perform a mitzvah this thanksgiving

Congregation B’nai Israel has partnered with Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church for 40 years to provide a Thanksgiving feast for members of our community. Our neighbors will be invited to Ebenezer Church on Sunday, November 19th to pick up everything needed for a bountiful holiday meal.

There are many ways for our CBI family to participate in this event including donating food or harvest baskets, sponsoring a table, donating a meal, baking cookies, hosting a neighborhood collection, or volunteering your time. Last year's event helped feed over 300 individuals and families. Let's do it again this year!

Community service hours are available for students. Scroll down to learn more.

For questions about this event, please contact Minda Shaiman at 561.241.8118.

help make a difference


Help support CBI and Ebenezer with a donation. Feed the Community donation opportunities range from purchasing a plate of food to providing meals for multiple families.

Food Collections

We are collecting the following non-perishable food items at CBI to donate to hundreds of families in our community:

  • Mashed potato mix
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned sweet potatoes
  • Stuffing mix
  • Cornbread mix
  • Juice boxes
  • Individually wrapped cakes and cookies
  • Applesauce (no glass please)
  • Bottled Water

Please drop off your donations in the bins in CBI’s Admin Circle now - 11/17. 

Fall Harvest Boxes

Our Fall Harvest Boxes are filled with farm-fresh produce including sweet potatoes, potatoes, apples, green beans, onions, zucchini and carrots. Order an extra Fall Harvest Box to donate to Feed the Community when you purchase one for your family. Donations will be delivered directly to Ebenezer.

All proceeds from this initiative will be donated directly to JNF-USA's Israel Resilience Campaign.

Host a Neighborhood Food Drive

A great way to help us collect non-perishable food items for our initiative is to host a Neighborhood Food Drive. Simply set up a box in your neighborhood to collect donations and invite your friends and neighbors to participate. We will supply you with a flyer and sample letter that you can use to spread the word. Plus, students can earn community service hours for their efforts.

Please contact Minda Shaiman if you are interested in hosting a Neighborhood Food Drive and/or for community service hours.

Volunteers Needed

We need assistance delivering food to Ebenezer, assembling meal kits and distributing food. If you are able to help, please sign up below.

Bake Cookies

We will be adding freshly-baked cookies to the meal kits we are distributing. If you would like to bake cookies, please place individually-bagged cookies on the table in CBI's Admin Circle November 14 - November 17.