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Mitzvah Matzos

MATZOS ON A MISSION

Volunteer Group

It's that time of year again . . . 

​Though supply chain and shipping costs have increased throughout the pandemic, we're committed to providing ​soft, organic, shmura matzo that's radically realigned with its values.  As always, all profits go to charity.

We have made a few changes in distribution for our products, so please keep reading below.

How it Works:

For Passover 2022 we've simplified and are selling two products: Soft, organic shmura matzos (a.k.a. matzos on a mission), and organic shmura wheat flour (a.k.a. flour to empower). The matzos come in packs of three and can be bought only through buying clubs for those located near one where they can pick up their purchase. The flour is only available via direct shipping to you, not at buying clubs. 

When making a matzo purchase, you’ll be prompted to select your buying club pick-up location from a drop-down menu.  Pickup will occur sometime on or after April 3rd. We'll email you closer to that date with exact details. When making any purchase you'll be prompted to enter your mailing address. This lets us know where to ship your flour if that's what you've ordered, and if not, helps us to catch errors in buying club location selections.

For those ordering flour, we're able to ship flour anywhere in the continental U.S. this year to building addresses.  Sorry, we can't currently ship this product internationally, to AK, HI, or P.O. boxes.  The shipping cost is already built into the price of the flour.  For your convenience, check out this DIY matzo baking video.

Please scroll down to our online store below. 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!  

Buying Club Locations

Atlanta, Georgia

Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Natick, Massachusetts

New York, New York

Providence, Rhode Island

Raleigh, North Carolina

Riverdale, New York

Sharon, Massachusetts

Stamford, Connecticut

West Hartford, Connecticut

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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

The Co-Founders

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

Rabbi and Speech Language 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

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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

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Board of Directors

Elizabeth Myre

President

Honorary Board

M. Charles Bakst

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