Yad L'Yad Needs List
The following are items desperately needed by Jewish families and communities in the FSU:
Most Important Needs
Over-the-counter medication; tylenol, aspirin, etc.
Disposable syringes & needles
Vitamins for adults & children
Other Items Needed
Non-perishable foods: dried milk, dried fruit, canned meat and fish, sweet and low, dried soup (boullion), instant potatoes & instant coffee
Kosher food (same as above)
Any kind of clothing: sweaters, pants & skirts; gently used are acceptable
Winter garments; children's hats, coats, gloves, mittens, boots
Costumes, play clothes
Toys, new or gently used
Baby items, new or gently used
All sizes of shoes; used are acceptable
Toothbrushes, toothpaste & dental floss
Soap & shampoo
Very Important Items Requested By Cultural Groups For Community Use:
Educational, Ritual & Miscellaneous
Books about Jewish history, culture and Israel in Russian or Hebrew
Hebrew/Russian - Russian/Hebrew and English/Russian-Russian/English Dictionaries
Hebrew teaching textbooks, e.g. Elef Milim Ivrit Chaya or Habet Ushma
Children's Hebrew teaching books - can be coloring books or any other teaching aid
Audio tapes on Israel, Jewish history & culture (Russian or English)
Hebrew & Yiddish music tapes: Israeli, Klezmer & Cantorial
Blank cassette tapes and video tapes
Hebrew wall charts
Jewish games, i.e. "Match the Mitzvah"
Hebrew Flash cards
Kipot, tallitot & tfillin
Holiday items (depending on the season)
Shabbat candles & small candlesticks
Mezzuzot - for doorposts (with Kosher parchment)
Mezzuzot & Mogen Davids on chains - not real gold or sterling silver
Kiddish cups, shabbat timers & challah covers
Any Israeli item key-chains, book marks, posters, books, etc.
School supplies: markers, crayons, coloring books, paper, staples, paper clips, scissors, etc.
Arts & Crafts supplies: decorations, sparkles, glue, buttons, etc.
For further information please call Chicago Action for Jews in the Former Soviet Union, or email Marillyn Tallman at the Chicago Action office.
Copyright 2007 by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union.