Shaarey Tikvah Donates 
Annual Food Drive Results

Representing Shaarey Tikvah’s generous congregation, Marty Kohn recently delivered dozens of bags of kosher foods, household goods, and diapers to Kosher Food Pantry. These items were the result of the congregation’s annual High Holiday food drive and were added in with KFP’s weekly food distributions, tremendously assisting local families. Thank you, Shaarey Tikvah — we appreciate your continued contributions!

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JNet Volunteers
See an Old Pal 

When JNet volunteers came to KFP to pack bags recently, they had the added pleasure of seeing former Pantry Manager Rivka Goldstein who stopped by while she was visiting Cleveland. A nice reunion was had by all! 

Pictured: Shalom Plotkin, Rivka Goldstein, Jodi Turk, Janet Newman, Michael Lewin, Michelle Ryb, and Steven Newman.
JNet is a local Jewish networking group founded by Michelle Ryb and Shalom Plotkin. Members come to volunteer at the Pantry every fourth Sunday.

KFP Holds Productive Staff Retreat Session

Pictured left to right: Rabbi Yossi Freedman, Pam Goodwin, Muriel Weber, Lenny Glazer, Mendel Friedman, Tamara Witkes, Chuck Whitehill, and Tracy Thomas. Not pictured: Devorah Alevsky on Zoom

With Devorah Alevsky attending via Zoom, the entire KFP team met recently at the Waxman Chabad Building and held an innovative and fantastic Staff Retreat. Focusing on bigger-picture issues and strategic planning for the year ahead, each person reported on progress in their area of expertise, made suggestions, and posed questions to improve overall best practices.

As well, Friendship Circle Director Rabbi Yossi Marozov and Assistant Development Director Elie Shomer stopped in to report on the status of plans for the new Friendship Circle and KFP facility, which will be an amazing “center for food and friendship.” Details to come as they are available.

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.