This December, we hope you will consider some Tikkun Olam, Together with your fellow Congregants through these exciting communal programs:
Tuesday, November 29 - #Giving Tuesday
Whatever cause or organization speaks to you . . .
However you give - time, money or other resources . . .
Join in the energy and enthusiasm of
working Together to Repair the World.
Click either program above for more information
and see below for suggestions for
discrete opportunities for all kinds of meaningful Tikkun Olam.
Give Your Time
Help feed the hungry by joining volunteers of the United Interfaith Food Bank on #GivingTuesday, December 6 at 9:00 a.m. as they Sort and Repack food for delivery to multiple sites in the Bronx. (These packing sessions are usually completed within 1.5 hours.) Or help deliver the packages (takes about 1 hour).
Give Gifts for the Children
of My Sisters' Place
Another simple but significant opportunity to Give this Chanukah is to buy a gift for a child affected by domestic abuse. We will be collecting (new) gift items for the children served by My Sisters' Place of White Plains through December 14th. The children range from toddlers through teens, girls and boys. Whatever you give will help make these children's holidays that much happier. Just bring your gift to Scarsdale Synagogue anytime through December 18, or if you are lighting the Menorah at Stew Leonard's with Cantor Beck on the 27th (Our Chanukah Night of Giving!), just bring your gift(s) with you to Stew Leonard's!
or buy Gifts at the Scarsdale Women's Exchange . . .
in downtown Scarsdale and "help others to help themselves" by supporting the artisans who sell their merchandise at the shop.
Charities to "Check" Out
Want some ideas with a Jewish and/or Israeli connection?
The possibilities are endless but here are some organizations
together with links to their websites (just click below).
(This list is not meant as an endorsement, just a resource.
Only you can decide what causes or organizations resonate with you!)
A Special Candle lighting Blessing for a Special Night of Chanukah
Baruch Ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Haolam, Asher Kidshanu B'mitzvotav, V'limdeinu L'Hadlik Ner Shel Tzedakah
Blessed are You, Eternal, our God, who makes us holy through the performance of Mitzvot, and inspires us to light the Candle of Righteousness.
As we light this "Ner Shel Tzedakah" tonight, we pray that its light will shine into the dark corners of our world, bringing relief to those suffering from the indignity and pain that accompany poverty. May our act of giving inspire others to join with us in the fight against the scourge of hunger, homelessness, need and want. Together, let us raise our voices to cry out for justice, and may that clarion call burst through the night's silence and declare that change must come.