Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery Project of JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE

Celebrating Passover is a beautiful tradition that requires special food to

properly observe the holiday. However, it can be difficult for families living on

a limited budget to afford the high cost of Passover food. 

Every year, Jewish Family Service asks community members like you to donate money or volunteer time to our annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery Project of Jewish Family Service. With the proceeds from the donations, our dedicated volunteers purchase fresh produce, frozen kosher Passover meals, and additional kosher-for-Passover packaged items to make the traditional Passover meal complete. 

When all food items have been collected (from gefilte fish and chicken to apples and macaroons), they are sorted, assembled, and carefully boxed for delivery. These boxes are then delivered bytes in plenty of time for Passover. In this small but meaningful way, we believe we are bringing the meaningful holiday of Passover into the homes of vulnerable families and older adults throughout the Cincinnati region. 

If you are interested in sharing your TIME or your TREASURE to this year's

Passover Delivery Project, please click on one (or both!)

of the applicable buttons, above.

JFS's Passover Delivery Project is organized through our

Heldman Family Food Pantry, located on the campus of

Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion.

 The food pantry is operated out of our Clifton location, in our

Barbash Family Vital Support Center.

If you're in need of our services, or simply in the area, please stop in:

3113 Clifton Avenue

Clifton, OH 45220

Ph: 513-766-3370


Have you seen

our Passover Delivery Project barrels at your

congregation, or

perhaps when you

were last in the

Mayerson JCC? 


Did you know

you could drop off boxes of matzah, macaroons, or matzoh ball soup mix into any of these barrels and the items will be included in our 

Passover mitzvah?

When the choice was Matzo or Medicine, Jewish Family Service was there to help.

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Read the personal story of Fanya... and how Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery helps put a smile on her face!

Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery Project of Jewish Family Service

relies solely on contributions from the community. Without the support of hundreds of individual donors, like you, we could not offer to help all the good people who need it.

You can help feed struggling families and individuals throughout the year. The hard truth is that many of those who need assistance at Passover also struggle with food insecurity at other times of the year. Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry provides an emergency supply of food and personal care items to families and individuals in need. Won’t you please consider making a donation to the food pantry to help at Passover time and throughout the entire year?


For more information or to help us help others, please contact:

Jonathan Magrisso

Heldman Family Food PantrManager

  (513) 469-1188  




Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service was founded as Cincinnati Pesach Delivery Project in 1998 by a group of dedicated volunteers from Northern Hills Synagogue and Yavneh Day School.

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