Posted by Bernice Behar
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the blessings in our lives. We take time to relax with loved ones and linger over tables full of traditional holiday foods—turkey, stuffing, and mouth-watering desserts. But how many of us really stop to think about how much that one meal costs? For a family struggling each day just to put food on the table, a traditional Thanksgiving meal could come at a price of a full week of groceries. In these hard economic times, this puts the holiday beyond reach for many in our community.
This year at Thanksgiving, you can change that by giving a truly priceless gift—the gift of celebration. Your donation of $36 to JF&CS Family Table will provide a kosher turkey for one of the nearly 340 families that we serve through our food pantry. Please donate to the JF&CS Family Table Turkey Tzedakah fund today so that every family has the chance to gather around a table with family and friends and celebrate the blessings in their lives.
Bernice Behar is the program manager for Family Table. Prior to joining JF&CS in early 2010, she spent more than twenty years working in the financial industry as an investment manager. In recent years, she undertook several leadership positions at her synagogue, which inspired her commitment to Jewish communal work.