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VOL. 11 NO. 11                                                                         NOVEMBER 2021

      Giving Back Takes Center Stage

      During 8 Days, 8 Ways Hanukkah Initiative

         Amid the flurry of holiday planning, decorating, and   schedule of ways to get involved in safe and meaningful ways.   served by St. George’s Center, St. Ann Place, and The Soup
      shopping, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s Jewish      There are a myriad of in-person, contactless, and virtual   Kitchen of Boynton Beach; and more.
      Volunteer Center (JVC) annual 8 Days, 8 Ways of Giving Back   opportunities for the public, including making greeting      “As we have seen growing need in our community for
      service-oriented campaign is providing ample opportunities   cards for homebound seniors; delivering Hanukkah meals to   critical resources, we have equally seen our community show
      for those in the community to give back and be reminded what   community members in need, in partnership with The Kind   up with compassion, their time, and resources and are looking
      matters most. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to ensure   Kitchen of Palm Beach; packaging hygiene kits that will   forward to the most successful 8 Days, 8 Ways year yet,” said
      homebound seniors and community members and families   be donated to the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm   Melissa Hudson, director of the Jewish Volunteer Center at
      facing extreme hardship have support and critical food and   Beaches; a supply drive for critically needed infant essentials   Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
      resources this season. In its fifth year, the initiative is timed to   with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County;
      coincide with Hanukkah and the holiday season, with a robust   a bagged lunch-packing effort to benefit food-insecure families   Giving Back Takes Center Stage on page 3

      Rise and Chai Women’s Evening

         To honor two special people, the Jewish Community   the  power  of  women  and
      Synagogue spent an evening together learning the tricks   learned about Mrs. Margie
      of baking a delicious challah. Community women were   Bodner and Mrs. Alla Yudis
      invited for an evening of laughter and inspiration over a   — the women of the night.
      stunning food display. Each woman baked her own challah   Everyone went home with
      and enjoyed a few moments of silence in a spiritual moment.   their very own fresh and hot
         As  the  dough  rose,  the  women  were  led  to  a  food   challah — right in time for
      display of charcuterie boards, teas, and light bites. As they   Shabbat.
      enjoyed their food, they heard words of inspiration about
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