At our seder table next week, we will say the words, “Let all who are hungry, come and eat.”
This line in the haggadah reminds us that true redemption occurs when our needs are fully met. While we may live in relative comfort, there are many among us who go hungry every day. As an expression of our Jewish values and fulfilling one of the messages of Passover, we are dedicating April 7 – May 7 as Hunger Awareness Month at PTS. Through education, direct service, and advocacy we are addressing an issue that plagues our area and our country.
- April 7 – Shabbat Service for Hunger Awareness 6:30pm – We will be joined by Madalyn Friedman, PTS member and professional volunteer at CALL Primrose Food Bank in Burlingame. She will share how we can support people in our local community who are food insecure.
- Clean out Your Pantry for Passover Food Drive supporting Jewish Family and Children’s Services. (Please bring only new, unopened items for the food drive). Barrels will be located in the foyer and education wing at PTS.
- May 7 – Food Preparation and Delivery with Chicken Soupers of JFCS, 2-5pm. Volunteer by either shopping, cooking, or delivering the meals that we prepare. To volunteer, sign up online.
- Make the Omer Count: 7 Calls in 7 Weeks – Make one telephone call per week during the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot (known as the “Omer”) to urge our elected representatives to continue funding vital hunger relief programs that are threatened by proposed cuts in the federal budget for non-defense spending. We’ll provide calling scripts and telephone numbers so that we can join our voices to protect our most vulnerable neighbors. Stay tuned for more information.