December 21, 2016

The Temple office is a very busy place!  People coming and going, clergy and staff working from early morning to late at night.  There are several times during the year when the staff carve out an hour or two to take a breath, enjoy a meal and each other's company.  One of those times is at Hanukkah.  In past years, we had rowdy Yankee Swaps and at others a festive grab.  This year was different.  We all heard Rabbi's Call to Conscience at the beginning of 5777.  This year at our annual Hanukkah luncheon we decided to forgo the swap and the grab. We bought and donated gift cards to The Second Step.  We know these cards will find their way to a needy recipient... hopefully bringing a little bit of the light of Hanukkah into someone else's life.

December 15, 2016

Many of the Early Learning Center moms attended the Women of TBA's "Night of Giving Back" in November. They were moved by the information The Second Step, The Boston Living Center and Birthday Wishes shared with them about their clients.  Motivated to help these individuals, the moms joined together to collect toys and assemble boxes for Birthday Wishes during the month of December.  They also wanted the students to be involved.  The ELC students were so excited to help with this project.  You can see their enthusiasm in these photos as they decorate the boxes.  Thanks to everyone who supported this December collection.

December 7, 2016

How awesome are these kids?  Not only did they perform a mitzvah, they also had a lot of fun.

Debbie reports... this was out first cooking project for TSS, and the pictures show that it was a success. Thanks to Anne and Shanna for leading the 7th graders last night, and to Elizabeth for today's delivery. The next cooking event is scheduled for Sunday, Jan 8.  At this event, we will be cooking large trays for a TSS community dinner. We have monthly dates set after that, so stay tuned for more info.

Elizabeth reports... Hi everyone, success at the TSS dropoff today! Could not have been easier and they were very appreciative. Meghan was especially pleased they were in small pans so they could be used flexibly. A fantastic touch with the friendly notes on the packages! 

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