Sunday, November 24, 2013

Social Action is Ongoing

From the pages of Kadima, the newsletter of Congregation Adas Emuno:

A Report from Annette DeMarco
Social Action Committee Chairperson

Social action is ongoing. It takes volunteers to make it happen, to make it work, to help those who need help. I want to thank the volunteers, members of Adas Emuno, for being involved. Beginning with Erev Yom Kippur, so many of you "volunteered" to donate food to the Center for Food Action. The small room outside of the sanctuary was overflowing! Thank you! 

And a big toda raba to Norm Rosen, who printed up copies of the food wish list, helped to staple them onto the bags and made arrangements to have the food items picked up from the temple. Food items continue to be collected. The eyeglasses we collected were delivered to the Lions of Leonia. Thank you to Bara Capote for hand delivering them! (This collection is now closed.) 

We are currently collecting warm winter clothing for adults, which will be split between the Womens' Center of Englewood and the HUC Soup Kitchen/Clothing Closet in New York. Donations will be accepted through November. Thank you to Richard Alicchio for his help on Mitzvah Day sorting through items already brought in. And thank you to Maranda Raskin who stopped in to help sort books and toys. 

Our Mitzvah Day project is a co-sponsorship with the Adas Emuno Religious School. Books and toys collected will be donated to a school in Elizabeth. They will be wrapped by students and parents at a special family program. Marilyn Katz and Lauren Roland, from the Social Action Committee, as well as the parent in charge from the religious school, took shifts in the social hall to accept donations being dropped off. Books and toys will continue to be collected through November 24th, as well as tape and wrapping paper. Soda can tabs are still being collected for donation to the Ronald McDonald House.

Please watch for more details about our cooking and serving for the Hackensack Shelter on Sunday, December 23rd.

L’Shalom, Annette <acheryl21 at>

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