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Urgent Need for Blood Donation in New York City

For more information about the city's blood supply situation, click here .
Click here to find additional blood drive locations and dates in your neighborhood.  

Support the West Side Campaign Against Hunger Spring Campaign to launch more Mobile Markets, bringing healthy food to the most food-insecure city neighborhoods.
Get more information and donate here .

You only have one body, take good care of it! Register for Every Move Counts, a Hadassah-sponsored virtual walk around Israel for humans of every age and ability.

More information and registration at this link: https://hadassah.org/everymovecounts

Email Rabbi Gelber at rabbigelber@habonim.net with WALK ISRAEL in the Subject Line so we may create a Habonim group to support one another in this healthy challenge.

COVID- 19 VACCINATION INFORMATION

Vaccine eligibility is expanding regularly. Click here for current eligibility information.

To make an appointment go to https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/ or call 877-VAX-4NYC or 877-829- 4692.  

Click here for vaccination site locations

New York City Vaccine Command Center

From Rabbi Gelber:


If you have not yet participated in the Gift of Life Marrow Registry, I encourage you to Get Swabbed by registering here .
Testing is free for those 18-35 and you'll learn more about the ideal profile at that link. I have worked with patients with leukemia and other blood cancers for almost 25 years and have witnessed the power of the bone marrow registries in helping to preserve and save lives. Do your part and join the registry! For questions about Judaism and saving a life, be in touch with me at  rabbigelber@habonim.net

Rabbi Gelber is honored to have her words included in the rapid-response book  Remember and Do Not Forget,  Rabbinic Testimonies of January 6, 2021: A Horrific Day in American History, edited by Rabbi Menachem Creditor and Rabbi Jessie Olitzky, with Foreword by Ruth Messinger. 

Table of Contents

 When We Turned Within, Volume 2 features writing by 107 contributors from around the world - Rabbi Lisa Gelber and Malkie Grozalsky among them. Co-edited by Rabbi Menachem Creditor and Sarah Tuttle-Singer, the paperback is available here and the Kindle version is available here.

Proceeds from book sales go to UJA-Federation of NY for COVID relief efforts.

Some of Rabbi Gelber's weekly writings to the Habonim community are included in the first volume of When We Turned Within: Reflections of COVID-19. 

Lincoln Center at Home Memorial for Us All, a secular community remembrance honoring and celebrating those who have died from COVID-19. The series is over but the concerts can be viewed on Lincoln Center's  website and on the New York Board of Rabbis  Facebook  page.  

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