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Social Action

Mitzvah Challenges

First Hebrew’s Social Action committee is dedicated to feeding the hungry in our community. We also provide a forum for informational programming and have had seminars on issues such as gun safety and the heroin epidemic in the Hudson Valley.

As part of our mission, we provide monthly meals (second Monday of the month) for the local Soup Kitchen for approximately 60 people. Sometimes we cook together and other times, we prepare meals in our own homes. Due to the pandemic,  sit-down meals have been suspended, and so we are providing financial assistance to the Soup kitchen  in order to allow them to tailor take-away meals for their clients.  Financial donations are especially needed at this time.

We always welcome new volunteers to this committee. Any assistance you might wish to provide, whether by cooking a meal once we are able,  donating money, food or scrip gift cards to local supermarkets is appreciated.

If you would like to help in any way, please contact Fran Olmsted, Social Action Committee chair at (845) 661 4691 or