TBK/Sisterhood Blessed Sacrament Supper Program

Temple B’rith Kodesh/WRJ TBK Sisterhood Team

December Blessed Sacrament Supper Program

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas Dinner:

Once again this year, we expect up to 80 guests at our annual Roast Beef Dinner at Blessed Sacrament Church (534 Oxford St., Rochester 14607).   Volunteers are needed!  There are many ways to participate.  Contact Gail or David Pogal to confirm assignment. 


Food Donors

Our team members donate the food served on 12/25.  Items can be divided amongst more than one family.   Once your assignment is confirmed, you will receive delivery directions.

Seven additional 5-7 lb. roasts – cooked or uncooked (we have some roasts already)

Tops has roasts on sale this week for $2.99/lb. Freeze and start to defrost 12/22 for 12/24 cooking.
 Roast sponsors welcome – Gail can cook your roast

Eight large cans of yams
20 pounds of frozen vegetables
10 pounds of rice
4 boxes of Clementines


Food Prep/Serving/Clean-Up

Volunteers age 8 (with parent) and up are needed for shifts spanning 4:00-8:00 PM on 12/25.  Indicate your time availability in your email message.

We are looking for a volunteer with a current ServSafe Certification to enable the Blessed Sacrament employees to leave while we are serving.  



Musicians needed 6:15-7:30 PM on 12/25.  Let’s make the evening festive!



Many of our guests eat at the Supper Program five nights a week, fifty weeks per year.  Last year, we donated RTS bus passes which have been carefully distributed to guests with mobility issues which make getting to the Supper Program extremely difficult on bitter cold evenings.  There are still bus passes in stock. 

This year, the supper program director, Mary Jo Lightholder, has suggested Wegmans gift cards to cover foods that are not available to the program from Foodlink or other food donors.  We will collect checks (no credit cards) made out to WRJ/TBK Sisterhood through January 11.  Sisterhood will purchase Wegmans gift cards for the total amount donated. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 –our 4th Wednesday Regular Shift:

Our December shift happens to be the day after the special dinner noted above.  We will share the meal responsibilities with Mount Olivet Baptist Church as we do each month all year on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  Prep/serve and clean-up volunteers are needed and will be assigned using the usual monthly e-mail from Ruth Fried.  Our team does not donate food for these monthly meals. 

Gail & David Pogal
Home 585-442-6808
Cell/text 585-451-5368


Parashat Beshalach

In this Torah portion, God tells Moses to have the Israelites set up camp at the Sea of Reeds, but then Pharaoh changes his mind about freeing the Israelites and chases his former slaves. With the Egyptians on the Israelites’ tail, God splits the sea and Moses leads the Israelites through it. When the Egyptians enter, God closes the waters, and the Egyptians drown. Miriam leads all the Israelite women in song and dance to celebrate. Soon after, the Israelites begin to complain about life in the desert. God provides quail and manna to feed them. The Israelites battle the Amalekites and win.