Social Justice Team – Programming for High Holidays
As we observe Yom Kippur, making time for unrushed prayer, repentance and reflection, we refrain from eating and drinking to demonstrate our willingness to atone for our excesses, curb our appetites and begin down the path to T’ Shuvah. Another important reason why we experience temporary hunger is compassion. As we confront our own discomfort with feeling hungry, we remember how many people in the world suffer with true, involuntary hunger and food insecurity. Our hunger compels us to help the hungry of our communities and beyond. We know that our fasting has a finite end but others do not have that luxury.
The following activities will be a part of our 2018/5779 High Holidays programming.
September 8- 19 (Yom Kippur)
We will collect food to donate to Farm Share, a large-scale food bank that works to end hunger by distributing donated foods and vegetables from Florida’s farms to millions of low-income families in need of nutritious food. Among the many recipients, Farm Share donates large quantities of food to the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless for residents as they transition to independent living. A list of specific types of foods will be provided.
(Note: Food donations must be taken to Beth Or, not to Christ the King this year.)
3 – 5 P.M.
Farm Share at Beth Or
A Farm Share representative will deliver an informational session on the many faces of hunger. She will explain the far-reaching ways that Farm Share works to alleviate hunger and how we can help. Following the session, she will provide bags for us to use to bag the donated foods according to how they will be distributed.