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Summer 2023 Opportunities

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Cook for Room at the Inn

Sign up to cook a meal for the Room at the Inn program. This is a great way the whole family can do tikkun olam from home. Contact Amy Ravin with questions.

In the summer, men's socks and undershirts are the most requested items from our Tikkun Closet. Help our unhoused neighbors stay clean and healthy!

CRC is collecting new or gently used clothing of all kinds for our Tikkun Closet -- but the most requested items are men's X-Large plain white undershirts, X-Large men's plain black tee shirts, and especially men's plain white or black tube socks.

We also need non-perishable foods to stock our pantry. Most of our unhoused neighbors don't have anywhere to cook meals, so ready to eat non-perishable foods are preferred.

Drop off during Shabbat services or by appointment. For more information or to schedule a drop off, please contact communications@centralreform.org 

The CRC community is helping a young Ukrainian refugee couple get on their feet in the St. Louis area. Liliya is a talented landscape artist who also teaches children, and Marat is in transportation logistics with a background in trade and economics. They are actively improving their English and seeking jobs.

As a family sponsor, we take on tasks like finding initial housing, stocking the pantry, connecting children to school, providing initial income support, and helping adults to find employment. This is an ongoing project that still needs your help.  If you have experience in social work, law, fundraising, sponsoring a refugee family, or other skills or services that would be valuable to this project, tell us about it here.

Click here to purchase needed items from the Amazon Wish List.

Click here to donate to CRC's Refugee Project.

Text reads Donation Drive for the BRIC. Bullet related injury clinic. Donations needed. protein rich snacks. gently used slings. walking boots. wound care supplies. on the left an illustration of a doctor pushing a patient in a wheelchair with a bandage around their head and a cast on.Donate Items to the Bullet Related Injury Clinic (BRIC)

CRC members already have been generous in donating needed supplies to help the clients of the St. Louis based Bullet Related Injury Clinic (The BRIC). We are continuing this drive as every donation helps the BRIC provide support to those it serves and frees up funds for other uses.

  • Supportive Devices/Mobility Aids: Compression Sleeves, Slings, Walkers, Canes, Adult Crutches
  • Pre-Fabricated Splints: walking boots, post-op shoes, alumafoam finger splints
  • Supplements/Miscellaneous: B-vitamins, magnesium, and omega-3 supplements; biofreeze, lidocaine patches, melatonin, reusable ice packs, santyl ointment

Drop-off Options:

  • To drop off in Clayton, contact Virginia Weil.
  • To drop-off in South City, contact Philip Deitch. If emailing, put "CRC BRIC SUPPLY DRIVE" in your subject line.

Hospitality Chavurah Programs

Join us in practicing radical hospitality as we welcome and care for people in the CRC Community.

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Challah is coming back! Join CRC community bakers to mix, braid, and bake Challah in CRC’s kitchen

Help us host holiday events, such as Chanukah, Tu B'Shevat, and Passover by welcoming participants, facilitating crafts, activities, and arranging event elements

Would you like to welcome people into our Sukkat Shalom? We are adding to our roster of volunteer greeters to welcome people before Friday evening and Saturday Morning Shabbat services. If interested, Submit interest here.

For more information, please email ezra@centralreform.org

CRC reaches out to its neighbors in need year-round through our Tikkun Closet, which is a clothing and food pantry located in the foyer of our building. The items arrive by donation only and the closet is refilled daily. No documentation is needed to use the closet. We only ask that you respect a daily limit of 5 items so that we can help as many people as possible.

Volunteer tasks: Receive donations, organize, and stock our tikkun closet

Ongoing Volunteer Programs

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Thanks to a generous and creative donor, we're continuing and revamping our teen tech intern program! We'll pay CRC teens to come in and help produce services during two weekends a month. They will learn how to run our cameras, how to live-stream, they will help put up our on-screen Siddur (and develop their Hebrew in the process), and they'll learn how to mix a soundboard. (These are great skills for musicians, gamers, actors, and more!)
The teens with will work with Rabbi Daniel and a college-age student. If you know of a teen who might be interested, please email Mariah Thomas at mariah@centralreform.org.

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. Email: CRCMitzvahFarm@gmail.com

Text reads Mitzvah Corps caring for our community.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! To volunteer, Submit interest here.

The CRC front office is welcoming volunteers! Duties include helping our dedicated staff answer phones, greet guests, and perform other administrative tasks around the office for a few hours a week. If interested, please complete this form below.

For more information, please email ezra@centralreform.org. Sign up to volunteer here.

Text reads Tikkun Olam Circle. A picture of two hands bandaging a broken world back together.Our Tikkun Olam Circle takes on special projects and serves as the greater umbrella for our specialized Justice Chavurahs. Learn more here.

CRC supports individuals and families facing food insecurity through Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End. We contribute fresh produce from the Mitzvah garden, donate canned goods and make financial contributions. We publish what items we need the most in our Sunday Outreach newsletter along with drop off details.
If you would like to make a financial contribution directly to the pantry, click here. Specify "Food Ministries" in the byline.

Upcoming Opportunities

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