Ladles of Love: Soup and Sweet Bread from TBE’s Caring Network

Posted on September 5, 2018

TBE’s Caring Network announces a new initiative to nourish those in need with equal doses of food and caring.

The initiative “Ladles of Love” will deliver homemade soup and sweet bread to those in the TBE community who need a little extra care, in times of joy and difficulty. Ladles of Love will be delivered to those recovering from illness or surgery, mourning a death or celebrating a birth. Each tasty care package will include a quart of homemade soup, such as vegetarian minestrone or mushroom barley soup, and a seasonal sweet bread, such as pumpkin or banana bread. Ladles of Love packages most often will be delivered with a friendly visit, but may also be simply dropped off.

A fun aspect of Ladles of Love will be the opportunity to come together to cook our homemade soups and sweet breads. Volunteers will be needed periodically to join the group in the TBE kitchen for some community cooking, when it fits their schedule. Volunteers do not have to be master chefs; they just have to be able to chop vegetables and stir batter. The first two cooking sessions will be from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 and from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

More details will be coming soon about TBE’s Ladles of Love, including how to ensure that you or someone you know will receive a care package, how to volunteer for the community cooking sessions, and how to volunteer to help deliver Ladles of Love packages. TBE’s Ladles of Love is generously underwritten by the Jules Swickle Chesed [Kindness] Fund.

For more information email Andrea Bradley at

Originally published in the September-October 2018 issue of the Shofar. For more issues of the Shofar, visit the Shofar archives.