Maot Chitim

Maot Chitim is an all-volunteer organization that packages and delivers more than 5,000 boxes of food to less fortunate Chicago-area Jews twice a year, just before Rosh Hashanah and Passover. JRC members aged 12 and older have a lot of fun getting together to assemble packages before delivery; all ages are welcome to deliver packages.

How you can help

  • Volunteer to help pack for the Passover and/or High Holidays packing sessions
  • Volunteer to help deliver Maot Chitim packages to Jewish households in the Chicago area

Want to know more? Please contact us at [email protected]

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