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
- 4 large pots of soup
- 4 packages of fresh fruits & produce
- 52 Stars of Hope
- 6 family and emergency shelters