Congregation
Shir Chadash

SOCIAL ACTION

Morse School


Along with the Jewish Coalition, we help the students of Morse School by donating food, clothes and school supplies.



A sampling of the recent good done by our members and friends from 2016/2017: 

  • At least 17 of us shopped, cooked, baked and served dinner for 70 Hillcrest House Shelter guests on a chilly, rainy night in October.
  • We have joined the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in our ongoing commitment to supply the food pantry for Morse School families.
  • We have donated school supplies and Thanksgiving food baskets complete with turkeys to the Morse School, together with our partners Temple Beth El, Schomre Israel, Vassar Temple and The Harding Club, and are now collecting warm winter clothing for the school and for the Dutchess Outreach Clothes Closet.
  • One of our Gesher high school students, Andrew Scheck, is leading efforts to collect warm clothing as part of the Bright Nights program with Temple Beth El.
  • Our Yom Kippur collection provided car loads of food to the Morse School Food Pantry and Dutchess Outreach, and we even donated the leftovers from Dinner at the Diner to the Lunch Box, thanks to two of our members who saw the opportunity to share.
  • We have joined the Mid-Hudson Refugee Solidarity Alliance to provide help for refugee families coming to the Hudson Valley.
  • Prepared and served dinner on January 16, Martin Luther King’s birthday, at the Lunch Box.
  • We are organizing support again for the Coming Home Program for newly released prisoners hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie and the Dutchess Interfaith Council.

Mitzvah Day


We participate by joining with the rest of the Jewish community to paint, repair, garden and help our neighbors.

Hillcrest House / Webster House

Lunch Box


We generally help out by preparing and  serving dinner once or twice a year.