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Rabbi Robert P. Jacobs Jewish Fund for Human Needs (JFHN)

Social Justice

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.

Jewish Fund Updates

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



Esther Weltman

Recent Agencies Funded

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

  • The JCRC is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

    The JCRC is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

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