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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-
elcancer.org. 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
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
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
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.