Soup Kitchen Celebrates 20 Years of Service to the Community and Honors the Rabbi Peter and Elaine Knobel Soup Kitchen

There were so many amazing moments at the March 19 Twentieth Anniversary Celebration and the renaming of the soup kitchen to “The Rabbi Peter and Elaine Knobel Soup Kitchen at Beth Emet.” Nearly 200 guests were in attendance, treated to a traditional soup kitchen-style dinner with home-baked desserts; raising money for this important work we do at Beth Emet; and celebrating our wonderful soup kitchen volunteers and leaders.

Speakers included U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky, Evanston 4th Ward Alderman Jonathan Nieuwsma, Rabbi Lisa Greene, Soup Kitchen Co-Chair Leslie Shulruff, President Lee Weintraub, and Rabbi Andrea London. Past President Mort Denlow and Lee Weintraub shared the importance of supporting the Soup Kitchen in order to uphold the legacy of the core values that Rabbi Knobel and Elaine so admirably embodied, and Jeremy and Seth Knobel spoke about the meaning and importance of renaming the Soup Kitchen in their parents’ memory.

Indeed it was truly a special evening for all.

 Current Donors                                                           Donate!

The Knobel family has generously offered a $50,000 match for all donations made as part of the renaming of the Soup Kitchen to honor the legacy of Rabbi Peter and Elaine Knobel. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar, allowing the soup kitchen to raise more than $100,000 to ensure its continued success for years to come.