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SHOEBOX PROJECT: December 8-9

This is a cute name for an important act of tzedakah.  We collect toiletries, hats, mittens socks, and shoe-box size toys.  The items are placed in shoeboxes, which the children decorate and help to assemble.  These are delivered to So Others May Eat (S.O.M.E.)

Parparim * Puppies Zayteem * Rimonim Squares * Ovals
hat & gloves/mittens & scarf (for 3- or 4-year olds)
 
Dubim * Stars * Tapuzim
2+ pairs underwear & 2+ pairs socks (for 3- or 4-year olds)

Kofim * Circles * Peelim 2 child toothbrushes & 2 small toys i.e., Playdoh, Hot Wheels, Games, etc...
(for 3- or 4-year olds)

All Classes:
travel-size toiletries
Have a few on hand? Bring them in! For each box we need:
♥ shampoo ♥ lotion ♥ soap
*Bonus: Children’s toothpaste only (we have plenty of regular toothpaste)

 

MARTHA’S TABLE: December 18-19

Once each month, families bring food donations to school with their children for distribution to the homeless.  Our children learn the mitzvah of helping feed the hungry.

On December 18 and 19, we are collecting food to donate to Martha's Table.  MT uses these food donations to feed more than 300 homeless men and women each night.  We invite all Gan families to participate, but this food brigade is particularly the responsibility of the Zayteem class.

Martha's Table priority is donations of fresh fruit to distribute to the homeless. Please donate any type of fruit, EXCEPT APPLES (too hard for many homeless).  MT will happily accept, among others, cartons of clementines, bunches of bananas, packs of pears, or boxes of berries.

Martha's Table also seeks donations of three specific grocery items for its neighborhood pantry: cans of tuna, 16 oz bags of rice, and boxes of non-sugary cereals, such as Cheerios, Kix, Rice Krispies, and Corn Flakes.

MT also welcomes donations of sandwiches.  Please feel free to donate loaves of either cheese sandwiches (2 slices, no spreads) or jelly & sunflower butter sandwiches.  Please use whole wheat bread.  Place each sandwich in a small Ziploc bag and then place all the sandwiches back in the original bag for the loaf of bread. 

On December 18 and 19, please place all food donations in the box labeled, "Martha's Table," in front of Becki's office during school hours.  Please contact Yael Luttwak or Shiri Wolf. Thank you very much for your help w/this important Tzedakah program.

WHAT TO DONATE: Please donate any type of fruit, EXCEPT APPLES (too hard for many homeless).  MT will happily accept, among others, cartons of clementines, bunches of bananas, packs of pears, or boxes of berries.  Martha's Table also seeks donations of three specific grocery items for its neighborhood pantry: cans of tuna, 16 oz bags of rice, and boxes of non-sugary cereals, such as Cheerios, Kix, Rice Krispies, and Corn Flakes. MT also welcomes donations of sandwiches.  Please feel free to donate loaves of either cheese sandwiches (2 slices, no spreads) or jelly & sunflower butter sandwiches.  Please use whole wheat bread.  Place each sandwich in a small Ziploc bag and then place all the sandwiches back in the original bag for the loaf of bread.

YOUNG FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICE AND DINNER: December 19, 5:30 p.m.

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Please join us on December 19th for Shabbat service and dinner to kick off the start of winter.  We’ll start at 5:30 with a Shabbat service and singing by Robyn Helzner.  A 6:15 dinner follows.