Chabad Lubavitch of Fort Lauderdale hosts its annual Loaves of Love event at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 at its social hall. For this event, women bake challah and pack High Holiday packages for hospital patients and assisted living residents. This year, temperatures will be taken upon arrival, masks and gloves are required and volunteers must be six feet from each other.
“This year, it’s more important than ever for people to come together for this project,” said Gitty Levin, the event’s coordinator. “Over the past six months, we’ve lacked the social connections and we’ve lacked being together in the same room in the same place to do a project together.”
Contact Levin at 954-568-1190 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service, the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and the Kind Kitchen of Palm Beach have teamed up for the United Rosh Hashanah Meal Drive taking place from Sept.17-18. Volunteers will wear masks and gloves, and practice social distancing when they deliver the holiday meals to seniors in Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, and West Palm Beach. Registration to volunteer is required by Sept. 11 at www.bit.ly/RHvolunteer. Visit TheKindKitchen.org/ or call 561-596-7539 to sponsor a meal. Call 561-684-1991 for more information.
Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County’s Dorit and Ben J. Genet Cupboard traditionally distributes a round of challah, grape juice, memorial candles, Shabbat candles, honey and apples to all of its clients before the High Holidays begin. This year’s deliveries are contactless.
High Holiday package have also been added to the regular groceries that Goodman JFS provides to more than 500 families. The food is being distributed through Sept. 17. Holocaust survivors benefiting from the Cupboard’s services have also received their items during the first week of the month, along with a Jewish calendar and honey cake. The agency has also partnered with synagogues throughout Broward County on a kosher food drive for the Cupboard. Congregants can place their donations in marked boxes, which will be collected during a contactless pick up.
Randy Kominsky, the agency’s CEO, said volunteers are properly fitted with personal protective equipment and there are temperate checks. He praises the volunteers for their efforts.
“They are selfless, they want to help and they know it’s a mitzvah,” Kominsky said. “We’d like more volunteers so we can spread the mitzvah to more people and families.”
Visit jfsbroward.org/ or call 954-370-2140 regarding volunteer opportunities.
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