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

  • Havdalah candles

  • 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.