Chaverim and Social Action Efforts during COVID-19

The Chaverim Team is working hard in the time of COVID-19. We recently delivered 30 Passover Care packages to members of our community so they had matzoh and kosher wine for seder. Thank you to Rabbi and Stacie Gabert for all of their help in this effort.

The Chaverim and Social Action committees have been active on several fronts to help people in need during the COVID-19 shutdown.

 

THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR!

Friends are Golden - Golden Girls TV starsHANNAFORD & GAS CARDS are available for any congregants who may have need of a little help at this time. If you someone you know could use a helping hand, contact Rabbi Edleson, Amy Collins or Deb Leopold. Any information shared will be held in the strictest confidence. Temple Sinai is a family and help is what families are for.

 

DO YOU HAVE A SUPER POWER?

What's Your SuperpowerChaverim will be sewing face masks to support the following organizations:

We will also be sewing for our members. If you need or know of someone in need of masks, let Chaverim know. We are asking members who are able to make a donation of  $7 per mask to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund to help us continue our work. We will be sewing until there is no longer a need.

PPE mask, needle an thread

WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO SEW. 

Join us in our efforts to protect our fellow members and citizens. Contact Chaverim to let us know if you can help out and for more details.

If you can’t sew, you can still help. If you’re sitting on a stash of 100% cotton fabric or ¼” elastic, consider gifting it to this project. 

 

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OTHER WAYS WE’RE HELPING

Quick shopping/pharmacy pick-ups. If you can’t get out and need help shopping, let us know. Contact Temple and we’ll arrange for delivery.

FOOD DRIVE – HOME PICK UP

Food drive - Help us Help others!Are you wanting to donate food to a food shelf in the Burlington/South Burlington area, but are not inclined to be out and about right now?

The Social Action Committee is here to be of assistance. Please email our volunteer. Someone will contact you to make arrangements for pick up.

They are in need of canned fruit, rice, tomato sauces, spaghetti sauces, canned tomatoes and paste, jellies, jams, preserves and smaller jars (16 oz) of peanut butter and canned goods.

Please contact the Social Action Committee with other questions or concerns.

VIRTUAL TIME CAPSULE

Send us your photos and videos! We want to collect our experiences during COVID-19 as a community. Do you have poems or stories you would like to share? We would love to see how you spent Passover, Shabbat, school at home with your kids, virtually spending time with loved ones, mask making etc.Please send stories, pictures, or videos you are willing to share to Temple Administrator Stacie.

Hebrew School via ZOOM