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July 24, 2013
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Lee Hillerson, past chair of the Mitzvah Food Project (MFP), considers support of the MFP High Holiday Food Drive to be a “no-brainer.”

“For those of us in the community who never have to worry about where our next meal is coming from, participation in the drive is our responsibility and our opportunity to help those in need,” she said, adding that dropping off kosh­er, non-perishable and high-protein canned goods at a participating synagogue or MFP site is “a simple act that has an immediate and positive impact on so many people.”

Thirty-eight synagogues will accept donations on the dates listed below. Vegetarian, lower-salt, lower-sugar and low-fat items are particularly appreciated. The expiration dates on all donations must be December 2013 or later.


Temple Judea of Bucks County, Doylestown — Sept. 13-14, collecting high-protein canned goods

Kehilat Hanahar, The Little Shul by the River, New Hope — Aug. 17-Sept. 22, collecting high-protein canned goods

Congregation Tifereth Israel of Bucks County, Bensalem — Sept. 1-30, collecting high-protein canned goods

Shir Ami-Bucks County Jewish Congregation, Newtown — Sept. 1-30, collecting high-protein canned goods

Darkaynu Havurah, Warrington — Sept. 4-15, collecting high-protein canned goods

Congregation Beth El of Bucks County, Yardley — Sept. 4-22, collecting high-protein canned goods


Congregation Beth Tikvah-B’nai Jeshurun, Erdenheim — Sept. 4-15, collecting high-protein canned goods

Congregation Tiferes B’nai Israel, Warrington — Sept. 18-29, collecting canned fish and canned beans

Congregation Or Ami, Lafayette Hill — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins

Or Hadash, Fort Washington — Aug. 26-Sept. 24, collecting peanut butter

Temple Sinai, Dresher — Sept. 3-27, collecting canned proteins

Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell — Sept. 4-Sept. 27, collecting canned proteins


Society Hill Synagogue — Sept. 5-19, collecting canned proteins

Congregation Rodeph Shalom — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins

Gershman Y Congregation — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins


Congregation Ohev Shalom, Richboro — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins

Temple Sholom in Broomall — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins

Beth El-Ner Tamid, Broomall — Sept. 5-27, collecting canned tuna

Martin’s Run, Media — Aug. 5-Sept. 6, collecting canned proteins


Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Wynne­wood — Sept. 13, collecting canned proteins

Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley — Sept. 4-15, collecting canned proteins

Main Line Reform Temple, Wynne­wood — Sept. 4-14, collecting canned fish

Adath Israel, Merion Station — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins

Beth David Reform, Gladwyne — Sept. 13-15, collecting canned proteins

Perelman Jewish Day School-Stern Center, Wynnewood — Sept. 9-27, collecting canned proteins


Germantown Jewish Centre — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins


Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai — Sept. 5-14, collecting canned proteins

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim — Sept. 4-22, collecting canned fish

Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel — Sept. 13-27, collecting canned proteins

Temple Beth Ami — Aug. 19-Sept. 12, collecting canned proteins


Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park — Sept. 4-14, collecting canned proteins

Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, Abington — Aug. 27-Sept. 23, collecting canned proteins

Beth Sholom Congregation, Elkins Park — Sept. 1-30, collecting canned proteins


Kesher Israel Congregation, West Chester — Sept. 4-Oct. 4, collecting canned beans

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, Uwchlan — Sept. 2-13, collecting canned proteins

Congregation Or Shalom, Berwyn — Sept. 2-22, collecting canned beans

If you would prefer, donations of canned proteins may also be made at the following Mitzvah Food Project sites. Please call 215-832-0831 before you drop off your items.

Beth Sholom Congregation, 8231 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027 — Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County, 2909 Bristol Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020 — Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 — Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood, PA 19096 — Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Klein JCC — “Choice Food Project,” 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116 — Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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