Group Gives Personal Meaning to Supporting GBFB Mission

Published on September 21, 2021

Caption: Ellen and her Adult B’Not Mitzvah class dedicated their event to helping their community. Starting a fundraiser for GBFB is easy! Click here to learn more.

“The power of healthy food has been a passion of mine for a long time,” Ellen begins. “I was a special education teacher for 30 years. It was there that I saw firsthand the positive impact of a nutritious meal.”

Now retired, Ellen has begun to explore several new endeavors, including joining five other women for an adult B’nai Mitzvah class under the guidance of Rabbi Leora Kling-Perkins. When COVID-19 hit, the group went virtual and relied on each other for support.

After learning how much helping the community meant to each one of them, the six women quickly decided they would do something a little different for their class project and Ellen identified The Greater Boston Food Bank as a recipient of their donation.

“The gift was part of a symbolic moment in our personal lives. B’not Mitzvahs were ceremonies that many of us didn’t get the opportunity to do when we were younger for different reasons.” Ellen shared.

Interest in the project grew, and soon the entire Temple Emunah community got involved!

“We were thrilled to be able to use our event to highlight the need for good food, bring our community closer together in support, and raise critical funds for the Food Bank.”

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