Cooking for SOME at Christmas
Thanks to all who volunteer to cook and/or serve at SOME for Christmas Day! The people at SOME are great to work with and very appreciative of our help. Thanks so much for your continued support of this worthwhile Christmas Day project.
Throughout the year, we also participate in the SOME Provide-a-Meal program, which feeds homeless and poor people in the Greater Washington, DC area.
Four times per year we prepare 38 Shepherd's pies to delivery to SOME. Each casserole feeds 10 - 12 people -- that's between 380 - 456 men, women & children!
Click here for the recipe to make Shepherd's Pie for SOME
NOTE: Making lunches for homeless people through Temple Emanuel is an accepted volunteer activity which qulaifies for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours -- get your children to help you and they'll benefit too!
For more details, or to volunteer, please contact Fran Bernstein at email@example.com.
“When you reap the harvest in your field and overlook a sheaf in the field, do not turn back to get it; it shall go to the stranger, the orphan, and the widow…Always remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore do I enjoin you to observe this commandment.”
The Global Mitzvah Team has established additional partnerships with two outstanding international charities: American Jewish World Service and Engineers Without Borders. We will continue our successful alliance with Plan USA/ Plan International through our Child Sponsorships of 6 year old Diego Perdomo from Morales, Guatemala, and 12 year old Kenneth Odhiambo from Rangwe, Nyanza province, Kenya. The team has also decided to become a Lending Team through Kiva and will make an initial loan to a Field Partner in Cambodia.
Current projects supported are:
Women-Led Biointensive Farming Project (with AJWS) – Developing a mini-training center in Nyanza province to teach women methods to produce food for their own families. With the Kilili Self-Help Project, women are trained to use simple, nature-based techniques like composting and organic pest control. These methods have enabled them to produce more food on small pieces of land, using 80% less water and 50%-100% less chemical fertilizer. http://ajws.org/
Santa Clara Clean Water System Project (with EWB: District of Columbia) – Providing a safe, ample water supply to the Santa Clara, El Salvador community. Water system components to be built include a pump, disinfection system, storage tank, and distribution network to serve 300 households. Our donation will purchase home water meters to assure equitable usage of water and monitoring of system effectiveness. http://www.ewb-dc.org
Safe Shelters for Refugee Children in Haiti (with Plan USA) – Constructing child-friendly spaces to prevent children from abuse, exploitation and violence. http://www.planusa.org
Kiva.org is a site for disadvantaged people all over the world seeking small loans to start their own businesses. Join the Global Mitzvah Project Lending Team by making a donation for as little as $25, and help a borrower of your choice to improve the life and well being of their family. http://www.kiva.org/team/temple_emanuel_global_mitzvah_project
Congregants are invited to join the Global Mitzvah team and attend our meetings. Please contact co-chairs, Stan Fagen or Caroline Smith DeWaal, for more information.
Stan Fagen Co-chair, Global Mitzvah Project firstname.lastname@example.org
To review project history and developments, visit http://globalmitzvah.jottit.com ; Password: tikkun.
The Bereavement Committee maintains a state of readiness. We are prepared to serve a Meal of Comfort to Temple members following the funeral service of a loved one. In order to continue to serve the Temple community we need additional volunteers. Can you help us with any of the following?
Please contact Natalie Goldberg (301-946-8868) or by e-mail at email@example.com with any questions or to volunteer.
Some of our members may need help getting to and from Friday evening services and other special events.
If you are able to help on an as-needed basis, or would like more information, please contact the Temple Office at: (301) 942-2000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Emanuel 10101 Connecticut Avenue Kensington, MD 20895 P: (301) 942-2000 F: (301) 942-9488