Wayne congregations fight hunger with High Holy Days collection
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Wayne congregations fight hunger with High Holy Days collection

Congregation Shomrei Torah and Temple Beth Tikvah are joining Conservative and Reform congregations throughout the United States in a national effort to fight hunger and help those less fortunate. The two shuls are sponsoring a High Holy Days food and basic necessities drives to benefit the Wayne Interfaith Network and other charities to help alleviate ongoing hunger and need in the township.

During Rosh Hashanah, September 24 to 26, collection bags will be distributed to be filled and returned before Kol Nidre services on Friday, October 3. Donations also can be dropped off at either synagogue during the weekdays between the holidays.

Pasta, canned corn and green beans are not needed now. Items should be regular sizes (not super sizes). Paper bags in plastic, or paper bags with handles are best. Check expiration dates on items. Monetary donations payable to the Wayne Interfaith Network also are welcome.

WIN is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization that operates a pantry for people in the Wayne area. The social action committee of Temple Beth Tikvah coordinates its High Holiday Project and Shomrei Torah works under the auspices of Operation Isaiah. For information, call Shomrei Torah at (973) 696-2500 or Temple Beth Tikvah at (973) 595-6565.

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