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B’nai Abraham Midnight Run…Rides Again!

Unloading the donated goods from the truck in Newark during the Midnight Run are Sarah Gillman, Danielle Starr, Jon Merber and Jason Silberman.

The Temple B’nai Abraham Midnight Run, the distribution of donated clothing and food to those in need at the Apostles’ House in Newark, took place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This annual event, sponsored by TBA High School students and the Livingston Chapters of B’nai Brith Girls and Aleph Zadik Aleph, is preceded by a two-month food and clothing drive/collection at the temple.

Six Episcopal churches in and around Newark founded the Apostles' House in 1984. A multipurpose social service agency, it provides a comprehensive array of programs and services including emergency shelter for women and children, transitional housing, and family preservation services.

On the evening of the Midnight Run at TBA, the students packaged and sorted the abundant amount of food, clothing and blankets which were generously donated by TBA members. Then under the supervision of high school director Claudia Minde, Rabbi Kulwin, who drove the 26-foot truck packed to the gills with the donated items, and parent volunteers, the students were transported to Newark where the much-needed items were distributed. The Grant Street Newark location was crowded with more than 300 people who came out for food, clothes, coats, blankets, triple the amount from last year, and a sign of the times and the growing need in the community.

After the distribution, Rabbi Kulwin led the TBA students, parents and staff in making Havdallah at the old Temple B’nai Abraham Clinton Avenue building in Newark. He spoke about what they had just done, which was something useful and important, but just the tip of the enormous iceberg of urban poverty and homelessness that exists today. The point?  If we are serious about doing good, it has to be on an ongoing basis.



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