September 2017 - Give back to our community!

As the back to school season begins, we are collecting school supplies for children in all grades for the ML Keefe Center. Please leave your donations in the newly designed box in the temple lobby.

We also have a new box for toiletry donations. Please continue to donate new and unused small sample- sized shampoo, conditioner, hand cream bottles for shelters and the soup kitchen.

In addition, we are always looking for volunteers for Tower One/Tower East to work with their senior residents.

We have a few new ideas to try this year and you will be learning more about them in the coming months. Thank you for your ongoing support!

The committee wishes you all a happy and healthy New Year!

March 2017 Ongoing Programs

  • L. Keefe Center:   Hats, mittens, gloves and scarves are needed for children and adults this time of year. Our committee has been able to drop off school supplies, and the hats and scarves knit by the TBS Knitters. Using donation funds, school supplies and mittens were purchased and donated. Thank you to those who have been donating funds to the Diane Kaplan Fund. This allows us to purchase these necessary supplies for those in need in our community. Randy Berns continues to coordinate the collections. Contact her at 203-248-0286.
  • Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen: Sign up to help prepare, and serve meals to the homeless in downtown New Haven. You’ll be surprised how rewarding an experience this can be! Please contact Jackie Weiss for more information at 203-265-6744.
  • Fresh Fruit Program: Sign up to deliver 24 pieces of fresh fruit to local women’s and children’s shelters. Contact Deborah Wilkenfeld to sign up. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • New Reach (Formerly New Haven Home Recovery): At this time New Reach can use diapers, wipes & toiletries. Also, Spring clothing and light weight Spring jackets. For Any bedding of all sorts; pillows and blankets are also being requested. Please place these items into the box for New Reach. Contact Fran Parness at 203-484-9506.
  • Tower One/Tower East: Volunteers are needed to the senior residents. Some of the ways our temple is volunteering includes Tai Chi classes led by David Bailey, and a Lunch & Learn Series. You can also volunteer to help at the Towers to assist during some of their programming. Please contact Eta Kaplan at 203-281-3349, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info on the opportunities available.
  • Toiletry Collection for Homeless: We continue to collect toiletries for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. The basket has been filling with your generous donations each week. We still can use small containers of shampoo, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Many thanks! Contact Jackie Weiss at 203-265-6744
  • Knitting Project: Thank you to the knitting volunteers for the many beautiful hats and scarves for the needy in our community!!!! Volunteers are always needed to knit! If you like to knit and want to help out, please contact Helene Meltzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Place donations in the hallway bins if you are able….if not, make a donation to the Diane Kaplan Social Action Fund. We will do the shopping for you!

Our committee thanks you for your continued support,

Marjorie Drucker, Chairperson: Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 203-248-1046


November 2016

Please continue to support our community programs during these cold months!!

Ongoing Programs

  • L.Keefe Center:  Hats, mittens, gloves and scarves are needed for children and adults this time of year. There is also an ongoing need for school supplies for children in Hamden. This includes backpacks, crayons, notebooks, pencils, and any other helpful tools for school success. Randy Berns will be coordinating the collections. Contact her at 203-248-0286.
  • Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen: Sign up to help prepare, and serve meals to the homeless in downtown New Haven. You’ll be surprised how rewarding an experience this can be! Please contact Jackie Weiss for more information at 203-265-6744.
  • Fresh Fruit Program: Sign up to deliver 24 pieces of fresh fruit to local women’s and children’s shelters. Still looking for someone to deliver fruit for July. Contact Deborah Wilkenfeld to sign up. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • New Reach (Formerly New Haven Home Recovery): We continue to collect toiletries including feminine hygiene products, diapers and wipes. Please place these items into the box for New Reach. Contact Fran Parness at 203-484-9506.
  • Tower One/Tower East: Volunteers are needed to give their time one day a week, once a month or only one time. There are many different areas to volunteer. Please contact Eta Kaplan at 203-281-3349, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info on the opportunities available.
  • Toiletry Collection for Homeless: We continue to collect toiletries for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. The basket has been filling with your generous donations each week. We still can use small containers of shampoo, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Many thanks! Contact Jackie Weiss at 203-265-6744
  • Bags for Toiletries: Lois Buslovitz continues to make lovely cloth bags for patrons to use to store their toiletries. If you have any fabric you can donate, please send into the TBS office and Lois will pick up the fabric on Fridays. Thank you to those who have been sending fabric.
  • Knitting Project: Thank you to the knitting volunteers for the many beautiful hats and scarves for the needy in our community!!!! Volunteers are always needed to knit! If you like to knit and want to help out, please contact Helene Meltzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Place donations in the hallway bins if you are able….if not, make a donation to the Diane Kaplan Social Action Fund. We will do the shopping for you!

Our committee thanks you for your continued support,

Marjorie Drucker, Chairperson: Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 203-248-1046


 

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