To mark Mitzvah Day, which was earlier this month, 16 adults and teens from Congregation Kol HaNeshamah of Englewood gathered for the Snack Pack Challenge, which benefitted the city’s Center for Food Action. The volunteers prepared more than 200 snack packs for local schoolchildren who participate in free school lunch programs but whose families may not be able to give them adequate nutrition on weekends and holidays.
The program, organized by Debbie Berman, provided nutritious snacks for children at risk of food insecurity.
Mitzvah Day is part of Kol HaNeshamah’s Tikkun Olam Community Service program, where members volunteer to provide food and clothing for the homeless, holiday gifts for needy families, and support services for patients in need of medical care. They also hold a blood drive. For more information or to participate, go to KHNJ.ORG or call (201) 816-1611. Kol HaNeshamah, a Conservative egalitarian synagogue, meets on the grounds of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Englewood.