Knitting Needles/Myra's Knitting Mavens

Join VBS Sisterhood and VBS Chesed Connection on the third Wednesday of every month to knit, crochet and kibbitz for a good cause - sending handmade caps to IDF soldiers in Israel and to veterans through Operation Gratitude, as well as baby blankets to newborns and cancer patients in local and Israeli hospitals. Renamed in honor of beloved member Myra Shapiro, this group formerly known as "Knitting Needles" is now called "Myra's Knitting Mavens" in Myra's memory. 

Upcoming Event:


*** YARN DONATIONS and duffel bags to send our donations in (any size or color; no wheels, please) are APPRECIATED... Open skeins accepted. ***

What: Join our group of committed VBS members who knit and crochet caps for cancer patients in local hospitals, blankets for newborn babies and knit hats for the IDF. Projects vary depending on the season. 

When: Third Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Where: At Valley Beth Shalom in Sher-Lopaty II (unless otherwise noted).

Volunteer Group: No age requirements.

Upcoming dates: Wednesdays: October 17, November 21, December 19

Yarn and instruction available at no charge!

Read a letter of thanks from Operation Gratitude

Click here for knitting/crochet patterns!
Click here for Operation Gratitude scarf patterns

There are 3 WAYS TO REGISTER (required):
  1. ONLINE: Fill in the form below

  2. EMAIL: Send to [email protected]

  3. PHONE: Leave a message at (818) 530-4087

This event is FREE, but we are suggesting a donation of one or two skeins of washable yarn which you will use on your first knitting project.

Please bring your own knitting needles. We will teach you the rest!


Questions?  Contact  Jane Spitzer at [email protected]