Halloween and tzedakah: Young adults to canvass for treats for Jewish Food Pantry

This Halloween, 20-and-30-something members of Next Dor will go door-to-door with their counterparts at Moishe House, to collect food and personal care items for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

“Halloween is certainly not a Jewish holiday,” organizer Benjamin Singer said. “But that fact should not prevent us from helping people in need while having fun and building community.”

The evening begins at 5 p.m. Sunday with a free pizza dinner and Jewish-theme pumpkin carving, followed by the food pantry collection at 7:30. The two groups decided to turn the event into a friendly competition: whichever group of young adults collects the most donations will choose a film to screen following the collection.

The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, provides food, personal care items and community resource referrals to help St. Louis-area individuals and families of all faiths and backgrounds, “with respect and confidentiality.”

The evening will be hosted at the Next Dor house at 5062 Waterman Boulevard, with generous sponsorship from Moishe House, another community center for young adults in Clayton. For more information, visit www.NextDorSTL.org and find “Moishe House STL” on Facebook.