In our affluent country, filled with millionaires and billionaires, hunger remains a chronic problem.
Volunteers are needed to help at the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven.  As a temple we volunteer by serving dinner on the 4th Sunday evening of each month from 4:30 to 6:00.  It is a very special, rewarding and uplifting experience.  If interested please contact Jackie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 203-265-6744.

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.

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