- Farmigo – Temple Israel is partnering with Farmigo,
an online farmers market, to bring fresh, local food
to our members. In addition to promoting sustainable
agriculture, Farmigo shares part of the profits with
Temple Israel. To learn more about this “farm-to-neighborhood”
movement, come to our Food for
Thought lecture on Wednesday, October 14. Farmigo
Educator Alissa Stoltz will be speaking on “Connecting
Food, Nourishment and Jewish Values." Click here to join the Food for Thought lecture. To find out
how to order food for your family, go to farmigo.com/TINR.
- Temple Israel Feeds the Hungry in Two Ways! – We continue to
partner with HOPE Community Services to provide
food for their food pantry. While our High Holiday
food drive is complete, we continue to collect food all
year long. If you did not get a reusable shopping bag
at the High Holidays, pick one up in the lobby. (These
reusable shopping bags are not for your own groceries,
but serve as a reminder to fill a bag with food to donate.)
When you drop off a full bag, take another one so that
you will always have a reminder that people in our
community are in need. Also, the Social Action Committee is helping to feed the hungry through their "Cook for a Cause" effort, so please help them out as well! Temple Israel makes and serves dinners for the Community Service Associates in Mount Vernon. The next two dates are Wednesdays, October 21 and November 18. Nanette Sacks is the contact and lead on this, and very often handles this on her own. Please help her out! Email Nanette Sacks and let her know you will volunteer your time. Look for future monthly dates in this ongoing effort in Temple Topic and weekly eblasts.
- Pet Blessing – Celebrate our animal friends on the weekend we read Noah’s Ark in the Torah! On Sunday, October 18 we will gather in front of the Temple at 12:15 p.m. to bless our pets. Callie Nichols looks forward to seeing you!