Posted by Bernice Behar

turkeyThe end of 2011 is in sight and many of us are beginning to anticipate the upcoming holidays. For most of us, those plans include menus laden with mouth watering foods and inviting friends and family to join us around a festive Thanksgiving table.

Imagine for a moment that instead of planning an elaborate meal, your daily planning includes trying to figure out how you are going to provide a simple meal for your family. Or maybe you are thinking about whether you can fill a prescription or buy milk and bread. The idea of a Thanksgiving dinner, complete with a kosher turkey, is simply a luxury.

Now imagine that you can make that luxury a reality for another family this Thanksgiving. Your donation of $25 to JF&CS Family Table will provide a kosher turkey to one of the nearly 300 families we serve through our food pantry.

Thanksgiving is a time when we gather with loved ones to share a festive meal and reflect with gratitude on the bounty that fills our lives. Please donate to Family Table's Turkey Tzedakah fund today; together we can help families enjoy the kind of Thanksgiving we all imagine.

Bernice BeharBernice 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.