This week our MESH guests were treated to Fern’s Mediterranean Salmon Feast. As you might know, once each month Fern prepares the meal for 30 in her home kitchen and brings it all to the Shomrei kitchen around 1:00pm on Tuesday. Continue reading
I am thrilled to announce that Fern Heinig will be honored this year at Art Mazel Tov!, an annual event which celebrates Shomrei’s Preschool community combined this year with an honors celebration of Shomrei’s past-president, the wonderful Fern Heinig. Our Ad Journal will be dedicated to Fern, this year’s honoree, for all she brings to our congregation.
Each year we honor a congregant who has had a significant impact on our community and there is no one I can think of that has contributed to our community like Fern.
We had a terrific team preparing, packing and delivering a very hearty and nutritious meal to our MESH guests. Joan Zief and Lynne Kurzweil organized the meal around sumptuous vegan leftovers from Saturday’s kiddish, graciously donated by the Lucey family. Kitchen helpers were Alex Kent and teens Hailey and Jaden.
The MESH Cafe has evolved considerably in the past three years. Prior to March of 2020, every Tuesday evening from September through June, The Carol Starr MESH Cafe at Shomrei served dinner upstairs in the Gallery to 25-30 food insecure members of the Montclair community. When Covid prohibited in house dining, we provided Grab N Go complete meals which were distributed by MESH staff in a central outdoor location. Starting in 2023 MESH has an indoor location, the site of the former The Office restaurant at 619 Bloomfield Ave., provided through the generosity of the landlord. The doors open at 4:30 pm, meals are served at 5:15 pm and guests can stay and relax until 6:30 pm. The MESH Board has also set up a “MESH Store” where guests can “shop” for clothing and other essentials. The Store is only accepting donations of new items.
Chef Fern worked her magic once again preparing a Mediterranean feast for 30 MESH guests in her home kitchen. She brought the meal in trays to Shomrei early Tuesday afternoon , all ready to be portioned and packed by Lynne Kurzweil and frequent teen helper, Jaden. The meal included Baked Salmon with lemon garnish and Yogurt Dill Sauce, Israeli Couscous Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and olives, Coleslaw, and Biscuits baked by Collin. Each guest was also given a tangerine, a cupcake, a water bottle and a breakfast bar. Continue reading
This week our MESH guests were treated to Chef Fern’s fabulous Mediterranean Feast including a special Chanukah treat.
On the Menu: Baked Salmon with Sliced Lemons and Yogurt Dill Sauce, Fern’s first ever batch of homemade Potato Latkes, Spring Mix Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Apple Sauce Cups, Rolls, Cookies, a Protein Bar and a water bottle.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Fern Heinig, one of The Carol Starr Mesh Cafe’s most loyal chefs, offers this stunning salad with all the color and flavors of the season. And unlike many holiday foods, this dish could even be good for you. Continue reading
Gourmet Chef Fern Heinig prepared her famous Mediterranean Feast including Baked Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce, Green Bean and Potato Salad, Butternut Squash and Mixed Greens Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette (so pretty!), a hearty roll, tangerines and a breakfast bar.
Chef Fern Heinig prepared her famous Salmon dinner in her home kitchen, dropping everything off at Shomrei ready to be portioned and packed into 30 Grab N Go bags by the experienced duo of Alex Kent and Lynne Kurzweil.
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.