Congregation Beth Emeth

Embry Rucker Dinner, September 26, 2021

In this Covid-19 crisis, the ones among us who have the least are those who have suffered the most. Shelters and Food Pantries have been overwhelmed. Kind folks have been delivering dinners to the Reston Embry Rucker family shelter and we, as Jewish faith communities, want to help out here as well.

So CBE, along with Shoreshim, will provide dinner on September 26 for about 50 guests at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, 11975 Bowman Towne Drive Reston, VA 20190 (next to the Reston Public Library). Our parner Shoreshim, a Havurah in Reston, was founded more than 40 years ago.

What are we providing? 

We will be providing our signature dinner menu to include grilled chicken, roated potatoes and hot veggies. This should be a real treat since much of what the guests typically get these days are casseroles. Because of the Covid-19 pendemic we will provide food and drinks, but will NOT have volunteer servers. Please sign up ASAP below for items you can bring, so we will know that our commitments are covered.

How will the food be dropped off safely?

Please prepare your food and drink items in advance, and drop them off at 3:30 pm at the shelter. Dinner is served at 4:45 pm; hot items will be either kept warm or re-warmed at the shelter. Please take your food around to the back door (through the parking lot and to the right). You will see a canopy and table set up for no-contact food drop-off. Please knock on the kitchen door or call (703) 437-1975 to ensure that the food is brought in.

How can I donate money instead?

We understand that some congregants would prefer not to go out to buy food/drink donations but instead to make a monetary donation for the dinner. This can be easily done using this donation form. Any amount helps!


Contact Janet Lindsey Klayton using this form.

Date: 09/26/2021 (Sun.)

Time: 3:30pm - 3:30pm EDT

Created by:   David Markovich
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Provide Chicken for Dinner (11)

Each signup slot is for 2 Roasted Cut-up Chickens -- e.g., already roasted chickens from Giant where each chicken serves on the average 3 guests.


Provide Potatoes for Dinner (8)

Roasted Potatoes for 8


Provide Fresh Veggies for Dinner (8)

Cooked fresh Veggies for 8 (please no can or frozen veggies; broccoli is a favorite)


Provide Rolls & Margerine for Dinner (4)

Rolls and Margarine for 20

1 of 4 slots filled
Gail Greenberg

Provide Dessert for Dinner (4)

Apple Pie (Each pie has about 10 servings)


Provide Dessert for Dinner (6)

Brownies for 10 people


Provide 5 large aluminum pans to heat food


Provide Soda for Dinner (2)

Large bottle of caffeine-free diet cola (any brand)


Provide Soda for Dinner (2)

Large bottle of caffein-free orange soda (any brand)


Provide Soda for Dinner (2)

Large bottle of caffeine-free lemon-lime soda (any brand)


Provide Orange Juice for dinner

1 gallon


Provide Apple Juice for dinner (2)

1 gallon


Provide 2% milk for dinner (2)

1 gallon


Provide tangerines for dinner (4)

1 dozen tangerines or oranges


Donate funds to support the Shelter Dinner (20)

If you plan to donate, click on the link above to the form, and just put a "1" here so we know to look for it. (You can also copy this address in your browser to donate:

1 of 20 slots filled
Gail Shor
Sorry I'll be away that weekend
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