On Sunday, August 30, much of the Chicagoland Jewish community will be taking part in the Mitzvah of Maot Chitim. Am Yisrael will be participating in deliveries to the building we have been assigned for the Maot Chitim program the past several years: 4225 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago. There is no SJS on that day, so we are hoping that in lieu of sending a class or two to do this Mitzvah Project, we will get several individuals or families to volunteer.
Please email me as soon as possible, preferably by the end of the business day this coming Friday, August 21st, if you will be able to take part in this huge mitzvah opportunity. For those volunteering, please arrive at the building by 9:45 a.m. The group, which will be led by our congregants and SJS parents Kevin Ball and Sarah Rothschild, should be finished by about 11:15 a.m.
For those who volunteer and will be driving to the building, you may park in the parking lot of the building if you can find a space. If not, street parking is generally not a problem. It is very helpful if you bring a dolly or a pushcart or anything with wheels that can be used to transport the boxes.
4225 N. Sheridan is a large apartment building of about twenty stories. We will be delivering a total of approximately 110 packages in the building. These deliveries by our group literally help to make it possible for several families to celebrate Rosh Hashanah who would otherwise not be able to get such holiday foods/items that will be in these packages.
For those who have never participated in this project before, here is the website: http://www.maotchitim.org/.
Thank you so much in advance!