Lend-a-Hand, “Just Desserts” Edition


Because sweetness doesn’t just come from sugar

When you’re cold, you have hot chocolate. When you get a shot at the doctor’s, you get a lolly. When you’re dumped… well, you hug a tub of ice cream. Yes, there’s certainly a lot to be said for the healing properties of dessert, and how it lifts spirits. We’ve all experienced a time that called for a little something extra, something special. Now, we must make it (and bake it) for others who have the need, too!

During this unique two-part event, volunteers will first bake home-made delicacies, then serve them the following day to the homeless who frequent the “Out of the Cold” program at Beth Emeth Synagogue. To further sweeten the deal, there will be live music accompaniment (courtesy of Eldan Cohen), and dancing for whoever’s inspired.

Just Desserts Edition promises to be the finishing “cherry” on top of a traditional Out of the Cold meal – transforming an otherwise typical experience into one of frivolity and levity, with all the trimmings and accoutrements that will make recipients feel as special as we know them to be.


2-Day Event
Sunday February 8th, two baking shifts:
1) 4:30pm – 5:30pm
2) 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Monday February 9th, serving: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Beth Emeth Bais Yehudah Synagogue
100 Elder Street,
Toronto, ON

Closest Intersection: Overbrook Pl & Elder St (North of Steeles Ave. W)
Closest Subway Station: Downsview Station

Kitchen located on the Second Floor
Free parking in Shul’s parking lot

Event Educator: Coby Segall
Committee Members: Adina Anders, Eldad Ben Hamo
Musician: Eldan Cohen


Please contact Coby Segall,
Social Action Program Manager
(416) 830 – 0601