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VOL. 11 NO. 10                                                                           OCTOBER 2021

      Herrendorf Foundation Partners

      with Alpert JFS to Address Food Insecurity

         A $10,000 grant from                            pantry distribution to 120                        last month,  distributing
      the Herrendorf Family                              clients, all under the age of                     baskets decorated by
      Foundation has enabled                             65 years.                                         residents of the Melvin J.
      Ferd & Gladys Alpert                                  “As new residents                              & Claire Levine Jewish
      Jewish Family Service                              to the West Palm Beach                            Residential &  Family
      to provide much-needed                             area, we are proud to be                          Service Residential
      support to dozens of                               able to support families                          Program with Alpert JFS
      young Jewish families                              in our community during                           Chief Development Officer
      locally who are dealing                            the High Holidays,”                               Kelley Whiter. Provisions
      with the challenge of food                         said Joshua Herrendorf,                           include jars of applesauce,
      insecurity.                                        president of the Herrendorf                       gefilte fish, matzah ball
         Funding has provided                            Family Foundation. “When                          soup, honey, canned
      holiday baskets and/or                             my family moved from                              carrots, sweet potatoes,
      Publix gift cards to 20  Joshua Herrendorf and Suzi   Haifa to the United States,   Josh Herrendorf with Jennifer,   green beans, peas, and
      young Jewish families of  Glassman                 it was important for us to   a volunteer from Lake Worth  jellied cranberry sauce, as
      four three times a year.                           maintain our culture and                          well as a box of matzah ball   Josh Herrendorf and Suzi
      The grant ensures food from the Alpert JFS Kosher Food   traditions in our new home, and our family hopes to give this   and soup mix, fresh apples   Glassman delivering food
      Pantry will be distributed to 10 young Jewish families of   back with dignity to those in need here, as well.”  and honey cake, memorial   baskets
      four throughout the year and offset the costs of scheduling,      Joshua  Herrendorf  and  his  wife,  Suzi  Glassman,   candles, and the choice of a
      managing, and overseeing the holiday meal delivery and food   participated in this year’s Rosh Hashanah food basket deliveries   frozen turkey or Publix gift card to recipients. Eighty people
                                                                                                           in 35 households received Rosh Hashanah baskets.
      Volunteers Share Sweet High Holiday                                                                    generous funding,” said Alpert JFS CEO Marc Hopin.
                                                                                                             “We are grateful to the Herrendorf family for their

      Traditions with Seniors in Need                                                                      “Together we will work to help hungry Jewish families in our

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         Morse L i fe
      volunteers,                                                                                           New Synagogue
      residents, and
      staff once again
      gathered to                                                                                           Hires Executive
      package and
      deliver kosher
      holiday meals to                                                                                      Director
      1,250 vulnerable
      seniors living throughout Palm Beach County.
         “It’s wonderful to be able to bring the community together                                            Rabbi Abe  Unger,
      again this year to enjoy the sweet traditions of the High                                             Ph.D., has joined New
      Holidays with seniors who depend on MorseLife for support,”                                           Synagogue as executive
      said President & CEO Keith Myers. “We are grateful to have                                            director - programs. Rabbi
                                                                                                            Unger served as campus
                                                                                 such dedicated volunteers   rabbi and director of
                                                                                 who have made it an annual   urban programs at Wagner
                                                                                 tradition to serve meals to   College, where he was a
                                                                                 isolated seniors through   professor with tenure in the
                                                                                 the MorseLife Homebound    Government and Politics
                                                                                 Mitzvah program.”          Department, specializing
                                                                                   Seniors received traditional   in public administration.
                                                                                 meals of homemade matzoh   Rabbi Unger also served
                                                                                 ball soup, wine, challah,   as executive director of The Office of Jewish Community
                                                                                 an apple and honey, and    Affairs of Staten Island and as project manager of a major
                                                                                 homemade honey cake for    HUD grant at the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                 dessert.                   Foundation. He has been a congregational rabbi, and
                                                                                   “We continue to maintain   received appointments as senior fellow at the NYU
                                                                                 social distancing measures   Marron Institute of Urban Management and Orthodox
                                                                                 for the safety of our seniors,   Union Center for Communal Research. Prior to joining
                                                                                 which includes contactless   Wagner College, Rabbi Unger founded the Mosaic Colony,
                                                                                 meal drop-offs,” added     an educational organization for children and teens that
                                                                                 Myers. “Even though these   explored Jewish identity in dialogue with other cultures
                                                                                 challenges exist, it’s a joyous   through the arts. He has published three books examining
                                                                                 occasion to share traditional   Jewish thought and community engagement.
                                                                                 holiday rituals.”
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