Sisterhood of Temple Beth Am Cooks Christmas Dinner For Those In Need

FRAMINGHAM – Christmas morning, more than two dozen Sisterhood of Temple Beth Am and Temple members volunteered to cook Christmas dinner to make the day special for a handful of families.

For years, Sisterhood of Temple Beth Am has provided a home-cooked Christmas Dinner to group homes in the Framingham-area sponsored by The Advocates, and this year was no exception.


Kelly’s Roast Beef generously donating four frozen turkeys for the dinners, which were prepared and cooked by Sisterhood members.

Also on the menu was roasted sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, gravy, rolls, and cranberry sauce, and a variety of desserts.

The Temple members went grocery shopping, picked up the turkeys from Kelly’s, prepped the turkeys, cooked the meals, plated the desserts, and delivered the meals to four area group homes, ssaid chair Wendy Schwartz.

Sisterhood members also provided home-baked and purchased desserts to complete the festive holiday meals, said Schwartz.

“This is such a feel-good project and could not have been accomplished without the support of so many,” she said.

Those who helped included Laurie Schneider, Brittany Schneider, Ellen Jagher, Lisa Apostol, Meryl Hickey, Victoria Felson, Jay Saret, Merle Kushner, Helen Slavid, Hunter Slavid, Sheila Statlender, Colleen Breitbord, Ellen Miller, Jami Schultz, Beth Wolfset, Cheryl Ouellette, Fern Vona, Barbara Sands, Sue Siegel, Jami Stein, Sue Rakusin, Bruce Rakusin, Jacquelyn Walsh, Joyce Green, Andrea Geller, Nancy Gould and Temple Beth Am Rabbi Sharon Sobel

“A good time was had by all volunteers, and most importantly, a beautiful holiday dinner was enjoyed by folks who otherwise, would have had none,” said Schwartz.


Photos courtesy of the Sisterhood


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