Mitzvot from the Heart: Jacob Schneiderman

Jacob Schneiderman

Jacob Schneiderman | United Hebrew Congregation

Jake, son of Jodi and Jeff Schneiderman of Chesterfield, liked the idea of kids helping kids. So when he was deciding what to do for his mitzvah project, Jake thought he would support Angels’ Arms, an organization dedicated to providing and supporting loving homes for foster children by keeping brothers and sisters together within a nurturing family until a forever home is found. 

Since most children love cereal, Jake decided to do a cereal box collection for Angel’s Arms. 

“We know during the summer months when kids are home, kid friendly food is in greater demand,” said Jake’s mother. 

Jake, a student at Whitfield School, sent a flyer to his family and friends. He also left flyers at UH requesting congregants drop off cereal boxes in a collection box that sat on his family’s front porch. 

After two months, Jake received more than 85 boxes and several checks to purchase more. He even had the support of some UH members he didn’t know. 

The staff at Angels’ Arms was very excited when Jake delivered the cereal. “It feels good to help kids,” Jake said. “I’m glad that even though I’m only 13 years old, I could do something to help.”