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High Holy Days and On-Going Hunger Projects


“Is this not the fast I look for … to share your bread with the hungry?” – Isaiah 58:6 - 7

Woodlands has been committed for over 30 years to alleviating hunger in our community by providing healthy, non-perishable food to local pantries. We collect food throughout the year in our food cart at the religious school entrance, which is decorated by the school grades leading the collection, our "Mensch of the Month."  Please support them by bringing a donation whenever you come to the temple! Our Yom Kippur Food Van is the largest collection of the year, critical to stocking pantries through the fall and winter, and needed now, more than ever, with pantries reporting a significant increase in clients. A list of preferred items may be found at and supermarket gift cards of $25 or less are always welcome! Please bring a box of food to the van, and let us know if you’re able to volunteer to help staff the truck or deliver the food to our pantries. Donations to the WCT Hunger fund will also support our pantries and hunger projects!


Feeding the hungry is a major part of our work. A food cart sits at the entry to the temple. Each grade takes turns in decorating the cart but the whole congregation is invited to fill it. We urge you to bring a donation to our Mensch of the Month food cart whenever you come to the temple: 

September                            Low sugar cereal boxes, soft granola bars, juice boxes, fruit cups
October         Academy         Canned meats, fish and beans
November     6th Grade        Non-perishable Thanksgiving food
December     5th Grade        Healthy Snacks and large cereal boxes (low sugar)

January         4th Grade        Healthy soups (low sodium), canned vegetables, pasta sauce (plastic jars), diapers (size 6)
February       3rd Grade        Canned chicken or tuna, large cereal boxes (low sugar), brown rice
March            2nd Grade       Canned fruits, vegetables, and beans, dried beans (1-lb bags), pasta sauce (plastic jars),
                                              baby wipes)

April              1st Grade         Boxed dinners, mac and cheese, dehydrated potatoes, toiletries (toothpaste, soap, etc.)
May               Kindergarte      Healthy snacks and granola bars, juice boxes, fruit cups, large cereal boxes (low sugar)
Jun/Jul/Aug   Everyone         Healthy non-perishable foods, toiletries and house-cleaning products, diapers (especially
                                              size 6), baby wipes

Leaders: Sandi Lieb and Val Fox, with Julie Stein,

Mon, March 20 2023 27 Adar 5783