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The Community Response Fund provides urgently needed assistance to vulnerable people in Jewish communities throughout the greater St. Louis area and beyond.

 

Your donation of any size to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Community Response Fund will help meet our community’s immediate needs.

 
The Community Response Fund provides urgently needed assistance to vulnerable people in Jewish communities throughout the greater St. Louis area and beyond.

 

Your donation of any size to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Community Response Fund will help meet our community’s immediate needs.
Amount raised to date:

$511,594
279 Donations

Thank you to Michael and Carol Staenberg for their kickoff donation and to our community for reflecting their generosity. Many of our friends, relatives, and neighbors have received help because of you.
Yet, there is still more work to be done.

 

CARES Act Information

 

Given the speed and severity of this crisis, needs are being constantly updated and this page will be updated regularly to share where funds are being directed.

With your generosity, Federation will provide food, financial assistance, and other services to members of our Jewish community who face severe hardships in these challenging times. One hundred percent of your donation will fund our COVID-19 emergency relief efforts.

In the face of this crisis, the safety and well-being of our community are Federation’s top priorities. Click here to view a one pager with important COVID-19 resources and information.

Federation is actively monitoring international, national, statewide and local updates on COVID-19. You can see what they are recommending here. Jewish Federations of North America also has a webpage dedicated to providing COVID-19 updates and resources.

Our Jewish community is facing unprecedented times. It will be months, if not longer, until we are fully able to assess the total impact of the COVID-19 virus on our Jewish community. At this point, we know that our beloved community members have social, emotional, and financial needs right now and in the coming weeks and months. We also know our Jewish institutions are facing significant and potentially catastrophic loss.

Our role at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis has always been to respond to the needs of our community, and those needs have never been greater than they are today. In light of this, Federation has created a Community Response Fund, charged with addressing the unique needs within our local Jewish community.

We know that challenging times can bring out the best in people. We are confident that through our continued partnership with local agencies and congregations, compassion for each other, and characteristic resilience, we will emerge from this stronger as a community.

And fortunately, due to the generosity of Michael and Carol Staenberg, your gift will have double the impact. The Staenbergs have created a matching grant that will double any gifts totaling up to $100,000. In addition, all members of Federation leadership have announced that they will be giving to the fund.

You can help meet the growing needs by donating today to our newly established Community Response Fund. As always, Federation’s experience assessing the needs of our community will help ensure your much-appreciated donations are put where they will do the most good.

We thank you for your consideration and look forward to a time when we can gather again with friends and members of our community, both Jewish and all of St. Louis.

 

COVID-19 Response Fund


 

Volunteer


 

All members of our community are affected by social isolation. Those without the social support of families, friends, and neighbors are starting to need food and household items like laundry detergent, incontinence products, toilet paper, and more.

JFS is mobilizing volunteers and staff to meet these needs and others that many of you could not have imagined just weeks ago. If online home grocery delivery is not an option for you, volunteers are available to shop and bring your groceries to your door. To volunteer, contact Jeremy Goldberg at 314-513-1679 or jgoldberg@jfsstl.org.

Or if you or someone you know just needs a friendly call, please contact Lori Zimmerman at 314-812-9300 or email lzimmerman@jfsstl.org.

Learn more about JFS here.

 

Need Assistance?


We are here to help you and realize that needs may change over time. Please keep in touch with us and with your community. We need to know your needs and to hear from you about the needs of friends, neighbors, or relatives throughout the Jewish community.

How can I get help with groceries or medicines?
Call Patricia Harris at JFS at 314-513-1678 for information.

How can I get financial assistance?
JFS provides financial assistance and interest-free loans to help individuals and families cope with short-term crisis situations through interest-free loans. Call Patricia Harris at JFS at 314-513-1678 for information.

How can I get help for seniors?
JFS is coordinating senior assistance and can be reached through Lori Zimmerman at ElderLink at 314-812-9300.