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!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rocking Around the Etz Hayim Tree, It's a Happy Holiday!

It was a great holiday dinner at Etz Hayim Synagogue, with Rabbi Levy and Amy Dattner-Levy singing Christmas carols, accompanied by a lively crowd.  Folks told us they had a great time and we did too.  Dinner was also terrific:  eggplant parm, scalloped potatoes, pumpkin and banana bread, chocolate cake and apple pie, and THE MOST ADORABLE gingerbread cookies lovingly made by two of our teens, Kayla and Eliana.  Please join us soon!


We lit the Chanukah menorah.

There was plenty of good food from which to choose.

There's Barry, a key volunteer, and our Rabbi (in cap), being helped to some delicious eggplant by volunteer Lenny.

Everyone's happy.

And smiling.

The man in the picture got to take home a whole apple pie,
so he is VERY happy.

She got a terrific new hair cut.

And here are some new friends.

We sang Christmas carols before saying goodbye for the night. 
Click below for a snippet of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer"