Founded in 1850, the JFCS is one of the largest and oldest family services agencies in the U.S., currently serving over 75,000 people in need per year. Help brighten the holidays of JFCS clients and community members who otherwise would not be able to observe Hanukkah and other holidays due to frailty, disability, economic hardship, and other challenges in their lives. Volunteer with your children to assemble and deliver Hanukkah treat bags at one of JFCS' five locations in the Bay Area.


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Holiday outreach & food Delivery

Dates: 2017 volunteering dates are between November 30 - December 17 (dates vary per location)

Ages: Volunteers can be any age (accompanied by an adult)

Locations / Dates / How to sign up:

Santa Rosa: 1360 North Dutton Avenue, Suite C, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

  • Assembly: Thu., Nov. 302:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Delivery: Dec. 4 – Dec. 8, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • RSVP to Paula Simon by Nov. 20: 707-303-1532; PaulaSi@jfcs.org

San Rafael: Dr. George Sugarman Swift Building, 600 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Assembly: Sun., Dec. 32:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Delivery: Pick up bags on Mon, Dec. 4, 3:00 – 5:00 pm (or by appointment)
  • RSVP to Dorit Israel by Nov. 27: 415-419-3661; DoritI@jfcs.org

San Mateo: Eleanor Haas Koshland Center, 2001 Winward Way, Suite 200, San Mateo, CA 94404

  • Assembly: Tue., Dec. 5, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Delivery: Dec. 6 – 15, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • RSVP to Pauline Shulman by Nov. 30: 650-931-1858; PaulineS@jfcs.org

Palo Alto: Koret Family Resource Center, 200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

  • Assembly: Fri., Dec. 8, 4:30 – 6:30 pm — Geared towards families with school aged children, this event includes a special Shabbat program and after-school snacks. Plese RSVP by Nov. 20.
  • Delivery: Dec. 8 – 15, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • RSVP Bobbi Bornstein by Nov. 30: 650-688-3090; BobbiB@jfcs.org

San Francisco: The Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building, 2150 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Full details: Hanukkah Holiday Bag Assembly and Delivery 2017