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SOME Casserole, Luther Place Dinner, Martha's Table Van Run, Tutoring

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SOME Shelter Casseroles

Great activity for you and the kids, even the youngest in your family.  

We bake casseroles for the shelter operated by So Others Might Eat (SOME).

Baking a casserole can be pretty easy for many TI members, but we make it even easier: we give you the recipe!  If you think you can fire up your oven, even if only once during the year, then please volunteer. 

Opened as a small soup kitchen in 1970, with the help of volunteers SOME now provides a nourishing, hot breakfast and lunch every day of the year.  

If you think you can fire up your oven, even if only once during the year, then please volunteer.

Casseroles can be dropped off  at TI (use the freezer in the Reamer Chapel kitchen) between the following Sundays and Tuesdays (by 3:00 pm on Tuesdays):


2017:   Aug 13-15, Sep 17-19, Oct 15-17, Nov 12-14, Dec 17-19. 
2018:  Jan 14-16, Feb 11-13, Mar 11-13, Apr 15-17, May 13-15, Jun 17-19, Jul 15-17

Or you can bring frozen casseroles to the Rubin house on the Tuesdays listed above.

Contact: Stephanie or David Rubin for details, david.h.rubin at usps dot gov

Recipe: Any casserole is acceptable, Macaroni and Cheese, Tuna Noodle, etc.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Cook 1 lb egg noodles
Place in a disposable 'lasagna' sized pan along with 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup (without water), 4 cans of tuna, and 1 pkg of frozen peas
Sprinkle bread crumbs on top
Bake 350° for 1/2 hour
Cover securely; preferably freeze before delivery

Martha's Table Van Run

Help support those who are hungry by joining us as we drive a soup-and-sandwich van one Sunday a month, serving dinner to homeless men and women on the streets of downtown Washington, in partnership with Martha’s Table.

Sundays 4:30 p.m. • 2016: Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, July 10, Aug. 14

Contact: Gene Herman for details, gene511 at aol dot com

Luther Place Dinners

Cooking for a crowd is seldom as appreciated as when two TI families cook and help serve dinner to 25 women living in a shelter at the Luther Place church’s “N Street Village”. With your help just one Sunday a year this dinner becomes a way to get to know others from TI and do a Mitzvah at the same time.

Second Sundays •  2016: Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, July 10, Aug. 14

Arrive at  6 p.m., serve at 7 p.m. and finish by 8:30 p.m.

Contact: Marjorie Siegel for details, marjorie.siegel at verizon dot net

Shepherd Elementary School Tutoring 

For at least twelve years, adults and teenagers from TI and Shepherd Park have tutored students from our local public elementary school. Each tutor is paired with a young (grade 2-6) student for the school year. The pair meet for one hour each week at the synagogue to read, practice math skills, or review homework. The weekly hour can make a tremendous difference in the academic performance of participating students by boosting their self-confidence and strengthening skills learned in school - a very high rate of return on volunteer service.

Sundays 5 - 6 p.m. • Check the TI online calendar

Contact: for details, shepherdtutoringprogram at gmail dot com
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