Wednesday, September 9, 2015

September Social Action Update

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


A Report from Annette DeMarco
Social Action Committee Chairperson

Thank you so much to our congregants who continued to bring food products during the summer months to be donated to the Center for Food Action.
Shelves have reportedly been on the empty side at many food banks, so contributions have been especially appreciated.

Although we have an ongoing collection of food, cleaning products, toiletries, etc. throughout the year, for our special, annual High Holy Days Food Drive, bags will be distributed at the Erev Rosh Hashanah Service along with a list of items most needed by the Center for FoodAction. Please fill up the bags with nonperishable foods and return to the temple, if possible, for Yom Kippur. Please take note that foods cannot be open and that expiration dates need to be adhered to. Thank you!

During the first few weeks in October, the Social Action Committee, along with the Religious School, will be collecting school supplies. Please leave donations in the back of the social hall. These will be brought to another congregation which, in turn, will fill backpacks that they will be collecting. This is all being done for Mitzvah Day, which is on Sunday, November 1st.

And speaking of Mitzvah Day... that is the day we will be cooking for and serving at the shelter in Hackensack. Since this is only a few days after our "Treats and Treasures" fundraiser, the menu is being kept quite simple: we will be serving chicken [you can buy it already cooked or make it yourself!], salad, simple sides such as potatoes, noodles, etc., plus cake and fruit. And remember, anyone can help with the cooking, and anyone 14 and older can help to serve! Specifics will follow so please watch for email updates!

Wishing everyone a sweet and healthy new year,


Social Action Chairperson   ­ acheryl21 at

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