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Holiday Mitzvahs

Temple members are invited to participate in the following “mitzvah” programs.
We hope that each program captures the essence of its partner holiday.

Sukkot Harvest Fruit Drive
September 21 through
September 27, 2015

IN CELEBRATION OF the harvest festival and to help alleviate hunger in New York City, we will be collecting donations of fresh apples, which will be donated to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. Donations may be left in the baskets in the lobbies at 10 East 66th Street and One East 65th Street.

Winter Wishes
November 8 through December 6, 2015

THE HOLIDAY SEASON is a special time of year, filled with excitement and anticipation. Temple Emanu-El has committed to fulfilling holiday “wishes” of 60 low-income children from Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, and we invite you to help make these wishes come true with the anonymous donation of a holiday gift.

“Wishes” will be available for pick up from the Temple on MITZVAH DAY (Sunday, November 8, 2015). Unwrapped gifts should be dropped off to either the 65th Street or 66th Street lobby by Monday, November 30, 2015. (Please make sure your gift is in a bag clearly marked “Winter Wishes” and that you have provided the tracking number and child’s name.) Gifts will be wrapped on Sunday, December 6. All Temple members are invited to help regardless of whether they selected a Winter Wish.

Direct questions to the Tikkun Olam Committee.
Use “Winter Wishes” as the subject of your email message.

Thanksgiving Dinner
November 25, 2015

TEMPLE EMANU-EL ONCE AGAIN will serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Temple to senior citizens, and women and children from NYC homeless and domestic-violence shelters.

Volunteers (Temple members, as well as members of the Saviv and Skirball communitities) are needed from 2 PM to 6:15 PM for setup, kitchen duty, greeting our guests, serving dinner and cleanup; we also need turkey carvers to help slice 20 turkeys. Starting at 4 PM, teens and “tweens” are needed to chaperone and play with our youngest guests. In addition, we are seeking volunteers to make homemade baked goods (cookies, brownies, cupcakes...no nuts or frosting, please!) that we can serve at the dinner. Baked goods should be dropped off to the 65th Street lobby on Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25 by 2 PM.

Volunteers must register with the Tikkun Olam Committee. Use “Thanksgiving Dinner” as the subject of your email message.

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