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Join us as for Project H.O.P.E as we pack and deliver Passover food for those less fortunate. There are distributions in Rockville. MD and Northern VA.

 

Project HOPE — Helping Our People Everywhere — is a community action project whose major goal is the collection and distribution of food packages to poor and elderly Jews during Passover. Many Jews who cannot afford special holiday foods depend on B'nai B'rith members to provide matzoh and the other Passover staples. To these people the remembrance is often as special as the needed food.

 

Project HOPE works with the community family service agencies and local Jewish social services and with B'nai B'rith members and synagogue volunteers. Jewish organizations provide the lists of people who need packages and the facilities for collecting, storing, and packing the food. B'nai B'rith volunteers assemble and deliver the packages.

 

Please volunteer your time to help.

 

Sunday, March 21, 2010 – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Suburban Maryland Project HOPE delivery of Passover Baskets

Volunteers pick up baskets at Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy (back entrance)

13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD

Addresses and directions provided to recipients’ homes

For more information call Shari Barash 240-453-9945 240-453-9945

 

Sunday, March 21, 2010 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Northern Virginia Project HOPE delivery of Passover Baskets

Volunteers pick up baskets at a Northern VA location

Volunteers are requested to make reservations ahead of time

Delivery locations and directions will be determined at that time.

RSVP to Barbara Brenman 703-548-9485 703-548-9485 , Chair of NoVa Project HOPE

 

The second program is, Yom Hashoah through the Unto Every Person There is a Name Program.

 

The worldwide Holocaust memorial project, "Unto Every Person There Is a Name," is a unique project designed to perpetuate the memory of the Jewish victims of the Shoah as individuals by publically reciting their names on Yom Ha’Shoah. By personalizing the individual tragedy of its victims and survivors, this project seeks to defy dangerous trends of indifference and ignorance toward World War II and the Holocaust. Six million Jews, of whom one and a half million were children, perished in the Shoah, while the world remained indifferent and failed to act. Today, anti-Semitism has virtually been eliminated as a policy of any state, but anti-Jewish attitudes and anti-Semitic manifestations still persist.

 

B’nai B’rith International through its Center for Jewish Identity and its World Center in Jerusalem is proud to be the North American sponsor of the program on behalf of Yad Vashem.

 

The following observances are taking place in the D.C. area.

 

Thursday, April 8, 2010 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Weinberg Park Heights JCC,

5700 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD

410-542-4900 410-542-4900

name reading 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

 

Rosenbloom JCC

3506 Gwynnbrook, Owings Mills, MD

410-356-5200 410-356-5200

name reading 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

 

Unto Every Person There is a Name (Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program)

 

B’nai Israel Congregation,

6301 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD

301-881-6550 301-881-6550

name reading 3:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Beth El Hebrew Congregation,

3830 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, VA

(703) 370-9400 (703) 370-9400

name reading 6:00 – 7:00 pm

 

Weinstein JCC,

5403 Monument Ave. Richmond, VA

(804) 285-6500 (804) 285-6500

name reading 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Chizuk Amuno Congregation,

8100 Stevenson Rd., Pikesville, MD

(410) 486-6400 (410) 486-6400

name reading 6:00 – 7:00 pm

 

For more information please contact Marilyn Bargteil at marilynbargteil@bnaibrith.org or at 301-598-2793 301-598-2793

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