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Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • December 24, 2008 Emmanuel asks ? Can You Help Our hat’s off to all of our supporters this past year. You have all made it possible for us to do our work in the northern seven county area (Bergen, Essex, Sussex, Hudson, Passaic, Morris and Warren counties). It has been a challenging year and there are many challenges still ahead of us. We appreciate your year-end fi nancial support. (Please write a check before Dec. 31 to make your tax-deductible contribution to our families.) We do need your direct help in order to keep up with the current level of programs that we offer. Underwriting the costs of electricity, tele- phones, the rent and salaries may not be romantic, but they are real expenses that we must meet each month. Help us to help them. Your funds are meticulously well spent and most of the money goes directly help the fami- lies. Involve your group now and in the New Year. Enlist the aid of your coworkers, team, or other organization members in conducting a fundraiser or food collection to help get us through the winter months. Keep in mind that whether the times are hard or are good, many people dealing with a child diagnosed with cancer have a tough go of it, especially those with a moderate income. We thank you for helping this little girl who has big problems in her daily living! Allie, age four, was diag- nosed with Wilm’s Tumor seven months ago. She had one kidney removed and then months of chemotherapy treatment. The treatment, unfortunately, left her with one kidney an overactive bladder and leg muscle damage. She now suffers from bladder spasms, discomfort, fre- quent urges, accidents, and constant urination. She goes through multiple packages of Pull-Ups every day, with night time being the worst. She wakes up two to three times a night needing a change of PJ’s and bedding. All of this is happening at the vulnerable age of four years old! Her mom, Sarah, is handling this as a single parent who had to quit work as a teacher’s aide. Allie has a string of doctor’s appointments, medical tests, check-ups, and physical therapy. Basically, you could say that she is under siege. The next hurdle is leg casting to correct leg damage and prevent walking dif- fi culties. The main cost this small family has is the high expense for many packages of Pull-Ups. Any help with donations is greatly appreciated. She wears a 4T or 5T Pull-Ups or Goodnights brand (38 pounds plus). Her family desperately needs fi nancial help, so we ask you to step up and write a check to Emmanuel earmarked for our Family Financial Assistance Fund. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at center without fi rst checking with us, as our storage space is limited. Hours are 10 to 5 Monday through Friday. Our address is 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Our website is www.emmanu- As always, thank you for helping the chil- dren and their families! Franklin Lakes Scribe Board of education to meet The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Franklin Avenue Middle School. Republican Club sets meeting The Franklin Lakes Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. This meet- ing will be held at the senior center located in the fi re department headquarters building on Bender Road. All are invited. Learner’s Shabbat offered Barnert Temple is offering a “Learner’s Shabbat” on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. During this special service, led by Barnert Temple’s Rabbi Elyse Frishman and Cantor Leon Sher, all the movements and how-to’s of the wor- ship service will be explained. This class is the second in a three-part series designed to enrich and demystify the Shabbat experience. The January class will be dedicated to provide compre- hension of the layout and order of the Jewish prayer book, and in particular, Mishkan T’fi lah, the prayer book used by the congregation. There is no fee for this class. Children are welcome to come to this session, but the content is geared toward adults. For information about the class or about joining Barnert Temple, contact Alice Kintisch, membership liaison, at (201) 848-1800. Barnert plans Chanukah celebrations Barnert Temple invites the community to its candle lighting and worship service to celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. Join in the lighting of the outdoor menorah, sing songs, and enjoy light refreshments at three special evenings during the eight-day Chanukah holiday. The synagogue is located on Route 208 South in Franklin Lakes. There will be candle lighting, songs, and hot choco- late for all. There will be a gathering will be on Monday, Dec. 22. Festivities will be held from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Monday’s candle lighting is especially targeted to fami- lies with young children, and the music and song have been selected with them in mind. Bundle up for these outdoor events. Everyone will gather in Barnert’s enclosed atrium in case of inclement weather. At 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, the community is wel- come to Barnert’s Chanukah and Shabbat service. Partici- pants will gather outside to light the outdoor menorah and then go inside to worship together at the 8 p.m. Shabbat service in Barnert’s sanctuary. Everyone is invited to bring menorahs to light together as a congregation. After the ser- vice, there will be an Oneg Shabbat.