Frequently Asked Questions

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Shabbat food packages

WHO ARE THE RECIPIENTS?

The scope of recipients varies widely. One might be a woman with children whose husband has left or an elderly couple on a very limited pension/income, a family whose breadwinner has suddenly lost his/her job, in families where illness saps the resources and in other cases of despair. However, the common denominator is need.


WHO REFERS THE RECIPIENTS?

Local Rabbis who come into close contact with cases of need, as well as teachers in the Jewish Day School who notice a child not bringing lunch to school.  


HOW IS THE DIGNITY OF THE FAMILY UPHELD?

We do not know the name of the recipient family.  The Rabbis give us an address with the amount of people within the family.  The boxes are delivered by students who ring the doorbell and leave the food on the recipients doorstep.  The goal and effect of this process is to maximize the dignity of the recipient. 


WHY IS THE FOOD UNCOOKED?

This allows the family to prepare the Shabbat meal with pride in the way their family is  used to enjoying it.  The smell of the food permeates the house and a feeling of Shabbat enters the home.


WHAT TYPE OF FOOD DO WE SUPPLY?

We seek to supply a whole Shabbat meal from start to finish.  This includes but is not limited to: frozen kosher chickens, grape juice, Challah, rice, eggs, cake, vegetables, gefilte fish, horseradish, fresh fruit or anything extra that we might have received from donations. 

Shabbat In A Box

WHO ARE THE RECIPIENTS?

Jewish patients in Orange County Hospitals (who have pre-approved this mitzvah service.)

WHO REFERS THE RECIPIENTS?

Chaplains in the local hospitals.


WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A "SHABBAT IN A BOX"?

Challah, Challah Cover, Brocha Card, Flower, Kiddush Cup, Grape Juice, 2 Battery Operated Candles.

This allows the Jewish Patient to enjoy the beautiful feeling of Shabbat while in hospital.

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