Today is November 17, 2018 -
Operation Grateful Goodies is an opportunity for the Jewish community to say “thank you” to the dedicated people who serve our city all year long and are away from their families on December 25. Volunteers from Beth El Synagogue, Beth Israel, Temple Israel, Chabad and the Jewish Federation of Omaha will bake, package and deliver home-baked goods to police officers, fire fighters, hospital staff and employees of the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. It’s our way of showing appreciation to those who protect, defend and heal us 365 days a year.
Operations Grateful Goodies will require many dedicated volunteers.Volunteers will be needed to fulfill three primary tasks:
1. Bake: Volunteers can bake in their homes. Home-baked goods do not need to be kosher. Beth El will host several baking days:
All items that are baked at home should be stored and frozen in the volunteers’ homes until December 23.
2. Sort: Volunteers will sort and package items at Linda Saltzman’s House on December 24.
3. Deliver: Volunteers will deliver packages throughout the community on December 25. Volunteers can work solo, in pairs, as a family, etc.