MESH Report Nov 29, 2022

First time MESH Chef Joan Zief took the reins in the Shomrei kitchen to produce a hearty and healthy meal for our MESH guests.  Main course was fresh baked Panko Coated Tilapia with Roasted Broccoli and Seasoned Brown Rice.  Fruit course was a banana and a clementine (courtesy of Gail Stocks).  Also included was Potato Bread and a Pain Au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissant). Oreo pack, breakfast biscuit and a bottle of water.  The bag was heavy!  Sous Chefs/Packers were Alex Kent and Yours Truly.

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MESH Report Nov 1, 2022

This week’s MESH meal was prepared by the efficient foursome of Sarita Eisenberg, Lou Hammerman, Gail Stock and Ian Stock with assistance from Ehud Klinger. It took only two hours to prepare and pack the food into bags, which were loaded on carts and brought downstairs to be picked up by MESH staffer, Joe Tyson. Continue reading

Kiddush is Back

For the first time in almost two years, the Shomrei family gathered after Shabbat services for a communal kiddush..

The sun shone so despite the cold, the atmosphere was warm and friendly as we gathered to celebrate shabbat and welcome our first rabbinic candidate and his family. Continue reading

A Day of Sunshine: Syrian Lunch in the Sukkah

Syrian lunch 1On a beautiful day of sunshine, our synagogue hosted a luncheon in our Sukkah. We invited as our guests Pastor David Noble and his congregation at the Central Presbyterian Church to thank them for hosting us during our time of need when our synagogue was flooded. Approximately 20 of his congregation family joined 50 of ours sharing a heartfelt afternoon of prayers, singing, food, and friendship. Continue reading

Yasher Koach to Elana Slobodien & Thank You to Yechiel Felder

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It is a mitzvah to listen to the shofar on Rosh Hashanah (hence the alternative name Yom Teruah, Day of the [Shofar] Blowing). We were helped to fulfill that mitzvah this year by preschool parent, Elana Slobodien.

For two decades, Shomrei has been lucky to have Yechiel Felder perform this beautiful mitzvah for the community. This year he’s stepped-down from this task.  We are all very grateful to Yechiel for his many years of Shofar blowing. Yasher Koach Yechiel!
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New Treats from the Shomrei Kitchen

IMG_0559The Shomrei Caterers have been busy these last few weeks. Congregants have discovered that we can do an excellent , creative job for them for kiddushes both large and small.  We customize menus, provide creative plating and table set-ups.

So think of Shomrei when you plan an event.

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Kugels Rule

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The weeks of anticipation were almost over. Shavuot was just a couple days away. Shomrei’s preparations for the community Tikkun were in high gear especially in the kitchen where the refrigerator shelves were overflowing with butter and eggs, vegetables and fruit.

The quiches had been baked; the cheesecakes were here, too. The blintzes were being prepped.

But what about the kugel? It’s not Shavuot without kugel. And why kugel and other dairy dishes? Continue reading