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.

        Dates:  December 8, January 12, February 9,  

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! 
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.
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 sweets as Valentines treats for food insecure children in Bound Brook; packaging beauty bags for women in Bound Brook feeling the hardships of the pandemic; collecting supplies for Visions & Pathways to support neglected & abused youth; collecting needed items for victims of Hurricane Ida.  Do you have an idea for a project or would you like to assist?  Contact our coordinator Malory Fischer (malory@cctraining.com). 

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 focus now is on racial injustice, voting rights, and implementing the Wendy Project.  Contact our coordinator Malory Fischer (malory@cctraining.com) for more information.