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COVID-19 UPDATE 

GET READY TO GET VACCINATED!



As more Californians become eligible to be vaccinated, we encourage all BJC members to prepare to receive their vaccine as quickly as possible to protect ourselves and others. 

Residents of Alameda County can register to receive information about vaccine availability and schedule based on their age and health:

In addition,

To hear Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Jacob Weiner, Chaplain at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles lead a discussion about Halacha and the vaccine, please go to https://www.facebook.com/BJCOakland/videos/2725947380992069/

Volunteer Opportunities

Donate your hair for Israeli children in need 

Sue Proctor is organizing a hair donation drive for Zichron Menachem, an Israeli organization that offers free wigs to Israeli children fighting cancer. If anyone would like to donate at least 10" of hair in the next few months, please contact Sue to learn more at 510-914-0529 or susandproctor@gmail.com.

Help Feed  Oakland's Homeless

Join the work of Temple Sinai and First Presbyterian Church by donating prepared foods to be delivered to homeless individuals. Donate a large aluminum pan of mac and cheese, spaghetti, or desserts such as cakes, pies, cookies. Drop food off at First Presbyterian Church by 11:00am on Sundays or 9:00am Mondays. For questions or more information, contact  SinaiSocialAction@Oaklandsinai.org

 

JFCS East Bay Jewish Community Safety Net

 

JFCS East Bay is offering emergency financial assistance, navigation services, mental health support, and food assistance (including home-delivered groceries for those who need it) to any East Bay Jew in need. Please be assured that people's confidentiality will be strictly protected.

For more information, contact jcsn@jfcs-eastbay.org, call (510) 704-7480 X716, or fill out a form at  https://jfcs-eastbay.org/jewish-community-safety-net/

Shalom Bayit

During Shelter-in-Place, many who already vulnerable to domestic violence have become more so. Shalom Bayit is working hard to respond to these members of our community.
https://www.facebook.com/ShalomBayit/posts/3011990592217176  

Please consider donating groceries or needed supplies via gift cards.
Gift cards can be mailed to P.O. Box 2883, Berkeley, CA 94702 or sent virtually to info@shalom-bayit.org. Gift cards can also be donated via the sites below.
Safeway: https://tinyurl.com/ydyz696b
Visa & Target : https://tinyurl.com/yanqswnz

Kosher Food

Please join Beth Jacob in supporting our local Kosher Food businesses:

BOICHIK BAGELS
https://boichikbagels.com/index.html
COVENANT WINES
https://covenantwines.com/ 
Use code BETHJACOB for a 15% discount for Beth Jacob members.
EPIC BITES CATERING
https://epicbitescatering.com/menus/shabbat-menu/

FLYING FALAFEL
https://www.flyingfalafel.com/
FRENA BAKERY & HUMMUS BODEGA
frenabakery.com  

Orders may be picked up on Fridays from 11:00-11:30 AM right in front of the shul. It's a great opportunity to casually see your shul friends (socially-distanced, of course) and to pick up your favorite babka and other treats. 

Hummus Bodega is also taking orders that can be picked up on Fridays from the Frena van that delivers to Beth Jacob: hummusbodega.com

GRAND BAKERY
https://www.grandbakeryoakland.com/

OAKLAND KOSHER FOODS
https://www.oaklandkosherfoods.com/

PAZIT DAHAN (SHABBAT-TO-GO) 
pazitkosher@gmail.com

SABRA
http://adka.org/sabragrill/shabbat-take-out-menu/
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Thu, February 25 2021 13 Adar 5781