Posted by Bernice Behar

Time has flown since our last Family Table distribution and before the memory of Passover fades, I want to thank everyone who helped make the holiday especially meaningful for our many recipients. The following communities provided extra collections of Passover foods:

Young Israel of Brookline
Temple Beth Abraham of Canton
Or Y'Israel
Solomon Schechter Day School
Temple Aliyah
Temple Sinai
JCC Preschool of Brighton
Ohabei Shalom
Newton Centre Minyan
Temple Shir Tikvah
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek

Temple Isaiah
Temple Chayai Shalom
Temple Reyim
Temple B'nei Brith
Mishkan Tefila
Young Israel of Sharon
JCC Preschool of Newton
Temple Beth El Aterath
Temple Beth Shalom of Needham
Anonymous donor (kosher chicken for every family)

Thanks to all of you, we were able to offer our clients special Passover bags that included matzo, matzo meal, macaroons, gefilte fish, horseradish, grape juice, matzo ball soup mix, and potato pancake mix. Special mention goes out to the students at SSDS for pre-assembling lovely Pesach gift bags, and to the teen cooking class at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham for joining us one evening to help us assemble all these items!

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.