Social Action Committee High Holy Days Hesed Projects for Children

While we cannot all come together physically to celebrate the high holidays this year, we can still connect and share the magic of what makes our Bet Torah community so special!

Help us fulfill the Jewish mitzvah of Hesed, caring for each other, and enjoy a fun activity with your children at the same time!

“We Care Cards”

Enjoy getting crafty as your children create caring cards to wish congregants a Happy and Healthy New Year! These cards will be distributed preferentially first to those who may be in more need of a spiritual lift this year but are intended to be anonymous to congregants in general. Make as many cards as you like!

“Remembrance Stones”

Enjoy nature by collecting stones. Feel free to decorate with paint or leave them as natural. These stones will be distributed to congregants who have lost a loved one this year. As our tradition suggests, by placing these stones at the cemetery, we can help honor their lives.

L'Dor V'Dor Inter-generational Storytelling

As we approach this High Holy Day season unlike any we’ve ever known, we would like to bring together our families with older adults in our congregation to share their stories of the moments in their lives unlike any they had previously known. We will be pairing together Bet Torah families with Bet Torah older adults to share guided stories. Both older adults and families will have guidelines to help share stories and spend time together over phone or via video chat.

If you are a family that would like to get involved, please sign up by Tuesday, September 8. We will pair you with an elder and send you a storytelling guide. Please “meet” with your older adult before Yom Kippur.

Thank you for sharing stories between our generations.

Blood Drive

Be a first responder! Sign up for a blood drive at Bet Torah.

Community Partners "Wish List"

Support the Emergency Shelter Program

Consider donating to the ESP wish as part of Social Action’s effort to support vulnerable population in our midst and our community partners. Here is there “wish list” for items needed.

Food Donations To Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry

As part of our work with community partners we are asking everyone to take the opportunity to bring cereal, oatmeal, and shelf stable milk for the Mount Kisco Interfaith Pantry when you pick up your Mahzors. Place them in a bag in your trunk if possible, and as Mahzors, Kulanu and Nursery School packages and more are sent home, we will be able to collect donations of food. Dates are 9/1st-9/10th.