One of the ways Congregation Shaare Emeth strives to make Judaism meaningful is through acts of tzedakah. At any given time, we have a number of collections going for charities and charity projects.
Circle Of Concern feeds the hungry and provides assistance and children's programs for low-income, west St. Louis County families.
You can donate via Shaare Emeth's tzedakah boxes.
Please take your donations to the Tzedakah Center, located on the back-left side of the Temple Lobby, unless otherwise noted. Contact Debbie Bram with any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Please DO NOT leave items that are not part of our current item drives. We do not have the capacity to get extra items to people in need. In fact, unsolicited donations may actually slow the process of getting items to those who so desperately need them.
Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry
Shelf-stable foods and personal and full-size toiletry items are collected and taken to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry once a week. Please put your food donations in the wooden bin inside the Main Entrance.
Ronald McDonald House Soda Tab Collection
Place your soda tabs in the collection jug on the Tzedakah Center counter.
Room at the Inn Personal-size Toiletries and Kids DVDs
DVDs for kids ages 9-15 are needed for entertainment during overnight stays. Personal-size toiletries are also welcome.
High Holidays Food Drive
Each year we collect food and money to distribute to MAZON, the St. Louis Food Bank and the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.
Winter Outerwear Drive
Each October and November we act as a collection site for the St. Louis Jewish Community Relations Council and Jewish Social Action Network's Winter Outerwear Drive, collecting coats, scarves, gloves and hats. These are then distributed by the International Institute to recent immigrants and others in need.
Jewish and Muslim Day of Service Toiletry Drive
Each October and November we also act as a collection site for the Jewish and Muslim Day of Service Toiletry Drive, collecting personal/travel-sized shampoos, hand sanitizers and other toiletry items. Volunteers will take these items and make toiletry bags for child and adult clients of local food banks. This is part of the annual St. Louis Jewish and Muslim Day of Service.