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Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is hosting a special volunteer opportunity to enhance the holidays for our community members living in care facilities. They will be making care packages to be delivered to these individuals for Hanukkah. In order to accomplish this, Women’s Philanthropy has scheduled two assembly times:

Thursday, December 7, 6:30 pm
Drinks and desserts provided, families welcome

Friday, December 8, 10:30 am
Srinks and snacks provided

Both packaging events will take place at Temple Israel in the Board Rom.

The care packages will be delivered clients of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF&CS) Chaplaincy Program and Meals on Wheels throughout our community.

Women’s Philanthropy is also hosting a Hanukkah Hugs toy drive to collect NEW, unwrapped books, toys, gifts or gift cards for children ages 0-18 years old for families served by JF&CS. The following options are available for gift drop off:

  • Bring your gifts to either of the packaging events.
  • Visit and send your gift to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, attention Marianne Chervitz.
  • Drop off at one of our satellite locations by December 7, including both the J’s Early Childhood Centers and KidZone, Congregation Temple Israel, Deutsch Early Childhood Center at Congregation Temple Israel, Kol Rinah Early Childhood Center, Saul Spielberg Early Childhood Center at United Hebrew Congregation, Traditional Congregation, Central Reform Congregation, JSU at Epstein Hebrew Academy, BBYO, Bais Abraham Congregation, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School and Young Israel.

RSVP online at Contact Katie Sheldon at or 314-442-3751 with questions.