Ladles of Love

Posted on November 13, 2018

Temple Beth-El’s new Ladles of Love initiative to bring comfort and good noshing to those in need is underway, with its next community cook-a-thon set for Sunday, November 28.

The first cooking session, held on Oct. 21, produced 15 mini loaves of pumpkin bread and lemon cake, as well as 23 quarts of butternut squash carrot soup and harvest barley soup. Ladles of Love volunteers have started delivering loaves of bread and soup to those in the TBE community who need a little extra care, whether recovering from surgery or an illness, grieving a loss or celebrating a birth.

Participants at the October session included Andrea Bradley, Rebecca Guss, Barbara Johnston, Robin Osman, Melissa Pyle, Marla Schoor, Dana Shapiro and Caryn Shinske.

Cooking slots are filled for the Nov. 28 session, but additional opportunities to join the cooking corps will be announced beginning in January. Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver care packages.

Ladles of Love is generously underwritten by the Jules Swickle Chesed [Kindness] Fund. To volunteer for deliveries or for more information, email Andrea Bradley at


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