Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Young Professionals Division (YPD) invites young adults to discover the needs, learn how to make an impact and take action in a new Pop-Up Giving Circle. Over the course of three hours, the group will learn about the needs of the community and, with combined gifts of $36 each, make a larger impact with a grant to an organization of the circle’s choice. The process will follow a guide from, a network of Giving Circles motivated by Jewish values and inspired by change-makers making a difference around the world.

Jewish Federation of St. Louis was selected by Amplifier in 2016 to partake in an extensive Giving Circle conference, complete with resources and guides for implementing successful giving circles in St. Louis. In March 2017, a group of 7 teens completed the second St. Louis Teen Giving Circle, allocating their combined $3,780 to Hand in Hand and the Jewish Fund for Human Needs.

“We are excited to bring the Pop-Up Giving Circle model to young adults this year,” said Becca Near, Program Associate for the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. “Pop-Up programs are a great way for participants to get a taste for how a giving circle works, with minimal prep work. In addition to providing the young adults with an empowering and collaborative experience, it will give us as the facilitators valuable information about how to improve the Giving Circle program in St. Louis.”

The Pop-Up Giving Circle will take place on Sunday, September 10 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at The J’s Staenberg Family Complex. Brunch and mimosas will be served; dietary laws observed. For more information and to register, visit