Tzedakah

CURRENT BAR/BAT MITZVAH PROJECTS:

NOA BLUMENTHAL ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN'S LIVES

As part of her Bat Mitzvah on May 6, Noa Blumenthal is advocating for young children with major heart defects by spotlighting a global, humanitarian organization, Save a Child's Heart (SACH). Through SACH, every 29 hours, a child's life is saved as their volunteer doctors and nurses provide life-saving surgery to children of all backgrounds with congenital and acquired heart defects who have no access to care in their countries.

Will you join forces with Noa Blumenthal, and give a child the second chance they've been praying for? Support SACH on Noa's behalf, by making a donation today.

For additional information about SACH, check out this video.

 

JOIN MIA RIBICH & SPREAD THE JOY OF DANCING

Give young women in Harlem, New York, the opportunity to express themselves through dance by donating gently used ballet, tap, and jazz shoes, to our Mitzvah Closet. Your shoes will used by the young women who participate in the free dance program, Groove With Me, Inc.

Although all ballet and tap shoes are welcome, there is a heavier need for those that are larger-sized.

For additional questions, please contact Mia Ribich at miaribich@gmail.com. Mia will be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah on September 9, 2017.

MITZVAH CLOSET:

DONATE. DONATE. DONATE.

 

There are a lot of different ways you can help support your local community! Start by exploring the opportunities available in our Mitzvah Closet. A simple donation from you could bring cheer to the homeless, the elderly, and the local refugees.

See below for more details.

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Got Books? We're collecting new and gently used children's books to donate to Carter & MacRae Elementary School. Most needed are picture books, easy readers, and early chapter books for grades K-2, but any books appropriate for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade will be greatly appreciated. Donations are being collected in our Mitzvah Closet.

CHURCH WORLD SERVICES

Our local refugees are in need of blankets and warm coats. Please drop them off at our Mitzvah Closet now through mid-March.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LANCASTER

Our local students are in need of school uniforms and school supplies. Click here for further details.

WATER STREET RESCUE MISSION

Fine Art supplies are needed for Art Therapy sessions available through the Water Street Rescue Mission. Get all the details here.

 

WOMEN ORGANIZATIONS

The Milagro House, YWCA, and the Shelter for Abused Women are in need of household, feminine, and childcare supplies. Click here for a printable list.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE:

MITZVAH TRIP TO McROBERTS, KY

A large group of volunteers from our Congregation will be, once again, traveling to McRoberts, Kentucky to repair and rebuild homes, and support the local children in their community. The level of poverty is beyond imagination, and the work that will be accomplished is vital for the people of McRoberts, Kentucky. Please support this trip, and the McRoberts community, via the following ways:

(1). Donate Wal-Mart Gift Cards to help the local families in need. Please put the gift cards in an envelope, Attn: 2017 Kentucky Trip, and drop it off at the Main Office.

(2.) Become a Volunteer! Click here for more details.

 

LAPTOP COMPUTERS NEEDED

New or used laptops, no more than 3 years old, are needed for use in our religious program, Sh'arim. Please contact Rabbi Paskoff at jpaskoff@shaarai.org if you are able to donate a computer.

 

Sun, 30 April 2017 4 Iyar 5777