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Temple Beth Shalom

670 Highland Avenue

Needham, MA 02494

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You are invited to attend the 2017 5th Night Celebration, hosted by Temple Beth Shalom. The event will be a fun and simple way for children to participate in Tzedakah by giving one night of Hanukkah gifts to a child in need. Coming together to celebrate and donate will help our children learn how their giving will benefit and impact other children and their families and make the holiday even more meaningful.

To help the little ones understand the impact of their gift, and to make the experience more fun and personal, we encourage each child to help select a gift for a recipient of a similar age. We have once again partnered with Birthday Wishes, an amazing organization that is dedicated to bringing birthday parties to homeless children.

After enjoying a short famliy friendly havdalah ceremony and candle lighting, the children will have a chance to personally donate their specially-chosen presents and enjoy a light dessert. A Representative from Birthday Wishes will speak briefly to the children, thank them for their gifts, and describe how their donations will impact the recipients and their families. With the little ones in mind, the organization will be sure to keep the presentations very short, and easy to understand.

Gift Giving Guidelines

  • New, unopened and unwrapped gifts

  • At least one gift per child attending.

  • If your child is old enough to understand, we believe that having him or her pick a gift for a child of the same age or gender will enrich the experience.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Liz Grossman at elizabeth.d.grossman@gmail.com

About Birthday Wishes (http://www.birthdaywishes.org)

Birthday Wishes brings the magic of a birthday party to thousands of homeless children each year. Founded in 2002 as a volunteer organization serving one local shelter, Birthday Wishes has expanded its program to serve more than 165 shelters and transitional living facilities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Long Island, New York.


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