Volunteer Appreciation Celebration Enjoyed by All

Over 75 people attended KFP’s Volunteer Appreciation Celebration held recently at the Waxman Chabad Center. Dedicated volunteers, board members, staff, and guests enjoyed a lovely dessert reception followed by a program including words of wisdom from Rabbi Yossi Freedman and Mrs. Devorah Alevsky as well as short speeches by several volunteer representatives and our board co-chairs. Certificates of Appreciation were handed out to each KFP volunteer, and a new KFP video created for the occasion was debuted (watch it below.) 
 
Herb Resnick received the Rivka Goldstein Volunteer of the Year award, named for KFP’s previous Pantry Manager who was in attendance and presented him with a special framed certificate. The honoree was selected for his outstanding dedication at drive-thru pick-ups where he helps hand out food to families and gives special treats to children.  
 
KFP appreciates our volunteers every day—this event was just one way to show it! 

Scenes from our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Photos by Mariana Edelman Photography & Design

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More from the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Abbe Froimson, Muriel Weber & Leah Dicker

Barbara Verne & Rene Barrat Gordon

Chuck Whitehill & Harriet Rosenberg Mann

Chuck Whitehill & Vic Cohn

Diane Smilanick with her Certificate of Appreciation 

Volunteer of the Year Herb Resnick with Rivka Goldstein

Herb Resnick holding a challah during his acceptance speech after receiving the Rivka Goldstein Volunteer of the Year Award

Jennifer Wintner presenting on behalf of volunteers who pack 

Michelle Ryb & Jodi Turk with their Certificates of Appreciation

Karen and Larry Katz, Margaret Duffy-Friedman & Mrs. Alevsky

Marcia Arons, Meryl Kaplan & Barbara Verne

The Cleveland Kosher Food Pantry was established over 40 years ago by Devorah Alevsky’s parents, Rabbi and Mrs. Zalman Kazen, as part of their efforts to help Russian Jews settle in Cleveland through the Semach Sedek Russian Immigrant Aid Society (RIAS).

The Cleveland Kosher Food Pantry Advisory Board is co-chaired by Muriel Weber and Chuck Whitehill.

Food Donations

We gladly accept unopened packaged or canned kosher, non-expired, non-perishable foods to distribute in our community. Drop-off times are Mondays-Thursdays from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Items can be left outside if in a closed bag or box.