Two great volunteer efforts animate the December season at The Synagogue. Cookiebake 2016 trays and delivers home-baked sweet treats to hospital waiting rooms, police and fire stations, Ronald McDonald house an any other essential services that are open on Christmas eve and day. 24 for 24 is a project that cooks and delivers 24 Christmas dinners to 24 families in hospice care for the holiday. The essential date to keep in mind is Friday, December 23. Now is the time to bake and freeze cookies to be dropped off at the Synagogue on that day. If you'd like to sign up for a shift cooking in the kitchen in the days leading up to December 23, email Rabbi Kaiman. If you'd like to participate by delivering either a meal, a tray of cookies or both on delivery day, send Valerie Henderson a note. Our thanks to Terry Marcum for heading up our Cookiebake efforts and Chef Ben West for guiding us through 24 for 24.