Author Archives: debby

Helping the Homeless

Dear Abba, Based on the example that you and Ema set, I pledge to do hands-on work with and for people living in homeless shelters this winter. I am also encouraging my synagogue to reach out even more to the homeless in Bergen County. The Social Action Committee of Congregation B’nai Israel already cooks and serves food for the homeless, and we have many collections for underprivileged folks. Recently, with you in mind, I began exploring the possibility of hosting homeless families in our synagogue building for three non-consecutive weeks per year. We have logistical issues to overcome, and I am not sure when or if this will happen, but the exploration will certainly lead to more awareness and action in the area of gemilut hasadim — thanks to you. Love, “daughter #2”

Why You Inspire Me

from Craig Weisz