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YIWP Holds Annual Cookie Bake for First Responders

YIWP members who participated in cookie bake.

(Courtesy of YIWP) Young Israel of White Plains families once again spent time on Dec. 24 baking and delivering over 150 cookies and many handwritten thank-you cards to local first responders. This was the congregation’s 10th year of delivering goodies, as even during COVID when they could not bake together, congregants still delivered thank-you notes and purchased treats.

Abby Morris and Eden Franklin write holiday letters for first responders.

This year, over 50 adults and children spent time baking cookies and writing thank-you notes and then split up into groups to deliver to the local fire departments, police station, White Plains Hospital emergency room, Burke Rehabilitation and the emergency services dispatch, providing treats to those who were busy working on their holiday. Dec. 24 is a great day to show appreciation to those who have to work on their holiday but who keep the community safe all year long, and especially to those who are keeping the community safe in these dark times where there has been an increase in antisemitism.

YIWP members deliver cards and goodies to the White Plains Police Department.

It is wonderful to see teens who started doing this as young kids keep coming back every year to participate. The congregation looks forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come. For those interested in spending a Shabbat at YIWP or would like to learn more about the YIWP community, call (914) 683-9497 or visit www.yiwp.org/contact-us.

YIWP members deliver cards and goodies to the White Plains Fire Department.

 

Baking cookies at Rabbi Shmuel Greenberg’s home.

 

Writing holiday cards at Rabbi Shmuel Greenberg’s home.
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