The Re’ut School Community Kitchen in Jerusalem is running out of funds and is in danger of closing! It needs our help!
The student run Community Kitchen, open to the general public, is run by students and funded by donations. It has been serving hot meals for the needy for the three years. Lonely elderly people, Holocaust survivors and those who cannot afford a hot meal come to Reut and enjoy a warm and tasty lunch and much needed company. The students volunteer serving the meals and provide company and conversation. Please help us support the Community Kitchen and provide hot meals to the needy!
Students set the tables in the school cafeteria, greet each guest personally, serve the food (cooked by a catering company with rabbinic supervision) and make this an enjoyable social occasion.
Everyone who comes to the community soup kitchen receives a hot, fresh, high quality meal and even a packed lunch for the next day. There is no charge for the meals.
The students create a warm family atmosphere. The diners are happy to meet the students and enjoy the courteous and friendly service. Students build a personal relationship with the guests. In addition to providing hot meals, the Community Kitchen serves as an informal community center, where a variety of cultural events take place: singing, music and parties before the holidays.
Human interaction is the critical factor. It benefits both sides. Diners eat a hot, nutritious meal and enjoy the social occasion, while the student volunteers are exposed to sectors of society that they might not ordinarily meet. It broadens their experience and helps them empathize with people from all walks of life including those different to them. Students learn the values of volunteering, charity and respect for others.
The Community Soup Kitchen at the Re’ut School as well as the school itself operate under the auspices of he Society for Advancement of Education, Jerusalem.