Volunteers Help Make Socially-Distanced Passover for All Special

Thanks to the generosity and creative spirit of volunteers, JFS was able to deliver Passover foods and supplies to 215 homes of seniors and disabled adults in the greater St. Paul area. These deliveries made it possible for Jewish clients to celebrate the tradition of retelling the story of the exodus at their seder table.

The outreach project, in partnership with the Minnesota JCC, St. Paul Capp Center, engaged 24 volunteers and families in the project, including 9 new members of the JFS volunteer community. Several participants have already shared grateful feedback saying their holiday was more meaningful with the help of the gift.

Several recipients enjoyed the food and supplies as they participated in virtual seders delivered on video by JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC. Their bags of kosher-for-Passover foods and ritual items were supplemented by beautiful, handmade cards of kindness and colorful, friendly greetings from local students.

One recipient wrote, “I was so thrilled to receive this bag of Passover goodies. While I didn’t get to spend time talking with the volunteer at my door, just seeing a friendly face really made my day! What a special gift, especially after a very long, lonely winter!”

Another gentleman called JFS to share how much it meant to see the family, including the children and dog, who delivered his bag at his doorstep. “I will miss being with my grandchildren again at this year’s seder and interacting with this lovely family will help to brighten my holiday,” he said.

If you would like to donate to the Passover for All program, click here.