August 15, 2023
When Evanston clergy came together in 1984 to found the city’s first overnight shelter, Rabbi Peter Knobel z”l was at the forefront of the effort. The shelter became the cornerstone of the work that Connections for the Homeless does in our community and the partnership with Beth Emet is as critical as ever. The agency delivers essential services to people facing homelessness and housing insecurity in the northern suburbs. Over the years Beth Emet members have supported Connections with a wide range of volunteer activities.
We are planning several engagement opportunities in the coming year. On Yom Kippur day on Monday, September 25, alongside the annual Yom Kippur Food Drive, we will conduct a men’s clothing drive. Items requested include: new boxer shorts (size S-XXXL), new or gently used t-shirts (size S-XXXL), shoes (size 8-12), belts (size 28-42), and jeans/khakis (size 28-44) to the Connections van that will be in our parking lot during Yom Kippur services. If you wish to volunteer during the day to help with the collection, contact Jeff Forgash.