SARATOGA, California — On Sunday, November 9, twenty Jewish, Christian and Muslim volunteers gathered at Congregation Beth David to prepare more than 100 tasty kosher and halal spaghetti dinners for residents of InnVision Shelter Network Montgomery Street Inn
. Jointly sponsored by Congregation Beth David of Saratoga, Lincoln Glen Church of San Jose, and Pacifica Institute of Sunnyvale, the service event began with a heart warming welcome to all by Senior Rabbi Philip Ohriner. Bryan Ferguson, Ayhan Mutlu, and Pastor Larry Albright oriented volunteers then introduced a working buddy system where volunteers got acquainted before preparing the meal together. After all shelter guests were served, Iris Bendahan, Religious School Principal at Congregation Beth David, recited a Hebrew blessing before volunteers dined together. Pastor Albright closed the event with a prayer of thanksgiving for the guests served and new friendships begun.
Photos courtesy of Mr. Norman Kincl