Passover food drive seeks donations, offers food distribution


Food donations for the Community Passover Food Drive (Ma’ot Chittim) will be collected March 15-30 at several collection sites

Products needed, which must have kosher certification for Passover, include matzo, canned gefilte fish, matzo ball soup mix and grape juice in plastic containers. These basic items will then be supplemented with traditional Passover items. In 2019, the drive was able to serve more than 500 individuals and families.

Donation collection sites include local synagogues; the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Helfaer Community Service Building, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee; and the the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay.

Monetary contributions will be used to purchase food items. Send donations to: Community Passover Food Drive Project, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217; make checks out to JCC Community Passover Food Drive Project.

This year’s Passover food distribution will be from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 (new date) at Ovation Jewish Home – Rubenstein Pavilion, 1410 N. Prospect Ave. For further details, contact Rabbi Shari Shamah at 414-967-8229 or

The Community Passover Food Drive is a joint effort of: Coalition for Jewish Learning & Jewish Community Relations Council, programs of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation; Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center; Hillel Milwaukee; Jewish Community Pantry; Jewish Family Services; Ovation Jewish Home; Rabbi Scheinfeld Maos Chitim Fund; Salinsky Program to Feed the Hungry; Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee; and Wisconsin Council of Rabbis.