Good deeds carry the day at Congregation Emanu El

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HOUSTON - Congregation Emanu El hosted it's annual "Mitzvah Day" on Sunday, with the goal of making a difference in the lives of others in Houston.  The event had different projects from packing lunches, to collecting toiletries and more.  The organizing team works with 24 different agencies throughout Houston providing charitable services.

"People are looking for something positive and trying to make an impact," said Jason Plotkin, the congregation's program director. "I think we're all kind of worn out from the election and all the hate, the nay saying. Today is just about focusing on the positives and making a difference here in our community."

This event has been a staple for the synagogue for almost 25 years now.