How Can I Help
Looking to help out?
Here are some ways you can volunteer your time:
Project S.A.R.A.H. Bat Mitzvah Project Ideas
- Put together Kosher Kits for a women’s shelter.
When a woman needs to leave an abusive relationship, she can go to a shelter specifically designed for this purpose. In New Jersey there are no shelters specifically for Jewish women. However, part of the work Project S.A.R.A.H. does is to make it possible for an observant Jewish woman to reside in a shelter as comfortably as possible. One way in which we help is by providing Kosher Kits to all the shelters in the state containing kosher food and a few other necessities (see list below) enough to last for 24 hours for a woman and up to three children. (During that time the shelter contacts us to help provide kosher food for after that period.)
You can help by collecting these items to make one or more Kosher Kits to be delivered to an abused women’s shelter. This can involve any or all of the following:
- Soliciting donations to buy the materials.
- Soliciting donations of the actual foods and other items.
- Toveling the can opener.
- Creating/decorating an appropriate box for the Kosher Kit.
- Delivering the Kosher Kit to a shelter.
- 1 box of matzah
- 1 bottle of water
- 1 bottle of grape juice
- 1 box of instant cholov yisrael milk (dry)
- 4 cups of cereal – Kojel
- 1 jar of gefilte fish (Rokeach)
- 1 box of tea biscuits
- 6 cans tuna (pop-top is best)
- 1 jar apple sauce – Season
- 2 canned meatless soup
- 1 jar of jelly
- 1 Traditions meal in a cup (e.g., spaghetti with sauce)
- 4 fruit cocktail (Seasons)
- 3 packages of candy (Paskesz)
- coffee /tea
- dried fruit
- paper goods and plasticware (including hot cups and regular cups)
- 1 can opener (must be toveled)
- 1 siddur (Artscroll)
- 1 Tehillim (Artscroll) – OPTIONAL
- 2 electric candlesticks
YOU CAN HELP BY:
• Talking about the need for community outreach
• Talk about this web site. Someone who knows someone may need help
• Listen. Be available as a friend. Pass on The Project S.A.R.A.H. number 973-777-7638 x154
Become an Aleinu Child Safety Program facilitator for classroom presentations
• Dedicate a Shabbat to this topic
• Encourage your Rabbi to include a sermon on the theme of domestic violence/family harmony
• Place a Project S.A.R.A.H ad in your bulletin.
• Encourage your adult education or Sisterhood program chairperson to schedule a program about domestic violence
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.