MESH Report March 8, 2022

Chef Fern Heinig prepared the meal that our MESH guests proclaim is one of their favorites. Grab N Go bags included Roasted Salmon, Mediterranean Vegetable Quinoa Salad, Three Bean Salad, Clementines, Breakfast Bar and from the Lehr-Hahn family delicious mini challah rolls and homemade chocolate chip cookies. As always we included a water bottle. Continue reading

MESH Report Jan 4, 2022

Chef Fern prepared her famous meatballs with mashed potatoes and Moroccan Carrot Salad. Accompanied by a delicious challah roll, clementines, fudge roll for dessert and a breakfast bar and water. Falafel balls were on hand for our vegetarians. Alex Kent was the able warmer and packer with some assistance from Lynne Kurzweil. Mr Tyson picked up at 3:45 pm for distribution. Continue reading

MESH Report Nov 9, 2021

Chef Fern’s Salmon was back on the menu this past Tuesday. Always a fan favorite, the Salmon was served with lemon slice and a side of Tzaziki sauce. Included with the entree was a hearty portion of Fern’s homemade Noodle Kugel, plus Kale Salad, a roll, a water bottle, two clementines and delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies homemade by Collin Brooks. Continue reading

Four Questions

questions.inddWhere does it say that brisket is the dish of choice on Passover? Where does it say that gefilte fish is de rigueur? Where does it day that sweet wine is a must? And where does it say that one is obligated to replicate everyday food rather than going with natural food that can be eaten anytime?

The Lampert Library’s staff (me) has researched the questions: there are no rules. Much of what’s served- other than ritual foods- is just custom and what was available or what could be adapted. Even among the ritual foods there is a lot of choice. Continue reading

It’s Cauliflower Time

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Cauliflower has come into its own. It’s become the vegetable of the moment. It’s healthy, versatile, and usually available. You can rice it, dice it, roast it, puree it… and hide it.

Enjoy some of these cauliflower discoveries that are certainly not like the way my mother made cauliflower.

Here’s a cauliflower menu from appetizer through main course. I haven’t tried it in a dessert yet, but I know there must be recipes out there. And most of these are also suitable for Passover which will be here before we know it. Continue reading

Crossing the “Virtual” Finish Line in Support of the Howard Ellis Glioblastoma Research Fund

ellisDear Friends and Family,

We are happy to report that the weather cooperated and we were able to complete our walk in support of the Howard Ellis Glioblastoma Research Fund.  Nearly twenty people and one dog participated and we canvassed the East Coast from Connecticut down to South Carolina.  Thus far in 2020, we have raised more than $10,000 for the Howard Ellis Glioblastoma Research Fund through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and we hope to increase that between now and the end of the year.

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Meet the New Members of the Board of Trustees

Yasher koach to the 2019-20 Board of Trustees.  Special thanks to outgoing board members  Fern Heinig & Lynne Kurzweil.  Replacing them are Audrey Levitin and Romy Rost.

image001Romy Rost, Trustee (term expiring 2023)

I’m truly excited to join the Board and work together to continue to grow our Jewish community at Shomrei. Seeing my daughter’s joy being in the preschool here has inspired me to get more involved and hopefully bring skills and experience that will help Shomrei flourish, especially in these unique times. Our youngest daughter will soon join the preschool and I have no doubt that together they will discover their Jewish identity in this very nurturing environment. As a career and leadership coach, I love the practice of personal development and therefore am always encouraging myself and others to strive for ‘better’! I look forward to doing that with all of you, too.

DSC_0572-Edit-3Audrey Levitin, Trustee (term expiring 2022) & Co-Chairperson, Social Action Committee

I am so happy to be a Trustee on Shomrei’s board and look forward to serving the community in this new way. I love all things Shomrei.  I come to services regularly, participate in Torah Study and one of my favorite things in life is to be with the community and enjoy kiddush on Shabbat. (A shout-out to Aileen and Beryl.)  I am also the Co-Chair of the Social Action Committee with Sarita Eisenberg.  My husband Nick is a past President and my children Josh and Nina are part of the Shomrei family. Shomrei is quite simply my home away from home.