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) and / or serving the meal.   Contact program coordinator Nicole Kramer (nicolecf@gmail.com) to volunteer.


Upcoming Dates:   January 17, March 21, April 11, May 9, June 6
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 happy to report that we donated 100 bags of non-perishable food. Thank you to our supporters for helping to fulfill the Jewish mandate of ma'achil re'evim, feeding the hungry! 

Hurricane Relief

The Chai Center community responded to the call to help those needing assistance in the communities of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico that were devastated by recent hurricanes.  We donated $1000 worth of gift cards to families, as well as two carloads of towels for animals transported to local shelters.  Additionally, our Sunday school children allocated their tzedakah collection to hurricane relief.  

Honoring the Elderly
Consider assisting in our on-going program of honoring the Jewish elderly at the Arbor Glen Senior Living facility 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.