Mesh Cafe Dec 20, 2016

meshFrom Captain Lynne Kurzweil:

Nineteen hungry guests were welcomed to the MESH Cafe at Shomrei this past Tuesday evening.  Chef Arden Epstein prepared a healthy and hearty meal beginning with mixed nuts and grapes as the appetizer.  A green salad with grape tomatoes, cucumbers and Italian dressing preceded a heartwarming beef stew chock full of meat and veggies and crisp baguette.  The meal ended on a sweet note….homemade chocolate bark with almonds and fresh strawberries. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe Dec 6, 2016

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Outside it was chill and rainy. Inside 25 guests enjoyed warmth and comfort food.  Chef Melissa Elbaum, assisted by Sarita Eisenberg (and a cameo appearance by Aileen Grossberg), whipped together a 3-course meal: a salad of baby arugula & spinach with artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, and corn; a hearty beef stew with potatoes and veggies accompanied by rolls; finished off with fruit salad and rugelach. The meal was a huge hit and there was plenty for seconds of every course.

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Mesh Cafe Nov 22, 2016

IMG_0738From Captain Fern Heinig:

On a very cold night we had 18 guests join us for MESH Cafe.

Our volunteers came out in full force.  Risa Bernstein and Kady Chikkappa joined us as new adult volunteers.  Erin Berman, who baked 6 challahs for our guests, and Susan Rosenblatt rounded out our adult volunteers.  Rachel Kanter joined us for a bit while Pacey was practicing for his bar mitzvah in two weeks. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe Nov 8, 2016


From Captain Lynne Kurzweil:

Near the close of Election Day, twenty two guests were welcomed into the MESH Cafe at Shomrei.

Chefs tonight were Carolyn Lack and Barbara Lesser. The meal began with a tossed salad and toasted baguette with butter. Main course was Orli’s Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili, recipe courtesy of Carolyn’s newly wed granddaughter, Orli Nativ. The hearty chili was served with tortilla chips and sour cream. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe Sept 20, 2016

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From Captain Linda Ariel:

MESH 920161On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 24 hungry guests were served at the MESH Cafe at Congregation Shomrei Emunah. The chef, Sarah Steindel, was assisted by Sarita Eisenberg and Charles Steindel.

There were many people helping with serving, clean up, and washing the pots and pans. They included volunteers Erin Berman and Lou Hammerman and teens Amalia, Siona, Sebastian, Sam, Rachel, and Matt.  There were also four MASH staff who collaborated  in making the evening a smooth, welcoming environment. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe Sept 13, 2016


From Captain Lynne Kurzweil:

image3We hosted 24 grateful seated guests and provided 6 takeaways this past Tuesday night. With the air temperature dipping slightly, chef du jour, Lynne Kurzweil, decided to start the meal off with some homemade Split Pea and Barley Soup. Our guests were ecstatic! They love soup. Many enjoyed 2-3 helpings until the pot was empty.

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Mesh Cafe Sept 6, 2016

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From Captain Aileen Grossberg:

On a balmy September evening, Shomrei’s MESH Cafe inaugurated the 2016-2017 MESH year. We served 24 guests – some new to Shomrei- a nutritious, economical meal of tossed green salad, buttered Italian bread, casserole of ground turkey, onions, eggplant , mushrooms, corn and spaghetti sauce over pasta.  Many of our guests asked for seconds. We replaced the turkey with tofu for our vegetarians.  Look for the recipe in a future Shomrei Week.

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