Volunteer to Help Seniors Celebrate the High Holy Days

High Holy Days Gift Bag Assembly 
Join us at the JFS office on Thursday, September 8 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. to assemble 90 gift bags for the High Holy Days. Gift bags will include apples, honey and other ritual items for celebrating the holidays.

High Holy Days Card Decoration 
Stop by the JFS office between August 29 and September 2 to pick up cards to decorate. Completed cards must be delivered back to JFS by September 7. Cards colored by children are especially popular with our clients!

High Holy Days Gift Bag Delivery
Deliver bags to Jewish clients of the JFS Community Chaplaincy program at their homes around the St. Paul area. Clients mostly live in buildings, such as assisted living, where masks may be required. Wish people a happy and sweet new year! Bags will be delivered September 9 through 21.

High Holy Days Helpers
Join one of our chaplains from the JFS Community Chaplaincy program at a High Holy Days celebration in senior living facilities. Helpers may greet guests, sit with people with dementia during the ceremony, and/or blow the shofar. These celebrations will take place during weekday, daytime hours September 12 through 21. Training will be provided on September 8 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Register to help here, or contact Anne Myers, Community Programs Coordinator, at (651) 359-7775.

Can’t help with these needs but want to volunteer for something else? We have many volunteer opportunities for individuals and families!