Today is April 12, 2024 /

Cooking for Hope

November 17, 2021, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Add to iCal | Add to Google Calendar

Our November and December dates coordinate with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hope Soup Kitchen has groups that cook specifically for the holidays.  In order to help, we can provide extra lasagnas for them to keep in the freezer as needed.  You can prepare them in advance and freeze or bring them fresh for Hope to put in their freezer.

This joint effort between SOJAC and Sisterhood encourages you to cook a meal for our neighbors at Hope Soup Kitchen. Cook up a meal, package up the meals, and donate them to HOPE Soup Kitchen, to feed 120 deserving and hungry people.

This month, drop-off will be at 18 Sherwood Oval.

Please let us know if you are participating ahead of time! Simply email

Questions can also be directed to Sondra at or 914-980-8853.


About Hope Soup Kitchen

With the assistance and support of a host of volunteers, HOPE opened the doors of its first Soup Kitchen in 1984. Since its early days, HOPE has grown to become the largest emergency Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen in the region. Although HOPE Community Services was founded to respond to hunger in the community, it quickly became apparent that food was not the only thing our clients were lacking. Clothing, language skills, emotional support, immigration services, and other daily necessities were also needed. HOPE Community Services expanded its services to meet the needs of its diverse client population. To learn more, visit


Mask Policy

Indoors: Consistent with current CDC guidance, all persons age two and above must wear masks at all times while inside the building, regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions include presenters from the Bimah during religious services (including prayer leaders, speakers, and Torah readers) and while seated and eating.

In Outdoor Tent Spaces and on Synagogue Grounds: Masks may be required for large gatherings in outdoor tents as determined by synagogue leadership. At other times, fully vaccinated persons need not wear masks outdoors, although we ask that everyone be mindful of the sensitivities of those around them. All unvaccinated persons age two and above must wear masks outdoors when they are within six feet of others, except when seated and eating Kiddush with their families or pods.

Vaccination Policy

Individuals ages 12 and above: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, all eligible persons ages 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to attend religious services, programs, or other WJC activities in the building. We reserve the right to request proof of vaccination at our discretion.

Those who are not fully vaccinated may attend outdoor programming in accordance with the masking policy set forth above. We will continue to provide access to our services and many of our programs virtually through Zoom and/or live stream.

Connect with Us

Give Online

Westchester Jewish Center welcomes your contribution to any of our listed funds.

Donate Now