-Distributed 456 kosher meals to both Jews and non-Jews.-Distributed 288 sandwiches, several hundreds of snacks, fruits and drinks to a Homeless shelter for “drop ins” in Yonkers. We continue to do this so if you want to get involved just contact email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
-Congregant Andrea Gordon has led multiple sessions teaching us mindfulness/relaxation/meditation techniques to help us cope with stress. On the 26th Andrea will be leading another session for “empty nesters” and “adults at leisure.” It will be geared toward the particular challenges this cohort faces (technology, retirement, aging etc). Look for another session for all congregants. Info will be in Friday’s email blast.
-Gary Cohn has led multiple brainstorming calls helping us to figure out who to help, where and when. We do need masks for some local groups and we always need food.
-We helped one of our own families for two weeks with meals while they recuperated from illness-we donated 12000 medical grade gloves to WJCS and NWH
-We are preparing to backup local Meals on Wheels and other similar organizations-we prepared 50 “Grab and Go” lunches for St. Bartholomew’s soup kitchen
-Wendi Silverman and Stacey Simensky created an Intergenerational “Writing Exchange/Connecting Across the Years” which immediately accepted many teens, tweens, seniors and adults. It’s off to a wonderful start!-shopped for those who are not able. Please let us, the temple or The Caring Community know if you need anything.
-Provided financial aid to many local charities that need unprecedented help at this time.
-several congregants made donations to these activities and our Social Action cause/s.
Social action is here for those in need and welcomes any and all to help as we move forward through this crisis, some things we have done and are in need of help with:
-assisted in the distribution of 460 Kosher meals to those in need
-helping with meals and other shopping for families who are homebound due to illness or are at risk in public situations
-in the process of donating 12,000 medical grade gloves to Northern Westchester Hospital and Westchester Jewish Community Services
-set up an ongoing brainstorming conference call to help those in need, all are welcome to join
-working with congregant and local local clinical psychotherapist to offer Mindfulness/relaxation/meditation techniques to help us cope with stress- Saturday April 11 at noon on Zoom -Seeking Serenity: During Covid
-preparing to back up local nutrition programs in Bedford and Mt. Kisco that may be closing down due to illness
-along with TST Board, contacting seniors and other congregants to keep up socialization and help with any needs
-preparing and delivering Sunday lunch (Grab and Go) for St. Bartholomew’s soup kitchen in White Plains
.-creating a Senior Writing Exchange/ Connecting Across the Years between Seniors and teens and others that may want to get involved
-about to start helping shelters and other local social service organizations with food, masks, etc., we need people who can sew and people who are willing to cook. We are doing these actions without direct contact.