+ Boost the Local Economy

Dear Members and Friends,

Please join me this week at restaurants in our neighborhood to help jump-start our downtown economy. Local independents that consistently give to our raffles, our school events, and community fundraisers have been closed for a week and we want to help them make up for their losses so they can continue to serve our community. Bring yourself, your children, your parents and we’ll talk about the values and responsibility that a Jewish community has to support others. You don’t need to be an official member of Tamid – everyone is welcome – RSVP to me at dlevine@tamidnyc.org.

Wednesday night at Kutsher’s on Franklin St. at 6:15 PM
Thursday night at City Hall Restaurant on Duane St. at 7:00 PM 
Friday morning at Zucker’s Bagels on Chambers St. at 7:30 AM Ten percent of the receipts will be donated to the UJA Federation of New York Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. If you have a favorite restaurant or shop that will give 10% of their receipts to Hurricane Relief, let me know, we’ll support them. Thanks to Zach Kutsher (Kutsher’s), Henry Meer (City Hall), and Matt Pomerantz (Zucker’s) for your everything you do for our community – we look forward to seeing you later this week.

Lastly, a word about today’s volunteer effort. When Jamie Propp and Phil Eskelin brought your items to the Hochman family in Brooklyn, I’m told they were overwhelmed by the support and wanted to express their gratitude to everyone who donated toys, clothing, and food. Tonight, the Hochmans are living in a motel room in Brooklyn and are trying to make sense of their new reality. There will be more to do for this family and others and we will have a collection drive on Friday eve at Shabbat services at 6 PM at St. Paul’s Chapel. More information will be sent mid-week once we better understand the needs and the best distribution pathways.

I’ve spoken with many of you this week and I know it is a stressful and anxious time. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families. Please be in touch with me if you know of people in need so we can try to send support in their direction.

Peace and Blessings,