Each year, members of the Social Action Committee of Temple Judea of Manhasset partners with Project Ezra to gather and organize Passover products to be sent to elderly residents of the Lower East Side.
Project Ezra is a program that aims to identify and communicate with elderly Jews who live on the Lower East Side of New York City; only 15,000 of some 1/2-billion Jews who lived there in 1900 remain, most of them immigrants who labored at menial jobs.
This year, in anticipation of Passover, Temple Judea congregants shopped for and donated the Passover food. The Social Action Committee members then filled each of fourteen complete boxes with matzos, gefilte fish, soup, vegetables, fruits, Passover desserts and other healthful foods appropriate for the holiday.
The boxes were then delivered by Project Ezra, the organization whose primary goal is to provide services and necessities to the Lower East Side residents who may not have easy access to these.
Temple Judea of Manhasset is located at 333 Searingtown Rd. For more information, call 516-621-8049 or visit www.temple-judea.com. New members are always welcome.