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Young professionals, families with children, couples, and college students have an opportunity to make a difference in the St. Louis community during a Sunday afternoon volunteer project. Jewish Federation’s Young Professionals Division (YPD), St. Louis Hillel at Washington University, and the Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative are co-sponsoring the 4th Annual Roffman Family Day of Service on April 29, from 1 to 4pm.

Volunteers will meet at 1pm in the Mallinckrodt Multipurpose Room on Washington University’s Danforth Campus for a brief introduction. From there, transportation will be provided to Gateway 180, a St. Louis city emergency shelter for women and children. The group will help with cooking, organizing, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. Participants may also stay on Wash U’s campus and work on projects to benefit the shelter.

George Roffman was a Wash U student from 1999 until 2001, when a brain tumor caused his untimely death. Though his life may have been short, it was filled with enthusiasm, cheerfulness, and genuine concern for others. George treated every day as “Mitzvah Day,” serving as a student member of the St. Louis Hillel Board of Directors, and actively participating in community service.

Contact Lee’at Bachar with questions at lbachar@jfedstl.org or 314-442-3817. Click here to register.

About Jewish Federation’s Young Professionals Division (YPD):

Young Professionals Division (YPD) engages, educates and cultivates leadership to enhance Jewish life in St. Louis, Israel and around the world. Opportunities include social action, philanthropy and community development. YPD is for post-college Jewish men and women in their 20s and 30s. Learn more about YPD at JewishinStLouis.org/YPD. Keep up with YPD on Facebook at Facebook.com/YPDSTL.

About The Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative:

The Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative (a project of Jewish Federation of St. Louis) is an ongoing, monthly opportunity for Jewish young adults to help “repair the world.” Co-sponsors of the program are the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis, the Jewish Community Center of St. Louis and Next Dor STL. Learn more about the Solomon Initiative at bit.ly/SYASI.

About St. Louis Hillel at Washington University:

St. Louis Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students in St. Louis so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Its mission is realized through diverse programs and meaningful Jewish experiences in the areas of social justice and service, Israel, leadership development, religious life, and Jewish culture and education. St. Louis Hillel is accredited by Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and is a Beneficiary Agency of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.