Baskets of Blessings Add Mitzvah Element to Simcha Celebrations


It is a Jewish tradition to share celebrations with people less fortunate. Jewish Family & Career Services provides an ideal program for this – Baskets of Blessings. The Baskets of Blessings program was created by Morgan Joffe as part of her bat mitzvah. She found wire baskets to use as her centerpieces and filled them with empty food boxes.  Afterwards, she gave them to JFCS so that it could rent them to help fund the JFCS Food Pantry.

JFCS Executive Director Judy Freundlich Tiell commented, “Morgan’s tzedakah project created a wonderful opportunity for people to help keep the JFCS Food Pantry filled for people in need, while having a unique and beautiful centerpiece for their event.”

The baskets are customized for an event with coordinating tissue paper, ribbon, and accessories to create the perfect basket to match the event theme. Table centerpiece baskets rent for $20 and bimah baskets for $30. Basket rentals are 100 percent tax deductible contributions to the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund. JFCS staff does most of the work and delivers to and picks up the baskets from the event location.

If you are planning a simcha, think of the JFCS Baskets of Blessings. You can have the satisfaction of helping to feed families in need. Contact Beverly Bromley at 502-452-6341 to reserve baskets to make a special occasion even more meaningful.

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