Shelter Happenings

We are proud to announce that Rebecca’s Tent is compiling a cookbook to honor all of the wonderful cooks who have graciously and generously provided meals for the shelter since 1983.  Our special cookbook will, also, be a way to raise funds for  this landmark Shelter.
Help us make this fundraiser a resounding success
Please submit your  favorite recipes in the following categories:
  • Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Breads
  • Sides
  • Entrees
  • Brunch
  • Desserts
  • Miscellaneous (sauces, dressings, etc)
We are asking that the recipes be ‘kosher’ and NOT contain meat and dairy together, shellfish, catfish, pork, bacon, ham. Call me with any recipe concerns 404 667-8831.
Please be sure to  carefully proof read your recipe for accuracy.
Send recipes to before February 28, 2016.
Barbara Lang
Chairperson of Cookbook Project




Valentines Day 2015

Thank you for the Valentines, Morningside Presbyterian Preschool!

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Morningside Presbyterian Church Volunteers at the Shelter

Melinda Sandkam (Program Director Morningside Presbyterian Church and Phyllis Grimes (Morningside Pres. Shepherd for Shelter Volunteers)


Makeover Day!

The ladies at the Shearith Israel Shelter for Homeless Women enjoy some rare pampering.  The 13 women, who range in age from 27 to 62, were treated to haircuts, hair color, manicures and cosmetic makeovers at the Allie J Salon in Sandy Springs.  Shelter supporters Ellen and Dan Katz arranged this special day on a Sunday, when the salon was normally closed, so that the staff could devote their time to shelter residents.“This was an enormous treat for the women,” said Shearith Israel Shelter Executive Director Sallie Weddell.  “They spend their time working or looking for work and trying to make positive changes in their lives, so this was a very rare and wonderful gift for each of them.”

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Mitzvah Day!


A group from the Hebrew Order of David Lodge Magen David made the shelter their Mitzvah Day project and gave the walls a fresh new coat of paint. Pictured after a job well-done are (left to right): Peter Rivner, Ken Zeff, Jordan Tritt, Gavin Ellman, and Ian Platt.  Not shown are Jon Effron and Rich Levin.