SOCIAL ACTION OPPORTUNITIES
The community needs our help more than ever this year.
Remember the Yom Kippur Virtual Food Bank Drive
We can’t hold our regular High Holiday food drive this year due to COVID-19, but the need for our support for the Food Bank is greater than ever. There are more people going hungry in Alameda than ever before. The food bank is providing 1 million pounds of food a week — almost double the volume of last year. But the cost of food has gone up, and it costs almost $1,000,000 a month to buy this food — over triple last year’s spending.
So instead, we are holding a “Virtual Food Drive” — You can send direct donations to the Alameda County Community Food Bank through our Temple Sinai website (the best way to help), or, by sending a check to the ACCFB. The official start of the High Holiday Food Drive is September 11, and it will run through the week of Yom Kippur, October 4. You can make your donation today by clicking here.
Every year, we have been so proud of our Temple’s support for the Food Bank. It is a wonderful community event to see the bags of food being loaded into the big trucks each Yom Kippur, or the overflowing barrels in the Temple. While we will miss those visuals, we as a community must continue to support this crucial service. The current crisis has created a huge increase in demand — a huge increase in the number of people who have been forced out of work. With schools closed, children who relied on school breakfast and lunch programs are going hungry. Without the Food Bank, families are facing severe hunger. We need to help.
Sinai Social Action Leads a Discussion on the Upcoming November Ballot Measures
Monday, September 28, 2:00pm
As part of your Yom Kippur afternoon, join the Sinai Social Action Committee as they lead a discussion on upcoming November Ballot Measures in California and hear about RAC-CA recommendations for November ballot propositions.
Pre-registration is required for this Zoom gathering.