Readying for Purim in Scotch Plains
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Readying for Purim in Scotch Plains

From left: Purim co-chairs Linda Weissbrod and Laura Queller and Nikki Leske, president of Congregation Beth Israel’s sisterhood. (Courtesy CBI)
From left: Purim co-chairs Linda Weissbrod and Laura Queller and Nikki Leske, president of Congregation Beth Israel’s sisterhood. (Courtesy CBI)

Volunteers from the sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains prepared gift bags with hamantaschen and other treats to be delivered as mishloach manot to the entire congregation for Purim. The sisterhood also donated Purim bags to residents of AristaCare at Cedar Oaks, a nursing home in South Plainfield served by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest’s chaplaincy program. Boxes of hamantaschen were delivered to seniors in the Berg-Lieppe Adult Enrichment Program at the JCC of Central New Jersey.

In addition, CBI’s sisterhood fulfilled the Purim mitzvah of matanot l’evyonim, presents to the poor, by making donations on behalf of the synagogue to two nonprofits that help feed the hungry: the food pantry at the Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey and Leket Israel, the National Food Bank of Israel.

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