Join us this December for Tzeason of Tzedakah - our annual month of volunteering within the greater Lexington community! We're proud to offer this service to organizations and members of the Lexington community in need.


Volunteers are encouraged to email Lisa Satin, Coordinator, at, with the date and title of the activity they would like to volunteer for.  Additionally, a downloadable form is available at the button below for you to complete and return to Lisa. You can also return the form to the Federation office at 1050 Chinoe Rd. Ste. 112 Lexington, KY 40502.


For questions, contact Lisa Satin, Coordinator, at


Tzeason of Tzedakah Schedule 2017
Note: Please contact Lisa Satin to sign-up. Organizers are for day-of purposes!

December 3

  • Bone Marrow Gift of Life Registry Drive, Sponsored by Chabad of the Bluegrass
    12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Join us for five minutes and potentially save a life. Adults ages 18 to 45 in general good health are eligible to be screened and join the worldwide registry for patients in need. All it takes to find out if you are a match is a simple swab from the inside of your cheek. You will be contacted if you have a match.
    Organizer: Rabbi Shlomo Litvin,


December 10

  • Hope Center HopeMobile, Sponsored by Ohavay Zion Synagogue
    10:30 a.m. – Make lunches at OZS for the HopeMobile. Financial donations are appreciated. It costs $300 to make about 150 sandwiches. Please send your donation to Ohavay Zion Synagogue. Donations can be made online through the OZS website. Please specify that it is for the HomeMobile – Tzeason of Tzedakah.
    Organizer: Shirley Bryan,


December 16

  • Backpack Program PackingSponsored by Ohavay Zion Synagogue
    6:30 p.m. – Fill bags with food for God's Pantry
    Organizer: Brian Derer,


December 19

  • Sayre Christian Village, Sponsored by The Lexington Havurah
    2:30 p.m. – Vase decorating and flower arrangements.
    Organizer: Steve Shedlofsky,


December 24


December 25

  • Mayfair VillageSponsored by Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass
    2:00 p.m. - Facilitate refreshments and assist residents during Lorne Dechtenberg’s performances.
    Organizer: Mimi Kaufman,
  • Ronald McDonald House, Sponsored by Lexington Chapter of Hadassah
    3:30 p.m. – Arrival to cook dinner.
    6:45 p.m. – Serve dinner to House guests.
    Arrive at 3:30 p.m. for cooking and/or 6:45 p.m. for serving. Financial donations also requested for this project.
    Organizer: Odette Kaplan,
  • Catholic Action Center, Sponsored by Temple Adath Israel
    4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Prep food and serve dinner at Community Action Council, 1055 Industry Road.
    Organizers: Rick Clewett,, Pat Shraberg,, and Mary Engel,
  • Meals on Wheels, Sponsored by B’nai B’rith Stanley Rose Lodge #289
    Volunteers will be assigned to Trinity Hill United Methodist Church (3600 Tates Creek Rd.), Trinity Baptist Church (1675 Strader Dr.), or Second Presbyterian Church (460 E. Main St.).
    11:00 a.m. – Arrive at assigned location. (Second Presbyterian might be 10:30 a.m. Check with organizer). Routes take between 1 and 2 hours to complete.
    Organizer: Austin Cantor,


December 26

  • Moveable Feast
    4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Arrive at 474 Silver Maple Way to deliver meals to those in need. Routes take about 2.5 hours to complete. Training required and can be arranged; however if you are paired with a volunteer who has previous experience, training is not necessary. Organizer: Lisa Satin,



Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Holiday Gift Drive

Sponsored by Ohavay Zion Synagogue

Organizers: OZS - Dominique Olbert,, or
KRM - Dabney Parker,

Kentucky Refugee Ministries is asking for your help with providing
holiday gifts for families this year. In giving some material gifts,
you are also providing the gift of hospitality to some of
Lexington’s newest residents as they work toward building new lives
in a new land.

Consider purchasing items that would include:

• $20 Kroger gift card for each household or single person
• Age/gender appropriate gifts for the children - $25 total/child

Gifts must be dropped off in the boxes in the lobby
at Ohavay Zion Synagogue no later than December 15.

Please let me Dominique know of your interest your interest ASAP!