HaMotzi Community Dinners for the Food Insecure

Let Those Who are Hungry Come and Eat at KI!
You can make a different and help fight food insecurity! 

In the spirit of community, we would like to invite you, your family and anyone in need of a hot meal to join us for monthly dinners at 5:00 p.m. on:

Sunday - November 13, 2016

Sunday - December 4, 2016

Sunday – Jan. 22, 2017

Sunday – Feb. 12, 2017

Sunday – March 26, 2017


Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel 
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Old York Road and Township Line Road)
Septa Bus Route 55 or Route 77
Septa Regional Rail Line Station: Jenkintown

To RSVP or to volunteer, contact: Sue Fried 215-327-8065 | [email protected] 
or Paulette Sterman-Soroko 215-646-7997 | [email protected]


Thanks to our generous donors:

September 25, 2016 =  KI 6th and 7th graders and parents

    October 30, 2016  =  KI Adult Education Committee 


    November 13, 2016  =  Local Act Against Hunger Committee and volunteers from Repair the World and Penn State Abington

    December 4, 2016 =  KI Religious Practices Committee

    January 22, 2017  =  HaMotzi Dinner Committee with WINSTY Convention attendees preparing the entree as a Social Action project 

 Donating  Merchants:

    Curds and Whey in Jenkintown

    Daryl's Pastries in Glenside

    Fill a Bagel in Jenkintown and Oreland

    Jules Thin Crust Pizza in Jenkintown

    M. Levin and Co, Inc.

    Panera in Jenkintown

    Rolings Bakery in Melrose Park

 We are averaging over 50 guests at the dinners. November will be our 1 year anniversary! When this was announced at our Oct. dinner, the guests all applauded enthusiastically. One guest approached after with tears in her eyes to thank us and shared how much the dinners mean to her.

 New donor:

    Rosenthal Family and Paradigm Color Graphics

Renewed donor:

    Lois and Stan Singer


Comments made by our guests:

“Sitting at round tables allows you to interact with more people and you feel like it is a real dinner.”

“There is much more food and choices here than at other meals. The food is also much better!”

“I came early to help. It is the least I can do for such warmth and hospitality. This meal is such a blessing to me!”                      


KI Volunteer Responses

“Call me any time you need help. This is the most worthwhile project I have participated in at KI.”

“This is what KI should be doing. Makes me very proud!”

“I get much more out of these dinners than any of the guests.”

“Loved the feeling of community,” remarked Music Arts volunteers