Women’s League of B’nai Torah Presents $2,000 Purim Gift to Food Pantry

On Wednesday, March 20, several representatives from Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation visited the Jacobson Family Food Pantry to present a check for $2,000. This money was raised during the weeks leading up to the Purim holiday, in which it’s customary to send baskets of ready-to-eat food to our neighbors.

This year, instead of sending their traditional mishloach manot baskets, the Women’s League members chose to do a great mitzvah. They used the collected funds that would have been spent on sending baskets to feed the hungry. Approximately 60 women participated in this wonderful tradition, and through their generosity, $2,000 was raised for the Jacobson Family Food Pantry.

The Jacobson Family Food Pantry delivers non-perishable groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, and challah every other week free of charge to people experiencing serious financial difficulties. The Food Pantry's mission is to help alleviate the burden of hunger so that those in our community who are experiencing this challenge can direct their efforts toward improving their situation.

“Purim is a festive holiday, in which its customary for people to celebrate with food and drink, so it seemed only fitting that we should raise funds to help those who are hungry,” said Penina Bredoff, Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation, President.

“We are proud that Women’s League chose to support such a wonderful organization,” said Summer Faerman, B’nai Torah’s Director of Tzedakah Programming. “The Jacobson Food Pantry does tremendous work to help Jewish families within our community, and it’s so rewarding to know we’re raising money for a great cause.

Building on this Purim tradition, the Women’s League hopes to raise even more funds next year to help this worthy cause.

“We recognize and applaud the efforts of the Women’s League from Congregation B’nai Torah,” said JFS President & CEO, Danielle Hartman. “This is just one of many ongoing partnerships with area synagogues that help us in our fight to stop hunger in this community. Feeding the hungry is one of the most profound things we can do as a community, and those who receive our assistance are truly grateful.”

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) offers help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services and many volunteer opportunities. Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who reach thousands in need each year. For more information, contact 561-852-3333 or visit www.ruthralesjfs.org.

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