High Holy Days Food Drive
The High Holy Days are a time for personal reflection; they are also a time for us to share with those who are less fortunate. Every year Beth Am teens sponsor an annual High Holy Day Food Drive for the congregation - a longstanding Beth Am tradition. Teens will hand out paper grocery bags on Rosh Hashanah. Please fill them (or your own paper bags) with canned and packaged food and return to Redemption Bay Area Church on Yom Kippur. Our food collection drive benefits the East Palo Alto Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP) and Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS).
Beth Am is looking for teen help with the following programs:
- Preparing for the annual High Holy Day food drive
- Passing out bags on Rosh Hashanah (Monday, September 30)
- Collecting bags on Yom Kippur (Wednesday, October 9)
- Assisting congregants with wheelchairs before and after all High Holy Day services (RH: September 29-30 & YK: October 8-9)
Want to help with the food drive or provide assistance to Beth Am members in wheelchairs? Please contact Youth Advisor Molly Roston.
Please visit the High Holy Day page for more information about High Holy Days 5780.
EHP's mission is to provide food, clothing, household essentials, client support and referral services to those in need. EHP serves working families, seniors, those on fixed incomes and people facing illnesses and other crises. EHP is supported entirely by contributions from the community. All programs and services are available free of charge. As we begin the Jewish New Year, let's come together to ease the hunger of those in our community.
JFCS' mission is to provide professional and volunteer services for the purposes of developing, restoring, and maintaining the competency of families and individuals of all ages. Traditionally, Jewish Family and Children’s agencies carry a special responsibility within the Jewish community for reaching out to children, the aged, those with special needs, the alienated and the dependent, and for the resettlement and acculturation of refugees and immigrants. As part of the network of Jewish community services, JFCS promotes Jewish continuity through the provision of preventive, educational, therapeutic, and supportive services, within the context of historic Jewish values, emphasizing inter-generational ties and community responsibility.