Wise Temple volunteers prepare to serve Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Francis Seraph Ministries in OTR.

Wise Temple volunteers prepare to serve Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Francis Seraph Ministries in OTR.

Each year, the Wise Temple Congregation serves the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the homeless guests at St. Francis Seraph Ministries in Over-the-Rhine. This annual partnership between the Wise Temple Congregation and the Franciscan Friar's is now over 35 years old.

Wise Temple member Jeff Goldstein and Franciscan Friar Al Hirt, Pastor of St. Francis Seraph Church give the blessing.

Wise Temple member Jeff Goldstein and Franciscan Friar Al Hirt, Pastor of St. Francis Seraph Church give the blessing.

The Thanksgiving Dinner meal was served by more than a dozen Wise Temple congregants, and the Christmas Dinner is planned for Tuesday, December 21 at 4:30 pm.  The holiday meals always begins with a Hebrew and Christian blessing. This year, the Thanksgiving blessings were offered by Wise Temple member Jeff Goldstein and Franciscan Friar Al Hirt, Pastor of St. Francis Seraph Church. 

Young Wise Temple congregants prepare the coffee.

Young Wise Temple congregants prepare the coffee.

Dan Smith Benedict, from Wise Temple, washes dishes in the St. Francis Seraph Ministries Dish Room.

Dan Smith Benedict, from Wise Temple, washes dishes in the St. Francis Seraph Ministries Dish Room.

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