GHC Nursery School Gives to Midnight Run

Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:00 am By: Betty Krulik
Giving charity, Tzedakah is a Jewish tradition that is taught at an early age.  At the Nursery School at Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry, the 2, 3, and 4 year old children bring some coins in every Friday morning to put in their Tzedakah boxes.
This past week, they took the money they have been collecting and with Jackie Binstock, Directior of the Nursery School, and their teachers, the 4 year old class went on a tour and shopped at Stop N' Shop where they bought sliced turkey, whole wheat bread, mustard, apples, oranges, eggs and pretzels.
The 3 year old class baked chocolate chip muffins and made hard boiled eggs.  Together the 3 and 4 year olds made turkey sandwiches.  The 2 year old class decorated individual bags into which the wrapped sandwiches, and the other foods were placed.
The food bags were delivered, along with coffee and pasta salad this past Saturday evening to homeless men and women on the streets of Manhattan by teenagers and young adults of Greenburgh Hebrew Center under adult supervision of SATO (Social Action/Tikkum Olan) who make monthly midnight runs.   Any left over food was given to a homeless shelter.
This was the second time this school year that these young children have participated in making food packages for the needy with their own cash contribution and their own hands.  Their goal for next year is to raise the food donations from twice a year to three times a year.
For further information on the Greenburgh Hebrew Center Nursey School, please contact Jackie Binstock, Director at 212-693-4260, or