Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged, the newest supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is focused on providing financial support for programs and organizations that ensure the dignity and honor of Jewish elderly in St. Louis. Applications for their second funding cycle are being accepted now through March 14, 2016. St. Louis area 501(c)3 organizations with a mission and priority of Jewish elderly in the community at-large are encouraged to apply. To download the application, visit JFedSTL.org/About-Us/Womens-Auxiliary-Foundation.
Last year, six organizations received grants, in addition to a group of local congregations for a collaborative effort to create gift bags for elderly congregants. For Purim, Women’s Philanthropy and members of the community will make gift bags with these funds for B’nai Amoona, Central Reform Congregation and Temple Emanuel to distribute to their elderly members. This will alleviate feelings of isolation and make elderly members feel more connected to their congregation and the Jewish community.
Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged is focused on providing financial support for programs and organizations that ensure the dignity and honor of the Jewish elderly in the community at large. Women’s Auxiliary Foundation has a rich history in the St. Louis Jewish community and has evolved to become a significant source of support for the Jewish aged. After much consideration, Jewish Federation of St. Louis and Women’s Auxiliary Foundation created a partnership to leverage the expertise, resources and leadership of both organizations to best meet the needs of the Jewish elderly community in St. Louis.