In This Week's Email:
Friday October 16
We are excited to gather for in person Shabbat davening at our temporary outdoor space (505 Grand). Please sign up here
for all Shabbat/Yom Tov activities and review the health protocols on our website (www.prospectheightsshul.org)
6PM Kabbalat Shabbat
Sat October 17
9:30 AM Shacharit
5:45 PM Mincha
*Please note: there is no Tot Shabbat this week*
As we approach Yom Kippur, we are asking the broader PHS community to contribute to our annual High Holidays appeal.
Our appeal represents the single largest fundraising source for the shul outside of our membership drive. It goes without saying, but this has been a very unusual year, and we’ve faced a host of new challenges as we’ve confronted the impacts of this pandemic.
For more information about our appeal, please see PHS President David Hammer's recent email
Rabbi Leener invites the shul to attend a launch party on October 20 for his new book, Esther's Magical Mystery Torah. He will be doing a virtual book reading, followed by a Q&A. Kids of all ages welcome! RSVP here
Support PHS through Amazon Smile
A reminder that PHS is now eligible for the AmazonSmile program. With the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases to PHS at no extra cost to you! Set PHS as your default charity through this link, or visit smile.amazon.com directly every time for your purchases to count towards a PHS donation.
Community Volunteer Opportunity: Crown Heights JCC at 899 Montgomery Street is looking for volunteers to support the food pantry they created to meet the rising need for emergency food assistance in Crown Heights. Volunteers will sort food and package to-go pantry bags that will then be distributed to clients. They are also looking for drivers to deliver these food packages. To sign up to package food and/or to drive, follow this link. This is an ongoing opportunity. If you have any further questions, email Jeremy Nicholson.
Community Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Friendship (in Park Slope) is looking for volunteers for their food relief projects. Their most immediate needs are: Friday Drivers. Folks who can drive and deliver meals Fridays 12-3 (bring your own car and a copilot if you can) and Tuesday shifts in August. They continue to accept donations of non-perishable items at Camp Friendship 12-4 on Tuesdays and 10-1 on Saturdays, as well as at several bars that have drop boxes: Skylark on 5th Ave and Angry Wade's on Smith Street. They also accept durable bags like Fresh Direct bags to use in distribution. Sign up here to volunteer, or just bring donations during the donation time. You can also donate directly to their GoFundMe site at https://www.gofundme.com/f/park-slope-food-pantry-at-camp-friendship to purchase more food.
Community Support: We are blessed with many generous community members who are eager to support the broader PHS community during this difficult time. If you are in a position to offer a good or service (e.g. an old laptop for work or school, help with groceries or medications) please fill out the following spreadsheet. If you are seeking assistance, please feel free to reach out to anyone on the list directly. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Relief Fund: Rabbi Leener is still maintaining a COVID-19 tzedakah fund, through which he has been able to discreetly provide direct financial assistance, provide hot meals for 80 people, and support funeral arrangements for those in need. If you are able, please donate here, and specify that the gift is being made for relief funds.
Thank you and tizku l'mitzvot.
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The PHS community relies on the Greater Crown Heights Eruv, the Brooklyn Heights Eruv, and the Park Slope Eruv. For a map of the boundaries for the eruvim please follow this link. To donate for the upkeep of the Greater Crown Heights Eruv click here.
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