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Sylvia's Table

Liz Neumark's Sylvia Center gives disadvantaged kids a healthy dose of farm life and plenty to chew on.

08/13/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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Liz Neumark realizes that she may not be able to change the world. But she’d like to change the next meal for people who don’t yet understand the links between farm and table, between a carrot that’s just been pulled out of the ground and an unforgettably flavorful dinner.

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Purim Packages Go Healthy

Community-wide effort for needy features whole grains, recipe cards.

03/15/2011
Editorial Assistant

While thousands of Jewish kids unwrap candy bars, hamantaschen and juice boxes this Purim, more than 1,500 needy families will receive a bag filled with goodies like whole-grain cereal, granola bars and canned tuna.

Over the past few weeks, synagogues and communities — encouraged by the UJA-Federation of New York — have collected healthy foods and packaged them up to be distributed on Purim by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, or by local soup kitchens.

Healthy food is collected for packaging at Kehilath Jeshurun, above. Right, Abigail and Dinah Huebner decorate Purim cards.
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