Volunteer & Advocacy

Explore ways to support CRC and organizations like us through volunteerism, as well as ways to advocate for broader changes in our world.

Ongoing Opportunities with CRC

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Mitzvah Corps

Are you looking for a way to help other CRC members? Whether you’d like to cook, drive, or just visit, the Mitzvah Corps needs you!
314-316-3919 x313 (voicemail)

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Our Tikkun Olam Steering Committee (TOSC) is dedicated to the fulfillment of our commitment to the holy work of tikkun olam.

For more information, please visit the TOSC page. 


Urgent Need!

When you order from Instacart or other delivery services please order an extra box of groceries for households in need, if you are able. Instruct the delivery service to send the box to St. James Church, 4301 St. Ferdinand Ave. St Louis, MO 63113 (use the red side door). They will make sure the food gets to the vulnerable families.

DONATIONS REQUESTED: Canned Goods, Water, Paper Items, Cleaning Items, Sanitary Items (such as diapers and feminine hygiene needs), Non-Perishables Items—pastas, rice and beans, Family Hygiene Products and Boxes/Bags to be used for deliveries.

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Tikkun Closet

The tikkun closet is always in need of people to help organize the donations and make sure the closet is always stocked with food and clothes.  This is a great opportunity for busy people to make a huge difference in our community without a major time investment.
Randi Smith, 314-361-3919 x107

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Challah Bakers

If you love to bake, this is the opportunity for you! Our challah bakers come in weekly to make delicious CRC challah, which we then sell as a fundraiser for the shul. 

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Office Volunteers

Our office volunteers are an important part of how we keep the wheels turning. On any given day, an office volunteer will answer the phone & transfer calls, assist our Tikkun Closet visitors, stuff envelopes, and/or do special projects to assist the staff.

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Green Team/Mitzvah Farm

Because of our Green Team, CRC met the requirements to become a Green Faith Synagogue! Get involved by working on projects that help us be as green as possible and keep our earned status as a Green Faith Congregation.

Among other opportunities, you could work on the CRC Mitzvah Farm and grow veggies for our neighbors in need.

Volunteer with Outside Organizations

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Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis

Guided by Jewish values, the JCRC advocates, educates, collaborates and mobilizes action on issues important to the Jewish community.

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PROMO is Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBTQ equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.

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The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is inspired by Jewish values to advance social and economic justice for all women, children, and families.

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Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. 

Advocacy Opportunities

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Call Your State Legislators

Support the numerous public health efforts that address COVID-19. Support HB-1306, which would lower sales tax on feminine products. Oppose HB-1559, which undermines the minimum wage.

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Contact Gov. Parson

A simplified absentee ballot application process and waiving the excuse and notary requirements for absentee voting is vital to our citizen's ability to vote safely during this pandemic. According to Section 44.100, RSMo, during a state of emergency the governor is authorized to "waive or suspend [...] any statutory requirement or administrative rule prescribing procedures for conducting state business..." 

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Contact Your National Legislators

Urge them to pass paycheck fairness and red flag laws, reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and support fair and affordable


Register to Vote... and VOTE!

Voting is an important civic duty, and your vote counts! 

Upcoming Opportunities

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