JFS to celebrate 150th year with gala in November

Jewish Family Services (JFS) will host a gala event this fall celebrating the agency’s 150th year.

“The Masks We Wear: A JFS Gala Celebrating 150 Years” will be held Sunday, Nov. 21 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plaza in Clayton. Proceeds from the gala will benefit JFS programs and services.    

The evening will pay tribute to the Harvey Kornblum Foundation along with trustees Gay Kornblum, Kathy Kornblum, Laura K. Silver and Michael Silver.

The Foundation has generously enabled JFS to meet the St. Louis community’s need for food assistance during the past 20 years, including providing critical support and nourishment throughout the ongoing pandemic.   

The gala includes a reception, dinner and entertainment.

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The evening will feature a program highlighting JFS’ history of empowering individuals and families by providing essential resources such as food, mental health services and eldercare.

Founded in 1871, JFS is a nonprofit that supports families and seniors, alleviates hunger, and improves mental health for all St. Louisans. The organization serves individuals and families in crisis, as well as helps seniors remain independent and connected to the community.

JFS – which supports the emotional and physical well-being of more than 50,000 area children, families, and seniors annually – provides hunger relief through its Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.    

Tickets are $200 per person, and gala sponsorships are available.

For more information, call 314-993-1000 or visit JFSSTL.org.