July 2018
News from JFCSNNJ
Update from our CEO Susan Greenbaum
Like most people, I think the summer is the best time of the year. The days are long, there is less pressure from busy school schedules, many take time off from work, and the weather draws us outdoors for all kinds of fun.

At JFCSNNJ however, our work never stops, and I hope our newsletter will remind you to keep those less fortunate, in your hearts and minds. Remember, during the summer, children who normally rely on school lunches can often go hungry, so please consider donating to our food pantry. Also think about visiting an elderly neighbor to make sure they are staying cool and hydrated in the summer heat.

I wish you a July filled with friends and family who make your life joyous.

Susan
2018 Wheels for Meals Bike Ride
On Sunday, June 17, 2018, JFCSNNJ held our 8 th Annual Wheels-for-Meals Ride to Fight Hunger. With almost 200 participants, this year’s ride raised over $100,000 to help homebound seniors and hungry families! Bikers cycled through the beautiful Hudson Valley, challenging themselves with 3, 10, 25 & 50 mile routes. 

Proceeds from this event go to support Meals on Wheels, distributing over 45,000 meals to homebound Seniors each year. Proceeds also benefit JFCS food pantries, located in Teaneck and Fair Lawn. Great weather, energetic volunteers, and delicious food helped make the Ride a total success. Thank you to all our Riders, Sponsors , and Volunteers!


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JFCSNNJ Annual Meeting
JFCSNNJ convened our Annual Meeting at Temple Emanu-El in Closter, NJ on June 21st. Rabbi Kirshner kicked off the evening with a discussion of how JFCS has, as its moral compass, the teachings of Maimonides - not turning a blind eye to those in need.

We honored Shira Feuerstein, who has served as President of the Board for the last 3 years. Shira shepherded the organization through our merger and had the vision to prepare us for a new Strategic Plan. Shira has been an inspiration to us all. Board Members were nominated and installed for another 2-year term. Those members include: Elizabeth Cole, Bruce Egert, Barry Feigenbaum, Ilene Gelman, David Goodman, Joan Krieger, Sue Ann Levin, and Paula Shaiman.

Shira then passed her presidential gavel on to our new President, Debbie Harris who spoke about her vision for the future. Debbie is excited to strengthen our Board, to develop and execute a strategic plan, and to continue to build our relationship with the other Jewish organizations in the community.

We continue to build a bright future at JFCSNNJ.
Volunteer of the Year Award
At our Annual Meeting, we also honored our Volunteer of the Year. This award went to The Andrew Friedland Early Childhood Learning Center at Temple Beth Rishon, Wyckoff, NJ.
Hillary Posner, Dirctor of the Center, along with Beth Rishon children, parents, and teachers came together to provide JFCS with Thanksgiving baskets, therapeutic toys, and an enormous food donation.

Fundraising on Amazon & Facebook
Interested in topics ranging from Mental Health to Senior Services to Food Scarcity? Want to keep up with the latest news at JFCSNNJ? Then please connect with us on social media! See the links below.

And now you can help JFCS raise needed funds without leaving your computer! Here are two great and easy ways to help:

1) If you shop on Amazon , simply click on the link below or go to the bottom of our JFCS homepage, and the organization will receive 0.5% of your shopping proceeds as a donation!

2) Facebook Birthday Fundraising! Have you seen friends on Facebook donating their birthdays for their favorite charities? Well now you can raise funds on Facebook for JFCS. All you have to do is go to your own Facebook page and hit the "Fundraisers" tab (seen on left). Then click on the blue button "Raise Money for a Nonprofit Organization." Facebook will walk you through the rest. You can find JFCS under Human Services!
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