Yad Mordecai Social Action Committee
PROJECT EZRA - Pesach Food Drive for the Elderly
PROJECT EZRA is an independent organization that for more than twenty-five years has provided vital services for the frail elderly Jews living on Manhattan's Lower East Side. PROJECT EZRA is not-for-profit and is not a member of any Federation or umbrella organization. It depends on the generosity and support of individuals and congregations like ours. This is most critical before Pesach when PROJECT EZRA distributes packages of traditional kosher foods to those it serves. We are again asking our synagogue community to reach out and help make this possible.
Once again, Jeffrey Heller will purchase and deliver the foods to the Synagogue in bulk. Synagogue members will pack the boxes. The cost per box is $39 and may be shared, so smaller donations are welcome.
To contribute, please make your check to West End Synagogue with 'Project Ezra' on the memo line and send it to the synagogue office ASAP. To contribute online (credit card or PayPal), use our online payment form, and under "Direct your payment to" select "Other", and then enter "Project Ezra" in the "Note" field. (Click here for online payment form).
WEST SIDE CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUNGER NEW INITIATIVE
February 16th - 23rd
This month, WSCAH is seeking donations of full size toiletries such as soap, deodorant, tooth paste and laundry detergent items that are usually not distributed by the food pantry despite the need for these products. Toiletries may be brought in from February 16 - 23rd. Please look for the special WSCAH collection box in our synagogue lobby.
For the past 2 years, West End Synagogue has participated with WSCAH for the past two years in collecting turkeys for distribution during Thanksgiving Day, as well as other requests, which are updated monthly.
BLOOD DRIVE - Sunday, March 10th
WES is participating in a Blood Drive, Sunday, March 10th, from 10:00AM-3:30PM.
Appointments helpful, but walk ins welcome. Homemade baked goods for all donors.
Appointments can be made at 212 579 0777 X308 (West End Synagogue) or with Dana Mindlin.
The activities of our Social Action Committee express our community’s deep commitment to tikkun olam, healing our broken world.
The committee has expanded its mission to increase our participation/partnership in projects impacting the New York metropolitan area Jewish community and the NYC Metropolitan community as a whole.
The Social Action Committee engages our members in environmental projects and alerts them to topical social justice causes. WES members respond generously to our various food drives and collections which are thematically related to the holidays.
The Social Action Committee is instrumental in WES's annual Hunger Shabbat and Human Rights Shabbat programs.