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Corned beef fundraiser celebrates its 10th anniversary

 A tasty fundraiser is back for its 10th anniversary.

 Orders for the Adas Yeshurun Synagogue’s annual “corned beef extravaganza” are currently being taken.

For $17, people can order a “freshly sliced kosher corned beef sandwich piled high on New York City bakery rye bread. Lunch includes chips, a classic Black and White Cookie, kosher dill pickle and your choice of drink,” according to the corned beef website.

The lunch platters will be ready for pickup March 12-13.

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“The community’s response has been outstanding. We get so many compliments and people thanking us for putting it on. It’s a lot of work but has been very gratifying for us. They definitely look forward to it every year,” according to Rabbi David Sirull of Adas Yeshurun Synagogue.

Originally the event included a dine-in option, but that was discontinued due to COVID.

Not only does the community enjoy the corned beef event, but it’s something synagogue members look forward to as well.

Volunteers at the 2022 Corned Beef fundraiser at Adas Yeshurun Synagogue. Photo courtesy Facebook.

“It is an event where everyone of our synagogue members plays a role. From making sandwiches to boxing them up, making deliveries and dealing with the money, we are involved in some way,” according to Sirull. “We have an amazing corps of volunteers and all of us really enjoy it.”

Plates can be picked up March 12 at the synagogue, 935 Johns Rd. or at Cucina 503 at 502 Furys Ferry Road or March 13 at the synagogue. Deliveries are available to the same location on orders of 10 or more.

The Shepeard Bloodmobile will be at the synagogue on March 12.

Proceeds will go to the Augusta Fisher House.

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“We had been partnering with Forces United for many years, but they recently closed their doors. The Fisher House was enthusiastic about partnering with us this year and we hope to have a longtime relationship with them going forward,” he said.

The Fisher House provides lodging for families of active duty and veterans near military hospitals or Veterans Administration Hospitals. In Augusta, there are two Fisher Houses — one at Fort Gordon and one near the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center on Wrightsboro Road.

Order online or by calling the corned beef hotline at (706) 733-8788.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the publisher of Augusta Good News. Reach her at Subscribe to the newsletter here.

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