Whippany—The Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ (JCF) recently approved lowering the initial minimum deposit amount for a new Donor Advised Fund (DAF) from $10,000 to $5,000, and reducing the annual fee from $350 to $175 through December 31, 2018. (Increased assets will be subjected to
Israel Bonds New Jersey proudly recognized Sharon and David Halpern of Livingston, NJ, at its annual Signature Society reception, held Tuesday, January 3. The evening was hosted by their children, Abbi and Jeremy Halpern and Alan and Mindy Schall. The special guest was the new Israel Bonds president and CEO Israel Maimon.
Eta and Mark Levenson of West Orange have made a $50,000 gift to Jewish Family Service of MetroWest from the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope in memory of their son, Eric Levenson. Part of their gift will be used to dedicate a treatment room at the JFS Florham Park office in Eric’s name. The remainder will be an
A support group for parents/caregivers of children with special needs will take place on Wednesday evening, January 25, 7:30-9 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains. The group is free and open to the community.
A support group for siblings of children with
DAVITA, a West Orange Dialysis Center, gave a generous donation to the Rachel Coalition as part of their “Way of Giving Campaign.”
Pictured from left to right are Sheila Lefkowitz, LCSW; Joyce Friedman, chair, Rachel Coalition; Pam Fishman, vice-chair, Rachel Coalition; and Jaheda Nisar,
Join Bris Avrohom on January 18 at 7:45 p.m. for a parenting lecture entitled, “How to Be an Even More Loving Parent,” presented by Ed Yisroel Susskind, PhD. Admission is $18 per person and includes sushi and dessert.
Please rsvp to
The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties in collaboration with the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services and Neighbor to Neighbor Network, is planning a disaster kit packing and distribution event where volunteers ages 55 and over will assemble disaster kits to assist seniors in Bloomfield and Glen Ridge
An informational program on “Senior Scams and How to Handle Them,” for seniors and their families, will take place on Tuesday, January 17, at 11:30 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. The program will be presented by Officer Victoria Smith from the Union County Sheriff’s Office. A
When David Anfang first heard about Wheels of Love, described by Wikipedia as Israel’s largest multi-day, multi-route international charity cycling event, he immediately became intrigued by the tzedakah opportunity it presented. After doing further research into Jerusalem’s
Elizabeth—Over 100 students from the JEC led a public menorah-lighting ceremony on Wednesday, December 28, the fifth night of Chanukah.
The ceremony took place on the front lawn of the Jewish Educational Center building in Elizabeth, and was attended
Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, and Temple Sholom will be hosting three free Job Seeker Workshops titled “New Year, New Job, New You,” on Thursday mornings, January 12 and 19, 10
West Orange mayor, Robert Parisi, and West Orange town council members participate in the annual menorah-lighting ceremony in front of Town Hall hosted by Chabad of West Orange, this year held on the fourth night of Chanukah. Lighting the menorah is CWO director, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz.