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Click here for the Passover Fundraiser - Helping those in need who are suffreing due to Covid19
The safety of our volunteers and recipients our of utmost importance at this trying time and if we could just close, then we would. However now more then ever we need to continue JRA in a safe way. And not just for our recipients. Many people - not only our usual recipients - are now in need, especially with Passover coming up.
We understand the importance of staying home and we are only encouraging leaving your home to help someone in a more vulnerable position in the safest way possible.
JRA will not take place on the original date planned.
Instead, it will take place on Monday, March 23 and delivery is, as always, at a convenient time for you.
Here is how it will work.
Packing will take place on Monday, March 23 in the parking lot of Congregation Ohr Torah, 270 Pleasant Valley way, West Orange, NJ.
Packing will start @ 12:00pm and continue throughout the day! You must sign up for a time slot in advance. There will be no more than 20 people allowed to pack at one time, in order to comply with the safety standards as instructed by health professionals.
Each person will receive a mask, gloves, and gown to wear while packing. All participants will be expected to rigorously wash their hands as recommended for 20 seconds prior to starting their shift. Additional hand sanitizers containing more than 60% alcohol will also be available throughout the packing process.
If you are over 60, have a compromised immune system or suffer from underlying health issues (e.g. diabetes, asthma or tother cardiopulmonary conditions), please do not sign up to volunteer.
The Talmud teaches חמירא סכנתא מאיסורא, "Health issues demand greater diligence than any other halachic issue."
Your safety and the safety of others are our priority.
Once the box is packed, it will be sealed shut.
Delivery will also be with protective barrier gear including masks and gloves.
The delivery procedure will be Knock; Drop at front door; and Walk away.
Do not get within 6 feet of any recipient.
Do not wait for the recipient to open the door.
In apartment buildings, it will be expected and appropriate to leave the box at the apartment door.
As always, stay 6 feet away from anyone you might see.
All of this is with the instruction of medical profesional and per the CDC guidlines. We are in daily contact with medical profesionals in order to make any appropriate changes to our procedures as required to maximize your safety and the safety of others...
We will Also be doing a special Passover fundraiser Click here to donate
We need your help. The $30,000 we will raise will go to
- Providing families in need in the Metrowest area with Kosher for Passover (meat, chicken, Matzah, Wine and more) essentials.
- Direct cash payments to families that are struggling to deal with coronavirus with the added strain of Passover expenses.
Please help generously as there is a huge need now. The faster the donations come in, the faster we can get it out to people in need.