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Operation Grateful Goodies Baking Day

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Date(s) - 11/14/2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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.

Volunteers Needed

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:

  • November 12: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • November 14: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • December 10: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • December 12: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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.


  • Present – December 22: Homemade goods are baked at home
  • November 12: Baking day at Beth El, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • November 14: Baking day at Beth El, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • December 10: Baking day at Beth El, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • December 12: Baking day at Beth El, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • December 23: Baked goods are delivered to Linda Saltzman’s house,  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • December 24: Baked goods are sorted and packaged at Linda Saltzman’s house, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • December 25: Volunteers meet at Linda Saltzman’s house at 10:00 am to pick up packages, a list of delivery sites, and then proceed to spread joy across town. Please email Linda at for delivery information.

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