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Through the Tobis and Shalom funds and generous donations by individuals, Jewish Family Services provides financial assistance to our community members most in need. We understand that there are critical expenses that often go uncovered or unrecognized, from medications and medical costs to care meals and home modifications.

Lifecycle Baskets

For Jewish families who have recently experienced a lifecycle event, Jewish Family Services delivers baskets to provide comfort and support. Our baskets include thoughtful tokens that acknowledge a family’s unique circumstances. We gift them to families who are:

  • New to the community
  • Welcoming a new baby
  • Experiencing a loss

Request Assistance

If you or someone you know in the Jewish community needs support or is eligible for a lifecycle basket, please get in touch with Jody Ingersoll, Director of Jewish Family Services, at 515-987-0899 ext. 210 or jody@jewishdesmoines.org.