Community Service

Sending Cheer

Sending Cheer

Sue Salsberg with one of the cards she sent to Jewish Family Service of MetroWest for homebound seniors. To send cards of your own, to cheer up seniors in our area, mail them to (or drop them off at) the following address: JFS Attn: Suzy Berman 256 Columbia Tpke. -...

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Do a Mitzvah

Send a note to a senior. Create a greeting card or write a friendly letter to a senior to cheer them up! These cards and letters will be distributed to clients of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest in their Meals on Wheels deliveries or other care packages. Send or...

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Getting Ready for School, Despite the Pandemic

Getting Ready for School, Despite the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop our Section from making back-to-school shopping special for the families served by Homeless Solutions (HSI). There is often a lot of anxiety that comes with the first day of school. Imagine the additional stress if you were homeless. We started our Back 2 School Store four years ago, under the leadership of Kim Kramer, Kay Salzman, Karen Secular and Melanie Levitan. All our volunteers and supporters of the program remember how exciting it is for children to shop for new clothes, a new backpack and especially new sneakers! We wanted the children at HSI to experience that same joy while lessening the financial burden on their families.

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Virtual Diversity Day

Like so much else in our world these days, Diversity Day was done virtually this year, on Sunday, July 12. Sadly, we couldn’t be all together on the Morristown Green this year, but every participating organization made a video message. We released the whole video of...

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NCJW Helps Kids Heading Back to School

NCJW Helps Kids Heading Back to School

The Back 2 School shopping event, sponsored by our Section, put a big smile on the face of students from 5 to 17 years old who are served by Homeless Solutions! The youngsters had a chance to get brand-new clothes and shoes for the upcoming year.

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The Romani People

The Romani People

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section, and Morristown Jewish Center–Beit Yisrael (MJCBY) recently co-sponsored a talk, titled “The Romani People: Europe’s Ancient South Asian Transplants,” presented at MJCBY. The talk was given by Morristown High School 11th-grader Sheetal Bangalore.

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Wind of the Spirit

Wind of the Spirit

Our Section learned a great deal about the state of immigration at a recent Open Board Meeting, held at a member’s home. The guest speaker was Theresa Markila, standing, second from left, volunteer coordinator of Wind of the Spirit Immigration Resource Center in...

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