Sept 2 -9, 2020                                              13 Elul   20 Elul  5780 

Sharing What We Have

Hunger plagues all aspects of our society. Despite being one of the wealthiest nations in the world, 1 in 9 Americans (more 40 million individuals)-including over 11 million children-live in households that are food insecure. There are many mitzvot in Torah that teach we are to share with those in need. In this week's Torah portion, Ki Tavo, we are reminded of the obligation to "tithe." In biblical times, tithing meant that each Israelite was to set aside a tenth of their yield for "the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow..." (Deut. 26:12). Our obligation to share the bounty of our lives with those less fortunate continues to be an important Jewish value.

In these past few months food banks and pantries have seen tremendous increases in needs. If you are able, please consider a contribution to any of the worthwhile organizations that feed the hungry. These include Mazon, a Jewish Response to Hunger, Long Island Harvest, Hatzilu, and The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) which operates operates the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen, the largest soup kitchen on Long Island serving over 62,000 meals annually.

Sharing, no matter how much or how little we have, is a responsibility of living in community.

Rabbi Sandra M. Bellush

3:15 PM
Tea & Torah with Rabbi Bellush

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Town of Hempstead Harvest to Home
Meal Delivery Program
Island Harvest is working in partnership with the Town of Hempstead to offer a specially designed program called Harvest to Home, an Island Harvest Food Bank home delivery meal service. The program is currently available for all those belonging to our target population.
The Town of Hempstead approached Island Harvest to design a program that would support veterans, seniors 55+, people with disabilities, people who are immune-compromised and people in quarantine and all who have been impacted by COVID-19.   Once each participant has been approved for the program, they will receive a weekly delivery containing 14 heat and serve/ ready to eat prepared meals.
To apply for the Town of Hempstead Harvest to Home Meal Delivery Program, residents of the Town of Hempstead who are veterans, seniors 55+, people with disabilities, people who are immune-compromised and people in quarantine and all who have been impacted by COVID-19 participants should contact Island Harvest Food Bank by calling 516.456-2403 or email You will speak with a program Scheduler who will help you through the application process.

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