food drive 2014 (2)Dear Temple Emanuel Congregants:


            For the twenty third consecutive year, Temple Emanuel will participate in the High Holy Days Food Project.  The food we collect will be divided between the food pantries of both Jewish Family Service (JFS) and the Town of Orange’s Human Services Department where they help feed the many needy among us.


            When you come to the synagogue for services on Kol Nidre night (Tuesday, October 11th) or on Yom Kippur (Wednesday, October 12th) or right through the Sukkot holiday, please be as amazingly generous as you’ve always been in the past.  Maybe even more so this year! Once again, please bring as many bags and cartons as you can filled to the brim with boxes, jars, and cans of non-perishable food. 


       food drive 2014     Suggested items:  pasta, pasta sauce, canned veggies, peanut butter, dry milk, coffee, tea bags, canned tuna / chicken / turkey, soup, canned fruit, macaroni & cheese, flour, sugar, rice, boxed potatoes, chili, baby & toddler foods, ‘meals-in-a-can’ like beef stew, hash, & hearty soups, salt-free foods for people with hypertension and sugar-free foods for people with diabetes.  Food need not be labeled as kosher.  We will even accept dog & cat food as this will help folks stretch their food dollars if we help them care for their loving pets. 


            Please note: Please do not bring old, out-dated, leftover, or open packages.  We just wind up throwing these away as they are unusable.


            As you can imagine, the need this year is greater than ever.  We’re counting on you to help support this tzedakah project and these two agencies as they serve the needy right here in our own local communities.  


Thank you!


  Michael Farbman                 Melissa Perkal                       Will Sherman

  Rabbi                                                President                                Coordinator, Food Drive 

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