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Congregation B'nai Jacob

Sukkah on the Green October 20, 2019

This year Congregation B’nai Jacob will co-host Sukkah on the Green, a special Sukkot version of Chapel on the Green, with volunteers from the First Congregational Church of Old Saybrook.  The event takes place behind Trinity Church on the Green, in New Haven.  Rabbi Shapiro will first give a brief interfaith service and then together we’ll serve a meal to about 140 people.  CBJ will provide soup, bottled water and a dessert, see list below.  Our co-hosts are providing sandwiches, fruit, and snacks. 

It is a special mitzvah during Sukkot to feed the hungry! 

We need CBJ members to prepare food and deliver it to CBJ -ready to serve- by 12:00 pm on Sunday October 20, 2019.  Parking near the New Haven Green is limited, so we will load food at CBJ and carpool to New Haven.  Please bring ONLY the food you have signed up for.  This will help us keep organized and on schedule.  We also need volunteers to help on site with the meal.  

Anyone who wants to drive separately and meet up with the carpool should arrive at the Sukkah on the New Haven Green by 1:30 pm.  After a brief orientation with the staff, we will unload the food and set up the serving tables.  

The service begins at 2:00 pm.  The meal will start about 2:30 pm and last until about 3:15, at which point we will clean up.  We expect to finish and be ready to leave by 3:30 p.m. 

Trinity Church on the Green is located at 230 Temple Street, on the corner of Temple and Chapel Streets.  There is no parking on Temple Street, but parking is available on the surrounding streets.

If you sign-up for soup, please use the following recipe: 
JenniG’s New Year’s Lentil Soup (Makes 4 quarts)


  • 1/3 cup olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and grated
  • ¼ cup packed chopped Italian parsley
  • 4 tomatoes chopped finely or 16 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon each cumin and mild chili powder or paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. dried brown lentils, cleaned, and soaked in cold water overnight then drained
  • 2 quarts vegetable stock or water or combination


Heat oil in large pot.  Sauté first 4 ingredients until soft.  Add herbs, spices and tomatoes and sauté 5 min.   Add drained lentils and stock.  Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer for 30-45 min. Best when reheated!

Date: Sunday October 20, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm -3:30 pm

Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob and Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


Date: 10/20/2019 (Sun.)

Time: 12:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Location: Congregation B'nai Jacob and Trinity Church on the Green

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Available Slot

Lentil soup, 4 quarts (12)

Please use recipe above, which makes 4 quarts. We will wrap the hot soup pots for the trip from CBJ to the Sukkah.

11 of 12 slots filled
Kate Ezra (2)
JoAnne Burger
Elaine Emery
Margaret Leibowitz (2)
Adele Messina
Will drop off pot of soup at CBJ kitchen on Wednesday
Susan Jacobs (2)
Jenn Gottdiener
Lillian Topf

150 To-go containers, 12 oz. with lids for hot soup

Can be purchased online at: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/ecochoice-12-oz-kraft-paper-soup-hot-food-cup-with-vented-lid-case/760SOUP12KFT.html

Lauren Arch Arons

1 24pack of 16oz water bottles (6)

All slots filled
Elaine Emery
Debbie Fernbach (2)
howard zik
Already signed up to serve will also bring some water
Roz Atkins (2)

150 Plastic SOUP spoons

Lauren Arch Arons


Be at CBJ at noon to load and transport all food to New Haven Green

Deborah Fried

Volunteers to serve and clean up on site at the Green (8)

Arrive at the Sukkah behind Trinity Church on the Green at 1:30

All slots filled
Kate Ezra (2)
Daniel Headrick will also come
nina goodless-sanchez (2)
harry and i will be there
Elaine Emery
Deborah Fried
Howard Zik
Elizabeth Driebeek

Assemble Sukkah (2)

Meet David Franklin behind Trinity Church on the New Haven Green at 1:00

1 of 2 slots filled
Deborah Fried

Individually wrapped cookies or brownies, enough for 20 people (7)

All slots filled
Ellen Papermaster Spark
Marcie Naftolin (2)
Irma Rappaport
janice and Mikayla leibowitz (2)
Judy Taylor
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