Our Tikkun Olam activities have gotten off to a good start led by our Tikkun Olam committee.
Grisel Levene has compiled an updated list of items requested by the Peterborough Food Bank:
Pasta MealsSpaghetti SauceTomato SauceTomato Paste Canned TomatoesHashChiliGravyStew Canned Vegetables: CornPeasGreen Beans Potatoes: CannedMashed Soup: ChickenTomatoLentilBeanPea Creamed Soup: Cr. MushroomCr. Celery Cereal: Hot and Cold Milk: DryCondensedEvaporated Tuna Bread: WhiteWheat Macaroni and Cheese Dry Pasta Bath Soap Toilet Tissue Rice Juice Peanut ButterJelly Jell-O PuddingJell-O 1/2 Chicken Muffin MixCake Mix Tea Helpers: TunaChickenHamburg Canned Fruit: PineappleApplesaucePearsMandarins
Please bring items from the above list to our Havurah gatherings for donation to the food bank in the Havurah’s name.
Nancy Harrowitz has contacted Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center for information about how we might help there. Nancy found out that several of the kids need monetary donations. Because they are wards of the state, there is no extra money for haircuts, personal items, etc.
We also have a Tzedakah box which will be at the Havurah gatherings. Be sure to put a donation in it if you can. The Tikkun Olam committee will give us some suggestions as to possible recipient organizations for our donations. Here are some of the other ideas that have been suggested for Tikkun Olam:
oHave a yard sale in the summer and donate the proceeds to a worthy local cause.
oHave the Havurah sign up as a group to provide food and time for a community dinner at a local church.
oCooking for a local shelter.
oHat and mitten drive.
oVolunteering to help out at a shelter, the hospital, etc. on Easter and/or Christmas when Christians celebrate their holidays.
oEnvironmental theme: recycle for those unable to do it themselves (pickup bottles, papers; good for teens with vehicle), conservation ideas.
oElderly are always in need of assistance - spend time playing a board game with them or doing a chore for them that they may be unable to perform.
oDo a cemetery cleanup in Keene at the Synagogue's reserved area each spring.
oIf a Havurah trip to Israel becomes a reality, include a day set aside in Israel to do volunteer work.
We'd like to publish your favorite recipes suitable for our potluck dinners...main courses and/or desserts. Please Email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add them here. Here's your chance to show off your culinary talents. Thanks to Maude for the suggestion.
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