Mazon

MAZON Project Volunteer Sign-Ups for Sunday Dinners at the HOUSING MATTERS Homeless Shelters, 115 Coral St., Santa Cruz

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Welcome to the MAZON Project! 

One of the highest religious acts of Judaism is to

share your bread with the hungry!

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Please join Temple Beth El's

100% PARTICIPATION CAMPAIGN

for every TBE household to help fight the injustice of hunger by contributing to at least one meal at our local homeless shelter, at least once per year. Let's all, collectively, put our Jewish values into ACTION!

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∞ * Join the Magnificent MAZON Volunteers * ∞ 

Temple Beth El has been providing meals to a local Homeless Shelter every Sunday since 1988. Please sign up to help continue this important tradition.

It's a mitzvah!

**(As of June 1, 2021, we will be providing weekly, Sunday dinners to 70 residents at the HOUSING MATTERS Homeless Shelters at 115 Coral St., every week of the year--rather than to 40 people every Sunday at the River Street Shelter formerly, at the same address.) To learn more about HOUSING MATTERS, check out their website here: https://housingmatterssc.org/about/our-mission/.

• IF YOU HAVE NEVER SIGNED UP FOR MAZON, YOU NEED TO CREATE A LOGIN ID & PASSWORD FIRST (BEFORE YOUR FIRST SIGN UP). Thereafter, Login before you attempt to sign up for a Volunteer date.

• To participate, please choose a date on which to contribute a dish to our Sunday Dinner, any available week at the HOUSING MATTERS Homeless Shelter. Please specify on the Sign Up List what you are going to provide so the Shelter can post the menu in advance, and supplement the meal with any compatible leftovers. 

• Meals should be dropped off Sunday, between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., at:

• HOUSING MATTERS Shelter, 115 Coral St., Santa Cruz (just off Hwy 9)

HOUSING MATTERS Phone #: (831) 458-6020. Contact MAZON Project co-coordiator, Robin Belkin ([email protected]; 831/476-9144; 251-7115), if you encounter any problems or wish to make special arrangements. If Robin's unavailable, Evyn Simpson is the HOUSING MATTERS Asst. Director of Programs, and Anthony Pignoli is the Kitchen Mgr. They can be reached by calling the HOUSING MATTERS Shelter (above). Only if you cannot reach them at that phone number, Anthony can be reached at: (831) 889-0059 or Evyn can be reached on her personal cell phone at: (530) 776-4936, if you cannot reach Robin and you need to make a special, ADVANCE arrangement for early food drop-off, to cook in the Shelter kitchen, or other arrangements, and Robin (or Chris) has not been available...  

• Advance sign-up is required (below--scroll down). 

• Please plan enough food for large helpings and some seconds--like you're cooking for 70 hungry teenagers. At Sunday dinner, many shelter residents haven't eaten all day but for a small breakfast.

• You may bring nutritious, home-cooked food with lots of fresh ingredients or purchase similar home-style cooked food, with lots of love. (No canned meals, please, e.g., chili or stew.) Please try to limit salt as many residents are on low-sodium diets.

• For Entrees, please pay attention to what anyone has signed up to bring already, and try to provide the same or at least a compatible dish, if possible, but it's not essential.

• Need help figuring out what dish to contribute to MAZON? Contact Robin for ideas: [email protected], or just Google "Easy Salads," "Easy Desserts" or "Easy Casseroles" or use the search term, "Potluck" before each category. Then multiply the recipe to make the number of servings you need.

Don't know what container to use for your MAZON contribution? Use your own dishes and pick them up the next day, or have the Shelter staff transfer the contents to their container upon delivery. Or...you can use a disposable dish (e.g., a plastic, 1 lb, fresh spinach or spring mix container can be used to make your salads directly in the containers (w/dressing on the side); or you can reuse those containers to layer cookies, cupcakes, cornbread, etc., or to transport rice or pasta dishes, stews, chili, roasted vegetables, etc.). If you don't want to use your own baking dishes, disposable, foil, roasting pans can be used for casseroles."

• All contributions are deeply appreciated, and for variety if desired, those who are able, may wish to consider providing something homemade other than lasagna or whole chicken (e.g., casseroles, stews--or with advance arrangements by emailing Robin--assemble your own: taco bar, burrito bar, baked potato bar, or BBQ on site kabobs or burgers with advance notice to the Shelter (email Robin well in advance) so they can have the BBQ's ready, etc. 

• Meals should be dropped off between 2:00-4:00 pm as dinner is served at 5:30 pm.  If you are contributing something that requires heating, please bring it early enough to be heated by 5:00 pm, so some can be packaged to go for those that don't eat in the dining room, and served to everyone else by 5:30 p.m.  Please do not bring frozen food unless it can be heated by 5:00 p.m. 

• To help strengthen the sense of community among us, MAZON volunteers are invited to arrive early to prepare their food in the shelter kitchen with advance notice (To do so, Email Robin, MAZON Co-Coordinator at [email protected] or call 831/476-9144). We will not be able to stay and serve dinner, and/or stay and eat with the Shelter residents again until COVID-19 precautions are lifted.

• When you drop off food, please drive up to the front gate at the HOUSING MATTERS SHELTER at 115 Coral Street,  and notify the personnel on duty that you are delivering Sunday dinner to the kitchen. They will either send someone to pick up your food at the entrance gate, or direct you to drive inside to a small parking area in front of the dining hall in the first building on the right (if a parking space is available), and someone will pick up your food there. 

If the entrance is too congested when you arrive, call the Shelter kitchen 458-6020 from the parking lot at Coral Plaza, across the street, and ask them if they can send someone with a cart to collect your food.

• If you cannot deliver your food between 2:00 and 4:00 pm, please contact one of the other MAZON Volunteers listed on that week's SignUp to help with your delivery, or contact MAZON Co-coordinator, Robin ([email protected]) well in advance, to arrange to drop off your food early--e.g., between 11 a.m., and noon (before lunch).

• Please check the MAZON SignUpGenius log regularly for cancelations so we don't always have to email the entire group whenever someone cancels. 

Please sign up here (BELOW) whenever you can--with your family, with a friend, with your chavurah, with any TBE group or class, and/or in honor of any special occassion (Scroll Down): 

• Directions to 115 Coral Street (off Hwy 9):

Take River Street towards Felton – turn LEFT on Fern Street – turn LEFT on Limekiln – turn LEFT on Coral St.– turn RIGHT at the driveway before the multi-story Rebele Family Shelter. Stop at the wrought iron gate, tell the personnel on duty or push the call button, and announce that you are delivering Sunday dinner for the HOUSING MATTERS Shelter. (If nobody responds, please call the Shelter from your cell phone: (831) 458-6020.) Then, either they will send someone to pick up your food at the gate entrance or direct you to drive inside to the parking area in front of the HOUSING MATTERS dining hall in the first building on the right.  

Thank you very much for your generous contribution to Temple Beth El's MAZON Project!

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If you offer your compassion to the hungry
           And satisfy the famished creature
      Then shall your light shine in darkness
      And your gloom shall be like noonday.
                          - Isaiah 58:10

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IMPORTANT CORONA VIRUS UPDATE:

Dear Magnificent MAZON Volunteers,

Please review the following MAZON Project Sunday meal delivery changes in place for the time being, as Corona Virus precautions:

1) As of May 1, 2021, The River Street Shelter was closed. Instead, we are redirecting our meals to the larger Housing Matters Shelter at the same address at 115 Coral St., but located inside the gate in the 1st building on the right. FYI, that block of Coral Street is one-way only, toward River St. So access to the Housing Matters Shelter on Coral Street should be gained from Limekiln St., onto Coral Street in the one-way direction.

2) MAZON meals shall be delivered by notifying personnel at the Security Gate entrance to the HOUSING MATTERS Shelter at 115 Coral St., to request someone to come collect your food from your car at the gate or be directed to a parking space just inside the gate to the right, in front of the HOUSING MATTERS Shelter dining hall (i.e., to deliver food, we will no longer need to go inside the Shelter at all, nor come into direct contact with anyone).

3) Meals can now be prepared in the HOUSING MATTERS Shelter kitchen with advance notice, but we cannot stay and serve the food until COVID-19 precautions are lifted.

4) Per Robin's prior email, please take extra food preparation precautions:

• Follow all CDC guidelines to wash your cooking surfaces, implements & utensils, ingredients, and hands thoroughly with soap and hot water and dry them with paper towels or a dedicated towel (no shared towels) throughout the process of preparing this food. 

• Don't cook if you are sick or are exposed to someone that is ill; but rather withdraw your name from the SignUpGenius page by clicking on: "Change My Sign-up," at the bottom of the narrative above the actual sign-up log. 

If you know another MAZON volunteer that may be able to fill in for you, please notify them and ask them to sign up for your time slot once you've removed your name. Also, FYI, the SignUpGenius system should automatically notify me whenever someone changes their sign up, but you can always give me the heads up too, just to make sure.

Stay safe, take care, and be well!

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Created by:   Robin Belkin for Temple Beth El, Aptos
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy PDT) Location Available Slot
09/26/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Leah Sugarman
Spaghetti and meatballs

Entree for 18

 
Leah Sugarman
Spaghetti and meatballs

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Shira Coleman
Garden zucchini and mashed potatoes

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Shira Coleman
Garden zucchini and mashed potatoes

Dessert for 36

 
Laura Segelman
Cookies

Dessert for 36

 
Laura Segelman
Blondies

Entree for 18

 
Julie Lorraine
Shepherd's pie w/ ground beef

Entree for 18

 
Bonnie, Carol and Greg Morr/Skolnick
Vegetarian Enchiladas

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Shira Coleman
Garden zucchini and mashed potatoes

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Shira Coleman
Garden zucchini and mashed potatoes
10/03/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Ken Wagman
Pork roast

Entree for 18

 
Ken Wagman
with

Entree for 18

 
Ken Wagman
homemade applesauce

Entree for 18

 
Ken Wagman
Southern macaroni and cheese

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Ken Wagman
Garlic smashed

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Ken Wagman
potatoes

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Ken Wagman
Roasted Brussels

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Ken Wagman
sprouts

Dessert for 36

 
Ken Wagman
Something

Dessert for 36

 
Ken Wagman
homemade
10/10/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 25

 
Rachael Katz
pasta veggies

Entree for 25

 
Rachael Katz
pasta veggies

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 25

 
Rachael Katz
salad bread

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 25

 
Rachael Katz
salad bread

Dessert for 50

 
Rachael Katz
pie, cake, cookies

Dessert for 20

 
Terry Grove
cookies

Entree for 20

 

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 20

 
Dan Gold
salad & bread
10/17/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Melissa Weiss
Peasant Soup w/ beans, chicken, sausage, veggies

Entree for 18

 
Melissa Weiss
Peasant Soup w/ beans, chicken, sausage, veggies

Entree for 18

 
Dori Schack
To be determined

Entree for 18

 
Dori Schack
To be determined

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Jackie Tuttle
pasta salad and rolls

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Jennie Sheridan Schindler
greens

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Mary Fran Archer
potato gratin, rolls

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Gaby Litsky
Green Salad and rolls

Dessert for 36

 
Juliana White
Cookies

Dessert for 36

 
Shmuel Thaler
Cake and ice cream
10/24/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Leah Sugarman
Spaghetti and meatballs

Entree for 18

 
Leah Sugarman
Spaghetti and meatballs

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 
Leila Veitch
Assortment of cookies

Dessert for 36

 
Penny Chesluk
cake and ice cream

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
10/31/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Katrina Lippman
Turkey Chili

Entree for 18

 
Jennie Sheridan Schindler
casserole

Entree for 18

 
Kate and Ari Avraham
Lasagne

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Katrina Lippman
Salad & Cornbread

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Kate and Ari Avraham
Green salad and garlic french bread

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 
Gaby Litsky
Pumpkin Cookies

Dessert for 36

 
Leora Fromm
something homemade
11/07/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
TBE Brotherhood Dan Iuster
Chicken

Entree for 18

 
TBE Brotherhood Dan Iuster
Chicken

Entree for 18

 
TBE Brotherhood Dan Iuster
Chicken

Entree for 18

 
TBE Brotherhood Dan Iuster
Chicken

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
TBE Brotherhood Dan Iuster
Rolls

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
TBE Brotherhood Dan Iuster
Rolls

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
TBE Brotherhood Dan Iuster
Rolls

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
TBE Brotherhood Dan Iuster
Rolls

Dessert for 36

 
TBE Brotherhood Dan Iuster
ice cream

Dessert for 36

 
TBE Brotherhood Dan Iuster
ice cream
11/14/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 25

 
Rachael Katz
pasta casserole

Entree for 25

 
Rachael Katz
pasta casserole

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 25

 
Rachael Katz
salad,grilled veggies, bread

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 25

 
Rachael Katz
salad, grilled veggies, bread

Dessert for 50

 
Rachael Katz
cake, pie, cookies

Dessert for 20

 
Jill Tardif
Chocolate Cupcakes

Entree for 20

 
Rose Ashford
Costco chicken

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 20

 
Meryl selman
Roasted carrots, rolls
11/21/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Leila Veitch
Challah Bread Stuffing

Entree for 18

 
Rose Ashford
Costco chicken

Entree for 18

 
Jennie Sheridan Schindler
casserole

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Cheryl/Dennis Caspe
vegetables and rolls

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Jackie Tuttle
rice and broccoli

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 
Penny Chesluk
Cake and ice cream

Dessert for 36

 
Katrina Lippman
Pumpkin Pie
11/28/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Leah Sugarman
Spaghetti and meatballs

Entree for 18

 
Leah Sugarman
Spaghetti and meatballs

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
BETH RUBINSTEIN
Latkes and applesauce

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 
Katrina Lippman
Carrot Cake

Dessert for 36

 
Gaby Litsky
Brownies

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
12/05/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Kristin Pfotenhauer (& friends)
Chicken or enchilada casserole

Entree for 18

 
Kristin Pfotenhauer (& friends)
Chicken or enchilada casserole

Entree for 18

 
Kristin Pfotenhauer (& friends)
Chicken or enchilada casserole

Entree for 18

 
Kristin Pfotenhauer (& friends)
Chicken or enchilada casserole

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Kristin Pfotenhauer (& friends)
TBA

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Kristin Pfotenhauer (& friends)
TBA

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Kristin Pfotenhauer (& friends)
TBA

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Kristin Pfotenhauer (& friends)
TBA

Dessert for 36

 
Kristin Pfotenhauer (& friends)
Cake

Dessert for 36

 
Kristin Pfotenhauer (& friends)
Cake
12/12/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 25

 
Rachael Katz
enchiladas, rice

Entree for 25

 
Rachael Katz
enchiladas, rice

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 25

 
Rachael Katz
grilled veggies, tortillas

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 25

 
Rachael Katz
grilled veggies, tortillas

Dessert for 50

 
Rachael Katz
cake, cookies, pie

Dessert for 20

 
Leila Veitch
Brownies and Blondies

Entree for 20

 
Rose Ashford
Costco chicken

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 20

 
12/19/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Cheryl/Dennis Caspe
veg lasagna

Entree for 18

 
Leah Sugarman
Spaghetti and meatballs

Entree for 18

 
Leah Sugarman
Spaghetti and meatballs

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 
Jackie Tuttle
cranberry bread and banana bread

Dessert for 36

 
Penny Chesluk
cake and ice cream
12/26/2021
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Larry Levin
Roast turkey and dressing

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 

Dessert for 36

 

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
01/02/2022
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Rose Ashford
Costco chicken

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 

Dessert for 36

 
01/09/2022
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Rachael Katz
Pasta casserole

Entree for 18

 
Rachael Katz
Pasta casserole

Entree for 18

 
Rachael Katz
Pasta casserole

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Rachael Katz
Salad rolls

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Rachael Katz
Salad and rolls

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Rachael Katz
Salad and rolls

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 
Rachael Katz
Cookies, pies

Dessert for 36

 
01/16/2022
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Leah Sugarman
Spaghetti and meatballs

Entree for 18

 
Leah Sugarman
Spaghetti and meatballs

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 

Dessert for 36

 
01/23/2022
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Jackie Tuttle
spaghetti and vegetarian meatball casserole

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 

Dessert for 36

 
01/30/2022
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Leila Veitch
Carrot Soup

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 
Leila Veitch
Garlic Bread

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 

Dessert for 36

 
02/06/2022
(Sun. 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
HOUSING MATTERS Shelters

Entree for 18

 
Leila Veitch
TBD

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Entree for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Vegetables & a Starch (or Rolls) for 18

 

Dessert for 36

 

Dessert for 36

 
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