Beth El Berkeley

Homeless Meal Program


Important Information for April's Meal: Please Read!

The April Homeless Meal falls on the second day of Passover. We ask that anyone who makes a dessert, make one that is Kosher for Passover this month. Many of you know what it means to make Kosher for Passover desserts. If you don't, this is not the best month for you to volunteer to bake for the meal. We are a reform congregation so you do not have bake in a kitchen that has been kashered for Passover. Although our Rabbis do not allow mixing of milk and meat at synagogue functions, the homeless meal is exempt from that rule. We will buy macaroons to serve if we do not get enough sign-ups.


Are you bringing children as volunteers?
Please read this carefully!

Age-Appropriate Jobs
While we encourage family participation in this mitzvah, safety considerations come first. Some of the serving jobs involve hot foods, making portion-control decisions, or having interactions with our guests that would be inappropriate for young children without close parental supervision.

  • Children aged 8–14 (alone) or children aged 6 and 7 (shared with an adult) can serve Bananas, Cutlery, Boiled Eggs, BBQ Sauce and Dessert.
  • Juice, Milk and Tea Service must be shared with an adult (especially during the colder months, when we are dealing with hot liquids.)
  • Children under 16 cannot work in the kitchen. While your budding top chef may be very adept at home, it is difficult for the busy cooks in the kitchen to offer adequate supervision to our younger helpers.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Homeless Dinner Sign-Up
Sunday, April 21,2019
Job Title More
Info
Time
Period
Slots
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Job
Status
Baking Desserts at Home 
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2:00 to 4:00
1
Sign Up
Experienced Chicken Cook 
Info
2:00 to 3:30
Filled
First Shift Cook 
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2:00 to 3:30
Filled
Second Shift Cook 
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3:00 to 4:30
Filled
Fourth Shift Cook 
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4:00 to 5:30
Filled
Set-Up Furniture 
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2:00 to 3:00
1
Sign Up
Tea Service & Other 
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2:45 to 4:00
Filled
Juice & Milk Dispenser 
Info
4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Yams 
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4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Egg Salad 
Info
4:30 to 6:30
Filled
BBQ Sauce Server 
Info
4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Salad Server 
Info
4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Matzo 
Info
4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Banana Server 
Info
4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Plate Dispenser 
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4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Dessert Server 
Info
4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Cutlery Dispenser 
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4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Gallery Monitor 
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4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Garbage Monitor 
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4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Runner 
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4:30 to 6:30
Filled
Dish Dryer 
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4:30 to 6:30
Filled