US Reaches Out To Those In Need At Pesach
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Posted: March 20 2007

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March 20 2007 (Jewswire.com) - The United Synagogue has coordinated with a record 33 US communities this year as part of its Pesach Social Action Projects. Over 450 food parcels are being sent to those members in need of support and assistance during the festival period. In addition, 16 US communities will be hosting communal sedarim, and the US will be subsidising some 45 places for those unable to afford the full cost of the seder.

The US is also supporting the wider community by coordinating the “Chametz for the Homeless” project. 11 communities are collecting together their members’ Chametz, and the US is linking up these communities with their local homeless shelter and hostels who will distribute the food to those in need. Beneficiaries will include Homeless Action in Barnet (in North Finchley), St Mungos (Willesden), Redbridge Foyer (Ilford) and New Hope House (Watford).

Candice Woolfson of the US Community Division, commented: “Whilst for many, Pesach is a time to join together in celebration of our freedom, it can also be an expensive time, and a lonely one for those without family. The US’ Community Division’s Social Action Projects are offered to ensure that all of our members can feel part of their community and enjoy a truly memorable Pesach experience - while at the same time we are helping those in need in the wider community.

“We are very grateful to all our volunteers without whom our Social Action Projects would not be possible.”

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