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Sarasota News Leader September 6, 2013 Page 99 Yoked said — Leket partners with hundreds of farmers across Israel to glean crops that would otherwise go unharvested; rescues unused food from restaurants, hotels, corporate cafeterias and event halls; prepares a million sandwiches each year for hungry schoolchildren; and manages several orchards that produce crops exclusively for those Leket serves. The relationship between Temple Emanu-El and Leket began in 2012, when participants in the Temple's Israel trip volunteered to pick tomatoes in Leket's fields, the release notes. Yoked's visit enabled Temple Emanu-El members to learn more about Leket "and to deepen understanding of hunger in Israel and ways to help," the release adds. For more information about Leket Israel, please visit Rabbi Brenner Glickman (left) and Temple Emanu-El member Mitch Leon display their Leket Israel information packets. Contributed photo FIRST CHURCH TO OFFER 10-WEEK COURSE ON ESTHER First United Methodist Church at 104 S. Pineapple Ave. in downtown Sarasota invites women to join a 10-week group study on the topic of Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman, prepared by Beth Moore. materials and discussions will show how contemporary and applicable Esther is to the hurried, harried and pressured lives of today's women," the release adds. The class includes a DVD presentation and faThe "in-depth and personal examination of cilitated group discussions. The donation for this story of threat and deliverance" has been materials is $15. scheduled for Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call the church office (955-0935) for additionbeginning Sept. 10, a news release says. "The al information or to register. % I am so incredibly pleased, with my beautiful smile and my comfortable and natural bite. - Barbara Lee For a complimentary consultation call 941.923.5406 | Christine Koval, D.M.D. |

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