"You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor, and to your needy kinsman in your land" (Deuteronomy 15:11). Beth Jacob members volunteer at the Maple Street Shelter on Christmas Eve and Easter. Our very own community member Brian Greenberg is the Director of Programs and Services of Shelter Network, the parent organization of Maple Street Shelter.
Click on the photo of Michelle and her family to read their success story and how the Shelter Network helped them.
Sunday, April 31
Once again, CBJ will host Easter Dinner at Maple Street Shelter in Redwood City!
Maple Street Shelter is located at 1580 Maple Street in Redwood City. Click here for a map.
We need volunteers to provide hot food and drinks and to assist with set-up and clean-up. Participating in this event is a very rewarding experience for all ages!!! To minimize crowding in the serving and dining areas, there will be a lounge for volunteers to wait for their shifts to begin and for parents to wait for their children's shifts to end.
There are several ways you and your family/friends can help with this mitzvah. We need volunteers to:
Food needs to be dropped off at 5:00 p.m.
Maple Street Shelter has no kitchen; hot or cold food must be brought ready to serve
Food should be brought in disposible trays - they will also be used for leftovers
Bring a hearty holiday meal - each dish should serve 12-15 adults
Easter falls during Pesach (Passover). Rabbi Ezray encourages participation and advises that food items not kosher for Pesach should be purchased and brought directly to the shelter.
- Please arrive at 4:30
Plan to be at Maple Street Shelter from 5:00 p.m. to approximately 6:30
From 6:00 to approximately 7:00 p.m.
Prepare leftover packages and cleanup
Needed: Each person bring 2 large/heavy rolls of aluminum foil for making leftover plates/packages
At the Maple Street Shelter, volunteers of all ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a great opportunity for religious school students. If you are in a Chavurah please consider taking on a part of this event.
If you have questions about the Maple Street Shelter, or Beth Jacob's involvement, please contact Kimberly Shapiro.