Feeding The Hungry
Our congregation partners with other community organizations to help address the material needs of lower income children and families in Rockland county.
Two to three times per year, we hold a food drive to benefit the food pantry at People to People. (We have also hosted clothing drives for the organization as well.). CSI participates in distribution at the community’s Rhoda Bloom Kosher Food Pantry, run by Rockland Jewish Family Service, as well. Periodically throughout the year, our congregation’s children bake for Grace’s Kitchen, the weekly free breakfast program run by Grace Episcopal Church. In the recent past, they’ve baked Thanksgiving cornbread and Purim hamentaschen.
Each spring and summer, CSI plants a Giving Garden on the beautiful CSI grounds in order supplement People to People’s non-perishable food pantry with fresh produce. The garden is maintained by a group of inter-generational volunteers from both CSI and People to People, and with help from our Hebrew School students.
If you’ve got a green thumb and are interested in watering, weeding or harvesting, volunteer to get involved here.