Thanksgiving 2021

Food and Supply Donations 2021

Welcome to our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner 2021 signup! All month we organize to help feed a delicious Thanksgiving meal to over 3000 people in Westchester, Putnam Counties, and the Bronx, hosted by Temple Shaaray Tefila.

We are planning for a hybrid Thanksgiving preparation for our community, and encourage you to participate however you feel comfortable. There will be opportunities to cook at home with your family and also opportunities to cook at TST using Covid-protocols (mandatory vaccination, masking when inside, social distancing, prep outside on campus when possible, limited numbers of volunteers per slot.) Cook wherever you want! Make a party out of it!

Many organizations are asking for groceries and supermarket gift cards this year - so we also need lots of food and financial donations. 

Although we know this is a difficult time for many, financial donations right now from those who are able to give will allow us to commit to serving those in need. A donation of $10 will provide a Thanksgiving meal for one person. You may also consider feeding a family of 5 for $50, or a large family of 10 for $100. Any amount is welcome and your donations will also be used to continue to feed those with "food insecurity" after the holiday.  And any supermarket  gift cards are most appreciated (especially in $25/increments.)

There are five tabs above - 1. Donate Food and Supply; 2. Cook and Prep; 3. Cook at Home; 4. Financial Donation; and 5. Drive and Deliver.  Please look at all tabs to donate and volunteer, and note the many opportunities to help.

Safety is our number 1 priority. There will be security at Shaaray throughout our Thanksgiving preparation.  Additionally, we will be following strict Covid protocols for those who want to join us onsite. We are requiring everyone over 12 years old to be vaccinated and show their card upon admittance (and those under 12 to be masked). We will be maintaining social distance, limiting the number of people on campus, and working outside when possible. Please dress warmly!   (And there are lots of other opportunities to help if you don't want to cook on site!)

Food and Supply

Every turkey, potato, vegetable and fork counts! We need a significant amount of donated items in order to be able to cook and provide the meals and groceries which we have committed to prepare.  Many items don't have quantities listed because we need SO much.  Please indicate the quantity you can contribute in the notes.

Drop off donations outside, by the rear entrance to the Social Hall at Temple Shaaray Tefila (89 Baldwin Road, Bedford Corners) accessed by the religious school driveway entrance, not the main entrance. On Saturday the 20th donations will be accepted by the truck (s) in the religious school upper parking lot also accessed from the religious school driveway entrance (not the main entrance)  

  • RELIGIOUS SCHOOLPARENTS CAN START TO DROP OFF NONPERISHABLES ON SUNDAY, NOV.14 from 9AM - 11:15AM AND MONDAY THE 15TH FROM 10am - 11:30am AND 4pm - 7:30 pm and all donors as below
  • DRY GOODS/SUPPLIES Monday November 15 - 10am - 11:30AM and 4PM - 7:30PM.
  • November 16 - November 18,  from 10AM - 11:30AM and 3PM - 5:30PM.
    November 19 - 10-11:30 AM
  • PRODUCE and MEAT/PERISHABLES  November 19 10AM-11:30AM 
  • November 20 - 2PM - 8PM 
  • November 21 and beyond, anytime from 9AM - 5PM but please try to bring as early in the week as possible so we can cook with the food donations.
  • PLEASE BRING DEFROSTED TURKEYS IF POSSIBLE. PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS ON TURKEYS FOR DEFROSTING. 

If you can't get there, email Gayle Wasserman at [email protected] and we'll arrange to pick it up.  

Financial Donations

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click Financial Donation or donate food/supplies or a gift card on our Amazon Wishlist. You can also buy a grocery gift card. Any donation is most appreciated and may be tax-deductible but check with your tax preparer. 

If you know of a family in need, please feel free to reach out to Gary Cohn at [email protected] or Richard Leroy at [email protected]

As always, thank you for your help, partnership, and commitment. This Thanksgiving Dinner program will once again be a great success because of you.

Thank you. Tikkum Olam.

Created by:   Gayle Wasserman
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EST) Location Food and Supplies Needed
11/15/2021 (Mon.) Temple Shaaray Tefila

Sweet Potatoes (50)

Unlimited pounds of sweet potatoes needed

 
All slots filled
Courtney Williams
About 10 pounds
Carrie Kirschner White (2)
5lb bags
Amy Zipper (2)
20 pounds sweet potatoes
Allyson DeLorenzo
5 pounds
Rachel Gober
Will bring 10 potatoes
Barbara Napoli (8)
8lbs sweet potatoes
Amanda McDonough (5)
5 bags
Naomi Silpe
10 pounds
ann Glazer
3 large bags
Karen Waller (5)
lbs
Jacquie Broth (10)
Sweet potatoes
Lisa Futterman (12)
12 pounds
Brenda Yates
10lbs

Sweet Potatoes (10)

SO MANY SWEET POTATOES NEEDED!

 
All slots filled
Susan Spielvogel (10)
10 lbs

Donate an uncooked turkey (100)

We need lots and lots of turkeys. We will take the free ones from grocery stores. If you are donating a frozen turkey, please thaw it carefully before you bring it on the 19th and later.

 
56 of 100 slots filled
Ilene Weinfeld
I uncooked
Lauren Tuchman
will bring one uncooked turkey
Richard Leroy (28)
Uncooked turkeys
Gayle Wasserman (3)
3 turkeys
Laurel Rossi
Uncooked turkey
Daniel Blake (2)
Will bring uncooked
Jill Kurlanzik
I will bring an uncooked turkey.
Kym McNair (2)
2 turkeys
Leslie Mand (3)
Uncooked
Judy Faust Hartnett
Will bring defrosted turkey
Jackie Mishler (2)
2 turkeys
Denise Elliott
turkey 11/19/21
Keri Reitman Schnapper
Bringing a 17lb turkey
Carrie Kirschner White (2)
2 Turkeys
Roberta Lasky
12 pounds
Roberta Lasky
12 pounds
Rachel Gober
One turkey
Alexis Silver
Uncooked turkey
Erica Morris
One turkey
Lisa Futterman (2)
2 turkeys

White Potatoes (uncooked) (800)

We will use this for our mashed potatoes! Please indicate how many pounds of white potatoes you can bring.

 
All slots filled
alison cheung
10lbs
Sherry and Beckman (10)
white potatoes
Dawn Greenberg
Will bring 10 lbs.
Jarrod Schlesinger (5)
5 lbs bags
Richard Leroy (783)
1300 lbs of white potatoes

Stuffing- Boxed (350)

We need boxed stuffing any flavor

 
349 of 350 slots filled
Sandy Peretz (20)
I will bring 20 boxes of stuffing
Melissa Jacobs (20)
Will bring 20 boxes of stuffing
Jessica Tabankin
20 boxes
Keri Reitman Schnapper (20)
I will donate 20 boxes of stuffing
Courtney Williams (5)
I will get 5 boxes
Andrea Meakem (40)
I will bring 40 boxes
Jarrod Schlesinger (20)
Boxes
Jim Zimmerman (5)
Box
Stephanie Garry (5)
5 boxes stuffing
Barbara Brisman
25 boxes
Ilene Weinfeld (16)
Stove top
Laurel Rossi (4)
Stuffing boxed
Daniel Blake (10)
Boxed stuffing
Drew Weisberger (20)
20 boxes
Joyce Greenhaus (16)
Stovetop stuffing
Lisa Schwartz
16 boxes
Ilene Popkin (10)
I will bring 10 boxes
GIna Samalin (10)
boxes of stuffing
Amanda Goodstadt (20)
20 boxes
Jackie Mishler (8)
8 boxes
Susan Shapiro (20)
20 Boxes of stuffing
Lara Monasch (12)
12 stove top stuffing boxes
Joyce Greenhaus (10)
10 boxes of stove top stuffing
Andrea Faneuil (10)
10 boxes of stuffing
Samantha Mann (20)
24 boxes
Allyson DeLorenzo
10 boxes
Rachel Gober (5)
5 boxes
Leah Jacobson (4)
4 boxes
Dori Busell (15)
15 boxes

Butter (50)

We need as much as possible for making our home made mashed potatoes. Please indicate how many pounds of butter you are donating.

 
All slots filled
Dina Borelli (6)
Will bring in
Marnie Levine (5)
5 lbs Butter
Julie Zaretsky-Creiner (5)
5lbs
Emily Unger (2)
Butter
Sue Scharf
10 lbs butter
GIna Samalin (3)
3 lbs
Allyson DeLorenzo
butter
Jill Vandercar
5lbs
Leah Jacobson (4)
Butter 4lbs
Bobbi Ludel (4)
4lbs butter
Bobbi Ludel (4)
4lbs butter
Alexis Silver (5)
5 lbs
ann Glazer
5 lbs
Karen Waller (8)
lbs

Brown Sugar (25)

25 1lbs bags of brown sugar. We will use this for our sweet potato casserole

 
All slots filled
Jodi Kimmel (20)
I will bring 25
richard leroy (5)
Jodi Kimmel is bringing all 25. Thanks Jodi!

Chickpeas (200)

We need 200 cans of chickpeas!

 
139 of 200 slots filled
GIna Samalin
1 39oz can
Essabel Jamias (12)
12 cans of chickpeas
Carrie Kirschner White (6)
6 Cans
Karen Sabath
15 ounce cans, I will bring 48 cans
Allyson DeLorenzo
10 cans
Jennifer Greenwald (18)
cans
Christina Rae
2 cans of chickpeas
Hope Blauner (10)
10 cans chickpeas
Sandra Pell (10)
cans
Adam Topalian (15)
15 cans chickpeas
Kim Dubin-Blachar (16)
16 cans
Catherine Doppelt (48)
Goya cans 15.5 oz each

Roasting Bags for Turkeys (50)

We really need roasting bags!! Please pick up a few and bring with you to Shaaray.

 
All slots filled
Lisa Tabs (50)
50

Cranberry sauce (50)

We need as many cans of cranberry sauce as possible. We'll take the big containers from Costco, the small cans from the grocery store or anything you can make! Please indicate what you are bringing and how much.

 
47 of 50 slots filled
Jessica Tabankin
10 cans
Sherry and Beckman (10)
cranberry sauce
Jim Zimmerman (5)
Small cans
Stephanie Garry (4)
4 cans cranberry
Joyce Greenhaus (10)
10 cans of cranberry sauce
Karen Sabath
14 ounce cans, I will bring 96 cans
Allyson DeLorenzo
10 cans
Jill Vandercar (10)
10 cans
ann Glazer
10 cans
Renee Stopnik (4)
Cans

Deep Aluminum trays - 1/2 size (200)

We serve all the food in deep aluminum tins and always need more! Please pick some up at the store!

 
180 of 200 slots filled
Dina Borelli (5)
Will bring in
Sherry and Beckman
full size trays
Lizzie Cooper
I will bring 60 1/2 size trays
Wendy Marx (20)
.
Sherri Owles (5)
5 packs of 30 pans each (150 pans)
Jason Schiciano (100)
1/2-size deep trays (qty 100)
Joyce Greenhaus (10)
Deep aluminum 1/2 trays
Lisa Schwartz
60 trays
Amanda Goodstadt (20)
20 trays
Jill Vandercar (10)
10 trays
Karen Waller (6)
tray
Lisa Futterman
Costco package

Plastic Cutlery

Eco Friendly please. We need 1000 spoons, 1000 forks, 1000 knives. Please indicate what you will bring.

 
Dina Borelli
I’ll buy two boxes of 360 pieces

Paper Towels (50)

 
All slots filled
Brenda Yates
Will drop off 50 paper towels
Richard Leroy (49)
Brenda is meeting this need. Thanks Brenda! I am just filling in the slot.

Table decorations (5)

 

Aluminum trays - full size- Medium (200)

We serve all the food in tins and always need more! Please pick some up at the store and bring them with you to Shaaray.

 
100 of 200 slots filled
Lisa Tabs (60)
60
Amanda Goodstadt (20)
20 medium size trays (will try to get more depending upon what i can find)
jill ratner (10)
10 full sized medium aluminum trays
Jill Vandercar (10)
10 full size trays - medium

Delivery Container for meals (1000)

Eco Friendly- Donation needed, we will purchase

 

Gallon ziploc plastic bags -boxes (50)

We will use these to bag tossed salad, cookies, left overs for our guests. Please indicate how many boxes you will donate.

 
All slots filled
Jen Krugel (20)
20 boxes
Lauren Tuchman (20)
I will buy 20 boxes
robin goldstein (10)
gallon plastic bags

Sandwich ziploc plastic bags -boxes (50)

We will use these for our delivered desserts. Please indicate how many boxes you will donate.

 
All slots filled
Jen Krugel (20)
20 boxes
Julie Paget (10)
Boxes
Wendy Marx (10)
10 boxes of bags
Susan Levin (2)
box of 300 bags
GIna Samalin (6)
1 box of 300
Jill Vandercar (2)
2 boxes

Bottled Water (large containers) (25)

 
18 of 25 slots filled
Julie Paget (10)
Jugs
Robin Goldstein (5)
5 gallon bottles
Lauren Wise (2)
Will bring in 2 cases
ann Glazer
3 large

Olive Oil (5)

1 Gallon containers

 
All slots filled
Jim Zimmerman
1 gallon
Ilene Weinfeld
1 gal
Wendy Marx
1 container
Lisa Schwartz (2)
2 large jugs

Cinnamon (4)

4 large containers. We will use this for our sweet potato casserole

 
All slots filled
Dina Borelli (2)
Will buy
richard leroy (2)
cinnamon containers.

Hot Sauce (20)

 
All slots filled
Emily Haft Bloom (10)
Cholula large bottles
Jim Zimmerman (5)
large bottles
robin goldstein (5)
hot sauce

Aluminum tray- Full size- Deep (40)

We serve all our food in tins and always need more. (If you are cooking at TBE, you can bring your donation directly there.)

 
All slots filled
Lauren Tuchman (20)
I will buy 20 trays full size
Jason Schiciano (20)
full-size deep trays (qty 20)

Uncooked bags of rice (20)

Large bags of uncooked rice to cook for our meals

 
All slots filled
Danielle Leston (8)
80 lbs total
Lauren Tuchman (3)
I will buy 3 large size bags of rice
Jim Zimmerman (5)
bag
Julie Paget (4)
Bags
11/19/2021
(Fri. 8:00am - 8:00pm)
Temple Shaaray Tefila 

Cooked turkeys and/or adopt a turkey from us (20)

We need cooked turkeys dropped off at TST. Or adopt an uncooked turkey from us and cook it at home and return it to TST.

 
5 of 20 slots filled
Ilene Weinfeld
Cooking 1 Turkey
GIna Samalin
1 cooked turkey
Bobbi Ludel
Cooked turkey
sheryl weisser (2)
1 donate and will take one to cook

Chickens (200)

We need 210 chickens

 
All slots filled
Richard Leroy (191)
191 chickens
Roberta Lasky
4 pounds
Roberta Lasky
4 pounds
Bobbi Ludel (2)
Whole chickens
Beth Keller (5)
Whole chickens

String Beans or Broccoli (500)

We need 500 pounds of string beans or broccoli for Thanksgiving Dinner. Please indicate how many you can bring. (There are bags of 5 lbs in the grocery store.)

 
37 of 500 slots filled
Ilene Weinfeld (10)
10 5lb bags
Kym McNair (5)
5 bags string beans
Jackie Mishler (4)
4 bags broccoli
Susan Schwartz (5)
bags of string beans
ann Glazer
5 5 lb bags
Cindy Greenberg (2)
2large bags greenbeans
Christina Rae
5 lbs of brocccoli and/or string beans
Heather Lackey
5 lbs
GIna Samalin (8)
4 - 2 pound bags

Lettuce : Bagged and Washed preferred. (200)

This is for the salads that we make. We need hundreds of bags of prewashed lettuce (or heads of lettuce washed at home.) Please indicate how many heads you will bring.

 
63 of 200 slots filled
Rose Levy (5)
bags
Samantha Nick (10)
10 bags
Beth Keller (10)
Bagged
John Sabalja (10)
Friday delivery
Wendy Rubin (12)
2 and 3 lb bags- 26 lbs for 11/20
Hope Blauner (5)
5 bags of lettuce
Sandra Pell (3)
bags
Kim Dubin-Blachar (4)
4 large bags
Alli West (4)
4 Boxes/Bags Pre-washed

Garlic - peeled container (10)

Large containers of peeled garlic. Please indicate how many containers.

 
7 of 10 slots filled
GIna Samalin (4)
4 pounds of peeled garlic
Renee Stopnik (3)
Bags

Cherry/Grape Tomatoes (400)

This is for the salads that we make. We need hundreds of tomatoes. Please indicate how many boxes of tomatoes you will bring.

 
44 of 400 slots filled
Kym McNair (5)
5 containers
Anna Schapiro Schapiro (3)
3 containers
GIna Samalin
1.5 lbs grape tomatoes
Rose Levy (5)
packages
Anna Peris (5)
5 packages
John Sabalja (10)
Friday delivery
Christina Rae
4 containers
Heather Lackey
4 containers
Hope Blauner (5)
5 pints
Lindsay Brand (4)
4 containers
Alli West (4)
4 Containers

Chickpeas (100)

We need 200 - 15 ounce cans of chickpeas!

 
49 of 100 slots filled
Rose Levy (5)
cans
Nina Primer (15)
Fifteen cans chickpeas
Heather Lackey
5 cans
Lindsay Brand (24)
24 cans
Renee Stopnik (4)
Cans

Dinner Rolls (500)

Need 3000! We provide a dinner roll with every meal. Please pick up a package! Please don't bring us rolls that need to be baked.

 
200 of 500 slots filled
Cindy Greenberg (20)
100 rolls
Melissa Engel (20)
20 rolls
GIna Samalin (32)
32 rolls
Elizabeth Metzger
96 rolls (8 dozen)
Karen Waller
packages
Christina Rae Rae
2 bags
Sandra Pell (4)
packages
Carin Horowitz (120)
10 dozen
Stacy Topalian
10 Bags

Sweet potatoes (uncooked) (20)

We need as many as possible for making our home made sweet potatoes. Please indicate how many pounds of sweet potatoes you will bring. (If you are cooking at TBE, you can bring your donation directly there.)

 
All slots filled
Jackie Mishler
6 lbs
David Elbaum
30 lbs
GIna Samalin (8)
8 lbs
Rose Levy (10)
pounds

Milk (40)

We need as much as possible for making our home made mashed potatoes. Please indicate how many gallons you are bringing.

 
12 of 40 slots filled
Sherry and Beckman (3)
milk
Anna Schapiro Schapiro (3)
3 gallons
Rose Levy (3)
gallons
Alexis Silver
3 gallons
Renee Stopnik (2)
1/2 gallons

Carrots (bags) (100)

This is for the salads that we make. We need hundreds of carrots. Please indicate how many pounds of carrots you will bring.

 
60 of 100 slots filled
Joanna Nadel (10)
1 lb bags
Julie Zaretsky-Creiner (10)
10lbs
Kym McNair (3)
3 bags
Anna Schapiro Schapiro (3)
3 bags
Melissa Engel (10)
10 bags
Susan Levin (5)
2 lb bags
David Elbaum
5
ann Glazer
10 1 lb bags
Karen Waller (10)
bags
Christina Rae
10 lbs
Heather Lackey
4 bags
Kelly Gilchrist (5)
5 bags bringing 4 pm Sat

Celery (bunches) (100)

Please indicate how many packages of celery you will bring.

 
26 of 100 slots filled
Melissa Engel (5)
5 bags
Rose Levy (5)
bunches
ann Glazer
10 bunches
Heather Lackey
4 bunches
Kelly Gilchrist (12)
12 bags bringing 4 pm Sat
Renee Stopnik (2)
Bunches

Peppers- red, orange, yellow and green (100)

This is for the salads that we make. We need hundreds of peppers. Please indicate how many peppers you will bring.

 
68 of 100 slots filled
Karen Waller (10)
bags
Kelly Gilchrist (20)
20 bringing 4 pm Sat
Renee Stopnik (2)
Bags
Catherine Doppelt (36)
green peppers

Head of Lettuce (20)

We need a ton of lettuce for our salads.

 
6 of 20 slots filled
Anna Peris (5)
5 heads
ann Glazer
5

Onions (bags) (100)

We need onions for our grocery bags and for all of our potatos. 15 10 lb bags

 
74 of 100 slots filled
Joanna Nadel (10)
1 lb bags
Kym McNair (6)
6 bags
Melissa Engel (5)
5 bags
David Elbaum
20 lbs
Heather Lackey
2 bags
Kelly Gilchrist (50)
50 lb bag bringing 4 pm Sat
Renee Stopnik
Bags

Apples -Whole fresh fruit (250)

We need lots of apples! Everyone has fruit with their meal.

 
74 of 250 slots filled
Courtney Williams
2 big bags
Sherry and Beckman (4)
apples
Joanna Nadel (50)
Individual
ann Glazer
2 large bags
Karen Waller (5)
3-5 lb bags
Christina Rae
2 bags
Renee Stopnik (12)
Individual apples

Cucumbers (100)

This is for the salads that we make. We need hundreds of cucumbers. Please indicate how many cucumbers you will bring.

 
45 of 100 slots filled
Anna Peris (10)
10 cucumbers
Lindsay Brand (10)
10 cucumbers
Heather Lackey
5 cucumbers
Kelly Gilchrist (20)
20 bringing 4 pm Sat
Alli West (4)
4 large Cukes
11/21/2021 (Sun.)  

Sweet Potatoes (50)

Unlimited pounds of potatoes needed

 
19 of 50 slots filled
susan roher
15 pounds
Gregg Nadel
10 lbs
Anna Peris (10)
10 pounds
Jeanne Sullivan
10 lbs sweet potatoes
Zoe Gellert (6)
6 pounds

Brownies Packages (100)

 
85 of 100 slots filled
Amanda Schwartz (15)
15 boxes of brownie mix
rebekah tannen (16)
16 boxes
GIna Samalin (3)
3 boxes
Lindsay Brand (10)
10 boxes
Alexis Silver
5 boxes
Susan Roher (5)
Brownie mix boxes
Elissa Berkman (10)
10
Zoe Gellert (20)
I will try and buy more if I can get it!
Lynne Quittell (5)
packages

Pies - Pumpkin or Apple (20)

 
All slots filled
Karen Waller (6)
pie
John Sabalja (14)
I’ll bring to temple Friday

Cornbread (20)

We need as much corn bread as possible. Thanks!

 
18 of 20 slots filled
Pam Gordy
100 Corn Bread
Lindsay Brand (5)
5 packages cornbreads
Hope Blauner
60 tins of cornbread
Lesa Levine Greenfield (6)
6 trays of approx 6 servings
Lynne Quittell (5)
packages

Cooked turkeys and/or adopt a turkey from us

We need cooked turkeys dropped off at TST. Or adopt an uncooked turkey from us and cook it at home and return it to TST.

 
Julie Zaretsky-Creiner
1 cooked turkey that I will buy
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