BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — For 29 years, Congregation B'Nai Israel and the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church — both in Boca — have united to serve Thanksgiving dinner to those in need. The tradition continues Tuesday at the church — 200 NE 12th Street in Boca Raton. More than 5,000 people are expected.
B'Nai Israel tells BocaNewsNow.com:
Attendees this year include individuals and families served by a number of local nonprofit organizations. Invited are In the Pines, SOS Children’s Village, Boca Raton Housing Authority, Caridad Center, the Haven, the Jewish Association for Residential Care, the Lord’s Place, Youth Activity Center, The Farm Workers Council, Jim/Jan Moran Boys & Girls Club, New Pines Neighborhood Center, Barton’s Boosters, and Weinberg House. Outreach is also being made to homeless people as well as people living in transitional housing.
Food, beverages, and other products and services have been donated or discounted by VIP Caterers, Augie’s Restaurant, Vinny’s All Day Café, Sweet Tomatoes, Lucille’s Bad to the Bone BBQ, Walgreens, Publix, Hurricane Wings, Stallone’s, Mizner Country Club, St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Grove Country Club, Boca West Country Club and members of both participating congregations. Volunteers from Congregation B’nai Israel and the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will serve the Thanksgiving meals, which include turkey, fried chicken, corn bread, stuffing, collard greens, and desserts – everything imaginable in a cross-congregational feast. There will also be live music for dancing and overall merriment. This is open to all.
Congregation B'nai Israel, a Reform synagogue in Boca Raton, is a thriving center for Jewish education, culture, social action and worship for Jewish people of all ages. Our spiritual leaders are Senior Rabbi Robert A. Silvers, Rabbi Marci R. Bloch, Rabbi Andrew Rosenkranz, Cantor Stephanie Shore and Cantorial Associate Sarah Freudenberger. Congregation B’nai Israel exists to preserve and perpetuate Jewish values and traditions, inspiring growth through Torah, worship and acts of loving kindness.