The family of the late Carol Starr, a longtime member of Shomrei, has made a generous donation to our MESH Cafe which will help us to sustain our program. Henceforth, we will be known as the Carol Starr MESH Cafe.
Report from Captain Sara Kravits:
Shomrei’s Carol Starr MESH Cafe welcomed 23 appreciative guests on a cool spring evening. Carolyn Lack and Barbara Lesser prepared a delicious meal of carrot and pea soup with crunchy onion crisps on top, multigrain French bread with butter, baked salmon with strawberry sauce, bulgur with sauteed multicolored peppers, and roasted broccoli and carrots, with cheesecake and grapes for dessert (we gladly repurposed some Shavuot leftovers for the vegetables and dessert).
Shomrei teens Sarah, Amalia, and Louis were joined by Max, Clare, and Jalen from West Orange High School, and everyone provided ready assistance in the dining room, in the kitchen, and at the sink cleaning up. Adrienne, Joseph, and Mary from MESH worked to make sure everything ran smoothly. Thanks everyone for a great night!
Request from Co-Chairs Lunne Kurzweill & Aileen Grossberg:
We have a wonderful captain, Stuart Green, on deck for next week (5/29) but no one to cook. If you can help out next week or any subsequent Tuesday through 6/26, please sign up quickly at www.shomrei.org/mesh.
Now is your chance!!! Only 5 more MESH Tuesdays until we break for the summer, resuming again in September.
The MESH Cafe (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless) is a cooperative effort between the MESH organization and local synagogues and churches. Volunteers at each institution cook and serve hearty, nutritious meals for the hungry. Shomrei’s turn is on Tuesday nights. A good meal, and perhaps as important, social interaction and companionship offer respite to those who need it. Please help fulfill this crucial mitzvah by volunteering.
To sign up to help, go to shomrei.org/mesh.