Mishpacha Sponsored Monday Meal

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January 15, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Toby Sanders

Mishpacha is proud to mark its 4th year sponsoring Temple Sholom’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday Meal, which will be held on January 15, 2018! There is no better day to ensure equality for all and to feed those who are hungry.

We are asking all Mishpacha families to join together in support of this effort. You can show your generosity and compassion for others by making a donation or volunteering your family’s time on MLK Jr. Day (kids of all ages welcome). The Kaplan Rosenow Family Foundation will generously match any donation that is made to support this event.

With your help, on January 15th, 56 individuals will be fed a dignified, delicious dinner at Temple Sholom. Here’s how to help:
  • Volunteer to help during the event. Sign up here.
  • Donate by making a contribution. Click here and be sure to add “MLK Mischpacha Meal” in the occasion line.
We thank you in advance for making the MLK Jr. Day Monday Meal a reality each and every year.


The Kaplan Rosenow Family Foundation (a Mishpacha family-run foundation) once again generously has agreed to match any donations made by Mishpacha families to cover the costs of the Monday Meal. We are so extremely grateful for their dedication to this project.

The two ways that YOUR FAMILY can make a difference are:

  • Make a Donation: Help us cover the cost of the dinner with a contribution. Suggested donations are $18 or $36, but no donation is too small! There are two easy ways to make a donation:
    • Make a credit card donation on Temple Sholom’s website.
      • Fill out the required information
      • Indicate “Fund for Social Justice 17/18” for the “Fund” type, and
      • Make sure to indicate “Mishpacha Monday Meal” in the “Occasion” line in the “Send Acknowledgement to” section (no other lines in that section need to be filled out unless desired).
    • Mail a check
      Please make your check payable to “Temple Sholom” and indicate that the donation is for the Mishpacha MLK Monday Meal.
      Mail to: Stacy Charnay, Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657
  • Volunteer Your Time: We are looking for 12 volunteers (ages 12 and older) to help between 3:30pm-5:00pm to help prepare the meal in the kitchen, set up the dining room, and pack sandwiches. We also are looking for 12 volunteers (ages 12 and older) to help between 5:00pm-6:45pm to serve the meal to the guests (jobs include platers, servers, baristas, runners, and clean-up helpers). To volunteer please email Mishpacha by January 10.

Complimentary Babysitting!

We will provide complimentary babysitters to watch your children (ages 11 and under) in the Moadon, while you are volunteering in the kitchen and dining room. Your children will have the opportunity to put together a nutritious trail mix that will go home with the Monday Meal guests at the end of the evening. We also will have games/toys for the kids.

Thank you so much for your support in this important Mitzvah of the Month!

** The Monday Meal program has been in existence at Temple Sholom for over 10 years, serving 56 homeless/hungry guests nearly every Monday evening. As a measure of dignity, our guests are served a hot, plated meal in a dining room setting at Temple Sholom. Volunteers plan the meal, cook, serve and clean up. The program is self-funded through generous sponsorships and has become one of the most popular ways of volunteering at Temple Sholom.

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