The PEF Jewish Committee has planned a Chanukah celebration on Wednesday, December 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the PEF Region 10 office at 225 Broadway in Manhattan. All PEF members are invited. For more details, call the Region 10 office at 1-800-522-8700.
PEF members in the Capital Region area are collecting non-perishable food items for the Northeastern NY food bank. If you would like to make a donation, please drop off your items in the lobby at PEF headquarters. Items will be collected through December 23.
PEF leaders are urging members to attend a meeting to develop a fight-back strategy to save the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center from closing. The meeting will be held Thursday, December 8 at 12 noon in the assembly hall at Kingsboro, 681 Clarkson Ave. in Brooklyn. For more information, call the Kingsboro PEF office at 718-221-7096.
PEF Region 8 will hold a holiday party Friday, December 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Colonie Elks, 1 Elks Lane in Latham. Admission is $10 or an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more. The toys will be distributed to Toys for Tots, families of parolees and the children at St. Margaret’s Orphanage.
Volunteers are needed to shop, and to assemble and wrap the gifts. If you would like to shop, a group will meet Wednesday, December 7 at 5 p.m. at PEF headquarters. Volunteers are also needed to wrap and assemble packages Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PEF headquarters.
In May 2008, PEF offered members an option to go green by receiving The Communicator online. Hundreds of PEF members have elected to go this route. If you would like to stop receiving the monthly magazine in your mailbox, and instead view it on your computer screen, it’s easy. Send your home email address to firstname.lastname@example.org with a request for the online version. You will then receive an E-blast when the current version is posted online. Your name will be removed from the print-version mailing list, but you will still receive all other PEF mailings at your home address. And if you find you miss the print version, you can always go back to getting The Communicator mailed.