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Congregation Beth Israel Completes Coat Drive for Needy

By THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS.COM STAFF

December 4, 2013 at 10:12 AM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains collected more than 175 winter coats in thier annual Coat Drive, which were donated to the non-profit community-based organization, Jersey Cares, for distribution to men, women and children in need throughout the state. 

Volunteers from the synagogue’s Social Action Committee conducted a month-long coat drive, which ended on Sunday, November 24.

Congregation Beth Israel’s Social Action Committee sponsors a wide range of activities throughout the year to help people in need in Scotch Plains and surrounding communities; the synagogue has participated in the Jersey Cares annual coat drive for many years. 

Pictured are Congregation Beth Israel volunteers Maddie and Aaron Cooper of Scotch Plains, NJ.