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Community Service News and Notes

KILBARCHAN KIDS HAD AN “AWESOME’ TIME AT SUPERBOWL PARTY

The kids at YCS Kilbarchan thank NCJW Bergen County Section for throwing a great Super Bowl Party.   An “awesome” time was had by all.  The food and the decorations were terrific. …

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MAKING MEALS TOGETHER – A COORDINATED PROJECT WITH NCJW AND THE CENTER FOR HOPE AND SAFETY

Once again, volunteers from NCJW BCS met in the kitchen at the Center for Hope and Safety. They prepared and dined with the women and children in the shelter. “There’s …

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HIPPY YOUNGSTERS ENJOYED A WINTER WORKSHOP

Though it was warm and cozy inside Bergen Family Center, HIPPY youngsters had fun with snow at a recent workshop with our NCJW volunteers (in picture below Ruth Goldstein, Marietta …

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SNACK PACK MEETING A HUGE SUCCESS

We met the challenge!!  On a cold January afternoon with snow in the forecast, NCJW members and guests came out in force to surpass all previous records and packed an outstanding …

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ROCKLEIGH STAFF THANK NCJW VOLUNTEERS

Hi Roberta, We just wanted to say thanks to you and the ladies from NCJW BCS for a wonderful time our residents had with you at our Hanukkah Elegant Luncheon.  You …

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OUR VOLUNTEERS BRING JOY TO HIPPY HOLIDAY PARTY

Bergen Family Center’s Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY) is a literacy program for preschool families which helps parents become their children’s first teacher.  NCJW BCS is proud …

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HOLIDAY GIFTS FROM NCJW

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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WRAPPING GIFTS TO HELP OTHERS

NCJW volunteers Henrietta Wolfeiler and Ann Levenstein wrap holiday gifts at Barnes & Noble.  Tips help support the work of the  Center for Hope and Safety , an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in …

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HELP A WOMAN FEEL BEAUTIFUL

Do you wear makeup?  Lipstick?  Do some of the cosmetic counters where you shop have promotions and give-aways?  When the salesperson hands you a free gift, consider mentioning that, through National Council of Jewish …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO SWIM-IN

NCJW BCS and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society co-sponsor Swim-In, a therapeutic water exercise program for people with MS. Founded by BCS over 40 years ago, Swim-In gives those with MS …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO BVMI

Happy smiles as Gladys Laden, NCJW BCS Board Member and Herb, her husband , NCJW member and BVMI volunteer, proudly present an NCJW BCS check to Amanda Missey, BVMI President & CEO.  Sue Kanrich, …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO WRIC

Ellie Lubin (fourth from left), NCJW BCS Board member presents an NCJW BCS check to a most appreciative Lil Corcoran (third from left), Executive Director of  Women’s Rights Information Center . They are joined by some …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO HIPPY

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section members recently presented a $7500 check to Bergen Family Center in support of its Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY).  This program …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO BERGEN FAMILY CENTER SENIORS/SHINING LIGHTS

Shining Lights is a unique social day care program for visually impaired adults and other seniors. They had an additional treat at their monthly birthday celebration.  Mitch Schonfeld, Executive Director …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO CFA

At the recent Center For Food Action Gala, Marcia Levy, board member of NCJW BCS and Center for Food Action, proudly presents a $10,000 check to a most appreciative Patricia Espy, CFAs …

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NEWS ABOUT BERGEN VOLUNTEER MEDICAL INITIATIVE

https://www.bvmi.org/ In late September NCJW members Sue Kanrich, Peggy Kabakow and Gladys Laden visited the new site location for BVMI (Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative) on Essex Street in Hackensack.  Amanda Missey, President/CEO, met with …

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NCJW BCS SETS THE TONE FOR A GOOD START FOR SCHOOL

Thanks to the generosity of our NCJW Bergen County Section Board members and others, countless numbers of Bergen County children will head off to school with their needed school supplies. …

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SERVICE WITH A SMILE AT THE FAMILY PROMISE WALK-IN CENTER ON JULY 25

NCJW BCS volunteers served 119 people at the  Family Promise Walk–In Dinner Program . Our volunteers prepared, cooked and served the food with a smile. Family Promise has been committed to feeding the hungry since …

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JEWISH STANDARD ARTICLE – NCJW PROVIDES FUNDING FOR TWO NEW CHILDREN’S FACILITIES

June 29, 2017, 11:30 am Click here or on images to read Jewish Standard article. Members of National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section attended dedication events on June 7, 2017 for two of their community services which are …

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