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New fund raising program that costs you nothing!
When you search the web or purchase online, go to www.igive.com! PBJC will get a penny a search as well as a percentage of your total on line purchase. There are over 200 participating websites. Just register Pine Brook Jewish Center as your nonprofit of choice and search/shop away.
Jewish Center Caring Committee Fund
We need you to provide us with information about the PBJC community. From time to time, we hear of illnesses, accidents, hospitalizations, births and deaths in our community. We want to be there for our fellow congregants in
their time of need or happiness. Each of you can be part of our conduit.
If you find out about any of the events that were mentioned above, please let the office know. Please contact
Robin Mangino, 973-244-9800. We will then take the necessary action to respond to the event.
Remember, you are our eyes and ears. Think Caring!
Adorable stuffed animals, send a bear for any reason- cheer, birthday, mitzvah, etc. The bear will be sent in a padded envelope tied with a ribbon that reads “PBJC Supports Israel” and a personalized card will be included. Cost is $15 and profits will be accumulated and sent to an Israeli charity. Last names between A-M call Jennifer Horowitz, last names between N-Z call Shelly Goldstein.
Questions, contact Judy Milstein.
Collection for local needy families and elderly Jewish families in Newark
We are still having a gift card collection to aid needy families in Montville and Newark . We are asking for your support and generosity to buy $5 or $10 (depending on store minimums) gift cards from supermarkets and chain stores such as Target, Walmart, Costco, CVS, and the like. Our Sisterhood also sells assorted gift cards in the office and in the Atrium on Sundays. Please pick up a card or two when you are out shopping so we may help those less fortunate. You can mail them to Judy Milstein, 6 East Cheryl Road , Pine Brook , NJ 07058 , or drop them during office hours to Arlene who will be collecting them.
Want to have the most beautiful kippot for your guests? Ones that no one has ever seen before? Brightly colored and beautifully patterned? Call MayaWorks, Kathleen Morkert,
www.mayaworks.org. Giving women an opportunity to earn an income from their skills gives them self-confidence and hope for themselves, their children, their family, and their village. These kipot will wow your guests and will help support the women who make them in remote villages of Guatemala. (These women are VERY busy—you need to place your order early.)
A new tallit bag to hold your first tallit? The North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry, 212-233-5200, email:
or website: www.NACOEJ.org. They have the most beautiful tallit you can imagine. They weave tallesim at the NACOEJ compound in Addis Ababa. The colors are bright and attractive and suitable for both males and females. Purchasing one of these gorgeous works of art will provide a family in Ethiopia with food for a month! A very wise investment!!
Available for purchase, starting at $100 for the Mazel Tov bond. Israeli bonds are interest bearing investments, a wonderful way to help Israel and used for any gift. Great for anyone having a bar/bat mitzvah this year, kids can use some of their gift money to purchase one, or relatives can buy for them! Contact George
Visit a Jewish nursing
Daughters of Israel in West Orange- (973) 731-5100. Ask the activity director what you/your family can
do. A while back our Hebrew School class went & played bingo with the residents who are always happy to see new faces, especially children!
Visit a local assisted living
The Chelsea, right here in Montville.
Call (973) 402-1100. As above, ask the activity director,
Gail, what you can do. Some past ideas they gave were game playing, art projects, nail polishing, putting on a skit or singing, working at a small shop within the facility.
You can also participate in Friday Shabbat services held weekly at 4:00 – 4:30 pm. It is a small group of Jewish residents who attend and look forward to our visit.
We are often in need of assistance in various areas. Call Arlene Lopez in the main office who frequently needs help with mailings, as does our Hebrew School.
Help out sorting/bagging at a food
Bobrow Kosher Food
Pantry, Temple Oheb Shalom, South Orange-email
or call (973) 762-7067.
Community Food Bank NJ- Contact volunteer services at (908) 355-3663 or e-mail the Volunteer Department
This is the largest provider of donated food to 1,500 food banks/soup kitchens/homeless shelters. They have a huge warehouse with constant need for volunteers to sort and pack. You must schedule in advance and children must be 12 or older, ages 12-16 accompanied by an adult.
Community Soup Kitchen Church of the Redeemer - Morristown.
This is the soup kitchen that we serve at in any month that there is a 5th Sunday. The kitchen is open everyday except Saturdays to serve lunches. You can always join another group to help out& bring food, especially weekdays. Call (973) 267-0709,
Hold a food drive at your office, school or anywhere!
It is really easy to do, and you usually get a lot of items. Should you want help donating food local to your office,
please contact the office.
Simon Wiesenthal’s N.Y. Tolerance Center
Confronting anti-Semitism and promoting human rights is the center’s focus. The training center explores racism and prejudice in America , international human rights and the history of the Holocaust. It is open to the public on
Mondays by appointment only call 212-697-1180
www.museumoftolerance.com. It looks very worth a visit, featuring state of the art computer theaters, a hall of memory, millennium machine,
and more. Look for a documentary Ever Again, produced by the Wiesenthal Center ’s film division, coming soon. Featuring Kevin Costner as the narrator,
it looks at the current resurgence of violent anti-Semitism in Europe.
Gifts for Israeli soldiers or victims of terrorism
Available to send through United Synagogue, visit
They are $25 or $36 and a nice way to reach out to those who are serving, and those who have been through the trauma of terrorism.
Volunteer Opportunities exist in various local organizations, visit the website for National Council of Jewish Women’s Volunteer Bureau, at
where adults and children can view places that are looking for help. Click on the drop down menu under volunteer
Jewish Family Services Metrowest is a comprehensive, non-discriminatory social service agency serving the residents of Essex, Morris , Sussex , North Union and parts of Hudson counties. Their highly trained and caring staff consists of clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and consultants, available to serve clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to counseling in many areas,
they provide elder care planning & assessments, adoption services and more. Call 973-765-9050 or visit their web-site at
PBJC is a part of the MetroWest Jobs site,
which allows employers to post job openings and job seekers to view job descriptions provided by MetroWest synagogue members at NO FEE.
Employers (or anyone wishing to post a job opening) should contact Linda Popick at Jewish Vocational Service
(973-674-6330) and job seekers should contact either the Synagogue Office for the password or Marian Lowenfish, our synagogue's liaison to the site. Once an appropriate job is located, the job seeker contacts Linda Popick for contact information. Twenty-nine synagogues participate in this very worthwhile effort to connect members of the MetroWest community with employees and jobs.
We DO NOT need puzzles, toys, dolls, books or any other donations at this time!!