Helping the helpers

September 12, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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Twelve families joined forces recently to launch JEMs Kidz Kare at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen.

First the firemen

JEMs (Jewish Education Matters) brings traditional Judaism alive to todays youth in a fun and hands on manner.

Kidz Kare is about children giving back to the community with the focus being on children being involved in the giving from concept to design through to it’s final implementation.

This first event saw the children preparing bread rolls, shaping biscuits, making falafel balls, chopping and seasoning Israeli salad, making potato wedges and cole slaw and packing them all up in nice containers. The children then created cards to go along with each package. The children worked hand in hand with their parents to create this full-on lovely meal. Not only did they learn how to make these traditional Israeli foods and enjoying a buffet

…then the police

dinner but they then split up into groups to deliver them to families in need, to the emergency services as a token of our appreciation and to the children’s hospital wards visiting the sick children with the clown doctor on stilts.

“I will sleep very well tonight knowing that i did such a good thing today” said Tali Cohen a student at JEMs. “I enjoyed seeing the smiles from the firemen especially when after giving us a tour of the station they let us use the hose” said Josh Suppree. All in all it was a great event allowing the kids to see just how much good they can achieve and a wonderful pre-Rosh Hashana activity, of course a big thanks to Rabbi Dovid and Laya Slavin and the entire team at Our Big Kitchen for their constant support.





One Response to “Helping the helpers”
  1. Lynne Newington says:

    That’s a round even number: and familiar too.

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