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From Our Community Social Worker
May 15, 2013
To: Temple Beth Sholom
I just want to express that we deeply appreciate the generosity and kindness the temple has showed to the families on my case load through Christmas and Thanksgiving Holiday this past 2012. It was evident how much thought and time went into each gift and the food baskets. It was simply a marvelous outpouring of love which the children felt by everyone’s participation.
I could not believe the quality of the gifts, and food baskets, gifts cards etc… I could go on and on.. simply amazing to sum if all.
Myself and co-worker wanted to convey to you how much the gifts were appreciated by the children. I wanted you to know that we recognized your thoughtfulness and your outstanding charitable giving to our children. Resources are very slim and you made my families smile for the Holidays. I was very impressed by the fact that they were able to provide a gift to each child on the lists.
Thanks you for all the time and energy you gave so freely to organize.
Walk Against Hunger - Keeping Diane’s Dream Alive
TBS Participates in the Walk Against Hunger - Keeping Diane’s Dream Alive
On Sunday, May 5th members of TBS met at East Rock Park, College Woods Pavilion to participate in the annual Walk Against Hunger to support the CT Food Bank. This has been an annual event for our temple, but what was different this year is that the event was to honor Diane Kaplan who passed away last May. This was one of her favorite social action events for the temple, and this year we dedicated the walk in her honor.
Twenty three temple members and friends participated in the 3 mile walk wearing tee shirts with the logo, “Keeping Diane’s Dream Alive “– Temple Beth Sholom. The shirt won as the best of the event with a trophy given to our TBS group. Diane would have been proud as we always talked of having some kind of shirt to unify our group. Thank you to all who walked that day or donated to the walk. Special thanks to Robyn and Gary Drucker who helped coordinate the group on walk day. Our temple collected $653.00, well above our $500.00 goal. Next year we will all be there again, keeping the dream alive. Please join us.
Thanksgiving is Coming
We're close to a month away from Thanksgiving and it's time again to help several families selected by our social worker contact at the DCF of New Haven. Helping these client families will be an ongoing project throughout the year to which Diane Kaplan, of blessed memory, was so committed.
This year's families consist of 6 adults and 12 children. Our goal is to fill baskets for each of the 5 families with traditional Thanksgiving fare ie., canned vegetables, cranberry sauces, bags of stuffing mix, various pastas, canned fruits, cake mixes and any other non-perishable food you can think of. There will be a box in the social hall, just outside of the kitchen for your donations. We will also be collecting money to supplement the baskets and buy gift certificates so the clients can purchase their turkey. If you'd like to make a donation, please write the check to " The Diane Kaplan Social Action Committee Fund."