or more than 25 years Congregation Emanu-El has been preparing meals for the homeless. The time commitment is minimal — just two hours from 10 AM to noon on Sundays. We particularly need volunteers on holiday weekends and during the summer.
PLEASE NOTE: This winter, we will host an Intergenerational Study Session with Rabbi Benjamin Zeidman immediately preceding the Sunday Lunch Program on two dates: January 27 and March 10 at 9:30 AM. Participants will enjoy a light breakfast, take a deeper look at our Jewish obligation to feed the hungry and discuss this topic with fellow volunteers. All members of the Temple community, from teens to grandparents, are invited to sign up. (Space is limited!) Contact our Coordinator of Youth Learning and Engagement.
In addition to preparing meals, the Sunday Lunch Program will be collecting paperback books and travel-size toiletries throughout the year. Items can be dropped off at the Temple; bags should be marked “Sunday Lunch Program — Donation.”
And, in a new effort organized with the Tikkun Olam Committee, we will be assisting Yorkville Common Pantry through their Sunday Night Emergency Window. On each Sunday, we will prepare an additional 35 to 40 meal bags. Temple members with cars are needed to pick up these meals at Emanu-El between 4 PM and 5:30 PM and deliver them to YCP (8 East 109th Street, between Madison and Fifth avenues); the entire process takes 30 to 40 minutes. Volunteers are asked to contact Tikkun Olam. Please include “Sunday Night Delivery” as your message subject.
Questions? Contact the Sunday Lunch Program,
or call the Temple office at (212) 744-1400, ext. 210.
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