Do you want to do a mitzvah? You can volunteer to cook at at the Mercy Shelter in downtown Hartford. Temple Sinai is part of a group of non-profit organizations that help prepare meals for the residents of Mercy Shelter. Since 1983, Mercy Housing and Shelter has been working to empower homeless persons to become independent. It provides housing, food, job training, access to medical services, and basic human needs
Several Sundays a year, volunteers from Temple Sinai shop, cook, and serve dinner to the residents at the shelter. It is a great opportunity for a bar or bat mitzvah student (or any youngster 12+), and/or an adult (or two), to provide meaningful and needed help in the community. All the instructions you need are provided, and the Temple Sinai Sisterhood reimburses you for the groceries you purchase. All you need to provide is the elbow grease and a smile. Volunteers serve on selected Sundays from 2-5:00 p.m.