Events in Our Community
Create Your Own Jewish Legacy
of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
Jewish Nevada/Jewish Community Center’s j-Cares Thanksgiving/Chanukah
Jewish Nevada/Jewish Community Center’s J-Cares Thanksgiving:
We are “adopting” 10 Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA) families for Thanksgiving. We will be collecting Thanksgiving foods such as: Mashed Potatoes, Canned Vegetables, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Apple, Pecan and Pumpkin Pies. Each family will receive a bag of all these items plus a gift card to purchase a turkey. The bags will be delivered to the 10 families before Thanksgiving.
In addition, we will be supplying kosher Thanksgiving food to Aishel Avraham to provide food to local Kosher families.
Feel free to drop off food at the JCC before November 19, 2021 or make a donation here: https://jewishnevada.regfox.com/j-cares-2021
Jewish Nevada/Jewish Community Center’s J-Cares Chanukah:
We are “adopting” 10 – 12 families from Aishel Avraham for Chanukah. We will provide as many items on the wish list to each family. If you choose to “adopt” a family, I will provide you with a family’s wish list. In addition, we will be accepting other necessities and unwrapped toys to JFSA.
Feel free to drop off gifts at the JCC before November 12, 2021 or make a donation here: https://jewishnevada.regfox.com/j-cares-2021
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated by Jewish Nevada and all the families you have helped out. Please let me know if we can count on you again this year. When registering, please make sure to list which division of JN you are a part of. For example, JCC, Women’s Philanthropy, Hillel, etc.
Virtual Shabbat Box
We offer you this week’s Virtual Shabbat Box as part of our continued efforts to help you experience Shabbat as a special time that’s truly different from the rest of the week.
P.S. Starting Sunday, join us for a live and online weekly Reconstructionist Learning Series sponsored by the Chesapeake Area Congregations. The series will cover Reconstructionism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Judaism, the Natural World, and You!; Radical Inclusion and Progressive Israel. Register here
Call for Volunteers
JFSA is looking for volunteers in the food pantry and we would love to have your help!
We are taking every precaution with regard to the COVID-19 virus in an effort to make volunteering low risk. To assist our efforts and keep yourself safe, if you are over the age of 60, immune-compromised, are caring for someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you have a fever, are coughing or sneezing, please stay at home.
As of March 19, we have removed the need for clients to come into the main lobby and the pantry lobby. Pantry operations have shifted to a drive-thru process where we have pre-packed food bags for the clients based on family size. We are utilizing only 2 or 3 volunteers each day to pack the bags in preparation for the day’s appointments. No volunteers will be around or in contact with clients. We will be furnishing all volunteers with face masks and gloves.
Pantry hours are as follows until further notice:
Monday – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday – 9:00am to 2:00pm
Please consider signing up to volunteer as the need in our community is now greater than ever. Remember that, even when the Las Vegas community gets knocked down, we are all Vegas Strong when we work together.
To volunteer, contact Sherri Freedman at 702-732-0304 ext.119 or email@example.com
Other Ways YOU Can Help!
We are still going to need donations of food to ensure our food pantry remains stocked. Any canned and non-perishable goods you are able to spare are greatly appreciated. You can drop them off at the JFSA office or we can arrange to get them from you.
Financial donations are helpful as well. Your donation will ensure the ongoing operations of JFSA stay strong and in-tact. There is a donate button below.
Volunteers are needed to deliver and drop off food to our seniors. In order to secure the safety of our clients, we will need to do a quick background check on anyone interested in helping. We know this may sound intrusive, but the safety of everyone is our main concern. We will ask you for a copy of your driver’s license and completion of a short volunteer registration form. We discourage volunteers from high-risk groups (like those over 60) for their own safety.
We thank you for your continued support and we wish everyone health and wellness!
Office Phone: 702-732-0304
Food Pantry appointments/ To donate food: option 2
Volunteer inquiries: Volunteer@jfsalv.org or ext. 119
Senior Service inquiries: SeniorServices@jfsalv.org or ext. 116
Counseling inquiries: Counseling@jfsalv.org or ext. 113
Emergency Service inquiries: EmergencyServices@jfsalv.org or ext. 104
Las Vegas Jewish Community Links
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Henderson, Nevada 89016
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