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Big Sleep Out

From Saturday December 7th to Sunday December 8th, all Temple Emanuel community members and friends are invited to the Big Sleep Out to raise funds and awareness about global homelessness and displacement. Our Big Sleep Out is one of hundreds around the world. From 6PM to 10PM, we’ll have programs about homelessness for all ages from ECC to adults, including a community dinner over a bonfire. At 10, we’ll read a bedtime story and transition to sleeping in at Temple. We’ll have sleeping options for teens, young families, and individuals. You can donate to KESTY’s BSO team at tinyurl.com/KESTYBSODONATE



Where will our sleep out be? Temple Emanuel's big sleep out will happen in our very own backyard. 

Who can join our Sleep Out? All temple Emanuel community members and friends are invited to join us in learning about global homelessness and the intersections present in homelessness. We'll have programs for young families (grades ECC - 2nd), students and their parents (5-12th grade), and adults. 

Wait, we're really sleeping outside?! In order to make our sleep out accessible to young families, Temple Emanuel's sleep out will host its programs outside but will invite families, students, and adults to sleep on the floors of the Temple classrooms. 

Is this event free to attend? 
YES! The BSO is open to all community members at no cost. We do ask, however, that you donate any amount you're able to our fundraiser. All of the money donated to this fundraiser will go to Stepping Stones Shelter and international aid to refugees. 

What's the schedule of our sleepout?
6PM - 7PM: Welcome from the BSO team and Stepping Stones Shelter
7PM - 7:45: Community dinner
7:45 - 10PM: Programming for all ages, including breakouts for young families, teens, and adults. 
10PM - 10:30: Bedtime story
10:30: Settle into sleep in at TE

6:15AM - 6:45AM: Wake up
6:45AM - 7:15: Pack Up
7:15 - 7:50: Breakfast and wrap up

(Note: if you or your student(s) are attending Religious School the following morning, you/they will be able to hang out at TE until religious school begins). 

What should I pack for the sleepout? 
- Sleeping bags
- Pillows
- Tents (optional)
- Pajamas
- Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, etc
- Warm clothes
- Blankets
- Canned and packaged food for us to eat at the community bonfire
- A charged cell phone
- A portable charger
- A flashlight

Do I have to sleep over to attend the Sleep Out? 
No, you can mark in your RSVP that you only want to come for the programmatic blocks and will not be sleeping over at Temple with us. 

If my teen is going, will they be sleeping over unsupervised? 
As a parent, you're welcome to join us at the BSO as well. We'll also have 3 staff at the BSO whose only job is to hang out with teens throughout the night. 

I can't attend the Sleep Out, but I still want to help. What can I do? 
DONATE to our fundraising page and spread the word! THANK YOU! 

Date: 12/07/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 6:00pm - 10:30pm EST

Location: Temple Emanuel of Kensington, MD

Created by:   Devorah Stavisky

Will you be attending the event?
Did you already RSVP? You can Edit your RSVP.

Program Attendee - Do you want to attend any of our programs from 6-10 PM, including our community dinner? If so, sign up here!
  8 slots filled - more available
Caryn Nagler
Joanna Silver (2)
Suzanne Borden (2)
Rabbi Warren Stone
Elizabeth Fischer (2)
1 Narkisim
Program attendee - Staying Overnight - Do you plan on sleeping over at Temple Emanuel? If so, sign up here! Be sure to write in the grade of your child(ren) in the comments.
  15 slots filled - more available
Caryn Nagler
Aaron Northern - Grade 9
Rebecca Davids
Sam & Norah Gregory (4)
2nd grade, and 4th grade. Bubbe will be there at the beginning, Mom and Dad tagging her out around bedtime
John Grossman
Andrea Shapiro (5)
Elizabeth Fischer (2)
1 kindergarden
Adam Dincin
ECC Program Attendee - Sign up here if you're coming to our programming for young families from 6-8PM!
  4 slots filled - more available
Taryn Goodman (3)
Lucy Miller
VOLUNTEER - Set Up (2) - Sign up here to help us with setup and logistics during the Big Sleep Out
  1 of 2 slots filled
Philip Berkowitz
2nd Year College
VOLUNTEER - Provide Supplies (4) - Can you help us get supplies, like tents, sleeping bags, food for the cookout, and programming supplies? If so, sign up here!
  1 of 4 slots filled
Caryn Nagler
I can bring snacks/drinks. Let me know what is needed.
VOLUNTEER - Photographer (3) - Are you interested in helping us take photos throughout the night? Sign up here!
VOLUNTEER - Social Media (3) - Are you interested in tweeting and posting on FB about the BSO throughout the night? If so, sign up here!
ECC VOLUNTEER - Bonfire (2) - Sign Up here if you're an ECC teacher who's helping to run the ECC bonfire
ECC VOLUNTEER - Check In (2) - Sign up here if you're an ECC teacher who will be checking in ECC families!
ECC VOLUNTEER- Sandwich-Making (2) - Sign up here if you're an ECC teacher who will help organize sandwich-making!
ECC VOLUNTEER - Cards - Sign up here if you're an ECC teacher who will help organize making cards to give to families in precarious living situations.
Volunteer - Speaker Greeter (2) - Sign Up Here to Greet our Speakers and lead them to where they'll be speaking/dropping off supplies!
Volunteer - Check-In Table (5) - Sign up here to run the check-in table throughout the Big Sleep Out!
Responses:     Yes: 20     No: 0     Maybe: 0    

Adult Guests:    Confirmed: 23     Maybe: 0

Child Guests:    Confirmed: 20     Maybe: 0

YES (20) -  

Adam Dincin (1 child)

Alex Heimov (1 adult)

Elizabeth Fischer (2 adults, 2 children)

Lucy Miller (2 adults, 1 child)

Taryn Goodman (2 adults, 2 children)

Taryn Goodman (2 adults, 2 children)

Andrea Shapiro (3 adults, 2 children)

Philip Berkowitz (1 adult)
(Insert Random Returning Home Comment Here)

Rabbi Warren Stone (1 adult)

naomi calhoun (1 child)

Paula Schulman (1 adult, 1 child)
Let me know if I can help in any way...

John Grossman (1 child)

Sam & Norah Gregory (2 adults, 2 children)

Gabe Befus (1 adult)

Wendy Rhein (1 adult, 1 child)

Rebecca Davids (1 child)

Suzanne Borden (1 adult, 1 child)
Coordinating cookie baking for SOME Christmas dinner

Joanna Silver (1 adult, 1 child)

Caryn Nagler (1 adult, 1 child)
Aaron Northern & Mom

Nathan Rhein (1 adult)

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