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?
SAT, DECEMBER 7:
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
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
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
- Tents (optional)
- Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, etc
- Warm clothes
- 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!
6:00pm - 10:30pm EST
Temple Emanuel of Kensington, MD
|| Devorah Stavisky