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Winter 2023 Opportunities

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Text reads "Winter Outreach Donation Drive in partnership with JCRC" in blue letters. Snowflakes border the image.

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. 

Click Here to Sign Up for 1/15/23

Text reads "Winter Outreach Donation Drive in partnership with JCRC" in blue letters. Snowflakes border the image.

As temperatures drop, the unhoused in St. Louis are faced with bitterly cold winter weather. To keep our neighbors warm, the Jewish Community Relations Council is organizing our 5th annual Winter Outreach.
In partnership with the St Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association and the JCRC, we will be collecting donations of new and gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, socks, underwear, blankets, towels, washcloths, boots, men’s hoodies, and men’s sweatshirts.
We'll also be collecting during Wednesday Religious School and Shabbat services through February! For more information or to schedule a drop off, please contact shalom@centralreform.org.

In addition, volunteers are needed to transport items from donation sites to a warehouse in Olivette. For more information and to volunteer, email Elise Krug at stlrca18@gmail.com.

Help our unhoused neighbors stay warm this winter! CRC is collecting coats, hoodies, socks, and hand warmers for the Tikkun Closet. Items can be donated during Shabbat services or by appointment. For more information or to schedule a drop off, please contact shalom@centralreform.org.

At present, the CRC community has the wonderful opportunity to sponsor a Ukrainian family through HIAS Welcome Circles. We are in need of a few dedicated volunteers and knowledge of our community resources to get this project underway. As a family sponsor, we will take on tasks like finding initial housing, stocking the pantry, connecting children to school, providing initial income support, and helping adults to find employment.

We have a wonderful group of members who recently helped us welcome an Afghan family with great success and are in search of a few people to add to this group and would love to learn about the services and resources that our community can offer to assist our volunteer group in settling our family.

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.

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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text reads CRC A/V club. on the left, two volunteers produce a shabbat service in the production booth at the sanctuary. on the right, an outdoor worship service is happening, with production equipment in the foreground.Ever wonder how we livestream our Shabbat services, or want to learn more about audio/visual technology? Or maybe you have a lot of skills in this area you'd like to donate? We are always looking for more volunteers to help make our hybrid services meaningful for our online community! We are looking for tech volunteers age 15+, no experience needed. We will teach you! Submit your interest and availability by clicking the button below. Questions? Email Autumn Dennis. Sign up to volunteer here

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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