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US offers New Year greetings

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-08-29

United Synagogue

United Synagogue

One thousand honey cakes to mark the Jewish New Year will be given out by 33 United Synagogue communities as part of a project to reach out to those members who are unable to go to synagogue.

Among those being sent the cakes as part of the Chesed Project are the elderly and unwell.

Along with the cakes, effort is also being made into sending Rosh Hashanah cards as well as a phone round by synagogue volunteers.

"At this time of year, it is important for our communities to reach out and touch members who they do not often see and who may be unable to go to shul over the festive period," said social action co-ordinator Candice Woolfson.