Consistent with the new year, HAFTR Middle School ran a pre-Rosh Hashana food drive to help out the local JCC food pantry. Under the supervision of Director of Student Activities, Rabbi Yitzie Klapper, the students were encouraged to bring in as much non-perishable food as possible. All of the food will be donated directly to those in need, so that someone’s financial difficulty doesn’t become an impediment to their enjoyment of the holiday. The students learned the valuable lesson of chesed and caring for others especially before the yom tovim. HAFTR Middle School would like to thank the local 5 Towns JCC for helping to arrange the food pickup and distribution. Shana Tova U’Metukah!