Posted December 3, 2012
Posted November 29, 2012
Our clergy continued their week on the Food Stamp Challenge. Cantor Katz was only able to stick to the challenge for one meal, a breakfast of oatmeal. Rabbi Salth shared his reflections on the challenge:
I have been regularly humbled this week by this experience. Fortunately for me, this challenge was an exercise. Trying to find a way to eat on a extreme budget is the norm for millions including, I know, the guests we welcome into our lobby each Thursday and Friday morning for a hot breakfast served by our dedicated volunteers. In addition, I had a microwave to heat my soup each day. What do people do when that is not an option At minimum it limits their choices even further.
Posted November 28, 2012
Steve Chudnow and his daughter Dani, 13, are taking the Food Stamp Challenge together this week. While at work and school respectively, they've been turning down tempting meals and snacks in order to keep within their weekly budget of $31.50.Read more
Posted November 27, 2012
Posted November 26, 2012
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.
Posted November 21, 2012
Posted November 16, 2012
Posted November 12, 2012
From the Bronx to Far Rockaway, our congregants pooled their time and efforts to assist their fellow New Yorkers.Read more
Posted November 7, 2012
Our congregation’s response to the disaster has been extraordinary. So many of you have offered your help and sought opportunities to support our neighbors at this terrible time. Even those physically unable to assist, have shared thoughts, prayers and funds—all of which mean so much to our community.
Posted November 5, 2012
Our knitting group, Why Knot Knit, has made 193 items in time for this upcoming Mitzvah Day. That includes 45 knit bunnies, 33 adult hats, 12 infant hats, 26 lap blankets, 17 children's scarves, and 60 adult scarves. These items will be donated to New York Cares on Mitzvah Day as well as to those in New York City who are still without heat and in need of warm clothing and blankets. Kol HaKavod!