8 Av 5780 | July 29 2020
Temple Times: Week of July 29, 2020
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, The Temple remains closed. Services will be available on Zoom, Facebook and Live Stream. We'll keep you updated on a regular basis regarding any change in policy.
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Worship Schedule
Friday, July 31, 2020

Erev Shabbat Worship at 7:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 865 1653 3059
Passcode: Shabbat
Erev Shabbat worship will be live streamed on our YouTube channel.
Check the website or our Facebook page on Friday night at 6:45 PM for a link to the video.
If you have previously RSVP'd for Torah Study and/or Shabbat morning worship, you do not need to RSVP again.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Torah Study via Zoom at 9:00 AM

Materials will be sent for Torah Study upon RSVP
Shabbat Morning Worship via Zoom at 10:30 AM
Havdalah via Facebook Live on The Temple's Facebook Page at 8:00 PM
TIR & Youth News
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!
Upcoming Temple and Community Events
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The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:30 PM, and the program takes place from 7:00-8:00 PM.
Photo Request
Do you have any pictures of yourself or loved ones staying entertained and occupied during quarantine or staying connected with friends, family, and fellow congregants? We want to see them! Send them to us and you may be featured in the next Temple Times!
Social Action
Temple's Caring Committee Honors Our Volunteers
Nicole Brown & Susan Board, Co-Chairs
Kudos to our Temple Caring Committee volunteers!

If you need help or know a congregant who needs help …
If you would like a member of the Caring Committee to call you …
If you have a few minutes to spare to make a difference…join us!

"The human connection is a powerful preventive medicine." - Lisa Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation President
Jewish Federation & Foundation of Northeast Florida Actively Seeking Shopping Volunteers

Are you available to help volunteer grocery shop for our community’s Coves residents at River Garden? The Federation is proud and thankful that we have had volunteers coordinated for the past several months! 

There are SEVERAL August spaces we still need volunteers to help shop. Please sign up today. Community Service hours are available to responsible and dependable teens 16 and older.

This is one of those ‘it takes a village’ projects and we’re grateful that this is our village.
Mi Shebeirach List
If you have family or friends that need to remain on or be added to the list, please contact Mary Ellen Hathaway by email .

Due to Privacy Laws, we need to hear from you about hospitalization or rehabilitation. We may not be aware.
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JFCS Max Block Food Pantry
JFCS is committed to sustaining the critical services that it provides to the community in a safe and responsible manner. The Max Block Food Pantry will provide pre-bagged food to those clients experiencing food insecurity.

For more information about all JFCS services during this time of social distancing, please click   HERE .
Fanny Landwirth Clothes Closet
The racks at the Fanny Landwirth Clothes Closet are almost empty and JFCS needs your help to fill them!

We are in need of new and clean, gently used children’s clothing for both boys and girls, sizes 5-14 (children's). JFCS has seen an increase in children taken into our care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, most of them come to us with nothing but the clothes on their back.

With the school year ending, now is a great time to clean out your closets and make an in-kind donation for children in need! Summer wish list items include shirts, shorts, lightweight pants, new socks, and new undergarments.

We CANNOT accept shoes, bathing suits, or used socks and undergarments. Also, we DO NOT need any jackets or sweaters at this time.

To make contributions, please email Donna O'Steen by clicking HERE .
JFCS is Here for Students
School will be starting on August 10th, and although there’s a possibility of it looking different this year, our JFCS school-age kids still need help with school supplies.

Please consider helping JFCS children in need of a backpack filled with supplies for school. A few school supplies could make the difference in the success or failure of a school-aged child. We ask you to be that difference.

Backpacks or collected school supplies are due between August 3rd and 7th (after tax-free weekend), from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They can be delivered to the 8540 Baycenter Road location on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Donna O’Steen at (904) 394-5714 or by email .
Jewish Federation Community Emergency Relief Fund
Please join us in supporting the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida's Jewish Community Pandemic Emergency Relief Fund. 

This fund is aimed at helping our institutions, including Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple), manage the economic impact, providing support for a range of current and anticipated social services, and offering emergency assistance to those most vulnerable and impacted in our community.

If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance as a result of this crisis, please call Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) at 904-394-5722.
Click  HERE  to donate online or call the Temple office at (904) 733-7078.
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