|Hadassah Members Cook Meals for the Holidays|
Members of the Camden County Chapter of Hadassah (NJ) partnered with volunteers from local synagogues, Cherry Hill B’nai Brith and AZA, and devoted their time and energy to prepare Rosh Hashanah dinners for local families. This year, 300 dinners have been cooked, frozen, and delivered to Jewish people in the area who are alone or needy.
Actively involved in this effort were Carol Charen of Mount Laurel, co-president of the Camden Chapter of Hadassah, and Hadassah’s community outreach chair, Becky Levy of Cherry Hill. They were doing what they love best: helping others.
“It’s a wonderful collaboration when groups like Hadassah can pull together with others and prepare delicious High Holy Day meals for families that need the help,” said Charen, who also is Vice President of Southern New Jersey Region. She and the other volunteers felt that they would be able to enjoy their holidays more knowing that those less fortunate also will enjoy the traditional foods of the Jewish New Year. The menu included baked apricot chicken, roasted potatoes, candied carrots, and even challah rolls with honey.
As Charen said, “Judaism teaches us that when you get, you should give back. And I hope to spend the rest of my life fulfilling that commitment.”
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