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Thanksgiving Community Dinner

This annual mitzvah on the day before Thanksgiving provides dinner
for senior citizens and women and children from New York City homeless
and domestic-violence shelters.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 • 2 PM to 6:15 PM • I.M. Wise Hall

Temple Emanu-El once again will serve Thanksgiving dinner at the temple (on the day before the holiday) to senior citizens and women and children from local homeless and domestic violence shelters.

Volunteers are needed from 2:00 PM to 6:15 PM on Wednesday, November 21 for setup, kitchen duty, greeting our guests, serving dinner and cleanup. We also need turkey carvers to help slice 20 turkeys. Starting at 3:45 PM, teens and “tweens” are needed to chaperone and play with our younger guests.

We are also in need of people to make homemade baked goods (cookies, brownies, cupcakes, loaf cakes; no nuts or frosting, please) that can be served at dinner. This is a wonderful mitzvah that you can do at home. Baked goods should be dropped off in disposable containers to the One East 65th Street lobby on Tuesday, November 20 or by 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21. 

Volunteers must register with the Tikkun Olam Committee.
Use “Thanksgiving Dinner” as the subject of your email message.

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