In our darkest moments, we can find joy, gladness and fellowship in the service of others. This winter season, the Synagogue once again undertakes two ambitious volunteer projects. As our brothers and sisters celebrate Christmas, there’s important work we can do to make the day sweeter.
Cookiebake 2018 is one good way to accomplish this goal. We invite all members of the community to bake their favorite cookies and bars at home for this project any time during the month of December. If you begin early, please wrap your contribution securely and freeze it at home. Please drop off your baked goods at the Synagogue on December 24, by 9:00 a.m.
We will tray everything for eventual distribution to hospital emergency rooms, waiting rooms, police and fire stations, the Ronald McDonald house—wherever essential services are offered on Christmas Eve and Day. In addition to baking, a team of volunteers is needed to help tray and arrange the platters. Another volunteer role is hand delivering these trays to the various locations throughout our city.
For our 24 for 24 project, volunteers help prepare and deliver 24 complete turkey Christmas meals for families in hospice care who may not have the ability to provide a festive holiday meal for themselves. In the days leading up to the holiday, kitchen volunteers cook a meal worthy of the season. Another team of volunteers delivers these Christmas eve meals to the homes of the recipient families. Finally, as part of our 24 for 24 project, we invite families and individuals within the Synagogue community to underwrite the cost of these Christmas meals. Your contribution helps us all serve together.
If you’d like to involve yourself in either of these projects, please call the Synagogue Office to speak with Valerie Henderson. The number is (918) 583-7121. Alternatively, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.