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Crafting a mitzvah

The “Knit and Kvetch” group displays their work.

Members of Knit and Kvetch, a committee of Beth Sholom B’nai Israel’s sisterhood, spent the year crocheting winter scarves, hats and afghan blankets to donate to local charities to help keep those in need keep warm for the winter. Then, on Nov. 13, the group held its annual meeting to gather together the fruits of their labor and select the local charities that would receive the’re donations. This year, the group, led by Anne Fink, and including members Ellen Kloehn, Barbara Zupnik, Lynn Cohen, Irma Carter, Sandi Phair, Susan Gross, Susan Rubin, Sharon Chesler, Carol Alter, Mimi Kalman, Stacey Poutre, D’vorah Lansky, and Marlynn Block crafted over 600 items for donation to the Manchester Shelter, Tri Town Shelter, HVCC Shelter, Fox Hill Nursing Home, Manchester Manor, Robertson School, Bowers School, Kids Safe and Hospice.
Those interested in joining Knit & Kvetch as it begins its eighth year are invited to the group’s next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the library of Beth Sholom B’nai Israel, 400 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester. For more information call Anne Fink at (860) 643-9563.

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