• Purim Gifts Distributed To Syracuse Essential Workers

    For Rabbi Yaakov Rapoport, kindness is not as common today as he would like. Inspired by his wife, Chanie, he organized an initiative to spread kindness throughout the Syracuse community. Article courtesy of Syracuse.comFull Story

    Syracuse.com

    For Rabbi Yaakov Rapoport, kindness is not as common today as he would like.

    Inspired by his wife, Chanie, he organized an initiative to spread kindness throughout the Syracuse community.

    Members of Chabad House – a Jewish student organization at Syracuse University – have spent recent weeks packaging and delivering gifts to healthcare workers, fire and police departments. The initiative partnered with Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel.

    The exchange is inspired by Purim, during which family and friends exchange gift baskets of food and drink. The gifts for essential workers include cookies, candies and some flavored coffees and teas as a small thank you. Packages also include hamantaschen, triangle-shaped cookie pastries with fruit or savory filling.

    Each mugs proclaims “Kindness is Catchy.”

    In the past two weeks, the group has distributed about 300 packages, and Rapoport said he has gotten emails of gratitude of recipients.

    “That is what this is all about,” he said. “We want to show some gratitude to these people who are doing so much for us.”

    Emma Lambiaso, a freshman at Syracuse University, is one of the students involved with Kindness is Catchy. Lambiaso participates in events at Syracuse University’s Chabad center and learned about the project from the Rapoports. She helped fill the mugs, package them, and deliver them to the Syracuse Police Department and Crouse Hospital.

    “In this pandemic especially, I love that we’re giving back to first responders. It’s so hard because you feel so helpless, and the most you can do is take care of yourself and make sure you’re staying safe. But they’re the people putting their lives on the line, and that’s just incredible. It’s something I really appreciate,” Lambiaso said.

    The group delivered gifts the week leading up to Purim and continue to spread cheer after the holiday. Rabbi Rapoport said there is a good chance they will keep making and delivering packages in the future, possibly every couple of months.

    66

    Tags: , ,

    Related Posts:

    *Only proper comments will be allowed
  • Event Calendar

  • Tuesday, Oct 27th, Wedding – Shlome Wolvovsky – CH & Rochel Leah Matusof – Madison, WI @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday Oct 29th Wedding: Devorah Bennish – Detroit & Mordechai Rubin – London @ Royalty House, MI
  • Sunday, Oct 25th, Sholli Miller – Chicago, IL & Batya Korf – Miami Beach, FL @ Bais Rivka 310 Crown Street
  • Thursday, Oct 22 Wedding: Chaim Boruch Bar-Chaim – CH & Shoshana Pimentelli – CH/TX @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday, Oct 22 L’Chaim: Sruli Finck – CH & Chaya Mangel – Dayton, OH @ Chovevei Torah 885 Eastern Parkway
  • Tuesday, Oct 20th Wedding: Dovid Kaminetzky – Melbourne, AU & Chaya Okunov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
  • Monday Oct 19 L’Chaim: Ari (Aaron) Levertov – Crown Heights & Debby Rabinowicz – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Choivevey Torah
  • Monday, Oct 19 2015 Wedding: Mendy Zippel – Salt Lake City, UT & Fraidy Shagalov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
  • Sunday 18th Oct. L’Chaim: Chananya Niassoff – CH & Tzirl Brennan – CH @ Bais Rivkah Crown St
  • Sunday Oct 18th – Wedding: Mendy Edelman – Crown Heights & Sara Lozenik – Miami, FL @ Oholei Torah
  • Tehilim

  • Urgent Tehillim Needed
  • Dov Chaim Ben Rivkah
  • Tzvi Hirsch Ben Guttel
  • Charna Alexandra bas Chana Esther
  • Ettie Bas Alte Miriam
  • Zissel Yehudis Bas Masha
  • Chaim Yosef Yitzchok Ben Sarah Elka
  • Devorah Bas Sarah
  • Boruch Ben Sarah
  • DovBer Ben Dina
  • Lost and Found

  • Lost Men’s Heavy Black Winter Jacket Size Large in 770
  • Lost in 770 before Pesach, a black Bradley Jons long coat size 38R. No lining and no belt. Almost brand new! Please call zalman at 347-788-0749
  • Found black hats outside 770, behind the Hatzalah ambulance
  • lost – Chitas bearing a blessing to Shmuel from Sarge. (Sargent Zvi Fisher z..l.v) geulanow@012.net.il or +1-7869427070
  • LOST: in 770 a black Lenovo Intel core i5 laptop in a dark grey laptop bad together with a WD hard drive, if found please call Zalmy 347-788-0749
  • Found: Maroon Chitas
  • Found: Bag of Clothes
  • Found: Leather-Bound Pink Siddur
  • Lost: Box with Mini Shas from YSP
  • Lost: Rose Gold Bangle/Bracelet
  • Classifieds

  • Cook position for a local Mosad
  • Looking for a cook/kitchen manager
  • Administrator for a local Mosad Experience a must, and preferbiligual a bonus poconosmountains@gmail.com
  • Looking for a cook/kitchen manager Experience a must. poconosmountains@gmail.com
  • ‘Beis Mosiach’s’ to give away for free
  • Private Rooms for Men
  • Newly renovated Basement for rent
  • Judaica Store in Crown Heights is Looking to Hire
  • Looking for Work? Opportunity available, for a quick & efficient typist in Williamsburg. For more info: 201-800-1774
  • Lost in 770 Last Week: Transparant Bag of Tefillin, Rashi, R”T, Chitas – in black/grey 770 pouches