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The congregation generously offered for their older collection of Mahzors to be distributed to the Jewish synagogues of Nigeria, in an effort led by synagogue member, Marilyn Morris.  

While the synagogue was not able to offer the funds to ship the books, Marilyn and her husband, Elliot, offered to drive the collection of books to Maryland for shipment.

From there, a committee of dedicated people came together, lending their knowledge and ability to help ship the books, clear them in Nigeria, and fund the project.

Currently, the Mahzors have landed in Nigeria and are awaiting to clear Customs. More updates to come.

Special thank you to our team... Marilyn Morris (for starting this project), Leslie Sacks (for funding the project), Enitan Mason (for arranging shipment from the US to Nigeria), ‘Sete Akin-Olugbade (for helping to clear customs), Dr. Mitchell Nesenoff & Kingsley (for arranging the books to be warehoused in Lagos), Shmuel Tikvah (for helping to get the books from Lagos to synagogues around Nigeria).

Based on the success of this - our first - project, we would like to see more.  If you or your community have items that you would like to donate to the Jewish communities of Nigeria, please be in touch.  Jewish books, religious items, educational materials, laptops, relief materials are all welcomed - new and used. 

Funds to build schools and create scholarships are also welcomed, as are teachers to teach in those schools - whether it be for 2 weeks or 2 years.

Please email us if you would like to donate funds for shipping... or your time, energy or materials, and let us know how you’d like to help.

“Deeds of giving are the very foundations of the world.”
-Pirkei Avot 1:2


Our first social action project has been successful - 700 High Holiday Prayer Books have reached several synagogues in Nigeria.

Start your own project to help support the communities.


Click to Read the story in Newsday

This summer, The Manetto Hill Jewish Center in Plainview, New York replaced the congregation’s 900+ High Holiday prayer books.  (In Hebrew, prayer books for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are known as Mahzors or Mahzorim).