KNITZVAH CORPS -- THE WORK OF OUR HANDS
The Knitzvah Corps meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM and the third Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM at the temple. We find easy projects such as ear warmers, scarves, lap blankets, prayer shawls, etc. Everyone is welcome, regardless of knitting or crocheting ability. Come sit, socialize and help solve the world’s problems!.
All skill levels welcome!
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 914-238-9793
While we’re looking for new projects, we’re continuing to work on afghans for African orphans with AIDS, lap blankets and scarves for homeless day laborers that stay at the temple We are always open to suggestions and our projects are easy and fun to do!..we also are happy to tutor beginners! You can always bring your personal knitting for “show and tell,” advice from our expert knitters, etc.
COMIDA FRESCA -- THE WORK OF OUR HEARTS
Comida Fresca (literally ‘fresh food’) is a joint project of Sisterhood and the Tikkun Olam Council created in 2008 to stock the snack bar at Neighbors Link's Community Center. The purpose of Comida Fresca is to encourage healthier snacking among the Latinos who congregate at the Center to learn, get work and socialize. The snack bar is a key source of revenue for the organization, and those staffing it learn and practice useful business skills. Two volunteers are needed per week (on Mondays and Tuesdays) to purchase and deliver the following to Neighbors Link at 27 Columbus Avenue in Mt. Kisco between 7:30 AM and 9:00 PM: 2 cases (24 bottles in each) spring water, 2 bunches of bananas, 1 crate of Clementines or a large bag of eating oranges. A website has been set up to facilitate sign-ups. Go towww.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/620158
to join this very worthwhile community.
THE OPPORTUNITY SHOP
Happy 50th Anniversary to the Opportunity Shop!! A short history…
When the founding members of Temple Beth El were ready to move from temporary quarters in a church on King Street to the permanent home where the Temple sits today, the women of Sisterhood (then the Women’s Guild) decided to hold a rummage sale to raise money to help. The sale was a great success and 2 things happened: Sisterhood earned enough to buy the land for the new building, and the group decided to establish a permanent “rummage sale” store to purchase more items on the Temple’s wish list. They rented a store and created the thrift and consignment shop that is the Opportunity Shop today… This year, the Opportunity Shop marks its 50th Anniversary!
Owned and operated by Sisterhood for 50 years, the shop has helped us to continue the tradition of giving to the Temple. Over the years we’ve outfitted and stocked the kitchen and furnished studies for the Cantor and Assistant Rabbi. Sisterhood members beautified the Sanctuary with needle point artwork, carpeting and new seating and paid for the sound system for the hearing impaired. The list goes on. In keeping with the tradition started by our founders 50 years ago, Op Shop funds have supported Sisterhood’s gift to the Capital Campaign: to date we have donated $135,000!
The Op Shop is located across from Rite Aid at 61 No. Greeley Ave; 238-4420. We’re always looking for volunteers to help at the Shop. Or consider supporting the Op Shop by donating or consigning gently used clothing and bric-a-brac. Donations are accepted daily from 10 am to 4 pm; consignments from 10am-noon.
SISTERHOOD OF TEMPLE BETH EL