Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation Aids Jacobson Family Food Pantry

On Monday, March 24, several representatives from Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation visited the Jacobson Family Food Pantry to present a donation check for $3,000, a 50% increase over last year’s contribution. 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.

In the past, Women’s League members sent mishloach manot baskets (Purim baskets) to other members of Women’s League as well as B’nai Torah clergy and staff. For the past two years, Women’s League members chose to do a great mitzvah, in which the money that would have been spent on sending baskets was instead collected to feed the hungry. Ninety three families participated in this wonderful tradition, and through their generosity, Women’s League was able to contribute $3,000 for the Jacobson Family Food Pantry at JFS.

The Jacobson Food Pantry, which was founded in 1996, 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 towards improving their situation.

“Last year we were thrilled to roll out this new Purim tradition to our membership and congregants,” said Penina Bredoff, President of Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation. “Being able to increase our donation this year by 50% triples our joy and enables us to help many more people throughout our community.”

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) provides 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, vocational training, 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 about JFS volunteer opportunities and services for seniors, contact 561-852-3333. Learn more at ruthralesjfs.org.

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Representatives from the Jacobson Family Food Pantry, including Norm and Anne Jacobson and Jewish Family Services President Danielle Hartman and Chair Jon Kimmel, gratefully accepted the $3,000 donation from the Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation.

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