavery. Thicker texture, thicker ritual. 


Though soft matzot may seem non-traditional, they more accurately represent what Jews celebrated Passover with for most of Jewish history. For more info on this, read about the story of soft matzo or learn the primary Jewish sources. They're still made in under eighteen minutes and they're under the orthodox rabbinic supervision of Lighthouse Kosher.


Not your bubbie's matzo. Your bubbie's bubbie's matzo.

Raising Awareness

Mitzvah Matzos offers a variety of educational workshops. We seek to raise awareness about human trafficking, but we throw in matzo baking sessions and info sessions on the history and halakhot, the Jewish laws, of matzos if desired, too. We offer age-appropriate workshops for kids, teens, and adults.

Again, all profits from these sessions go to fight human trafficking. As a bonus, a more educated public helps fight trafficking by spotting when something is off in an airport or bus station, at the city park, or in the massage parlor. Just knowing the signs and asking or reporting where appropriate can be another way to put the slave-masters out of business.

These workshops are great for schools, synagogues and temples, JCCs, Hillels or anywhere there is a group of people that wants to make a difference. Interested? Contact us.

Get Involved

Donation Jar

The Co-Founders

Meet the husband and wife team Barry Dolinger & Naomi Baine.

Rabbi and Speech Pathologist by day…

Matzo Maestros by night.


Barry works hard to enrich the spiritual lives of those in his congregation and community as well as to make the kosher food industry more responsive to customer needs and spiritual values.

Naomi’s great-great-great-grandfather founded the country’s first matzo factory in 1884 to meet local needs.  Now, it’s time for a remix.

We’re passionate about reinventing matzo to combat modern forms of slavery.  We have many crazy entrepreneurial ideas, and we’re excited to put one into action.

Chief Baker

Dr. David Kaplan


David grew up in Cleveland.  He has a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and an M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.  He did residency training at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.  He practiced emergency medicine in Rhode Island for nearly 40 years.

He likes the way that the Mitzvah Matzos project uses the enduring traditions and spirit of Passover to confront continuing oppression.

When not baking matzo,  David can be found biking, cooking, doing his Yiddish homework, or telling a joke.  Outside of the matzo kitchen, he thinks that life should be leavened by humor or at least by a good pun.

Contact Mitzvah Matzos

Board of Directors

Elizabeth Myre

President

Honorary Board

M. Charles Bakst

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