This blog is posted by "Elijah's Table," a joint project of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (1 Hood Road, Derry, NH) and Etz Hayim Synagogue (1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry, NH), both located on Hood Road in Derry, NH. Twice a month we provide free, family-friendly dinners, which are served in a relaxed atmosphere. There are other organizations in the Derry, New Hampshire area that also offer free and delicious meals to the public. Please see the calendar on the right-hand side of this blog for a list of upcoming meals. And don't forget the offerings of the Sonshine Soup Kitchen (described on the left-hand side of this blog) and The Derry Salvation Army!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Go Fund Me!

I am excited to announce the "Go Fund Me" page that the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and Etz Hayim have set up together to raise money for Elijah's Table, a joint project of our interfaith campus that provides free meals to the public. Please contribute, if you can, and please spread the word on your FB page. It would be GREAT if this could "go viral," and we could raise enough money to continue to provide FREE and delicious dinners to those in need for the next year or two. Here is the link:

Photos from today's meal:

Santa Claus came to town!

Folks posing for this snap shot.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Etz Restaurant: Great food, great customers, and a great staff.

What a fabulous meal tonight at the "Etz Restaurant":  Pizza, veggie lasagna, salad, brocoli, zucchini, and dessert.  So much good food, so many wonderful customers.  And, thankfully, new volunteers to help us spread the cheer.  A million thanks. 
One of our new volunteers.
Three new volunteers, including the youngest!
What does the baby contribute, you ask?  Smiles, of course!
Lovely ladies.
Handsome men.

"Gorgi" salad.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Veggie Lasagna is a Hit.

Bonnie made vegetable lasagna for August's ET at the synagogue and it sounds as though it was a huge hit.  (I was out of town, so, sadly, didn't have the opportunity to chow down.).  We're having pizza and lasagna in September.  I hope you'll join us.

The chef.

We always have greens.

Get on board for the best food in town.

Monday, July 17, 2017

"Give me a L, give me an E, give me a S, give me a H, give me an I, give me N: what does it spell? FABULOUS!"

Well, the Leshins did a fabulous job on Sunday assuming control over the synagogue's Elijah's Table.  Even without a caterer, they managed to put on a delicious meal of tuna, egg, pasta, and garden salads, fresh fruit, cheese, and cake.  Yum!

"Thumbs up" for a great meal!

The remarkable couple, the Leshins.

Give me a "V" for "Victorious" and "Volunteers."
We are so grateful for you!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I am blessed.

It was an awesome evening.  After saying both the HaMotzi and Grace (the two lovely ladies in the top photo helped), we had pizza from Sal's, which they kindly provided to us at a huge discount (, and three kinds of ice cream from Moo's, which they gave us for free (  My grand-daughter (the gorgeous princess-looking person in the last picture) sang two songs (Colors of the Wind and When I Was Your Man), and got lots of applause.  Everyone got to watch me cry.  I am truly blessed.  

We said both the HaMatozi and Grace--and were honored by a special from-the-heart prayer
by the lovely woman in the striped shirt.

Rich helped serve the delicious pizza from Sal's.  We had salad, too.

Bill always wants to be next to the prettiest woman in the room
(my grand-daughter in red).

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pizza Party this Sunday!!!

We're having a pizza and ice cream party at Etz Hayim this Sunday for our Elijah's Table.  Come join the fun!