On Sunday, November 24th Temple Beth El of Huntington hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the community. This year close to 200 people were fed turkey and all the fix ‘ins thanks to donations from local restaurants and members. Temple Beth El congregants volunteered their time to prepare, cook, and serve the meal and to provide a boutique with clothing and holiday gifts for families. Joining them this year were Jim Gaughran, New York State Senator representing the 5th District and Dr. William Spencer, Suffolk County Legislator representing the 18th District.
“Reaching out to the community through events like our annual Thanksgiving Dinner is very important to Temple Beth El,” explains Carol Werblin, co-chair of the Temple’s Social Action committee. “We were thrilled that our local representatives came by to help out.”
“A big thank you to the following donors who contributed food which helped make this a wonderful and delicious dinner: Red, Copenhagen Bakery, Buttercooky Bakery, Duck Island Bread Company, and the IGA’s in Northport and East Northport,’ remarked Sue Seiler, co-chair of the Temple’s Social Action committee.
Hosting the Thanksgiving Dinner is only one of many programs that Temple Beth El supports. Throughout the year Temple Beth El provides sustenance and respite to those in need through various programs such as:
- Project HOPE (Helping Other People Eat)
- H.I.H.I. (Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative)
- Spaghetti Dinner and Summer Barbeque
- Community Food Pantry
About Temple Beth El: Temple Beth El is a loving, welcoming, caring and vibrant Reform Jewish community guided by Torah and our heritage. Our doors are always open – not only to our members, but to all people interested in Judaism, including traditional and non-traditional families, interfaith families, members of the LGBTQ community, multi-cultural families, and persons with disabilities.