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		                                    Caring for Our Community		                                </span>

During this unsettling time, we have been blessed to receive so many inquiries from members about how they can help others. Here are ways we can care for our neighbors and for the stranger from a distance.

If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Berinsky, Program and Engagement Manager here.

Assisting Our Congregants

Bikor Cholim (“Visiting” the Sick)
If you or a loved one are a part of an at-risk community and would like a member of Temple Sinai to check on you, please fill out this form here.
If you, your family or friends are in a position to help those congregants who may be in financial need, please consider a gift to Temple Sinai’s Congregant Relief Fund here.

Congregant Led Initiatives

The Meal Bridge (Grey Cohen – Grandaughter of Lillie Janko)
This platform created by Grey Cohen allows people to buy meals from local restaurants to be delivered to hospital workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to select a hospital and thank our medical heroes with the gift of a meal. 
Buckhead Mask Project (Camille Lefkowitz)
One incredible project of many in the Atlanta area working to create masks for patients as they visit the hospitals. This project is intended to benefit Piedmont Hospital. If you are interested in sewing masks and donating, please contact Camille Lefkowitz here

Helping Our Community Partners

Family Promise
This organization is expanding its assistance programs for families within its programs in addition to providing resources for families in need within our community.  If you are able, please donate here or purchase needed items from their Amazon Wishlist. They are also looking for the following donations/hand-me-downs: used game station and games for the Day Center, any kid-friendly electronics, recycled or new magazines, art project materials, and coloring and/or activity books for ages 5-16. To donate items, please contact Family Promise Co-Chair Michael Drucker here.
Second Helpings
Second Helpings Atlanta remains committed to providing meals to those in need. Donate here to give the gift of food throughout the Metro Atlanta area. 
Community Assistance Center
Focused on providing food and financial assistance to Fulton County residents in need, there are a variety of ways you can help! Click here to learn how you can host an Online Group Funding Drive for the CAC, donate immediate food needs and more. Give here to the CAC Emergency Relief Fund to help with food and rent assistance.
MUST Ministries 
Many of you have asked how you can support Backpack Buddies in this time. While school is out for the rest of the year, many at-risk students and their families are left without the assurance of food. MUST Ministries supports Cobb County students, including students of Powers Ferry Elementary School supported by the Temple Sinai Backpack Buddies initiative. There is an urgent need for financial and food donations. Click here and select "Special: Backpack Buddies" from the drop down menu to give now.   
Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB)
A growing number of our neighbors are in need of emergency food, including seniors with chronic medical conditions and families with school-aged children. ACFB is providing food for children of DeKalb and Fulton County schools, as well as Atlanta Public Schools. If you are able, please make a gift here to help ACFB keep meals on the table for them.
Jewish Family & Career Services
During these challenging times, JF&CS is here to help our community.
• AgeWell Atlanta is collecting food for the JF&CS Kosher Food Pantry.  Click here for the most needed items and where you can drop them off. 
• They are continuing their work with telehealth, virtual groups, webinars, and other digital platforms. Click here for a full list of their currently available services.
• Click here for the list of free COVID-19 virtual support groups.
Click here of the list of caregiver support groups. 

Beyond Temple Sinai: How Else Can I Help?

American Red Cross Blood Drive
The need for blood doesn’t slow when a pandemic hits – donate today! American Red Cross is taking all safety precautions, including a temperature check and social distancing where at all possible. To locate a drive near you, click here.
Created Connected Communities
This organization helps children in need in the Atlanta area and is collecting a number of items. Click here for the full list.
Atlanta Community Needs 
Creating Connected Communities has also compiled a list of needs around Atlanta for a variety of demographics including hungry children, vulnerable families and seniors. Click here for more information.
Become a Virtual Tutor! 
Mind Bubble will continue to support students by offering virtual tutoring sessions online Wednesdays 6:15-8:15pm and Sundays 2:00-4:00pm. Parents can sign students up for tutoring here. Volunteers can sign up to become tutors here. Questions? Contact here
Virtual Volunteering
The website Catchafire matches volunteers with online opportunities that tap into their professional skills.

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