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Brandeis National Committee

Phoenix Chapter

Knit a Mitzvah

Community Outreach

Charitable Organizations Need Our Help!
JFCS is once again accepting donations! Here’s an abbreviated list of needed items: canned goods, pasta, mac and cheese, rice, microwaveable foods, juice, powdered milk, PB and J, individual food cups, deodorant soap and toiletries, feminine hygiene products, disposable razors and laundry detergent.
Ellen has graciously offered to help with your donations to Sojourner Center for abused women and children. However, Sojourner’s only accepts NEW items such as socks, clothing (women and children), bedding, full-size unscented lotion and full-size hair products.
Please call Ellen or Wendy when you have items to drop off or if you have any questions. Ellen: 602-214-5212 or Wendy: 602-316-2993.

Do you have time on your hands? One of the pillars of the BNC Mission Statement is Community Outreach. Members who are interested in doing volunteer work for various charities from home, can contact Ellen Kirschenbaum at
Stay safe and stay well.
Ellen and Wendy

Wendy Cohen

Ellen Kirschenbaum

Important Links


If you can knit or crochet, we can use your help in making newborn baby caps. The patterns and yarn are free – donated by Honor Health/Scottsdale Shea Medical Center – and we bring the completed caps to them. The caps are small and very easy to make. In addition, we knit or crochet baby lap blankets.

We also create scarves to donate to Jewish Family and Children’s Services and Chemo Caps for Virginia Piper Cancer Center.

If you are experienced or just a novice and want to participate in these efforts, please contact: Ronee Siegel at (917-273-0393) or Joan Davis at (602-499-8357) for more information.

Social justice projects

Social Justice is one of the four pillars of Brandeis University and is an ethos that permeates a great deal of what happens on campus and in BNC Chapters across the country.