Temple Beth-El in Northbrook, IL and Temple Jeremiah in Northfield, IL collected coats, diapers, batteries and cleaning supplies which they sent to Temple Shalom in Aberdeen for distribution to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Students attending religious classes, their parents and other congregants of both synagogues boxed and labeled the items, which were then loaded onto a donated semi-truck size trailer. The truck completed its 825 mile journey to Temple Shalom on Tuesday, November 13th.
The Chicago area synagogues were among the many people who donated items and time over the past two weeks. This allowed Temple Shalom to be able to help so many displaced people through its efforts. All week, donations shipped out as quickly as they came in. The organizational efforts and talents of Jessica Nassof and Felicia Stoller kept the operation running smoothly. The Temple is grateful for the work done by many of the parents of students in the synagogue’s schools, Temple congregants and congregants of Temple Rodeph Torah in Marlboro.
As Temple Shalom empties the social hall of donations, it is time to assess and determine the next steps in helping those affected by Sandy. Temple Shalom will keep the community posted as to the donations needed and volunteer opportunities through its Facebook page.