We are looking for volunteers to make food deliveries for the homebound from West Side Campaign Against Hunger offices (236 W86th Street) to apartments in Manhattan (targeted between 59th Street and 110th Street). Volunteers will make two deliveries and will require a car/taxi (each delivery is two 15 lb bags – 30 lbs for one delivery, 60 lbs for 2 deliveries).
Food pickup will take place at WSCAH at 10 AM. To volunteer for this project, at least one adult must be over the age of 18 and everyone must be under the age of 65 per CDC guidelines related to Covid-19. We are looking to find at least 15 volunteer families for this project so we can deliver food to 30 homes. The more the merrier!
Registration for this mitzvah project is now closed.
The West End Community Fridge is being funded by support of the Upper West Side community and is intended to feed anyone who is food insecure. The fridge is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5pm for people to drop off items. It is located on West 77th Street (btw West End & Broadway).
One Block brings neighbors together to participate in direct action that supports our Upper West Side community. Sign up to clean an assigned area with your neighbors! At this time the weather conditions look favorable and we anticipate being able to run the program as planned. Please see the flyer with more information about One Block. You can sign up for a slot here. Please note that there are 16 slots which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. Leviticus 23:22
No, this is the fast I desire: to unlock fetters of wickedness, and untie the cords of the yoke; to let the oppressed go free; to break off every yoke. It is to share your bread with the hungry, and to take the wretched poor into your home; when you see the naked, to clothe him, And not to ignore your own kin. (Isaiah 58:6-7)
Rabbi Tarfon and some elders were reclining in an upper chamber in the house of Nitza in Lod when this question came up: Which is greater, study or action? Rabbi Tarfon spoke up and said: Action is greater. Rabbi Akiva spoke up and said: Study is greater. The others then spoke up and said: Study is greater because it leads to action. Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 40b
2020 saw so many of us displaced from our homes, our sacred spaces, and more. While many of us moved out of NYC temporarily or permanently, we remain as committed as ever to the mitzvah of building a caring, connected synagogue family. If you have left New York City and would like to contact other CRS congregants in your area for socially distanced coffee, walks, and more, share your current zip code and email and scan the list to see who might be in the neighborhood. Bring CRS to you by contacting fellow members nearby!
Repair The World
Join us by participating in one of our volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work. Please note that all Repair the World in-person programs require you to follow our safety protocols.
UJA Federation New York
Connect with nonprofit partners who are organizing both virtual and in-person opportunities for essential services.
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