Oct 18, 2018

Boca Jewish Community Responds to Needs of Victims of Hurricane Michael

More than 215,000 meals (21 pallets of cereal for breakfast with 100,800 servings and 20 pallets of assorted pop top meals filled with protein for proper nutrition for lunch providing 115,200 servings) have already been sent to battered Gulf Coast of Florida to feed victims of all ages of Hurricane Michael.

Funding for these shipments and future shipments of food and supplies will come from the proceeds of two $25,000 Challenge Grants made by Hands on Tzedakah (HOT) to congregants of B’nai Torah Congregation and Temple Beth El both in Boca Raton, FL. Dollars are being matched by HOT and spent as they come in. If each synagogue’s congregants meet the full HOT Challenge, the $50,000 match when added to the IMMEDIATELY met $10,000 HOT Challenge Grant to The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County will create a $120,000 pool to be used to help the victims of Hurricane Michael.

Summer Faerman, Director of B’nai Torah’s Tzedakah, Learning, and Chesed department, who is in constant contact with the state government and local officials (including Governor Scott’s office), is coordinating this effort and has also received in kind contributions from her corporate partners that have been shipped and received by those in need in an effort to insure there is never a lapse in food.

100% of contributions to Hands on Tzedakah (HOT) will be used for food or other essentials for people suffering from the incredible destruction of Hurricane Michael.

Donations can be sent to: Hands on Tzedakah | 2901 Clint Moore Road, #318, Boca Raton, FL 33496
Or be made online at handsontzedakah.org