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Serve a Meal

Loaves and Fishes Ministries Soup Kitchen

On the first Monday of each month, a group from Beth El helps prepare and serve a meal in conjunction with the Loaves and Fishes Ministries Soup Kitchen. It’s a chance to share our bounty and spend time with our Hartford neighbors, and a chance to catch up with each other. We welcome new participants. For more information, contact Ellen Solomon at (860) 648-0300 or email at

Charter Oak Cultural Center

Volunteering for the Charter Oak Cultural Center is a wonderful opportunity to make a "hands on" difference to families in need. Once a month Beth El volunteers prepare and serve dinner to about 50 Hartford children who attend after-school programs at the Cultural Center along with their families. Cooking is done in the Beth El kitchen on a Sunday morning. Then, on Monday at the Center, we set up, serve and clean up. Setup is at 4:00 p.m. and serving begins at 5:00 p.m. The Charter Oak Cultural Center is located at 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT.  To become part of this terrific program contact Craig Diamond, (cooking), and Kerry Rausch,  (serving).