Emanu-El Driven to Care
Yearly collection drives to support our local community
Share your bread with the hungry, and take the wretched poor into your home; when you see the naked, clothe them. (Isaiah 58:7)
In Judaism, the mitzvah of Tzedekah (giving to those in need) is not considered a good deed or a generous act—instead it is considered something that should be done simply because it is the right thing to do. At Emanu-El we want to help you achieve this goal through our partnerships with various local non-profit agencies who care for others during their time of need. An easy way to do this is to donate specific items to our monthly collection drives featured on this page. Below are instructions on how you can participate.
How to help:
- View our wish-list below and drop off your donations at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, SF, Monday – Friday, 9 am-5 pm, or bring your donations with you to Shabbat services.
- Make an online donation by using our Amazon wish-list (link in the featured drive section).
Please only donate items of good quality and only items that you would either use yourself or give to a loved one. For our gently-used item drives, when donating please keep in mind that we are giving them to others to help them feel good, not because it is better than them having nothing.
Featured Collection Drive, September 2017: Feed the Hungry, Fill the Bag!
Donate the food you do not eat on Yom Kippur to those hungry and in need. Start your new year with this meaningful mitzvah!
Congregation Emanu-El is the single largest donor of nonperishable foods to the San Francisco Food Bank in the Bay Area, and also a large contributor to the Jewish Family & Children Services, especially during this special time of year. And to continue this mitzvah, we need your help!
This year after Rosh Hashanah services, we will be passing out unique Emanu-El collection bags to bring home (or to the store), and to bring back with you on Yom Kippur filled with non-perishable foods to donate.
Non Perishable Food Wishlist:
- TUNA & CANNED MEAT
- PEANUT BUTTER
- RICE, PASTA
- CANNED FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Drop off: September 1st – 30th at Congregation Emanu-El,
Mon-Fri, 9 am–5 pm or bring to High Holy Days
Questions? Contact Rebecca Reiner at email@example.com or 415-751-2541 x170. Thank you for your support!
Don’t forget to save these items for monthly collection drives throughout the year:
August: School supplies for Back on Track
September: Non-perishable foods for the SF Food Bank
October: Child Halloween Costumes for Hamilton Families
November/December: Toiletries for Winter Interfaith Shelters
January: Multicultural books for the Jewish Coalition for Literacy
February: Warm coats & jackets for One Warm Coat
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