MESH Report 6/28/22.
For The Carol Starr MESH Cafe’s last meal of the current year, co-chairs Aileen Grossberg and Lynne Kurzweil along with chief packer and dishwasher Susan Rosenblatt were joined by our newest volunteer, Rabbi Greenstein who spent an hour or so away from his office to help prepare the evening’s meal. Among his many other talents, Rabbi Greenstein is a very capable chopper. Continue reading
MESH Report June 21, 2022, From Chef Shirley Grill: On the first day of summer, yours truly, the appointed MESH chef was joined by two wonderful women: Aimee Brooks and Risa Bernstein in the preparation of a delicious meal for our MESH guests. Aimee took on salad making-she needed to leave earlier so she took the first course–salad prep-from the mixing of the ingredients to filling 20 salad containers. Aimee got the job done. Continue reading
Volunteers John Lasiter and Susan Rosenblatt were able to take advantage of a bounty of unopened, catered food from a recent B’nai Mitzvah Kiddush. They packaged 20 to-go meals consisting of Falaffel, Tahinah, Borekahs, Roasted Vegetables, Hummus, Salad with Feta, Baklava, A fresh Orange and a granola bar.
Chef Fern Heinig whipped up her famous Salmon with Tzatziki, Mediterranean CousCous Salad and Potato Salad, along with a tasty roll, mini cupcakes and a small brownie. Faithful CoChairs Aileen and Lynne did the packing along with a hand from ever helpful Ehud. A breakfast bar and water bottle completed the meal.
The MESH team of Grossberg, Kurzweil and Rosenblatt did it again. With no one signed up to create this week’s MESH meal, coordinators Aileen Grossberg and Lynne Kurzweil stepped up with the help of ever reliable Susan Rosenblatt.
Thanks to some delicious leftovers from the Brooks family Shabbat dinner and rugelach from Marc Grossberg’s birthday celebration, the takeaway bags were full to bursting. Continue reading
We are happy to report that the two Afghan brothers that we “adopted” a few months ago are assimilating very well in Elizabeth. The older (23-year-old) brother has a full-time job at a local retail establishment and the younger (14-year-old) brother has made many friends, is playing every sport imaginable and is looking forward to “moving up” from his 8th grade class to high school next year. We are currently exploring summer camp opportunities for him, as well as enhanced ESL tutoring during the summer.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Judith, Mike, and Andy
Purchases of food and household goods for Refugee Families are financed by our members’ financial contributions. You can make a contribution online at Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, Refugee Assistance, or by a check made out to “Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund” and sent to Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042, designating “Refugee Assistance” in the check’s memo line.
Like all of you, our hearts are broken following the horrendous death of innocent children at an elementary school in Uvalde Texas, which follows two mass shootings last week at a supermarket in Buffalo and a church in Laguna Woods California. Thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need to act. Taking action is the only thing that will change what is happening. Here are some suggestions for appropriate actions you can consider taking. Continue reading
MESH coordinators and leftover magicians, Aileen Grossberg and Lynne Kurzweil, put together a bountiful and varied meal for our our MESH guests. A whole-hearted thank you to The Lehr-Hahn family for donated extra food from Olyvia’s bat mitzvah celebration to this week’s MESH meal. Continue reading
Our most faithful volunteer, Susan Rosenblatt, braved Tuesday’s winds on her walk to Shomrei and our head cook, Stuart Greene, spent his day off preparing a hearty meal of turkey chlli with beans, rice and sautéed kale.
Aileen Grossberg provided the starter of hummus with pita crackers and carrots as well as a dessert pastry.
Stuart rounded out the meal with rolls and clementines.
On Tuesday, May 10, the MESH team of Grossberg and Kent served up a bountiful take-away meal thanks in part to the Breslin family , Sid Lichter and the Women’s Seder.
Yesterday’s leftovers, became today’s banquet starting with a cup of tuna salad accompanied by stone ground crackers.