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Community Service News and Notes Archives

SCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED

Click here to view and print flyer. The summer is here, and the children of our community services are not thinking about school supplies, but, as we all know, the days fly by and the stores gear …

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CONEY ISLAND DAY AT ROCKLEIGH

On Monday, May 22, NCJW BCS is sponsoring our Annual Gala Coney Island Day for the residents of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh.  Table games, fun-filled activities and prizes are enjoyed by all the …

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JEWISH HOME AT ROCKLEIGH VALENTINE’S SWEETHEART SOCIAL

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. 2:30 pm. Volunteer to make Valentine’s Day a special day, with delicious desserts, entertainment and a red carnation for each resident. Contact: Roberta Lew, 201-836-4695,  RMLew@aol.com .

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HANUKKAH PARTY AT ROCKLEIGH

NCJW’s ANNUAL PARTY at the JEWISH HOME at ROCKLEIGH will be held on Thursday, DECEMBER 22 at noon. A delicious holiday luncheon including potato latkes will be served to all …

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HIPPY VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT

On Friday December 9th 2016, NCJW Bergen County Section volunteers of HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) were hosted to a delicious lunch sponsored by the Family Success Center at …

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HOLIDAY GIFTS FROM NCJW MEMBERS

At holiday time Bergen County Section collects small gifts and gift cards for the children and families served by our community services and coalition partners, including Center for Hope and …

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GIFT WRAPPING TO BRING HOLIDAY JOY

NCJW Bergen County Section members Ann Levenstein and Henrietta Wolfeiler volunteered to wrap holiday gifts on December 8th at Barnes & Noble at Riverside Square Mall.  The wrapping was free while donations helped to support the Center …

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BFC GALA

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section members enjoyed a great evening at the Bergen Family Center’s “Family and Friends” gala on November 16.

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YCS FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS WINE & FOOD TASTING BENEFIT

The idea for Festival of Flavors was conceived by a group of passionate volunteers who wanted to create a premier fundraising event to support YCS programs that are underfunded or …

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A HAPPY HIPPY THANKSGIVING STORY

At a recent workshop Thanksgiving stories and crafts were enjoyed by the young participants in the HIPPY program (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters). Volunteers from National Council of …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS DONATION TO BERGEN VOLUNTEER MEDICAL INITIATIVE (BVMI)

NCJW BCS Presidium member Marcia Levy, co-Vice President Ruth Seitelman, and Board member Gladys Laden presented a donation to Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI), one of the many community services …

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NOVEMBER IS HIPPY L’IL SCIENTISTS MONTH

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, New Jersey November 19 2016 8:30am Click here to view flyer Children have a marvelous sense of wonder and exploration. They are interested in the natural world and enjoy asking questions …

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MAKING MEALS TOGETHER – A COORDINATED PROJECT WITH NCJW, THE CENTER FOR HOPE AND SAFETY AND THE CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION.

There’s a reason why Jewish events center around the kitchen. It’s a warm, nourishing place. Learning new recipes, helping others through the steps and one-on-one conversations are a few of …

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HIPPY ENRICHMENT PRESENTATION

On October 26, 2016, at the monthly parent workshop, NCJW BCS presidium member Marcia Levy presented a check for $5,000 to Rachele Albanese, HIPPY Director at Bergen Family Center from …

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BCS’s ILLUSTRIOUS HONORARY PRESIDENT, ELLIE LUBIN, RECEIVED PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section is very proud to announce Ellie Lubin of Englewood was awarded the annual Dr. Celia Weisman Memorial Award from the Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC).  …

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SWIM-IN VOLUNTEERS & SWIMMERS ENJOY A PIZZA PARTY

Once again members of the Swim-In Program, an NCJW BCS community service project for people with multiple sclerosis, met to spend a festive end-of-summer afternoon at Tenafly Pizza. Hugs and …

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YCS HOLLEY Barbeque

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section volunteers serve and share a late summer barbeque with the kids at the Holley Center.  There were 12 volunteers and 65 kids and …

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HELPING CHILDREN GET READY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR

The summer is almost over, the new school year is about to begin. On August 9, several NCJW BCS members gathered and spent the afternoon packaging school supplies provided by …

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED PLEASE

REMINDER: SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED AT AUGUST 9 BOARD MEETING PLEASE The summer is here, and the children of our community services are not thinking about school supplies, but, as we …

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A CELEBRATORY HIPPY GRADUATION

Excited children, proud parents, and delighted NCJW BCS volunteers celebrated the twenty-second annual HIPPY graduation held at Bergen Family Center in Englewood on June 14. The boys and girls, wearing …

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MEMBER OF NCJW BEQUEATHS $20,000 TO FUND INFANT TODDLER CENTER

The National Council of Jewish Women has selected Bergen Family Center to be the recipient of a $20,000 bequest from a long time member, Renee Guller. The bequest will provide …

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CONEY ISLAND DAY AT ROCKLEIGH

A good time was had by all at NCJW’s Annual Coney Island Day held on Thursday, May 26th at the  Jewish Home at Rockleigh .  Eight of our dedicated volunteers helped run the carnival …

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PIRATES LAND AT HIPPY WORKSHOP

At a recent HIPPY workshop, more than 30 excited youngsters were introduced to the wonders of the puppet world by Diane Koszarski, director of Flamingo Puppets. The children enjoyed experimenting …

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MS SWIMMERS AND NCJW VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATE AT ANNUAL LUNCHEON

Click on each photo to enlarge On Sunday, May 15, 2016 the Annual Swim In Luncheon was held at the Graycliff Manor in Moonachie. The 40 year old event was …

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A VISIT TO THE YCS SUMMER CAMP

Happiness Is Camping, located in Hardwick, NJ, provides YCS children with an opportunity to get out of the inner city, play, swim, and just have fun! The YCS children who …

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BFC SALUTES NCJW BCS VOLUNTEERS

Our volunteers at the Bergen Family Center Volunteer Appreciation / Thank you  event on May 3, 2016.  Great food and wine and friendship. Click photo to enlarge

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CELEBRATING AT CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION GALA

On Monday, May 2 NCJW members enjoyed the Center for Food Action gala — Savor.2016 — celebration/fundraiser at the Marriott Hotel in Teaneck. Fabulous chefs from around the county donated …

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Be a part of BFC’s Third Annual Prom Pop-Up Shop! April 30, 2016

Please help our local teenage girls attend and enjoy their high school prom by donating new or gently worn prom dresses (especially in sizes 10 and up), shoes, bags & …

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NCJW HONORED AT PROJECT S.A.R.A.H. BREAKFAST

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section is proud to have been selected as an honoree at the Project S.A.R.A.H. 10th Annual Breakfast on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Project …

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NCJW Volunteers Spread Their “Love” at Jewish Home at Rockleigh Sweetheart Social

NCJW participated in the annual Sweetheart Social for the residents at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh on Thursday, February 11. The multi-talented Jack Vartan entertained with songs and music. Delicious …

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NCJW WOMEN MADE BLANKETS FOR A MITZVAH

On January 19, 2016, over forty women from NCJW BCS came together for our annual blanket party.  Over the course of two hours, the group made 24 warm and cuddly fleece …

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CAN YOU SPARE A FEW HOURS ONCE A MONTH?

NCJW members staff the Gift Shop at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 3:30 pm.  Our services are needed for residents and visitors to come in, browse and pick …

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THANK YOU NOTES TO NCJW BCS FROM CENTER FOR HOPE AND SAFETY FAMILIES

“I’m writing this letter to thank you for the gifts. You have made me the happiest kid this year. I really appreciate the game system and the funny thing is …

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AT HOLLEY

Christmas Day at Holley Child Care and Development Center was delightful — for the boys and girls, their aides, and members of NCJW.  Pizza, chicken fingers, salad, cake and goodie bags …

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ANNUAL HANUKKAH PARTY AT THE JEWISH HOME AT ROCKLEIGH

NCJW Bergen County Section’s annual Hanukkah Party at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh on December 10 was enjoyed by residents, staff and our volunteers.  A most delicious luncheon (choice of brisket or fish, along with latkes and …

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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN BERGEN COUNTY SECTION COMMUNITY SERVICES TOUR

On December 3 an enthusiastic group of 13 NCJW members participated in our second Community Services tour for 2015. We visited the  Women’s Rights Information Center  and the  Bergen Family Center , both in Englewood. The  WRI Center  provides …

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JOIN OUR HOLLEY KIDS BIRTHDAY CAKE PROGRAM

Make someone’s day by providing a birthday cake for a child at the YCS Holley Center – a therapeutic residential facility in Hackensack for children ages 5 to 13 who …

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Fun with HIPPY

On Thursday, October 15, an overflow crowd of excited three year olds was welcomed by NCJW BCS volunteers to their first HIPPY workshop.  While their parents participated in an orientation program, …

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HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) IS ALIVE AND WELL AND RARING TO GO

HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) IS ALIVE AND WELL AND RARING TO GO This is our program which trains parents to be their children’s first teachers.  NCJW volunteers …

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YCS Annual Meeting

2015 ANNUAL MEETING OF YCS – A LIFETIME OF CARING On Monday, September 21st, 2015, NCJW BCS board members and volunteers were welcomed by YCS’s president – Richard Mingoia who …

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THE ART OF SURVIVAL GALLERY SHOWING

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.  NCJW Bergen County Section proudly supports our coalition partners at the Center for Hope and Safety (CHS), Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV), and Project SARAH …

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SWIMMERS AND NCJW BCS VOLUNTEERS DO END OF SUMMER LUNCH

Although the weather is still warm, summer is sneaking away and very soon the leaves will fall and the air will be cool.  Many are sad when the summer season is …

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NCJW BCS GETS READY FOR SCHOOL

The summer is almost over. Could the new school year be far away? On August 18, several NCJW BCS members gathered and spent the afternoon packaging school supplies donated by …

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BRING SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES CHILDREN

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT FLYER The summer is here, and the children of our community services are not thinking about school supplies, but, as we all know, the days fly by and the stores gear …

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NCJW BCS GOES TO YCS CAMP

On July 1, several NCJW BCS members went to camp and had a wonderful time! Each summer, YCS (Youth Consultation Service) offers a two week summer camp session for children who live in YCS …

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NCJW BCS VOLUNTEERS WERE CELEBRATED AT THE JEWISH HOME AT ROCKLEIGH

NCJW BCS members were among the many volunteers who were made welcome by Charlene Vannucci, Jewish Home Family’s Director of Volunteer Services, for the special 100th Centennial Volunteer Appreciation BBQ …

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COMMUNITY SERVICE TOUR OF THE ADLER APHASIA CENTER

On June 16, 2015, Bergen County Section held the first of several community service tours. Twelve members visited the Adler Aphasia Center and the Center for Hope and Safety. At …

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COMMUNITY SERVICE TOUR CONTINUES AT THE CENTER FOR HOPE & SAFETY

We also visited the Center for Hope and Safety, formerly Shelter Our Sisters, in their new community center in Rochelle Park. We spoke to Jean Kirch, the Director of Development, …

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HIPPY CELEBRATES GRADUATION

Twenty-six excited five-year olds, dressed in caps and gowns, celebrated at their June 11, 2015 HIPPY graduation at Bergen Family Center while proud families, teachers and National Council of Jewish Women volunteers looked …

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SWIM-IN CELEBRATES 35-PLUS YEARS AT ANNUAL LUNCHEON

National Council of Jewish Women and MS Society volunteers and “swimmers” spent a delightful time together at their annual celebration and luncheon at The Graycliff in Moonachie on Sunday, May …

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COME HELP AND HAVE FUN AT THE JEWISH HOME AT ROCKLEIGH CONEY ISLAND DAY

NCJW BCS is sponsoring our Annual Gala Coney Island Day for the residents at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Table games, fun-filled activities and prizes will …

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BFC RECOGNIZES NCJW VOLUNTEERS AT LUNCHEON

Members of the board of Bergen Family Center hosted volunteers at a luncheon on May 6, 2015 at the Alpine Country Club in Demarest, NJ. Among the guests were NCJW Bergen …

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HIPPY Success

HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Children) scored a double success at a recent workshop. Parents, who were anxious to improve their physical fitness, enjoyed a stimulating yoga session …

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WINTER FUN AT HIPPY

To paraphrase an old seasonable song — the weather outside was frightful, but inside it was quite delightful. On Thursday, January 22, HIPPY children and volunteers celebrated the winter season …

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BECAUSE HUNGER DOESN’T TAKE THE WEEKEND OFF!

Fun on a winter afternoon. 100 NCJW BCS members and volunteers from the community assembled 400 Snack Packs to be distributed to local school children by the Center for Food Action.  These …

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BECAUSE HUNGER DOESN’T TAKE THE WEEKEND OFF — NCJW BCS WILL PREPARE SNACK PACKS FOR CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION

At 12:30 pm on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at our General Meeting snack packs will be prepared for distribution by the Center for Food Action to kids in four local …

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ANNUAL SWEETHEART SOCIAL

Jewish Home at Rockleigh , 10 Link Drive, Rockleigh, NJ 07647 Tuesday February 10 at 2:30 PM. Musical entertainment and delicious desserts for all. To help serve and mingle call Roberta Lew at 201-836-4695 or email  RMLew@aol.com

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VOLUNTEERS SPENT TIME WITH HOLLEY KIDS ON CHRISTMAS DAY, 2014

Pictured L-R: Allen Lewitz; Seelig Lewitz; Estelle Greene; Edna Lewitz; Mindy Roth; Gerry Benson; Victoria Roth; Nancy Dweck; and Carole Benson

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HAPPINESS IS THE HIPPY HOLIDAY PARTY

On December 18, a happy group of NCJW BCS volunteers shared the joy and fun of the holiday season with the HIPPY children, the boys and girls of Bergen Family …

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CELEBRATING CHANUKAH AT JEWISH HOME AT ROCKLEIGH

On Wednesday night, December 17th, Jewish Home at Rockleigh had their annual Chanukah Party. NCJW BCS volunteers helped serve a delicious meal, starting with latkes, smoked salmon and sour cream. …

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HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY SERVICE CHILDREN

  Let’s make the holiday season memorable for families and children supported by our community services. Think of the warmth and smiles you can put near the Menorah and Christmas …

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NCJW BCS LAUNCHES TOY DRIVE

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section has launched its annual holiday toy drive for HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters). HIPPY helps parents develop the skills …

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A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING!!

On Monday, Nov. 24, NCJW BCS Co-Presidents, Gladys Laden and Ann Levenstein, presented a special $5,000 grant from Council’s Dr. David Goldberg Fund to Mitch Schonfeld, Executive Director of Bergen Family …

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300 PEOPLE ATTENDED TIMELY PANEL DISCUSSION ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

The hall of Temple Emeth in Teaneck was packed at the November 18 General Meeting, when over 300 people attended a Panel Discussion on Immigration Reform: An American Dilemma. Many …

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NCJW BCS MEMBER RUTH COWAN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

On November 8th, 2014, at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Annual Meeting for the National Multiple Sclerosis Association, our own Past President and Past Honorary President …

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NCJW BERGEN COUNTY SECTION HONORED & SALUTED BY BERGEN FAMILY CENTER

Bergen Family Center held its annual awards dinner and auction Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Rockleigh Country Club. Honorees, celebrating 20th anniversary of HIPPY (Home Instruction For Parents of Pre-school Youngsters) and the founders, were …

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NCJW BCS MEMBERS AT THE YCS FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS

On Monday, November 3, 2014, at the Park Ridge Marriott, a group of NCJW BCS members had an opportunity to express their love for YCS kids through their love of …

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OCTOBER 2014 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH AWARDED TO SUSAN LASKIN

I joined NCJW as a young mother 30 years ago. I became involved in the original Mid-Bergen Section with my friends and neighbors and became Vice President of Programming for a …

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KNIT WITS MADE HATS, SCARVES AND GLOVES TO HELP KEEP KIDS AT HOLLEY COZY & WARM THIS WINTER

On Tuesday, November 18 at Club NCJW, our monthly visit to do fun activities and spend time with kids at the Holley Center, the creative and gifted members of Knit …

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NEW MEMBER DONATES HAND-MADE BLANKETS

Talented and creative new member Sue Harris designed, crocheted and donated beautiful blankets to one of our community services StoP (Strategies To Prevent Domestic Violence.)  The women and children were delighted to receive them. …

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NCJW BCS TO BE HONORED. PLEASE JOIN US.

Bergen Family Center is honoring NCJW Bergen County Section, together with our members Nita Gottesman and Geri Kaufman, two of the founders of HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters) , Tuesday, November 11 at 6 PM …

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LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM JEWISH HOME AT ROCKLEIGH

Dear Sabina, It has been some time since we met here at our Jewish Home.  I hope all is well with you.    I want to thank you for your donation …

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BIRTHDAY CAKES FOR HOLLEY CENTER

Celebrate YOUR birthday by giving a cake to a child who would not have one without you. Contact  Addie.rudin@gmail.com  or (201) 585-1928.

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CCCC RECEIVES DONATION

The Children’s Court Care Center was pleased to receive a generous donation from the Women Lawyers of Bergen County at their annual dinner. The Center is an attractive, well-equipped space. …

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NCJW PRESENTS VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH AWARD TO VETERAN MEMBER FLO SARFIN

At our September 2014 General Meeting, the Volunteer of the Month recognition was given to Flo Sarfin, a beloved volunteer who is a paid-up member in good standing who has demonstrated …

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NCJW VOLUNTEERS AT YCS 2014 ANNUAL MEETING

On Monday September 23rd, on a beautiful first evening of autumn, NCJW BCS volunteers were greeted and warmly welcomed by YCS President Richard Mingoia at the YCS Annual Meeting. In the courtyard …

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MEMBERS CAME TO THE FAIR AND SIGNED UP FOR ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICES

At our General Meeting on Tuesday, September 16, members and guests were greeted by representatives from our Advocacy and Community Services committees and invited to our Community Services and Advocacy …

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KICK – STEP – KICK – TAP – STOMP – SWING

The Syncopated Seniors danced their way into the hearts of the Bergen Family Center Senior Shining Lights on Friday, August 22.  In between their routines, Ms. London, who organized the dancers, …

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CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION SUMMER FOOD CRISIS

Summer food crises are an annual event at the Center for Food Action . Yes, there are wonderful donations of fresh grown veggies from local gardens which are enthusiastically received by the recipients. However, …

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BERGEN FAMILY CENTER- SENIORS SHINING LIGHTS

The Bergen Family Center in Englewood has programs for the frail elderly as well as for the visually impaired of all ages. NCJW BCS provides a monthly birthday party for …

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HIPPY VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATE THE END OF A BUSY YEAR

HIPPY Volunteers recently celebrated the end of a busy year at a brunch at the home of Chairperson Evalyn Brownstein. Front L-R: Marietta Kalin, Marcia Levy, Phyllis Schriger, Edie Kaplan, …

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NCJW BCS CONGRATULATES HIPPY GRADUATES

HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters) graduated 26 excited five year olds before their proud parents and home instructors as their delighted NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN BERGEN COUNTY SECTION volunteers …

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Happiness is Camping with YCS

What is Happiness Is Camping for YCS Kids?  waking up to the chattering of birds… gliding across a still lake in rowboat… singing the camp song before digging into three …

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Bergen County Section is awarded $50,000 for HIPPY Program

Sharon Kozinn, former President of the Board of the Dr. David Goldberg Child Care Center, presents a $50,000 check to Co-Presidents Gladys Laden and Ann Levenstein and Lucy Dorée, Philanthropy Coordinator, to …

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HIPPY CHILDREN SHOW ENORMOUS CREATIVITY AT OUR WORKSHOP, MAY 22, 2014

HIPPY CHILDREN SHOW ENORMOUS CREATIVITY AT OUR WORKSHOP, MAY 22, 2014 Our volunteers entertained, instructed and inspired HIPPY children with stories and crafts while their parents attended their monthly training program. The …

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Residents and BCS volunteers “Broke the Bank at Coney Island Day” at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh!

“Coney  Island Day”, which we annually sponsor for the residents of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, was held on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014. Residents, staff and volunteers alike laughed, joked, played …

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Celebrating at Women’s Rights Information Center Committed to Caring Awards Dinner, May 13th at the Clinton Inn, Tenafly

Back row L-R: Nancy Ferer, board member of WRIC and BCS; Gloria Lieberstein, BCS volunteer; Joan Grzenda, Director of WRIC; Ellie Lubin, board member of WRIC and BCS Front row L-R: Roxanne Reff and …

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ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICES TOUR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

In the morning, we toured the  CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION  facility in Englewood, where we saw how the volunteers packed the bags with food. We learned about the process that takes place in order …

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Bringing Xmas Cheer to Holley Kids

On December 25 a group of NCJW BCS and YCS (Youth Consultation Service) board volunteers helped bring cheer and caring to those Holley children without family or friends to provide …

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Jewish Home at Rockleigh, Annual Sweetheart Social

NCJW BCS will hold its annual Sweetheart Social for the residents of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh. Click here for directions: Jewish Home at Rockleigh, 10 Link Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647 . The social will take place on Thursday, February 13th at 2:30 pm. …

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HIPPY families agree this year’s Holiday Party was FABULOUS!

Our NCJW BCS volunteers were warmly welcomed as  guests of   the HIPPY staff and  Mitch Schonfeld,  Executive Director of Bergen Family Center at their annual HIPPY holiday party on Thursday, December …

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NCJW BCS VOLUNTEERS ROCK!

Our annual Hanukkah Party for the residents of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh on December 3rd was a big success and enjoyed by all. An elegant dinner with potato latkes as an appetizer was …

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Women’s Rights Information Center “Wine and Chocolate… Women & Giving” event

Our members enjoying a fun evening with  Nina Pineda, Journalist, WABC News 7  on “Happy Giving Tuesday,” December 3,  at Modiani Kitchen Showroom in Englewood. When Nina saw this photo online, she emailed this lovely tribute to us: “This photo just …

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Bergen Family Center Gala

NCJW BCS members enjoyed the BFC Gala on November 5, 2013

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HOLLEY Birthday Cake Program

Friday November 1st was Michael’s 12th birthday. Michael, who lives at the Holley Center, doesn’t have someone to bring him a birthday cake, so one of our team of NCJW BCS birthday …

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HIPPY WORKSHOP, October 10, 2013

NCJW BCS volunteers enjoyed helping HIPPY kids create some crafts for the fall while their parents attended their monthly workshop. Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is an …

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NCJW BCS receives prestigious CITIZEN COMMUNITY SERVICE Award

At its annual awards dinner on October 3, 2013, the Bergen County Bar Foundation presented NCJW Bergen County Section with its prestigious CITIZEN COMMUNITY SERVICE Award for its outstanding work …

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YCS President pays tribute to NJCW Bergen County Section

At the YCS Annual Meeting on Monday, September 23, Richard Mingoia, President of YCS, included the following tribute to NCJW BCS in his State of the Agency Address. “And when it …

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Annual Bergen County 20th CLOTHESLINE PROJECT

The Annual Bergen County 20th Clothesline Project took place on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. This is the 20th year that displays of hundreds of tee shirts decorated by domestic violence …

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CONEY ISLAND DAY 5/24/13 JEWISH HOME AT ROCKLEIGH

NCJW volunteers  spent a fun afternoon at this annual event. We helped  with boardwalk games such as ring toss, roulette, catch a fish and many more activities. Lots of prizes …

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YCS Camp Day, June 27, 2013

The forecast of severe thunderstorms and flash floods didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for our highly anticipated day at YCS camp.  Happily, the weather stayed dry for our ten volunteers and the …

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HIPPY Graduation June 18, 2013 at the Bergen Family Center

Our volunteers joined with parents, Home Instructors and the staff of Family Success Center and Bergen Family Center to honor and kvell over the graduates of the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents …

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Swim-In Annual Celebration Luncheon, Sunday May 19, 2013

Since its inception by NCJW BCS in 1976, our members, in coalition with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, volunteer weekly at the Swim-In program at the JCC in Tenafly. Swim-In …

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In March 2013, NCJW BCS Awarded Grant to Advance Economic and Gender Equality in Israel

To quote Susan Levine, immediate past co-Chair of NCJW’s Israel Granting Committee, “It is no secret the Bergen County Section has been a strong, passionate and long standing supporter of …

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HIPPY is Hopping

HIPPY hopping here. HIPPY hopping there. HIPPY hopping everywhere. The boys and girls enrolled in HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) welcomed spring with  seasonal stories and crafts at a …

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Knit Wits

The children at Holley Center really appreciate the hats and scarves that were made by Estelle Greene, Shirley Finkelstein, Evelyn Masheb, Ellen Dounn. Also thanks to Mimi Backer and Peggy Kabakow for …

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NCJW BCS Donates to Women’s Rights Information Center

WRIC chairs Ellie Lubin and Ina Miller-Silverstein presented a check to Joan Grzenda, Executive Director of Women’s Rights Information Center. WRIC assists parents and others in finding compatible housemates, matching those who are looking …

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Annual Holiday Luncheon, December 25, 2012

Led by Edna Lewitz, NCJW BCS held their annual Holiday Luncheon at the Holley Child Care and Development Center in Hackensack. The children and staff were treated to a gourmet …

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