JEWISH STANDARD ARTICLE – NCJW PROVIDES FUNDING FOR TWO NEW CHILDREN’S FACILITIES
June 29, 2017, 11:30 am
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 involved with children. The section was able to provide funds to these agencies due to a very generous bequest from a long- time member, Renee Guller.
At the dedications, her long-time friend, Roselyn Altman told the attendees about Renee’s love of children. Before her health declined, she enjoyed reading aloud and story- telling to children. Roz also told the group that Renee had great confidence that NCJW would find a deserving use for her legacy. Because she had no heirs, we intend these centers to be a lasting memorial to Renee Guller.
Bergen Family Center dedicated the new “National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County/Renee Guller Infant/Toddler Center” at Bergen Family Center in Englewood.
This new facility will expand the early childhood services provided to children four months to five years of age in a suite of three rooms designed to create a beautiful, safe and nourishing environment. Mitch Schonfeld, CEO of Bergen Family Center, has stated that the new facility “will be a fitting culmination to our recent extensive and comprehensive strategic planning.”
Also on June 7, NCJW Bergen County Section members attended the dedication of the newly-renovated infirmary at YCS Holley Center in Hackensack. Through the Renee Guller bequest, NCJW BCS was able to provide funding for new “state of the art” medical diagnostic equipment in the infirmary which serves the needs of the children who reside at the center in a warm and inviting environment.
Bergen County Section of NCJW is proud to continue its mission to improve the lives of women, children and families in our communities.