"It feels good to help people in our own community who need a hand. Small things that we may take for granted, like a bar of soap or a can of tuna, can make a big difference to someone else." Kathy Edelman

The Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services (KJFS) Hanukkah Lights Program was initiated by a social work student intern in 2013. With the Hanukkah Lights Program, we can help those in need of assistance with holiday gifts and winter gear. Parents fill out wish lists for their family and donors may choose to sponsor a family and shop for toys, coats, and boots using that list, or they may provide monetary support for an individual child. Since we began this program, we have been able to help over 500 children have a warmer, more festive holiday season.


Thanks to the support of our incredible sponsors, donors, and volunteers, 2018 marked our most successful year yet, with gifts distributed to over 150 children. Information about the 2019 Hanukkah Lights program will be available later this year.