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Club 45 Bakes for the Emergency Shelter Partnership

Sunday, December 20, 11:30 a.m. on to calendar

Open to Bet Torah 4th and 5th graders. Tweens do not need to be enrolled in Kulanu. 

Tweens will be mixing up the batter with Loen on Zoom, and then baking when an adult is available to help use the oven safely.

Use Bet Torah’s passcode. Email Loen if you need help.


Yield: 12 muffins–six to donate to the ESP, and six for your family to enjoy.
  • Muffin tin
  • 12 paper baking cups/liners
  • 6 individual plastic bags (to wrap donated muffins)
  • Large bowl
  • 1/4 cup measure
  • 1 cup measure
  • 1/2 teaspoon measure
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Suggested mix-ins (optional): 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips; 1 1/2 cups blueberries; 3/4 cup chopped pecans and 3/4 cup dried cranberries; sprinkles; cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon)

Muffins must be dropped off, individually wrapped in plastic bags, at a private home in Pleasantville by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 21. Please email Loen if you didn’t get the address in an email.


What is the Emergency Shelter Partnership (ESP)?
Bet Torah will be hosting 15-20 people who live locally, but cannot afford food and shelter through the winter. From November through March, many congregations in our area take a turn hosting guests. Each night volunteers from the congregations and the community at large cook and serve a hot meal and provide breakfast for the next morning and a carry-out lunch. Learn more about the ESP.
Support for Bet Torah’s shelter week is needed from the whole community. Sign up here to make individually packed dinners (which can be cooked at home) or breakfast/lunch to-go bags. Sign up here to be a check-in volunteer. Please email Michele Posner, community service committee chair, with any questions about the ESP or other Bet Torah community service programs.

Please note that there may be changes in the Bet Torah, Emek, and METNY calendars. Bet Torah’s Youth calendar is always the most current and updated online.


Club 45 is Bet Torah’s youngest youth group for 4th and 5th graders. Approximately every other month, tweens are invited to attend fun events with Bet Torah friends in a purely fun and social environment. Past events have included fun at Bet Torah, as well as fencing at Westchester Fencing Academy and bowling, racing, and arcade at Grand Prix.

As the goal of Club 45 is to help our pre-teens deepen and expand their friendships within the Bet Torah community, events are open only to Bet Torah congregants. Tweens do not need to be enrolled in the Kulanu Learning Program.


Loen Amer
Director of Experiential Learning for Children and Teens