Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Starting 2015 Off With Some Social Action!

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

A Report from Annette DeMarco
Social Action Committee Chairperson

Approximately one month has passed since we cooked for and served at the shelter in Hackensack. We served to over 75 people (a smaller group than we had been told to prepare for), but if more people had shown up, we would have been ready, due to this congregation's very generous volunteers. Toda rabba to Debby and Rabbi Barry Schwartz, Cantor Sandy Horowitz, Marilyn, Cheryl, Rich, Joan O., Kate, Sandy Z. and Michael S., Fanny, Michael F., Virginia, Elka, Claudia, Kim M., Carol, Jerry, Lauren, Rachel, Michael R., Joan R., Norm, Doris, Jody, Vincent, Randi, Pearl and Ronald! A special thank you to Marilyn, who communicates with "Family Promise", sets this program up for us and remains "on call" regarding my emails. To our temple youth: Skylar, Melissa, Ethan and Drew... you did us proud, as well as yourselves!

New project­. For the month of January, we will be collecting toiletries [hotel, sample and full sized] as well as cleaning products for Oelhaf House. This organization works with Shelter OurSisters, which deals with the housing issues of the people being helped. Please leave donations in the back of the social hall, in the labeled box. Thank you to Cheryl Alicchio for bringing this to our attention.

Food collection continues. About 10 bags and 2 cases of food plus a check donation were just brought to the Center for Food Action. Nice....!!!!

Closed collections­. Winter adult outerwear­ was brought to Council of Jewish Women Thrift Shop in Bergenfield instead of Women’s Center in Englewood, due to unforeseen circumstances. The shop was very grateful for the donation! Soda tabs­ will be sent to Ronald McDonald House. Social Action seems to be a part of life that is always in need. You, the members of Adas Emuno, have made this aspect of our congregation very successful during 2014. Sincerest thanks to all, for your good hearts and willingness to go the extra mile. A happy and healthy 2015 to everyone!


Annette, Social Action Committee Chairperson

acheryl21 at gmail.com

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