Intergenerational Thanksgiving lunch
On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Temple Emanu-El’s Olga and Bob Strauss Early Childhood Center celebrated with residents from Handmaker at the Temple’s second annual intergenerational Thanksgiving Lunch. The ECE’s children presented a short program of Thanksgiving blessings and songs on the themes of friendship, community and gratitude.
Many Mitzvah Makers deliver many mezuzot
The Many Mitzvah Makers club for children in grades 4-7 made cases for 40 kosher mezuzah scrolls collected by Rabbi Robert Eisen of Congregation Anshei Israel. On Sunday, Nov. 19, representatives of the club helped hang the mezuzot at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging. Mezuzot were hung on the doors of residents who requested one and on doorposts in Handmaker’s Bregman, Golding and Rich rehab neighborhoods.
M’kor Hayim social action
On Sunday, Nov. 19, on behalf of Casa Alitas, members of Congregation M’kor Hayim made and giftwrapped 22 blankets for migrant children traveling north to reunite with relatives. The Alitas program serves migrant women and children who have left their home countries to escape violence and poverty, providing care, short-term shelter and help to reunite with family members in the United States.