Bedford Jewish group to tell of Breezy Point relief work

Members of the group from Temple Shaaray Tefila

Members of the group from Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners who traveled recently to Breezy Point to help families devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Temple Shaaray Tefila

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About 100 members of the Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners had traveled recently to Breezy Point to help families devastated by Hurricane Sandy. They were joined there by a group of workers from IsraAid, an Israeli organization whose members travel around the world to aid victims of catastrophes.

IsraAid representatives will be on hand at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Temple Shaaray Tefila, 89 Baldwin Rd., in Bedford Corners, to talk about the relief work at Breezy Point, according to a temple news release Wednesday.

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"This group of Israelis has been here for a month, working every day for complete strangers," Temple Shaaray Tefila congregant Vivian Cohn, who had traveled to Breezy Point, said in the release. "They are enthusiastic, friendly, hardworking and personable. I felt that I could have invited each and every one home with me and they would have felt like part of the family."

All are welcome to the program. There is no admission charge.

Temple Shaaray Tefila is an inclusive Reform Jewish congregation. For information, call the temple's office at 914-666-3133.

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