Mary and Peter Max
Invite you to share a special evening benefiting
United Poultry Concerns
The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos
Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6:30 – 9 pm
37 West 65th Street, Floor 7
between Columbus and Central Park West, NYC
Join us for an evening of delicious vegan food, including kosher vegan food, from some of NYC’s finest restaurants, the art of Peter Max, and the opportunity to help end the practice of swinging and slaughtering chickens as kaporos.
Kaporos (atonements) is a custom preceding Yom Kippur – the Jewish Day
of Atonement – in which chickens are ritually sacrificed by many Orthodox Jews.
The person swings the chicken, held by the legs or by pinning the bird’s wings
backward, around his or her head while chanting about transferring one’s sins
symbolically onto the bird. The chicken is then slaughtered and may or may not be
given to the poor. Money can be used as a non-animal alternative, and funds
raised can be given directly to charities that provide food for the poor and hungry
throughout the year, including 13,000 Jewish families living at or below the poverty
line in New York City. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpTTk-o88-I
LEVELS OF SUPPORT FOR SEPT 30, 2010 EVENT.|
Please consider making a donation even if you cannot attend this event.
Attendee - $50
Donor - $100
Supporter - $250
Patron - $500
Benefactor - $1,000
Mary and Peter Max Benefit for
UPC and The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos
Donation and Attending
(Online registration will remain open until September 29th.
After that call 212-410-3095 to find out if space is still available.)
or send your check made payable to UPC – AECK. Mail with name of attendees, home address, e-mail, and phone number to AECK, PO Box 445, Gracie Station, NYC 10028 on or before September 29, 2010. You will receive a confirmation. Call 757-678-7875 for additional information.