Dates: Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 12-1 PM
Fees: $7 Senior / $10 General / $14 Mitzvah (for your lunch and to subsidize someone's meal)
Join our community for a delicious kosher meal twice a week. Healthy, balanced meals include dishes such as roasted fish, chicken, and stuffed cabbage with seasonal fruit and vegetables. To-go meal orders are available.
Learn More: JCC Front Desk, 510.848.0237
We’re thrilled to have you twice per week at our Community Lunch program. In this new year, we would like to let you know about an upcoming adjustment to our lunches together.
A NEW PARTNERSHIP
Beginning in February, the JCC East Bay’s lunch program will be catered by the incredible Reutlinger Community. The Reutlinger Community is a senior Jewish living facility located in Danville, California. They provide meals to their residents daily, and have catered the JCC East Bay’s Passover Lunch Seder for many years. We are thrilled about this new partnership!
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN JANUARY
We are as committed as ever to provide high-quality kosher-style meals to our community and are working with the Reutlinger Community to ensure a successful continuation.
As Janice will be on vacation in January, we will have a month of transition before we begin with Reutlinger. We have happily decided to hire Kelvin, the JCC East Bay’s excellent chef and trusted Afterschool caterer, to provide the Community Lunch meals during this transition. Kelvin prepares food for all of our afterschool programs, has catered many past JCC community holiday programs, and knows our facility and community well. During this month of transition, the meals that Kelvin will provide will be kosher-style.
WHAT’S STAYING THE SAME
All other aspects of the Community Lunch program, such as time, location, and meal prices, will remain the same. We will still rely on the incredible support from our volunteers and JCC staff members that help make this program possible.
WHY WE ARE MAKING A CHANGE
This exciting new shift stems from an in-depth review of assessing the safety and capacity of our kitchen space and facility needs. It is not advisable for us to continue to use our kitchen as we have in the past. Our partnership with Reutlinger will allow us to continue to provide high-quality hot meals without using our own kitchen. We believe this is the best move forward for all.
We extend our deepest gratitude and thanks to Janice for all she’s done over the past years. We are sad to see her go, and hope she will continue to be a part of the JCC East Bay community. We will be thanking Janice at our upcoming lunch on Thursday, January 11. We hope you’ll join us!
As always, we value your feedback. Especially during this time of transition, please don’t hesitate to reach out to let us know your questions and/or concerns. We want to hear what you think so we can ensure the most positive experience.
The JCC East Bay