The mission of the Isaiah Fund is to provide food and groceries to people in the greater New Haven area.  Both the Jewish Family Service Pantry and the Hamden Food Bank serve those in need regardless of who they are, what their age is or why they are in such difficult circumstances.

We had an urgent request from our social worker for backpacks for the beginning of school.  Because time was so short, I couldn't even get the request into the Temple Tablet.  I contacted several individuals who had donated backpacks and school supplies in previous years, and within a week I had not only the five backpacks requested but an additional four more to give to Charlene Rigsbee at the Department of Children and Families.  Thank you so much to all who came through for us again.

Once again our adopted social worker at the Department of Children and Families is asking for assistance for one of her clients.  The mother and father of a three month old child have been living in one room in a terrible rooming house.  DCF has found them a one-bedroom section eight apartment that they can move into on July 1, but they are in need of almost everything to make the space liveable.  Aside from a queen-size box spring and mattress and a crib, they have no furnishings.  If you can donate a queen-size bed frame, pots and pans, dishes, kitchen utensils, house cleaning necessities, or curtains, contact Diane (203) 248-8319 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Please do not leave items at TBS.  You can also help by making a donation the the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, ear-marked for Social Action.

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