Deep Freeze – The Good News!!!!!
One of the most important interpersonal commandments that we have is the mitzvah of Bikkur Cholim, visiting the sick. We are commanded to visit anyone who is ill in order to show them that they are loved, to revive their spirit, to show them that they are not alone, to keep them company, and to pray on their behalf.
If you can't pay a visit, you can still show that you care by providing a meal. The same goes for someone who has had a death in the family, or has a new baby. Over the past few years, we’ve had many occasions where congregants were in need of meals for various reasons. Members of the G’mach Committee and other congregants have met these needs as best they could. However, all too often, when the need arises, the time to cook is non-existent.
To help assure an adequate supply, the Interfaith and Social Action Committee has purchased a freezer to bank prepared meals at OZ. If you cook a little extra when you’re having guests or just make an extra meal at your convenience, bring it to OZ to help members in need! If enough people commit to preparing food once a month we can keep our freezer well stocked so we can help anyone when a need arises. This will allow others to supplement the frozen foods with fresh salads and veggies.
The freezer will be located at OZ outside of the kitchen allowing individuals to prepare meals at home to store here. All meals must be dairy or pareve (no meat, fish or poultry).
Please pack up meals securely in freezer safe packaging and label them with your name, what kind of food it is and and the date it was prepared along with reheating instructions (if any). Bring it to OZ and leave it with a member of the OZ staff.
Thanks for your support!