Judy Jaffe, Director of Jewish Learning at Congregation Shomrei Emunah in NJ, called this morning with a problem. Her students were going to be decorating oven mitts later in the afternoon and she really wanted to find a good home for these creations. Could we help?
Within 20 minutes I connected Judy to Dalia Abbott, one of the dedicated social workers at Project Ezra on the Lower East Side. Dalia has many elders still living on their own for whom a new oven mitt, decorated and sent with love from a youngster, would be a welcome kitchen addition.
From the looks of this picture, it appears that the kids had a ball. We know a dozen mitts are on their way to new homes in New York. We can only imagine how many briskets and chocolate cookies they might help lift from the oven!