Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mitzvah Mall & Souper Bowl 2

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


A Report from Annette DeMarco
Social Action Committee Chairperson


Hello to All!

We tried something new this past holiday season.  We held a Mitzvah Mall with two goals in mind: the first and foremost was to "bring to life" the concept of tikkun olam (healing the world), which our students learn about in our religious school and at home, by presenting special people in their lives with special gifts.  The other goal was to raise money for some charitable organizations.  Well, our students, their parents and other congregants opened up their hearts (once again!) so we raised $500 in donations!  Here are the subtotals: Center for Food Action—$109; Leket Israel$66; Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center$146; Jewish National Fund$72; UN High Commissioner for Refugees$107. But wait!  There's more!  Rabbi Schwartz offered to match all of the donations!  So our grand total was $1000 in donations to these wonderful organizations. So thank you very much to everyone who supported this event.  Thank you, too, to the following people who worked it: Jody, Pearl, Ron, Richard, Carol, Virginia and Lauren.  Lauren also designed the cards and then worked with  Instant Image Printing of Ridgefield for the final, beautiful results.  And thank you to Amy Chartoff, Virginia and Rabbi for the table materials.

It's Super Bowl LI (51) vs. AE Souper Bowl II. From the beginning of January, through Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, we will be collecting soup of every sort, including though not limited to cans, cartons, packaged and microwavable containers.  Please bring donations to the vestry room at the entrance to the sanctuary.  Last year we collected a little over 100 items… maybe this year we can beat our own score? 

  A happy and healthy new year to all! 

Annette – acheryl21 at

Blood Drive on Sunday, Jan. 31st, 10 AM - 3 PM in the Social Hall. Walk-ins welcome. No appointment necessary. Coordinated by Emma Schuller


Not Social Action, but “social”! Thanks to Debby Schwartz for the fun challah baking workshop on December 13!

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