A Unique Approach to Jewish Affiliation

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." 

Anne Frank


Social Action Opportunities


HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

During the High Holy Days, each year we conduct our annual food drive in support of the dwindling food supplies on the shelves at Jewish Family Services and the Reformed Church of Bound Brook. We are thrilled that we were able to deliver close to 100 bags of non-perishable food because of the generosity of our supporters. We thank everyone for helping to fulfill the Jewish mandate of ma'achil re'evim, feeding the hungry!


THE WENDY PROJECT

Named in memory of our founding President, Wendy Piller, this is an on-going community outreach project that varies month to month. Past initiatives included: packaging bags of Valentine's Day sweets for food insecure children in Bound Brook; packaging beauty bags for women feeling the hardships of the pandemic; collecting supplies for Visions & Pathways to support neglected & abused youth; collecting needed items for victims of Hurricane Ida; adopting a needy family for the holidays.  Do you have an idea for a project or would you like to assist? Contact our coordinator, Malory Fischer (malory@cctraining.com)


CHALLAH CONNECTION

Those who are involved in this project lovingly bake challah at home. The challahs are packaged and then delivered on Friday  mornings to those in the community who may be celebrating a special occasion, suffered a recent loss, dealing with an illness, or another reason why this small Shabbat gift might bring a smile to their face. We offer challah baking classes for those who are interested. Contact our coordinator, Sharon Friedman (info@ChaiCenterNJ.org) for more information.


CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TEAM

Joining this non-partisan group is an opportunity to participate more actively in our democracy while advancing Jewish values. The team's focus last Fall was GOTV - Get Out THE VOTE. Our current focus is on racial injustice, voting rights, and implementing the Wendy Project.  Contact our coordinator Malory Fischer (malory@cctraning.com) for more information.