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National Day of Giving May 6

Forty nonprofits from El Dorado Hills to South Lake Tahoe are participating in the National Day of Giving on May 6.

The El Dorado County Office of Education has given each organization its own giving webpage. To give on May 6, visit and click on “Give Where You Live.” In addition, donations can be dropped off at the Foundation office, 312 Main St. in Placerville or visit any El Dorado Savings Bank. This day is about giving, but also about highlighting the wonderful work going on behind the scenes at El Dorado County nonprofit organizations.

Chabad launches Torah Studies course

Chabad of Lake Tahoe is re-launching a weekly Torah Studies class that will explore Judaism’s relevance in modern life.

Classes will be held at the Chabad Jewish Center, from 7:15-8:15 p.m. beginning April 30. Classes will continue for 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Like all of Chabad’s courses, this latest adult education offering is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge.

Topics to be addressed are realizing your true potential, human struggle, and the power of a single action. The series will also include holiday themed classes — for Lag B’omer and Shavout.

The fee for the entire course is $65, which includes the course textbook. Students are invited to call Chabad at 530-314-7677 to enroll or visit

Bert’s hosting fundrasier dinner

The annual Bert’s Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is set from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 8 at Bert’s Cafe in South Lake Tahoe.

Enjoy the evening as Tap Board Members and volunteers serve up spaghetti along with wine and baked goods.

Call 530-542-3632 to get your tickets or purchase tickets in advance from Bert’s Cafe, Sessions Salon or TAP Board Members.

For more information call Tahoe Arts Project 530-542-3632 or visit Proceeds will benefit Tahoe Arts Project.

Workers sought for primary election

The El Dorado County Election Department needs poll-workers in the South Lake Tahoe area for the upcoming Statewide Primary Election on Tuesday, June 3. At least six people are needed, Spanish speaking is also needed. The position is paid. Contact Barbara Dockter at the election department at 530-621-7471 to register.

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