Beth Emet Soup Kitchen
Tikkun Olam in Practice
Each week, through the generous commitment of many volunteers, the Beth Emet Soup Kitchen serves over 100 guests a nutritious dinner - one that we would be proud to serve our own families. Guests sit at white linen covered tables, often enjoying live background music while they dine. Everyone receives a sack lunch ‘to go’ as they leave.
The Soup Kitchen has been a "bridge of understanding" between the Beth Emet Jewish community and the many guests who dine with us each week. The Soup Kitchen truly brings to life the Jewish value of tikkun olam – repair of the world. Some volunteers purchase, prepare and serve the food while others set up the dining room. More volunteers come wash the dishes, trays and clean the kitchen and dining room. It is a true team effort and a really rewarding experience for everyone!
Volunteer and/or Donate to the Soup Kitchen
Although each week’s volunteers bring most of the ingredients for the meal, there are many other costs entailed in keeping the Soup Kitchen going year after year: supplies, maintenance, security, laundry, and food purchases. Your cash donation, in any amount, is needed to maintain the soup kitchen's ongoing efforts and the quality of the dining experience we provide. We are very grateful for the generosity and commitment of so many supporters in our community.
Want to get involved but can't commit to three hours cooking and
serving dinner on a Wednesday?
There are four other ways you can get involved:
- Pick up a few Soup Kitchen supplies the next time you go to Costco, GFS, Sam's Club or Jewel, Staples that help defray the cost of individual meals. Needs include: Ground coffee, salad dressing (Italian or Rance), granola/cereal bars, or individually wrapped cookies, olive oil, Lipton tea bags, single serve fruit cups, juice boxes, Prego or Ragu Marinara Sauce (large size), and Chinet or other heavy duty 10 inch paper plates and brillo pads.
- Save your plastic take-out containers for Soup Kitchen guests to take home leftovers.
Drop off items in the Beth Emet Kitchen or in the Administrative office.
Thank you for supporting the Beth Emet Soup Kitchen!