JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency), in partnership with B’nai B’rith’s Project H.O.P.E and local area synagogues, will assemble and deliver 500 kosher Passover baskets to Jewish individuals and families in the metropolitan Washington DC area who need assistance observing the upcoming Passover holiday (March 25 through April 2).
Throughout history, Jews have given to those in need during the Passover holiday. The Jews of Ancient Babylon donated wheat so the poor in their communities could have matzos. Two thousand years later, after WWII, American Jews shipped matzos to impoverished communities in Europe, and in the 1970’s, American congregations sent matzos to refuseniks in the USSR.
Today hundreds in our community need Passover food baskets to help celebrate the holiday.
“We were getting close to Pesach, wondering how we would be able to pay our bills and have enough kosher food. The basket enabled us to eat and keep the lights on in our house. Thank you so very much!” ~ Holiday food basket recipient
JSSA and B’nai B’rith are seeking Passover basket sponsors to help bring a meaningful holiday for those in need. Individuals and groups can easily sponsor one or more baskets at $36 each by visiting www.jssa.org/passovergiving or call 301.610.8345.
If you’d like to schedule an interview, or if you need any additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 301.610.8312 or email@example.com