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, May 19, 2019

What goes together like a horse and carriage?

What goes together like a horse and carriage?  Soup and salad!  We had a wonderful "indoor picnic" today at Etz Hayim Synagogue of tuna, egg, pasta, and garden salads, watermelon, ice cream donated by Moo's Ice Cream, and crispy pita bread.  Where does the soup come in?  One of our "kids" worked with PJ Our Way to create bags of soup kits that we distributed to our grateful clients.  We are so lucky to have kids who want to be involved in their communities, and lucky to have a community of wonderful people who visit us each month.  Elijah's Table at Etz Hayim Synagogue is taking off for June as our usual day (the third Sunday of the month) is Father's Day, but we'll see you in July.  Have a great month. 

The volunteers.

The kids who made the soup kits.  What a terrific group!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Beautiful weather, beautiful people.

It was a beautiful day outside, today, wasn't it?  And with it came many of our friends for a wonderful and complete meal.  See you soon.

Sweet volunteers.
Flower girl and friends.
Girlfriends come early to chat.
Girlfriends come early to chat, #2.
A great smile.
Volunteers smile, too.

Volunteers smile, too, #2.

Handsome guy.

Eat your veggies.

Eat more veggies.

Eat lots of veggies.

Okay, now you can have your cake. 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Go Fund Free Meals!

For those of you who make use of this blog, perhaps letting your constituents know of free meals in the area, please consider making a donation to the Go Fund Me(als) page of Elijah's Table.  This money will go Elijah's Table partners--the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Derry and Etz Hayim Synagogue--and will be used to fund our meals.   Here's the link:

Friday, January 18, 2019

January 20 Elijah's Table Cancelled Due to Impending Storm


Monday, December 17, 2018

The weather outside was frightful, but the food was delightful.

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday breakfast at Etz Hayim this past Sunday.  It was lovingly put together by many volunteers.  We had vegetable quiche, cheese quiche, pancakes with three different kinds of syrup (maple, blueberry and strawberry), kugels, muffins, hot chocolate with marshmallows, and even peppermint sticks.  What a treat!

The volunteers, Photo #1.

The volunteers, Photo #2.

Volunteer getting "a commission."
"We'll smile for you."

Post-meal relaxation.

Just enjoying our time together.

Chocolate and candy canes.

And healthy food, too!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Please join us for a YUMMY breakfast on 12/16.

Thank you for spending the afternoon with us.

Thank you for spending Thanksgiving Day with the Community Meals Network at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.  Special thanks to the Salvation Army for organizing all the nonprofits that are involved in this wonderful community activity.  The meal, music, and company were wonderful.  (PS, remember that December's free meal at Etz Hayim Synagogue is BREAKFAST on December 16.  See you then.)

Happy customers.

The musician and two Salvation Army organizers. 
The ladies from the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration displaying the soup kits Sunday School students
made as giveaways.

The first shift of servers, including folks from Etz Hayim Synagogue
and the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.

Amy Dattner Levy sang folk music nonstop.

 Handsome and happy.
The lead chefs.

Gathering in thanks and fellowship.