Chanukah is a time of miracles and wonder! We light the candles, eat delicious latkes, and look for the perfect gift for loved ones. Temple Sinai invites you to enhance your holiday this year by GIVING BACK to our community and BRINGING LIGHT to our world. Each day, an email will appear in your inbox providing opportunities to give tzedakah, drop off a donation, or join with others to do a hands-on activity. Our hope is that by practicing #8NightsOfGiving, we can help our greater community on Long Island and beyond. May we bring light and joy to the world around us!
First Candle – Tuesday, December 12: Helping the Homeless
Homelessness continues to be a major problem not only in New York City, but also across Long Island. This first night of the #8NightsOfGiving campaign is dedicated to helping the homeless. As the prophet Isaiah teaches: “Take the homeless poor into your home.” (Isaiah 58:7)
Hands on Activity: Donation of New and Gently Used Children’s Books
Temple Sinai will be collecting new and gently used children’s books to be donated to children who live in the New York City Department of Homeless Services Shelters. Many of our teens have an ongoing relationship with children who live in these shelters, through our Hand-in-Hand program. All donations can be dropped off in the large bins located in the lobby. Donations will be accepted until Sunday, December 17.
Community Donation: Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
The mission of the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. is to eliminate homelessness on Long Island and improve the lives of Long Islanders who are facing homelessness. Make a donation.
Temple Donation: Hand-in-Hand Teen Program
Hand-in-Hand is one of Temple Sinai’s outstanding Teen Programs. Teens from our Temple lead social and educational activities for children currently living in homeless shelters. Our partner, NYC Department of Homeless Services, busses children to Temple Sinai for this program. To donate to Hand-in-Hand, please click here