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5th Annual Soup Brigade

5th Annual Soup Brigade

By Jill Hertzman.

On October 29, 2013 the Bikur Cholim committee held its 5th Annual Soup Brigade.

Eighteen volunteers, alongside our executive, prepped, chopped, stirred, and packaged over 100 containers of Leek and Potato and Vegetarian Vegetable soup.

These soups will be enjoyed over the coming winter months by those in our Holy Blossom community in need.

Our guest chef was Temple member Marla Hertzman, who has the distinct record of attending every Soup Brigade, as well as continuing her many years of volunteering for Bikur Cholim.

You can follow her on her blog, LoveThyCarrot.com.

Chef Marla and Jill Hertzman

Greg Mahon has donated the containers each year and we are thankful.

The Holy Sprouts organic farmer’s market had packaged and frozen their unused produce, some of which we were gratefully able to use.  Marla commented on the superb taste of the tomatoes!

The evening was cordial and relaxed, and of course offered some Torah study.

Yasher Koach to Rabbi Teri Appleby for back to back study sessions.

Two texts relevant to Bikur Cholim were discussed:  one on the “obligations without measure” from the Mishnah (included in our morning liturgy), and the other on the weekly parashat, Toldot, where the comfort of food plays into the narrative.

Our commitment is ongoing and anyone can be part of it.

If you would like to join us in other events or help with visiting, phoning, meals, and drives, please contact us through the website or the Temple office.

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