Stitch by Stitch
Temple Sinai Stitchers Make Beautiful Connections
We began our connections with the intention of having an evening format to reach a group of people interested in knitting together — either to learn or to help others or to just come and create something that would be appreciated by others.
We began by focusing on knitting hats for the IDF. The Israel Committee helped us with a start-up donation. We quickly found that donations of needles and yarn were arriving, so we started to knit scarves and hats for the homeless in our greater community and for youth at a community youth shelter. We concentrated on these projects for many months and have already sent over ninety hats to Israel for the IDF and our hats and scarves went on the Ve’ahavta van for distribution.
Initially we gathered as individuals, but our relationships, enthusiasm and determination to be self-sufficient have grown, which have allowed us to tackle more projects. We started knitting stuffed dolls — perfect baby gifts — for which we suggest a minimum $18 contribution. (People are usually far more generous.) We are also knitting patchwork baby blankets and adult throws.
From our group, different leaders have emerged with the excitement of different projects. Recently we were asked to take a table for the upcoming Mitzvah Day at Temple on April 3 to showcase our knitting projects. This is a perfect opportunity and fit for our group.
We hope our enthusiasm will inspire others.
We welcome you to join us on Wednesday afternoons at 1.00 p.m. or the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30 p.m.
Temple Sinai Stitchers is truly an example of one of our successful Sinai Connections. Are you interested in something dear to your heart? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.