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Mitzvot-Social Activism

Our mission 
To foster a Jewish community where values of tzedekah and tikkun olam are translated into actions both to assist members of the Kehilat HaNahar community in times of need and to better the world one task at a time.

Our motto
Actions speak louder than meetings.

KHN Helping Hands
KHN's Mitzvah Committee has a dedicated group of volunteers whose purpose is to be there to assist members in times of need and to ensure discretion and confidentiality while doing so. This help can include assistance with meals, setting up Shiva, Shiva minyans, sick visits, grocery shopping, or other help as needed.

Lambertville Food Pantry
The Lambertville Food Pantry, located on Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, serves over 900 families per month.  KHN members can support the pantry by donating food or personal items (current needs are listed in the ebulletin) or through monetary contributions.  Volunteer opportunities to work at the pantry also exist.

Centenary Church Luncheons
The Community Kitchen, located at Centenary United Methodist Church in Lambertville (108 N. Union Street) is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., serving a nourishing meal and providing companionship to everyone who comes. Several times per year, KHN sponsors a luncheon.  Volunteers can assist by preparing food ahead of time or by helping on the day of the luncheon. 

Mitzvah Day – Day of Action
Each year, adult members of the KHN community, in conjunction with our Shul School, gather for a day of "doing" in support of local charities.  In recent years, this event has been held on the Sunday in January that coincides with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service holiday.  This is a wonderful opportunity for members of all ages to get involved, and it's also a lot of fun. 

Sukkot - Simchat Torah

Sukkot - Simchat Torah

Sukkot, a time of joy and happiness, commemorates God's sheltering our ancestors as they wandered in the desert. The final days, Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, are marked by dancing with the Torah and even more joy. Check out our Holiday Kit for activities to celebrate and share with your family.

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