Gift of Life Bone Marrow Donor Drive
Created on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:37
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 10:32
Written by Margaux Abrams Friend
Beth Emet is partnering with Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation and the Religious Action Center
of Reform Judaism for a donor recruitment drive to be held on Yom Kippur. Potential donors will be entered into the bone marrow registry and you could be a match for someone suffering from life-threatening blood cancers and genetic diseases. All that is required is a quick cheek swab and completion of a consent form. Potential donors must be between the ages of 18 and 59 and in general good health.
For more information and/or to volunteer to work the drive, please contact Wendy Yablon at 847-869-4230
Yom Kippur Food Drive 5775 to Support the Ark
Created on Friday, 04 March 2011 21:14
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 14:17
Written by Bekki Kaplan
This year's Yom Kippur Food Drive will be supporting the ARK and their food pantry which supports nearly 4,000 Jews in the metropolitan Chicago area who have experienced hard times and/or in distress. While the ARK is seeking food that is kosher (a complete list is available online), any food donated that is not kosher will be donated to local food pantries in need.
Get involved: on Yom Kippur bins will be located in our parking lot to collect much needed food, and we are seeking volunteers to work 75 minute increments to assist worshippers take bags of donated food from cars and load into designated bins. Each "shift" will need at least 3 adults and 3 teens. Start the year by doing a wonderful mitzvah, and sign up today. And, thank you!