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

Feeding the Hungry

 

Join us as we partner with the soup kitchen at the Reformed Church of Bound Brook.  The soup kitchen runs every Wednesday evening from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm and serves 50 – 75 people.  The Chai Center has committed to providing and serving the entire meal several times during the year.  Chai Center families are invited to participate in this mitzvah by providing parts of the meal (entrée, side dish or dessert).   Contact program coordinator Nicole Kramer (nicolecf@gmail.com) to volunteer.

 

Upcoming Dates:  June 17, September 23, October 7, October 21, November 18
 
 
Holiday Food Drive 
 
During the High Holy Days, we conducted 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! 
 
 
Honoring the Elderly
 
Consider assisting in our on-going program of honoring the Jewish elderly at Laurel Circle in Bridgewater.  Twice monthly, on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, we lead  a joyful, musical Shabbat service and provide an oneg for approximately 15 - 20 residents.  Families are invited to join in this mitzvah by accompanying our program coordinator, Danny Mayer (dannymayer@gmail.com), in leading the service and mingling with the residents from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm.
 
 
Special Needs Resource
 
Chai Center has committed to a partnership with the Autism Center by providing resource help sorely needed by families in distress. Many of our members have already offered their volunteer services, such as donating legal advice, babysitting, tutoring assistance, home organization, plumbing, and pet therapy.  Do you have an avocation or skill that can help? Contact coordinator Gale Shulan (gshulan@aol.com) to volunteer. 


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 right now is GOTV - Get Out The Vote. Contact our coordinator Malory Fischer (malory@cctraining.com) for more information.