Soup-er Sunday


Encouraging Hands-On Social Action

Soup-er Sunday is one of JTI’s largest service-learning programs. It takes place around Mitzvah Day International, an international day of service encouraging people all over the world to take part in hands-on social action in November.

Here on the North Shore, teen and adult leaders along with volunteers from grades 8-12* prepare and cook various foods, and then deliver the food to local emergency and family shelters as a pre-Thanksgiving meal. Each year we look for soup-er heroes to help with cooking, set up, clean up and/or delivering food as well as decorating Stars of Hope and pie boxes. The day begins with pizza for lunch. Guest chefs are always on hand for culinary inspiration and instruction; no cooking expertise is required!

*A fantastic parallel event for grades 3-7 runs through the Mitzvah Lounge at Temple Emanu-El of Marblehead!

Thanks to all our SOUP-ER 2019 participants, sponsors and collaborators on another HUGE success!


  • 96 volunteers
  • 64 lasagnas
  • 50 apple pies
  • large pots of soup
  • 4 packages of fresh fruits & produce
  • 52 Stars of Hope
  • family and emergency shelters

Soup-er Sunday Through the Years

See our soup-er awesome teens in action at JTI’s Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and YouTube pages.