Mesh Cafe Jan 2, 2018

From Captain Lynne Kurzweil

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On this bitter cold night, we welcomed 18 grateful guests to the MESH Cafe at Shomrei.  John Lasiter, our chef extraordinaire, along with sous chef Jerilyn Margulies, whipped up a delicious hearty and warming meal to the delight of all.  The amazing aroma wafted through the hallways as our guests entered the building. 

image2 (3)First course, colorful vegetable salad with challah and spread.  Then the piece de resistance, Shepherds Pie topped with swirls of fluffy homemade mashed potatoes.  Roasted broccoli rounded out the main course.  Dessert was homemade brownies and almond milk cookies and cream frozen dessert.

Helpers tonight were Shomrei teens, Margalit and Elana, as well as Montclair Jewish Workshop volunteer Cole and chaperone Julia Epstein.  MESH staffers Adrienne and Joe, as congenial as always, ensured that all ran smoothly.

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We have lots of open slots in the coming weeks so please check your calendars and sign up to help at

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Lynne Kurzweil

Lynne Kurzweil

Lynne is a long-time Shomrei Congregant.She is co-chair of Shomrei's MESH Cafe (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless) which provides a hot dinner and respite for homeless individuals every Tuesday night. She is a registered dietitian and lives in Montclair with her husband, Lanny.
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