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Our next evening to volunteer at Second Harvest will be Wednesday, July 23, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, at 6325 Sandburg Rd., Suite1700, Golden Valley.  We will be sorting and packing food for distribution to Twin Cities agencies that provide food for those in need.  If you can help, please contact Raleigh Kent (raleigh.kent@yahoo.com, 952-920-5829) to provide your name to Second Harvest, as they request, and to plan carpooling.
 
Yet another Darchei Noam
The Adult Education committee will be sponsoring a Read Hebrew America and Canadaprogram sometime between October 19 and December 16.  The program is offered by NJOP, the National Jewish Outreach Program, and consists of 5 - 7 weekly classes of 60 - 90 minutes each.  There is no cost to attend.  To prepare, we need an idea of how many students we might have, and who would like to be volunteer instructors.  If you are interested in attending the class, or teaching, please let Debbie Kusnetz (DebbieBKusnetz@yahoo.com) know by August 11.  For more details about the program, go to http://njop.org/partners/programs/read-hebrew-america-and-canada.
 
While many Darchei Noam members have been in Israel recently (or are there now), there are ways to show extra support for Israel from home.  The OU has a number of opportunities; go to www.ou.org/life/israel/crisis-israel-can-help for more information.  TheShmira Project is a grassroots program that pairs IDF combat soldiers with Jews around the world who do acts of kindness, prayer, or Torah learning to increase the soldier's spiritual merit and protection.  More information at www.shmiraproject.com.
 
Yasher koach to our new board members, Wendy Khabie (President-elect, starting in 2015),Rafi Huntley, Linda Maach, and Joram Slager.  (Members serving their second year on the board are Robert Karasov (President), Mitch Burke (Treasurer), Daffy Friedman, Ron Krebs, and Judy Marcus.)  To our board members who have just completed their two-year terms, Marilyn Levi-Baumgarten, Ami Davy, Judy Shapiro, and Anne-Monique Rapoport, thanks for your dedication and service!
 
If you weren't able to make it to the annual meeting, we still have some note cards, stating that a donation has been made to Darchei Noam, and featuring one of our beautiful Torah covers.  A package of 5 is $25 ($20 tax deductible).  Contact Hanna Bloomfield if you'd like some of these beautiful cards!