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Poltava

Poltava

Through their work, the Poltava Committee enables our progressive sister congregation, Congregation Beth Am in Poltava, Ukraine, to reach out to young Jewish families to help them rediscover their Judaism.

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Being Jewish in the Ukraine is not easy -- discrimination is rampant and funds are almost non-existent. The funds raised by the Poltava Committee, including a portion of Beth Am members' contributions to the World Union for Progressive Judaism, go to support the religious and education programs and operations of Poltava's Jewish community. Whether it's Shabbat services, Passover Seders, Chanukah celebrations or B'nei Mitzvah twinning opportunities, our support helps make it happen.
 
Our Committee meets regularly to plan fundraisers, such as home-cooked Shabbat dinners after services (that are eagerly anticipated and well attended), arts & craft fairs and "Poltava Parties" at member homes.
 
Donations to the Poltava Fund help us carry out our vision of tikkun olam. To learn more, please contact Cherie or call (650) 493-4661.

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Help Support Congregation Beth Am of Poltava — After our Friday evening Sukkot Shabbat service, you're invited to the Beth Am Sukkah to enjoy a delicious community dinner prepared by the Poltava Committee. The menu will include stuffed cabbage (turkey, veggie or plain meatballs!), an Ashkenazi favorite for this festive family holiday. The dinner is $20 per person, $12 for children under 13. Please sign up by Monday, September 28 by downloading, completing and returning the form, along with a check made out to "Congregation Beth Am," to Poltava Dinner, c/o Judy, 410 Pine Wood Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Reservations are required; make yours early as the dinner often fills up.