Family Promise @ Temple Emanu-El
As many of you know, we have been hosting Family Promise families at Temple Emanu-El, with Temple Beth-El's support, for 22 years. Because of the current health crisis, Temple Emanu-El has decided to follow the example of the congregations that are hosting before us and NOT host the family in our congregation this rotation. The family will instead be "hosted" in an extended stay hotel and the price for the week is $800; however, we will still be providing dinner to the families and for that, you can sign up here.
If you volunteer - when you're night comes up, you can do it one of two ways. You can either drop off the dinner at their hotel in Homewood or you can provide the family with a restaurant or visa gift card. You can purchase these online and I can email Rana the card and she can give it to them. Rana said that visa gift cards are more helpful to the families because it allows them to choose where they pick dinner up from; however, if you prefer to buy a restaurant gift card and are looking at restaurants near where they will be staying, the extended-stay hotel is near the Lowes off of Lakeshore.
The family you will be feeding tries to eat healthily and the mom has a really bad case of diabetes so I would recommend not serving them pasta or offering a less-carb laden dish as well for mom. I thought I would let you know that detail before you decide whether to sign up or not.
|| Billie Marsala