[Update below: Some stores sold out.] Lakewood, NJ – The preparations for Rosh Hashanah are underway. Amongst the many culinary arrangements for the Yom Tov is the preparation of the varioussimanim foods that are customarily eaten on Rosh Hashanah. Many a housewife has said that if they could focus on the Yom Tov cooking without having to worry about patchkening with black-eyed peas, tzimmes, squash, fish heads and the other simanim, it would make things so much easier.
For years, Keren Even Habochen Ner Moshe’s simanim packages have been doing just that.
Even Habochen’s creative simanim packages are decoratively designed and include a delicious array of simanim, including an apple, pomegranate, tzimmes (carrots), black-eyed peas, squash, fish head, cabbage, beets and dates. Also included in the package is a Shehecheyanu fruit and a printed card with all the Yehi Ratzons to be said while eating the appropriate foods. No further preparation is necessary. For a donation of $30 to Even Habochen, one can simply pick up a simanim package and place the package in the fridge until Yom Tov. It is as easy as that.
For the first time this year, the packages will not be sold from designated pick-up locations, but rather only at a number of local Lakewood supermarkets. They are NPGS (all three locations), Kosher West in West Gate, and Super Stop on Route 9/River Avenue.
Keren Even Habochen Ner Moshe is the well-known organized chazarah and bechinah program in Bais Medrash Govoah, in which hundreds of yungeleit from participating chaburos take rigorous closed-book exams on the material learned each month and are rewarded monetarily, based on the level of their achievements on the exam. The success of the program is well-known in Lakewood and elsewhere, raising the level of limud haTorah to a new plateau. All proceeds from the simanim packages go directly to benefit Keren Even Habochen.
Even Habochen’s simanim packages are expertly prepared by Locker Caterers, renowned for their delicious and flavorsome food, under strict KCL supervision.
In past years, Even Habochen has sold well over a thousand packages, so be sure to pick up the simanim packages early at one of the aforementioned supermarkets.
The simanim packages are a great gift opportunity. In the past, many people have chosen to treat their wife, mother, shvigger, sister or friend to the wonderfully prepared and tasty simanim package.
The packages will be available for purchase at the local Lakewood supermarkets today, Tuesday, 28 Elul/September 27, the day before Erev Rosh Hashanah, on a first come, first served basis, starting at 9 a.m.
For corporate neighborhood orders or more information, call 732.942.3895.
Update, 11 a.m.: We have been informed that some stores may be close to being sold out. As of a few minutes ago, the NPGS branch on Main Street had just a dozen packages left. You may wish to call the stores to check what they have in stock or make your way to a store quickly before this year’s packages are bought out.