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Thanksgiving Pack-A-Thon 2018

Thursday, November 22, 9:30AM

This Thanksgiving, many of us will sit down with our families and friends and partake in a delicious and filling Thanksgiving meal.  However, many fellow New Yorkers, both Jews and non-Jews, will not. While we live in one of the most affluent areas in the world, approximately 2.6 million New Yorkers have difficulty affording food for themselves and their families every day.


We’d like to make a difference!


Building on the success of the past three Pack-A-Thons, this year we will be expanding our circle of local faith community partners to include Drisha, along with our continuing partners: the West End Collegiate Church, the Jewish Center, and the Church of Latter-day Saints. 


Together, we will raise funds to fight hunger and gather on Thanksgiving Day to pack 3000 meals for hungry New Yorkers.


Last year, together we raised over $18,000, and we'd like to top that! Help us meet our ambitious goal of $18,000 and make this year's Pack-a-Thon another great success!


We are delighted to report that this year, again, we have secured a matching grant from a generous donor who will give $3 for every $1 donated to this project (with a $10,000 matching grant cap). So a donation of $18 will generate a matching gift of $54, a gift of $180 will generate a matching gift of $540, and so on. To participate, adult volunteers are asked to a minimum of $18 with lower minimum donation options for youth. But even if you are unable to attend, your contribution will be matched and make a meaningful difference.



Register here.


To sponsor our Thanksgiving Day festivities and refreshments, click here.


In addition to donors and participants, we are seeking volunteers for a variety of roles available, which you can sign up for when you register, such as: serving on the event committee, being a floor captain, or helping out with the kids' craft activity.



Thank you to UJA-Federation of New York for their guidance and logistical support, and to the Met Council on Poverty for their distribution assistance.

Beth Olam Cemetery

Beth Olam Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens has provided for the burials of our congregation since 1851 and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.