The Jewish Fund for Human Needs (JFHN) works to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah (the obligation to do righteous acts) by awarding small grants to non-Jewish social services agencies helping those in need throughout the St. Louis region. An Allocations Committee made up of representatives of a cross-section of the Jewish community determines which agencies shall be funded. There are two funding cycles per year. Through these grants, JFHN helps to support small St. Louis area non-profits that are providing direct services to those in need of food, housing, health care, education, employment, and other essential human needs. The Chair is Sue Picus.
JFHN is a joint project of the JCRC and the St. Louis Rabbinical Association with support from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the Lubin-Green Foundation. By contributing to the JFHN, you are participating in our age-old tradition of tikkun-olam, repairing of the world.
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Jewish Fund for Human Needs Allocations Committee
|Chair||JCRC Members||Jewish Federation of St. Louis Members||At-Large Members||St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association Members|
|Sue Picus||Ruth Asher||Carolyn Morris||Judy Berkowitz||Rabbi Shulamit Cenker|
|Wendy Flusser||Anna Poger||Harvey Cantor||Rabbi Amy Feder|
|Judith Frankiel||Ruth Schachter-Cohen||Rabbi Randy Fleisher|
|Paul Kravitz||Carla Frieman Feuer||Rabbi Lori Levine|
|Leslie Yoffie||Tom Schweizer|
Recent Agencies Funded