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November 26, 2012 | Repairing the World

Food Stamp Challenge: Day 2

The obvious "challenge" in this food stamp experience is budgetary: $1.50 per meal is substantially less than, for example, the cost of a Dunkin' Donuts breakfast sandwich--or even a cup of coffee there, for that matter.

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November 25, 2012 | Repairing the World

Food Stamp Challenge: Day 1

Submitted by Cantor Buchdahl

Yesterday I prepared for our family's taking the Food Stamp Challenge by grocery shopping with my son, Gabriel, age 12. I admit it felt a little like cheating that I did my shopping at a Shaw's in Vermont, near my in-laws house, where the prices are definitely cheaper than in Manhattan.

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November 20, 2012 | General News | Repairing the World

Hurricane Recovery Effort

Many of our members have expressed interest in contributing to the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort. We've compiled a list of ways that we can support our fellow New Yorkers.

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November 15, 2012 | Worship and High Holidays | Repairing the World

Parshat Toldot: The Jewish Food Stamp Challenge

Poor Esau. The twin brother of our patriarch Jacob is portrayed as such a buffoon. He’s the red-haired Neanderthal hunter--a foil to Jacob, the mild, bookish mama’s boy. And proof-positive of Esau’s stupidity is the story, found in this week’s portion, of how he is duped into selling his birthright to Jacob over a bowl of lentil stew.

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November 11, 2012 | General News | Repairing the World

Mitzvah Day 2012

Mitzvah Day Collage

From the Bronx to Far Rockaway, our congregants pooled their time and efforts to assist their fellow New Yorkers.

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