Rosh Chodesh-Memories of Selma with Guest Speaker DeLois Ford
In this 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, we have the precious opportunity to listen to an account of the events of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge as told by a Schenectady neighbor who was there as a child. Sonia Rubenstein heard Ms. Ford give this talk at an event earlier this year, and was so moved and inspired, she kindly arranged for her to speak with our Rosh Chodesh group. Please join us on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sonia's home. Please RSVP to Sonia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Havdalah In the Neighborhood
On Saturday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m. we will go to congregants’ homes for dinner. The dinner is pot luck and as such you may be asked by your host to bring a dish. Dinner assignments will be made whenever possible in your neighborhood. We will then return to the temple or a congregants' home for dessert and to celebrate Havdalah together.
To be a guest, simply RSVP to Sue Kimball at email@example.com by Friday, November 6th. Out of respect for our hosts and their planning we cannot accept late RSVPs. Please tell Sue how many people will be attending, your address, and the ages of any children. Some houses will be reserved for adult guests only, while other houses will welcome families.
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
With the holidays approaching we have three opportunities for individuals and families to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
FEED THE HOMELESS A HOLIDAY MEAL: For the last 11years Gates members have provided a soup to nut Thanksgiving and December Holiday dinner to the residence at the Bethesda House Lighthouse Shelter. Volunteers needed to prepare a dish or purchase other items needed to complete the meal. Contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DELIVER THANKSGIVING BASKETS: Deliver baskets of food provided by Concerned for the Hungry to the residence at the B'nai B'rith house on Monday, November 23 at 2:30 pm. To volunteer contact Yvette at email@example.com.
CONCERNED FOR THE HUNGRY FOOD DRIVE: Concerned for the Hungry expects to provide over 8000 Schenectady residence with holiday food baskets. Please consider making a donation, items may be dropped off until November 18th. Items needed: hot cocoa, mac and cheese, canned spaghetti sauce, canned tuna, canned juice, and baby food (no glass). Or to make a monetary donation to defray the cost of fresh turkeys and produce, send ck to Concerned for the Hungry, PO Box 119, Schenectady, NY 12309.
Our annual Hanukkah dinner and celebration will be on Friday, December 11, 2015. Enjoy a traditional meal of roasted chicken, Mona Golub's famous latkes, veggies, salad, and dessert. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with kids crafts and singing, dinner at 6:00 p.m. (dont forget to bring your menorah) and Shabbat service at 7:00 p.m. Fee for dinner is $10/A, $6/kids 6-11,$3/5yrs and under. (3% will be donated to Mazon). RSVP to Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mona Golub's Famous Latke Batter will be for sale on Sunday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. The proceeds to benefit GOHTY(Gates of Heaven temple youth group). To place an order, contact Kathy at email@example.com or call the temple at 374-8173 or mail in the order form (click for order form). Cost is $10 per quart which makes about 12 three inch latkes. Preorder is suggested as there will be a limited amount extra for sale.
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