Cape Cod Synagogue will once again serve up a holiday meal for community members in need on Christmas Day. At 2 p.m. on December 25, Cape Cod Synagogue will open its doors at 145 Winter Street in Hyannis for a warm and hearty meal. According to a release from the synagogue, the program mirrors the deeds of Project Ezra, an independent non-profit that serves the Jewish elderly on New York's Lower East Side.
Like Project Ezra, members of Cape Cod Synagogue donate food and prepare turkeys and other dishes to serve to up to 200 people on Christmas Day. Anyone interested in helping out may do so in one of many ways. Volunteers are needed to greet diners, prepare food, serve food and clean up after the dinner. Desserts are needed and may be dropped off at the Synagogue on Christmas Day.
Donations of new adult warm socks are also needed, according to the release. Socks are given out at the dinner to those who need them. Sock donations may be dropped off a the Synagogue Tuesday through Friday between 10 a.m .and 3 p.m.
Finally, spreading the word about the event to anyone who may be alone for the holidays is a big help.
Such an event in the Jewish tradition is called a Mitzvah or good deed. Any and all community members (Jewish or interfaith) are welcomed to help and become part of this annual Cape Cod tradition.
To learn more about helping out, contact Wendy Lavenda Carroll at [email protected] or 508-362-6487 or 201-390-3223. Cape Cod Synagogue is a Reform Jewish congregation. To learn more, visit their website here.