Temple Sholom teens cook Thanksgiving meals for seniors in need

From left, Kobi Falus, Shani Katz, Faran Savitz, Alon Barak and Carol Asness (parent) filling plates with holiday delights.

From left, Kobi Falus, Shani Katz, Faran Savitz, Alon Barak and Carol Asness (parent) filling plates with holiday delights.

On Nov. 25, Temple Sholom teens rolled up their sleeves while having some fun during the annual Teen Thanksgiving Cooking volunteer event.

More than 40 teens showed up and prepared 50 Thanksgiving meals for local seniors in need. Youth Director and Assistant Rabbi David Saiger supervises the popular program along with several teen parents. The well-attended activity is a highlight of the season for the young volunteers and is an example of the Jewish tradition of tzedakah which is rooted in the word justice or fairness.

In Judaism, giving to the poor is not viewed as a generous act rather an act of justice, giving the poor their due. The holiday meals are delivered to residents of low-income senior housing facilities in Greenwich. Teens interested in this participating in next year’s Thanksgiving Cooking event or other youth volunteer programs may contact Assistant Rabbi David Saiger at 203-542-7163 or [email protected]

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