JFS CURRENTS It's Game Time! Winter 2022
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Lending a Helping Hand
Margate City Firemen Dan Germana and Cole Moore provide support unloading a delivery and stocking the pantry shelves.
Hadassah Members Collect Everyday Essentials
Golda Meir Hadassah members donate diapers, toiletries and hygiene products from a collection hosted at Beth El Synagogue.
Winter Gloves Donated
Jon Rosky of Corsi Associates donates insulated gloves and manual can openers which are distributed through JFS Atlantic Homeless Alliance.
Margate Homeowners Association Supports JFS
et ready to enjoy a slam dunk event at “It’s Game Time”: A JFS Fundraiser on Saturday, March 26 at 6:30pm at The Wave Nightclub & Lounge at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Guests will enjoy an exciting evening of fun foods, a specialty cocktail, action-packed entertainment and a host of surprises.
Held during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, attendees can show their team spirit by wearing their favorite game day attire or collegiate team colors. Attendees can try their luck on amazing raffle prizes including golf outings, restaurant gift cards, spa packages, jewelry, sports-themed gifts and more. Guests and those unable to attend can also support the event by purchasing a bracket (no basketball knowledge required). Simply make your selections and earn points for every game picked correctly. The most points at the end of the tournament will win a cash prize. Deadline for bracket selections is March 17 at 12:15pm. A special thanks to our event sponsors* – Harrison Beverage, Burns/BANDI Property Group, Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, Wise Family Eye Center, Antoinette & Eric Wood, Marsha & Herman Zell, Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, OceanFirst Bank, Mel’s Furniture, Accent Aesthetics Medical Spa, Scott Brown Insurance Agency, Glenn Insurance, The Malamut Group at Morgan Stanley, and Atlantic Medical Imaging.
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Tickets to the Cocktail Party are $150 per 3. person. Keeping the health and safety of attendees a priority, the event will be limited to 200 guests. Sponsorship Brackets opportunities range from $250 – $5,000. 6:30P Raffle tickets are three for $100, brackets are $50 each, and a Slam Dunk package, that includes two brackets and six raffle tickets, is $200. The event hopes to raise $50,000 to support services and programs for children and families. We are committed to the health and safety of our guests and look forward to resuming our events in a safe environment. JFS continues to monitor CDC and NJDOH guidelines as it relates to COVID-19. In the event of this fundraiser’s cancellation, ticket sales and sponsorships will be directed to support the agency’s ongoing pandemic response efforts. Visit the website for updates or changes to fundraising events. For more information, to purchase tickets, brackets, raffles or sponsorship, v i s i t j f s at l a n t i c . o rg o r c o n t a c t Kirby Reed at 609.822.1108 x144 or email@example.com.
*Sponsors inclusive as of publication date.
David & Lois Grossman and Ilene Inselman donated $1,900 and more than 100 bags of food to stock JFS Pantry through the Margate Homeowners Association. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
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2 | CEO Report
8 | Development News
3 | President’s Report & New Board Members
9 | Special Events
4 | Programs & Services 5 | Turkey Drive
10 | Staff Spotlight 11 | Friends 12 | Donor Spotlight 1
State of the Agency CEO Report We continue to weather this everevolving pandemic with its surging and declining levels. We have become proficient in the language of COVID-19 — waves, infection rates, viral loads, vaccines and masking. We know all about the variants like Alpha and Delta and we are hopeful that Omicron is marking the beginning of the end, or at least the beginning of a virus we can live more normally with. However, there are other variants that are still spreading, ones that will never earn a Greek letter moniker but are no less dangerous. These related viruses have names like food insecurity, mental health, Andrea Steinberg, LCSW and homelessness. As we have been since the beginning of the pandemic, JFS is here to address these growing issues. In 2021, JFS provided food support to 8,631 individuals and families with the help of 60 volunteers. In August, we tripled the Pantry size adding fresh and frozen offerings including produce, protein and specialty items. The Family Pantry, which now offers formula, wipes, baby food, and kid-friendly snacks, distributed 30,000 diapers. With inflation and supply chain delays, food security promises to be a problem in 2022. We will continue to deliver pantry essentials weekly to the 50 or more families who can not access our physical location to assure they are fed. The pandemic has been especially challenging for children. Children out of school or learning virtually for extended periods of time has created obvious deficits in education with an unanticipated fallout in development and their stressors to their mental health. In today’s environment, the demand for therapy has surged as healthcare workers have been traumatized from caring for COVID-19 patients, political disagreements have people on edge, and families and marriages are in greater distress. More people of color are seeking support – especially as racial injustice remains at the forefront. Burnout and compassion fatigue is ever present. Mental health treatment is imperative for many. JFS is working in overdrive to keep up with the requests for counseling. There is a high demand for qualified therapists. Despite providing 9,003 therapy sessions last year, JFS, along with providers nationwide, have lengthy wait lists. Needs are greater and the stakes are higher. JFS has dozens of highly-qualified therapists and is expanding counseling hours and continuing tele-health sessions to keep pace with the demand. As we look ahead, we are bracing for the next wave – homelessness. With the moratorium on evictions nearing its end, our community is expecting an influx of people facing homelessness. JFS has added three new programs to address homelessness. Our team is knowledgeable in the broader system of care as well as process for accessing public benefits, affordable housing and other wraparound supports. We are also proactively working with individuals and landlords. The pandemic has been a magnifying glass for vulnerabilities, but with the proper help, each day there’s hope that it will be better than the day before. Our community and country has shown their support in times of crisis. After Superstorm Sandy, JFS raised more than $1 million to invest in our community members and in the initial phase of the pandemic, we raised nearly $800,000. At JFS, we have promised to always be an open door, a sympathetic ear and kind soul. We will help the 13,000 plus who need us this year but we can’t do it alone. JFS is continuing to fundraise for the waves of emergencies, pandemics and crises that follow, tomorrow, next month and in future years. While people are moving forward with their lives, the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will have ripples for years to come. JFS Emergency Response campaign must raise $500,000 to assure that the next wave, next pandemic and next crisis will be addressed. Please consider donating today at jfsatlantic.org.
JFS Supporters Selected as Association of Fundraising Professionals Honorees
On November 18, National P h i l a n t h r o p y D a y, t h e Association of Fundraising Professionals New Jersey, Southern Chapter, honored JFS supporters who help in our communities.
The Lynn & Charles Kramer Family Fund was selected by AFP as the Outstanding Foundation of the Year. For Mark Kramer, Andrea Steinberg, Michelle Sloane and the past 14 years, the Kramer’s Charles Kramer have served on committees, supported and participated in the Cocktail Party, Golf Tournament, Card Party and more. Most recently, the Kramer family was looking to sustain the legacy of their matriarch, Lynn. In August, JFS unveiled The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore. In addition, David and Michael Simpson, ages 12 and 10, respectively, won the prestigious award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. Parents, Judy and Matthew Simpson (who serves as a JFS Board Vice President), instilled in their boys to give back. David and Michael have been volunteering in the Food Pantry and donating merchandise collected from family, neighbors and friends. They also check product dates, stock shelves and bag groceries. Last summer, the boys helped prepare for the grand opening of the expanded Food Pantry. The boys are involved in fundraising programs at their schools in Linwood and they are active participants in the Linwood Panthers Football program.
Moses Gbadebo Recognized by NJAMHAA As an ICMS Case Manager, Moses Gbadebo serves as an advocate to help individuals with psychiatric illness embrace a wellness and recovery philosophy. A 12-year JFS staff member, Moses is dedicated to strengthening people’s lives.
In December, Moses was presented with the Integrated Case Management Service Case Manager Award by the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. for his dedication and service.
In Memory of Kathleen Hancock
It is with great sadness that we share the unexpected passing of Kathleen Hancock, a 14-year member of the JFS family. A dedicated and hard-working staff member, Kathleen passed away December 12, 2021.
Kathleen devoted her vocation to improving the lives of community members for more than 30 years. Upon joining JFS in November 2007 as an ICMS Case Manager, Kathleen transitioned into the Functional Family Therapy program in 2011. She supported hundreds of at-risk youth whose situations ranged from acting out to conduct disorders. Throughout her career, she completed numerous courses in special education, school social work, adolescent counseling and evidence-based Trauma-Focused CognitiveBehavioral Therapy. She served as a clinical supervisor to many social workers with the agency and was a well respected supervisor and colleague. In February 2021, Kathleen began to work in the JFS Outpatient Counseling department, where she helped improve the quality of life for nearly a dozen consumers with whom she had built a trusting and positive relationship. As Nina Stolzenberg, Ph.D., JFS Director of Vocational Services shared, “Kathleen had great passion for therapy. She was a lifelong learner who was excited to share articles and ideas about the work we do.” “Her enthusiasm for, dedication to, and gratitude about her work was inspirational,” added Naomi Jones, Ph.D., JFS Senior Director of Outpatient Services.
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JFS Welcomes New Board Members
At JFS, we pride ourselves on having a stellar Board of Directors. Their knowledge, passion and stewardship acuity assures they leave a positive footprint for the future. Charles Kramer serves as Chairman of his fourthgeneration family business, Kramer Beverage. Charles proactively gives back to the community through a number of religious and secular organizations. Throughout the years, Lynn and Charles have provided support to Congregation Beth Judah/Shirat Hayam, Stockton University where Kramer Hall was founded for Graduate and Continuing Studies, the Palm Beach Synagogue and other institutions. Charles brings a strong philanthropic background, community relationships and business savvy to the Board. For nearly 10 years, Robin Pincus-Shields has been a partner at Wagner, Shields and Moini, (formerly Wagner, Shields and Jennings), a Certified Public Accounting firm serving local families and businesses. Robin previously served as proprietor of RP Shields before merging with her current firm. In the community, Robin has proudly held the position of Treasurer for Congregation Beth Israel for the past 20 years and offers a fiscal background to our robust Board. Mark H. Sandson committed his professional life to the legal and judicial system for more than 40 years. Mark was appointed to serve as a Superior Court Judge in 2007. His career encompassed Family Court, Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division, Criminal Division, and Recovery Court where he created new, innovative programs currently utilized statewide to assist those in need. Mark strengthens the Board with a comprehensive understanding of the justice system and associated social service needs. Adam R. Steinberg’s professional expertise as a collaborative and innovative Business Consultant and Go-To-Market Executive is in building, growing and managing high-performance businesses. With a focus on strategy, attention to detail, and profit attainment, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board. He served for four years as a Board member of Temple Sinai of Bergen County. Adam also volunteers for JFS’ Food Pantry and Shop-at-Home program. Aaron Sykes is passionate about public service and giving back to the community. Aaron has worked for the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office for 15 years and currently serves as the Sergeant of the Professional Standards Unit, where he investigates the conduct of law enforcement officers. Aaron provides local onsite professional expertise in Cape May County.
State of theReport Agency President's Committees can be among the most vital parts of an organization. They serve as crafted units of a business, taking work and breaking it into meaningful and manageable chunks in order to analyze and handle the function. With JFS’ Board members, we do just that. The Board of Directors is comprised of highlymotivated professionals possessing specialized skill sets, diverse knowledge and keen abilities. It’s this amalgamation of dedicated individuals inspired to work cohesively to guide the agency with programs, fundraising, community initiatives and more in order to achieve optimum results.
Joel Caplan, Ph.D. Within the first month of my presidency last June, I took the opportunity to review all of the committees and how they interfaced with the Board of Directors. Exploring best practices across the nation, we reviewed other agencies and incorporated what we learned to develop a structure to best benefit JFS. There are ten distinct committees including Governance; Financial Resources; Planning & Impact; Workforce & Environment; Strategic Partnerships; Communications & Public Relations; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Donor Relations & Events; JFS Fund/Investment, and Community Advisory. This better aligns our agency to follow the strategic plan and also mirrors committees within the agency. For example, JFS’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion group has a staff committee as well as a Board committee to assure work is being addressed on all levels. The Donor Relations & Events Committee now serves as the umbrella for all fundraising subcommittees including events, Life & Legacy and annual campaigns. The individual event committees consist of Board members, community volunteers and staff to offer a complete view of agency activities and fundraising. While JFS empowers people to realize their full potential to achieve personal goals that enhance their quality of life, the Board committees are structured to support the agency and its staff to carry out its mission with the confidence of a long-term positive impact, sustainability, and reasonable oversight that serves the best interests of the agency, its clients, and the South Jersey community. As Board President, this year, like years in the past, I wish for JFS to be able to continue to meet the needs of our community and to foster the spirit of tikkun olam (heal the world) as we emerge from the pandemic. I look forward to sharing poignant committee results and accomplishments in a future edition of the newsletter.
For information about becoming a Board member or to get involved in committee work, please contact President Joel Caplan or Chief Executive Officer Andrea Steinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With great sadness …
we share that Randy Ayoob, a four-year integral member of the JFS Board of Directors, passed away January 2, 2022. Randy’s expertise in Human Resources made him a strong asset to serve as the HR Board Committee Chair for three years. A community advocate, Randy was an enthusiastic RSVP volunteer whether it was for organizing a food collection, handling a golf contest or helping stock the JFS Pantry.
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For his steadfast commitment to JFS and the community, Randy was recognized with the agency’s President’s Award in 2019. Randy is survived by his wife, Robin, stepson Michael, and grandchildren, Emil and Jackson. Friends and neighbors fondly referred to him as the ‘Mayor of Hanover Avenue’ as well as an individual whose generosity and kind spirit could always be counted upon.
May his memory be a blessing. 3
Programs & Services Links to Health: Care Focused on You
Links to Health (LTH) is a Behavioral Health Home model that offers healthcare assistance, care coordination, linkages and coaching to assure individuals stay healthy, especially during this uncertain time in our lives. LTH is open to Atlantic & Cape May County residents, over the age of 18 who have or are at risk of a chronic medical condition. Program participants must be diagnosed with any form of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and/or bi-polar disorder and a current recipient of, or eligible to receive, New Jersey Medicaid. JFS can assist with scheduling primary care appointments, connect individuals to medical and mental health specialists, and serve as the communication liaison between providers inclusive of case managers, nurses, doctors, therapists and more. They also provide skilled support for self-management – blood pressure, stress, diabetes and chronic conditions – to make certain that clients are ensuring self-care and putting their health and safety in the forefront. In addition, LTH provides wellness workshops including exercise programs, smoking cessation and eliminating substance use as well as nutrition and weight management and medical support.
JFS Adds Counseling Services Inside Schools
One in 5 adults experience mental issues each year and 1 in 6 youth experience a mental health disorder annually, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health. Last year, JFS therapists provided 9,003 counseling sessions, both inperson and tele-health. With offices in Atlantic City, Margate and Cape May Court House, people are able to meet and speak with a licensed professional. Most recently, the Somers Point School Board approved the project to allow JFS to team up with Jordan Road School. This partnership will offer students and parents the opportunity to learn coping skills and receive therapy and treatment at no cost to them. This program is possible through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief. Two trained therapists will be available within the school to offer individual and family therapy, educational and support groups, and a resource center to provide de-stressing and coping skills. In addition, JFS is also providing group therapy on trauma and coping skills at Mainland Regional High School. For more information about JFS Outpatient Counseling, please call 609-822-1108 and speak with an Access Center representative.
For more information, referrals or enrollment, contact 609.822.1108 x153 or LTH@jfsatlantic.org.
NJ Department of Health Office of Minority and Multicultural Health Grant
JFS continues to be on the forefront to promote health equity for all and help reduce, and hopefully, eliminate health disparities, especially amongst at-risk populations. Since the onset of COVID-19, the agency has taken a proactive approach to disseminating comprehensive communication and hosting informational Zoom calls about the pandemic, the importance of vaccination education, wearing an appropriate facing covering, in-person socializing and more. In addition, the staff assisted with scheduling and transporting more than 100 Atlantic County residents for one or more vaccinations and booster shots. Last year, JFS was awarded a grant by the NJ Department of Health Office of Minority and Multicultural Health. The funds assure we can continue to provide pertinent COVID-19 related education, testing, vaccinations and supportive services through the agency’s Rothenberg Center for Family Life. The grant affords the agency the opportunity to work with current clients as well as look to identify new clients within the community to benefit from this program.
Caelin McCallum Leads Healthy Community Initiatives
Caelin McCallum, MSW, LSW, has assumed the role of Director of Healthy Community Initiatives. In this position, Caelin is responsible for managing The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, The Rothenberg Center for Family Life, Volunteer Services, and the Food Pantry. Caelin also participates in the development and application of grants related to support the department.
Prior to joining JFS, Caelin served as the Grants and Compliance Administration Manager at the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey. A graduate of Monmouth University, Caelin earned a Master of Social Work degree, with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgian Court University. She is a Board member for the National Association of Social Workers – NJ Chapter.
CAB member James Sarkos, JFS Vice President Matthew Simpson and CAB Chair Alex Marino
Community Advisory Board Strengthens JFS Focus
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of selected area representatives who maintain the pulse and vision on the trends in Atlantic County. The CAB consists of leaders across an array of businesses and organizations including foundation executives, public safety officers, attorneys, financial professionals, healthcare advisors, and academic delegates. Their insight into the community assists in shaping the JFS landscape and informs the agency’s Board of Directors. The forward-thinking individuals serve as Ambassadors who network to build agency partnerships with businesses and individuals, ensures the community is well-informed about JFS operations inclusive of services and programs, and shares resources for the betterment of the region. The CAB is comprised of a minimum of nine members, including a Chairperson, who serve two-year terms. Currently, Alex Marino, Director of Operations, Atlantic City Campus at Stockton University, serves as Chair. In addition, JFS Board Vice President Matthew Simpson, serves as the Board liaison, and JFS Chief Impact Officer Laura Rodgers is the staff liaison. Community Advisory Board members bring robust knowledge and expertise to the group. In the past two years, the CAB has been essential with several important agency initiatives including the expansion of the Food Pantry, healthcare project to provide vaccination education and schedule older adults and homeless individuals for COVID vaccinations, and direct a grant from the Department of Justice between the police department and JFS to improve public safety responses and health outcomes for individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse through officers and social workers joining together. For more information on the Community Advisory Board or to discuss a potential Board nomination, contact Laura Rodgers at 609.822.1108 x133 or email@example.com.
JFS Recognized with Achievement Award In October, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey recognized JFS with its Lasting Achievement Award for the agency’s dedicated service to residents in Atlantic & Cape May Counties. Founded in the early 1900s as a volunteer organization and over the years, the agency has grown from a small, storefront operation, to formally incorporate in 1976, and today, our organization serves thousands of residents and clients by our more than 150 highly-qualified, professional employees. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
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JFS Distributes 610 Bags of Holiday Food to Local Families
ith tremendous support from our community, JFS collected nearly $20,000 during the annual Turkey Drive which assured that more than 600 families enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving or holiday meal.
Donations came from community members, businesses, organizations and groups including Berkshire Hathaway (Mark Arbeit & Co.), Board of Jewish Education, Casel’s Marketplace, CJ Adams Insurance, Coldwell Bank Argus Realty, Compass Real Estate, Fievel & Louise, Galloway Auto & Tire, Girl Scouts, Jessica & Jason Goldstein and Neighbors, JCC Swim Team, Jewish Community Center, Mainland Regional High School Cheerleaders, Margate Playgroups Plus, Margate School District, Marketplace Realty, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., OceanFirst Bank, Platinum Real Estate, Roth-Goldsteins’ Memorial Chapel, Shirat Hayam, and Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty. “At JFS, we were delighted by the outpouring of support provided by businesses, organizations, residents and so many others who donated to our annual turkey drive. Our agency was able to provide a meal to everyone who turned to us for assistance this holiday and JFS continues to be there for those in need throughout the year,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS CEO.
Many Thanks to our 2021 Turkey Drive Donors Aren & Abe Alfaro Lisa Alper-Russo Sherri & David Anapolle Shelly Arch Donna & James Arentz Larisa Averbakh Robin & Randy, z”l, Ayoob Cathy Bachi Joyce Bank Iris and Harvey Benn Berkshire Hathaway Ilene & Steven Berman Stefanie & Robert Bloch Board of Jewish Education Barbara Braunstein Adam Busler Jacqueline & Ronald Caplan Casel's Supermarket Patricia Klepacz & Raymond Chapman CJ Adams Company Insurance, Inc. Eve & Robert Cohen Joan & Jerry Cohn Coldwell Banker Argus Realty Rosalie Cometz Connelly Family Conover-Swanson, Inc. Susan D'Amico Ilene Daniels Wilma & Richard Dannenbaum Matt Debany Denise Dellaratta Deena & James Dine Downbeach Deli Reva Dubin Randee & Richard Dutton Ellen & Lloyd Eisen Jason Elkins Eugene A. Tighe Middle School Christine Falcone Kelli & Christopher Fallon Nini Feldman Marcia & Robert Fiedler Fievel & Louise Maria DePhillipo Jodi Finkelson-Reece Donald Fogel Fox Rothschild LLP Sheila & Alan Friedman Jeanine Gallagher Galloway Auto and Tire Center Deborah Gasn Bernice Gelfont Girl Scouts Margaret & Howard Goldberg Jessica & Jason Goldstein Cantor Ralph Goren Bethanie & Jack Gorny Jane Gottlieb Frances & Lawrence Gradman Lauri & Sander Greenberg Epiphany Grisbaum Gayle & Howard Gross Rosanne & Albert Guerrini
Susan Haim Susan Hamberg Hartman Hometeam, LLC Vicki Heebner Randy & Samuel Herring Sheila Hollander Diane Holtzman Joyce & William Hooper Christine Hughes Jeri & Marc Hurvitz Nora & Michael Iepson JCC Swim Team Jewish Community Center Cara Joftis Jodi & Craig Kahn Justine & Dan Kahn Jeffrey Kaliser Barbara & Gary Kanalstein Margaret Mary Kane Rene & Clifford Kane Melinda Kaplan Barbara Kardon Ruth Kelman Bonnie Kennedy Carole Kessler Michele Killmer Janet & Shy Kramer Ellen & Jonathan Kremer Tara LaMonaca Susan & Robert Lang Robert Lawless Joshua Levin Robin Lewis Hilde Lewkowitz Sharon & Ron Lewkowitz Annette Litman Deborah Davies & Marc Lowenstein Jane & Dennis MacGrogan Mainland Cheerleaders Margate Business Association Margate City Fire Department Local 71 Mark Arbeit & Company Marketplace Realty Sonia Matthews Susan & Robert Mayer Denise McCardle Ladden Nellie McDermott Medland Family Amy Menkowitz Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. Ilene Miller Stephanie & Joel Miller Rosalie Mogell Rita Moore Megan & Jason Mostecki Eileen & Joseph Muskett Rhona Nagelberg Alexa Nehmad Penny & Mark Neisser Shirlee Neustadter Ruth Niesen OceanFirst Charitable Foundation Jeanne Orozco Marcia Perkins Pamela & Christopher Pippell Daniel Pisetzner
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Eliana Pisetzner Jared Pisetzner Maxwell Pisetzner Eileen Pitel Marjorie & Jack Plackter Playgroups Plus Jane Quigley Bessie Rabinowitz Eileen Raynes Patti Reed-Rosenberg Beth Reichman Barbara Harvis & Andrew Renny Patricia Reynolds Eileen Risler Laura Rodgers Gigi Rosenberger Melissa Rosenblum Gail & Robert Rosenthal Sarah & Daniel Rosenthal Marla & Leonard Rosenthol Debra & Gary Rosman Barbara & Henry Roth Janis Rothermel Nancy Rubin Rochelle Salway Rinata & Donald Salzman Susan Sandler Janet & Steven Sarratore Beverly Schechtman Joyce & Mark Schwartz Bonnie & Morris Shapiro Carol Shepard Shirat Hayam Florence Silverman Silverman Family Judy & Matt Simpson Jane & Richard Singer Kathleen Skladanek Soleil Sotheby's International Realty Soltys Family Judy & Gerry Spanier Franci & Adam Steinberg Dee Steinberg Andrea & James Storey Ellen & Stephen Strauss Petra & William Subin Barbara Sullivan Michele & Scott Taroff The Novelli Team The William Ross School William Theroux Cheri & Stephen Uretsky Nick Valinote Joseph Walsh Lynne Walters Barbara & Marvin Waxman Michael Weinraub Susan & David Weis Traci & Richard Werman Elaine & Richard Wiener Bryna & Eric Wolk Antoinette & Eric Wood Golda Wood Maryanne Woytowicz Cheryl Wrigley Miriam Zamansky Charlotte Zappile John Zarych Paula & Alan Zuckerman
Samantha, Evan and Lia Goldberg donated 25 bags filled for the Thanksgiving holiday. The cousins, along with Maya (not pictured) collected from family, neighbors, and businesses.
Jason Conway, owner of Galloway Auto & Tire in Somers Point, hosted a collection at his business.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. employees contributed a host of delicious non-perishable food to support JFS’ Annual Turkey Drive.
Margate Playgroups Plus Teacher Meaghan Wilde, JFS Board Member Adam Steinberg, and Playgroups Plus Owner Janet McCarron show bags of donated holiday food from the preschool community.
Shannon Wray Norris, Director of Marketing & Promotions at WTTH Radio gave JFS RSVP Coordinator Mary DeMarco ten $20 gift cards to purchase food for the pantry.
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Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Gorman
Strength in Community
hen many of us think about inventions, we can rattle off a few 20 or 30 years ago like the Post-it Note or even the Walkman. For Village member Elizabeth Gorman, the list goes back to the invention of the Ballpoint Pen, Microwave Oven and something virtually all of us use, the credit card. At 92-years-young, Elizabeth continues to live through an abundance of inventions and history. Born in July of 1929, Elizabeth has lived through 17 different United States Presidents and the introduction of countless laws. The petite nonagenarian with perfectly coiffed auburn hair, gold framed glasses and meticulously dressed with a sharp as a tack mind remembers aspects of her life as if they happened yesterday. Born in Atlantic City and raised in Margate, Elizabeth was the second youngest of four sisters. Her father, Edward, worked for the Atlantic City Post Office and then held the position of Postmaster in Ventnor. Her mother, Margaret, worked for a company in Mays Landing where bomblets were made and used during World War II. In Elizabeth’s senior year at Holy Spirit High School, she met Vincent Gorman, a tall, handsome young man. The duo dated on and off before Vincent proudly enlisted in the Navy and served as an aerial photographer in the Korean War. On leave, Vincent came home, proposed and married Elizabeth. Following military relocations to Pensacola, Florida, and Washington, D.C., Vincent was honorably discharged from the service and the couple moved to Levittown, Pennsylvania, where they settled into a wonderful life, purchasing their first home – five bedrooms and two bathrooms for $11,000 – and starting a family. As their three boys and a girl began to grow, the family decided to move to Brigantine to be closer to family. Married for 39 years before Vincent’s passing in March of 1990, and with her children grown, Elizabeth decided to relocate to her childhood island, Ventnor, in 2007. Throughout her life, she mastered a host of jobs including working at a dry cleaner, sales clerk at a jewelry store, a slot cashier at Resorts, and lastly, a food product demonstrator at ShopRite, finally retiring just four years ago. Now, Elizabeth volunteers at the Ventnor Summer Farmers Market, and prior to COVID, at the Shore Memorial Thrift Shop. In addition, she looks forward to volunteering at the Ventnor Museum in the future. Looking for more ways to stay connected in the community, Elizabeth came to know about JFS after reading about the agency in newspaper articles and by word-of-mouth from friends. After hearing all the services
and programs offered through the Village, she immediately became a member. Elizabeth enjoys participating in The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore monthly programs including Bingo, Nurse’s Roundtable, and DIY Container Garden. As a two-year member, she also appreciates the convenience and flexibility of the Village’s transportation and grocery shopping/delivery programs. “I stopped driving when I was 87, so having this personal transportation service is great. I love that the driver waits for you whether at a doctor appointment or running an errand,” she said. Elizabeth also loves exercising by practicing Tai Chi Quan for a half-hour every day and dancing once a week, primarily the Fox Trot and Slow Waltz. “More than 30 years ago, I started dancing and now I go every week to the Somers Point Fire Hall,” said Elizabeth. Today, Elizabeth has no plans to slow down. “I’ve had, and have, a wonderful life. I’m grateful for all I have including my children, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and for all that I can do, especially with being part of the Village,” she said.
Continuing Education for Mental Sharpness
ou should learn something new every day. Its advice many of us heard growing up, but perhaps not something we’ve always followed through on. Now expanding your horizons is easier than ever with the Office of Continuing Studies at Stockton University. The department is dedicated to enriching the lives of lifelong learners through courses, webinars, workshops and other innovative learning solutions that focus on personal enrichment. Researchers at Harvard and Princeton Universities have found a connection between continuing education and better health. They discovered the more learning a person pursues, the lower their rate of anxiety, depression and common acute chronic diseases. By taking at least one course a year, you have the potential to boost your health, expand your knowledge and interests and even make new peer connections. Stockton’s Continuing Studies offers something for everyone. Past courses have included Birdwatching and Photography, French for Adults, and Poker: Improving Your Hold ‘Em Game. Upcoming classes are available via Zoom for those who prefer the convenience of self-paced online programs,
as well as in-person at the Atlantic City Campus. Another resource for education seekers is the Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA), which promotes research, education and services that nurture the body, mind and spirit. The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore has previously partnered with SCOSA for classes, workshops and expos to enrich the lives of its members. For those interested in learning history of the Holocaust, JFS recommends the University’s Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, which is committed to teaching the Holocaust through lectures, films and library resources. JFS has worked in collaboration with the Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, from the annual Yom Hashoah Community program to monthly socialization luncheons, for local Holocaust Survivors and their families. For more information, visit www.stockton.edu/holocaustresource. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
This contains content from The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore Fall 2021 newsletter. To receive the newsletter in its entirety, contact 609.822.1109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Importance of Eye Care
hether you wear glasses, contact lenses, or have perfect eyesight, yearly eye exams and self-care are vital to maintaining ocular health for years to come. Most people start to see decreases in vision as they age, but these changes do not have to affect your lifestyle. According to the Bright Focus Foundation, as many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD affects the macula (the center of the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye) and causes central vision loss. While macular degeneration decreases central vision, peripheral or side vision remains unaffected. Richard Wise, MD, of Wise Family Eye Center in Galloway (and past JFS President) recommends that adults have a complete eye exam each year. This is important to screen for potentially blinding disorders such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and macular degeneration. Certain screenings require the eyes to be dilated with eye drops which enlarge the pupils. This allows for full visualization of the retina. Conditions such as choroidal melanomas (the most common tumor of the eye in adults) and retinal tears cannot be properly evaluated without dilation.
Ey e c a re a l s o h a p p e n s b e y o n d t h e ophthalmologist's office. Just like you would use sunscreen to protect your skin while outdoors, your eyes also require protection from the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV light can cause cataracts to progress faster, as well as cancers to form on the eye and eyelid. One type of growth caused by excessive UV light exposure is Pterygium, which occurs from the conjunctiva (the white part of your eye) to the cornea (the clear covering over the colored part of your eye). Help prevent these injuries by wearing sunglasses and wide brim hats while outside. The most common eye irritations are caused by allergies and dry eyes, but how do you tell the difference? According to Dr. Wise, allergies typically have itching as the main symptom due to the release of histamine. When treating allergies, avoid eye drops that advertise “red eye reliever” as these are vasoconstrictors, which constrict blood vessels, making them smaller. Dry eyes can manifest in many different ways but tearing is the number one symptom. Common dry eye treatments at home may include the use of artificial tears in bottles which can be used up to four times per day.
Dr. Wise and the dedicated staff of Wise Family Eye Center provide essential eye care for all ages in a comfortable setting. For more information, visit www.wisefamilyeye.com.
Types of Glasses Single Vision Lens These types of glasses provide one prescription power throughout the entire lens which can be set for distance vision (such as driving or watching television), intermediate vision (computer use), or up close reading.
Multifocal Lenses These glasses include bifocals, trifocals and progressive lenses. A bifocal has two prescription zones with the top part of the lens typically set for distance and the bottom for reading with zones divided by a line. A trifocal has three zones with the top part for distance, a middle zone for intermediate vision, and bottom for reading. A progressive lens is similar to a trifocal with three zones, but is a blended lens with a smooth transition without any divided lines.
Volunteer Spotlight: Lois & David Grossman
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egardless if it’s a cold winter day with snow looming in the distance or a warm summer morning with the blustering sun peering over the horizon, Lois and David Grossman steadfastly arrive every Wednesday and Thursday to pick-up overflowing grocery bags to deliver to agency clients in Egg Harbor Township, Linwood, Margate and Ocean City. As JFS volunteers, they appreciate knowing that people are eating healthy and hearty meals including soup, vegetables, and dessert and get satisfaction from helping people in need. Married for more than 45 years, Lois and David moved to Margate full time five years ago. Prior to that, David spent his career as a Pharmacist in both retail and mail order settings. Lois worked in the Purchasing division of the Cheltenham School System and volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program through the Jewish Federation in Philadelphia. Looking to give back to their new community, in 2019, they began helping at JFS. From her time delivering meals, Lois saw the importance of having a committed volunteer base to deliver food. “People who are unable to get to a supermarket, for medical reasons or a lack of transportation, rely on us to get a quality meal,” said Lois. For many, the food pantry is viable resource. Within the past year, the need has increased more than 80%, with many individuals and families being first-time clients. Lois and David have noticed this increase. To equate that to actual usage, the JFS on-site Food Pantry has provided groceries for more than 5,300 individuals and delivered over 3,500 meals to isolated seniors. As such, their number of deliveries has risen Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
from traditionally four or five homes to up to 10 homes on an average week. “Lois and I are a good team. I navigate, and Lois is the people person. We see appreciation in the client’s eyes and enjoy the kind words. Prior to COVID, we were able to spend time speaking with people at each stop, but now, it is important that we safely keep our distance,” said David. “The Grossmans have played a crucial role throughout the pandemic in obtaining food and assisting in the pantry as well as consistently delivering meals and food bags to clients who rely on JFS. As volunteers, they are always willing to jump in and fill the gap when needed,” said Mary DeMarco, Retired Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator. In addition to JFS, David is involved in the Margate Homeowners Association, a group that graciously donated $3,000 and bags of food to the agency prior to last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. When not volunteering, David enjoys building model planes, a hobby he began as a child and resumed as an adult, as well as playing internet Poker. “It’s always fun when you win a few bucks,” David said. “I would encourage anyone to try and volunteer if they can. Even making phone calls to check on someone is volunteering to help, and you can progress from there,” Lois said. “Kindness and patience are the best attributes a volunteer can possess. People don’t want to be judged, they just want to be helped,” she added. To volunteer with JFS, contact Vanessa Smith at 609.822.1108 x249 or email@example.com.
Development News United Way Presents $20,000 Grant to JFS The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey presented JFS with a $20,000 grant to support the agency’s programs and services including Counseling, Atlantic Homeless Alliance, Food Pantry, Vocational, and more. As an agency partner, United Way understands the need for assistance, especially with the uncertainty associated with today’s environment. This grant will assure community residents in need continue to have access to programs, services and assistance.
JFS Presented with $10,000 Grant from OceanFirst Foundation
Claims Conference Helps Support Holocaust Survivors JFS received $166,800 from the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany to assist local Holocaust survivors. The funds support home care, case management, Kosher Meals on Wheels, transportation and socialization programs. JFS is dedicated to adding to the quality of life of Holocaust Survivors by nourishing the soul and strengthening the bond between them. “JFS has been a grantee for many years. Socialization and other programs JFS administers keep survivors connected to community, something that is so critical right now. The Claims Conference is proud to have partners like JFS to ensure that survivors are able to age in place in their own homes, and restoring some of the dignity that was stolen from them in their youth,” said Greg Schneider, Executive Vice President, Claims Conference.
Truist Gives $10,000 Grant for Vocational Services
Truist presented JFS with a generous $10,000 grant to benefit the agency’s Vocational Services program which supports residents who have disabilities to overcome barriers and gain employment. The funds will enable Vocational staff to work cohesively with these individuals to prepare resumes, enhance interviewing skills, provide job coaching and secure employment to build towards their personal independence.
JFS Volunteer Marla Rosenthol, OceanFirst Foundation Executive Director Katherine Durante, JFS Chief Executive Officer Andrea Steinberg and OceanFirst Bank Mortgage Loan Officer John Gligor, Jr.
Walmart Supports Local Community
OceanFirst Foundation continues its ardent JFS support by funding The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, a membership program which provides a multitude of concierge, professional and volunteer services, and socialization for residents over the age of 50. “Helping to connect our neighbors who may be experiencing isolation to community programs is vital. Thanks to The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, we know that adults will continue to receive essential services and socialization to enhance their quality of life and maintain an independent lifestyle,” said Katherine Durante, Executive Director, OceanFirst Foundation.
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Walmart Market 165 employees delivered much-needed food to support the JFS Turkey Drive.
Walmart graciously donated more than 2,200 canned and boxed goods to feed local families this past holiday season. The products – instant potatoes, yams, stuffing, corn, gravy, string beans and more – allowed JFS to distribute an additional 200 holiday meals to residents in need.
Food Pantry Receives Support From ACME The ACME Nourishing Neighbors breakfast funding program awarded JFS with a $6,309.26 check to use to fill the Pantry with hearty foods and basic essentials for residents. With ACME’s generous support, the agency is able to provide fresh fruits and vegetables, proteins, meats and more to individuals and families in the community. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
Special Events JFS Hosts Blue Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser
Leaving a Legacy to JFS
JFS is the place people turn to when they have nowhere else to go. From hunger to nourishment, isolation to connection, and despair to hope, individuals and families of all faiths come to us to realize their potential, achieve personal goals and enhance their quality of life. While no one knows what the future holds, the Life & Legacy after-life giving program offers you the opportunity to bequeath a donation to JFS in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy in order to maximize the impact and leave our community in the most solid foundation possible. It allows you to pave the way to provide for future generations to live a thriving Jewish life right here in Atlantic County. The JFS Life & Legacy initiative is a four-year partnership program by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, which officially concludes in April 2022. The program motivates Jewish organizations to integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community. At this time, JFS has received more than 60 legacy commitments with bequeathing an estimated $2 million of future funding. JFS is once again hosting the popular Blue Flamingo Fundraiser where you can flock friends, family and neighbors with a bevy of these vibrantly colored birds. For $50, you can send 20 flamingos to celebrate a special occasion, like a birthday or anniversary. For $75, you can remain anonymous so they’ll have no idea who flocked them. For $150, you can supersize your flock and we will send up to 100 blue flamingos to adorn someone’s lawn. Flamingo migrating territories include Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Downbeach, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway, Linwood, Mays Landing, Northfield, Pleasantville and Somers Point. Flamingos will nest in the yard for up to 48 hours. The agency is grateful for the sponsorship of Fulton Bank, Rene Kane & Company, Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, and Adam Weiss - Wells Fargo Advisors. There’s still time to arrange a flamingo flocking as the fundraiser runs through February 28. To arrange a Flocking, contact Kirby Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609.822.1108 x144.
Card Party Raises More Than $11,000 The JFS Card Party, held on August 26 at Harbor Pines Golf Club, raised more than $11,000 for The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore. Over 55 attendees gathered for an afternoon of Canasta and Mahjong as well as enjoyed a delicious buffet while honoring the memory of community philanthropist, Sandy Kahn, Jann Cohen, Flossie Bonnie Gurwicz. Bluestein, and Martha Moskowitz participated in the popular Card Party event at Harbor Pines Golf Club.
Bonnie’s son, Mitchell, spoke of his mother’s involvement in creating the Card Party and her dedication to the community. More than a decade ago, it was her idea to include games as an opportunity to add revenue to the existing Golf Tournament. With the success of Card Party, it developed into a standalone event and this year, many of Bonnie’s beloved friends played in her honor. Through the generous support of sponsors, including the Gurwicz Family, PNC, The Kiejdan Family, Margaret & Howard Goldberg, Sandy Kahn, J.S. Goldstein Funeral Home and Monuments, Inc., Fulton Bank, Susan & Robert Mayer, and Ellen & Lloyd Eisen, the Card Party raised vital funds for the Village, a program that provides a variety of concierge, volunteer and professional services and socialization for adults (50+) in the community.
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Andrea Reisman, Wendy Ruden, Emily Shore, and A n d re a M o s s e n j o y e d playing Canasta at JFS’ Card Party last August.
At JFS, we encourage strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors, and vital communities and with your support, the light will continue burning from generation to generation. For more information about leaving a legacy gift, contact Beth Joseph at 609.822.7409 or email@example.com.
Thank You for Leaving Your Legacy with JFS* Anonymous (16) Robin & Randy, z”l, Ayoob Chris Barone Colin Bell Mara & Phil Bienstock Dr. Deborah Davies & Dr. Marc Lowenstein Deena & Jim Dine Kathryn Fried Lois S. Fried Dawn Gadon Arlene Groch Gayle & Dr. Howard Gross Mitchell Gurwicz Barbara Harvis & Dr. Andrew Renny Beth Joseph Sandra Kahn Leona Kaplan Linda & Dr. Howard Karp Jeanine Kaskey, z”l Judith Knight, z”l Charles W. Kramer Janet & Shy Kramer Ellie & Rabbi Jonathan Kremer Cantor Ed Kulp Lauren & David Kratchman Judy & Jim Landau
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Get to Know Our Dedicated Employees
ith more than 150 staff members working in offices and the community throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties, each JFS employee holds a diverse role that assures the agency functions at optimal performance. Whether a client is visiting the office for a therapy session, picking up essentials in the food pantry, calling for information on services and programs, or looking for assistance with vocational opportunities, there’s a chance to interact with the talented agency staff.
Tallia Alexander-Schaab, LCSW, Outpatient Therapist
As an Outpatient Therapist, I am given the opportunity to provide psychotherapy to individuals and families needing services. Primarily, I work with children and adolescents providing support for a variety of mental health, social and emotional, and parenting/caregiver needs. I am proud to say that I am a Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I have also received Parent Management Training, and continuing education credits in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy thanks to the support and educational opportunities provided by JFS. I am truly grateful to be associated with an agency whose core values mirror my own. At the height of the pandemic, I was impressed to see the swift movement taken by leadership to protect both clients and staff. The compassion and understanding that I have received while being employed here is unparalleled. Prior to beginning my journey with JFS, I worked at a psychiatric hospital caring for adults with mental illness, a hospice agency supporting the terminally ill, and a bereavement center helping children and families dealing with the death of a loved one. My heart is in helping others and I’m excited to continue this work with JFS.
Mary DeMarco, Retired Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator
Shortly after my husband and I relocated to Southern New Jersey two years ago, I was hired at JFS as a Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Coordinator. This position was the perfect fit for me as I’ve spent my entire career in community service including 10 years at the Middlesex County Office on Aging. At JFS, my role is part of the AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program, where we strive to engage older adults (age 55 or better) into volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a high-quality experience for them. With 75 volunteers, we worked together during the pandemic to provide crucial services including the Shop-at-Home program for groceries, Kosher Meals on Wheels and Food Pantry deliveries to community members, including Holocaust Survivors. These volunteers also work directly in the pantry stocking shelves with food and essentials, packing client bags and more. In this position, every day is a new experience and every day offers a new opportunity to make a difference.
Natasha Bettencourt, Access Center Associate
For nearly three years, I have held the position of Access Center Associate. In my position, I am at the front desk answering telephones, scheduling client appointments and providing information about the agency. At times, I’m the first point of contact for potential clients and they appreciate interacting with a live person, not a queue system where they may get transferred around like at some other businesses. It’s that personal touch that makes a good first impression. I realize that every interaction is different, so I want each individual to know I’m listening and here to help them. They should feel comfortable from the initial phone call or office visit to JFS. In addition, I assist the agency Psychiatrist with dictations and paperwork for medications. In my spare time, I work in the Food Pantry checking product dates, stocking shelves and more. While this area is different from my Access Center role, I know it’s just as important because our agency is providing those in need with food and basic essentials.
COVID-19 S A F E
In an effort to serve our community’s need for expanded access to COVID testing, we are proud to announce the opening of our COVID-19 Rapid Testing Center in Egg Harbor Township. If you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms, getting a Rapid COVID-19 test with AtlantiCare is easier than ever. Appointment Required | Same Day Appointments Available To schedule, please call 1-888-ATLANTICARE (285-2684) or for more information, visit www.atlanticare.org/rapidtestcenter.
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y a d o T e t a n o D , d n e i r F a e B Each year, JFS helps thousands of residents with food, housing, counseling, and vocational services. It is our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families in need. We rely on friends, such as yourself, to assure we can assist everyone who walks through our doors. Early on in the pandemic, Rita, like many people, felt isolated and depressed due to changes at work and home. At the recommendation of a neighbor, Rita made an appointment with JFS’ Counseling Services to manage her stress and overcome her dark days. Today, Rita enjoys more freedom and through oneon-one counseling, she keeps life’s changes and challenges in perspective.
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Friends Contributions January 1 - December 31, 2021
With the generous support of our Friends, JFS was able to exceed our goal and raise more than $39,700! Sharon Altman Terry Auerbach Jennifer & Brian Barnett Frances Baronowitz Alexa & Alex Barrera Michele & Randy Barto Cila & David Behr Arlene & James Berg Michael Berman Jodi & Greg Bernhardt Susan & Alan Bierig Dorris Bird Joseph Blazich Sandra & Bruce Bookach Stella & Sam Borenstein Barbara & Irving Braunstein Janice & Frank Cambron Elaine Charny Carol & Louis Chartock Gail & Robert Chorney Rosalie & Lawrence Clofine Ellen Cohen Jane Colman Andy Conover Ilene Daniels Jessica & Richard DellaFave Deena & James Dine Paul Dougherty Dorothea & Barry Dynayer Aycie & Ken Eisenberg Alisa Elkis Dootie & Stephen Fenwick Judy & Michael Feriozzi Betsy & Bob Fiebach Inge Fixler Jeanette & Bennett Flax Donald Fogel Carole & Gary Freedman Sheila & Alan Friedman Michelle Gardner Marcia Gelman Tim Glenn Marcia Goldberg Charles Goldfarb Debra Goldich Debbie & David Goodelman Linda & Mitchell Gordon Bethanie & Jack Gorny
Gayle & Howard Gross Janet & Kenneth Grossman Susan Hamberg Robert Hammerschlag, z”l Samantha & Zach Hammond Jodi & Joe Handler Sandy & Brad Harris Geri & Brian Hefferson Miriam & Larry Hirsch Diane Holtzman Judie & Larry Horowitz Jeri & Marc Hurvitz Nancy & Richard Hyman Jack Soble Family Foundation Marlene & Bernard Jacobs Sandy Kahn Deborah Kaplan Barbara Kardon Ellyn & Stephen Karp Linda & Howard Karp Ruth Kelman Bonnie Kennedy Regina Kohl Shirley Kotzker Janet & Shy Kramer Linda & Edmond Kulp Janet Kurland Bruce Kurland Carole & Paul Letzter Patricia Levitt Susan & Lawrence Levy Hilde Lewkowitz Joy & Michael Lewkowski Ann & Leo Lieberman Paula & Alan Liss Paula & Louis London Deborah Davies & Marc Lowenstein Rhoda Malamut Barry Markman & Howard Markman Isadore May Susan & Robert Mayer Leon Mazzeo Leslie & Jeff Meltzer Sandra Miller Wilma & Richard Moore Martha & Harold Moskowitz
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Honorary Board of Directors* Gail Mackler-Carlino Kenneth Eisenberg Alice Epstein° Anna Feldman Bethanie Gorny, Ed. D Mitchell Gurwicz Larry Horowitz, CPA Shy Kramer Robert Lang, Esq. Marc Lowenstein, Ph.D.* Arlene Polter Patti Reed-Rosenberg Carol G. Rimm° Lois Rothenberg° Douglas Stanger, Esq. Kenneth Steinberg Richard Wise, M.D.* Eric Wood, Esq. Golda Wood Community Advisory Board Barry Goff, Jr. Jennifer K. Goudy Samantha Kiley Nancy A. Lynch Alexander C. Marino Alexandra E. Nunzi Sean Riggin James A. Sarkos Matthew D. Sykes John Zarych, Esq.
JFS is an affiliate agency of the Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties and a partner agency with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Atlantic County
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Agency Donors V I S I O N A RY Bank of America Charitable Foundation Hafetz Family Foundation Harry L. Katz Memorial Foundation
JFS welcomed Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, CPA, as a Builder Donor in 2016 and then they increased to a Chai level in 2019, and their support continues year after year. With their dedication to the community, FBK has been an annual sponsor of the JFS Cocktail Party and Golf Tournament since 2011. A business committed to giving back, FBK also supports Big Brothers Big Sisters, Knights of Columbus and the Community Food Bank.
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey The Jewish Community Foundation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties The David & Mary Krassenstein Foundation United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey in Atlantic County
Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, CPA Fox Rehabilitation Harrison Beverage Mutual of America Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay/7311 The Lynn & Charles Kramer Family Fund
LEADER The Herbert & Lois Rothenberg Charitable Foundation The Wawa Foundation Wise Family Eye Center
Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, CPA, in Marmora, is a professional accounting firm who serves as a financial consultant to JFS assuring funds are viable to operate the agency’s many programs and services. Established in 1997, FBK offers business and accounting services to meet the needs of small and large companies from start-up entrepreneurs to local, national and international businesses.
AkPharma, Inc. Andi & David Goldberg Debbi & Michael Bass Geoscape Solar OceanFirst Charitable Foundation
To become an agency donor or learn more, contact Beth Joseph, Senior Director of Communications & Donor Relations at 609.822.7409.
AtlantiCare Galloway Auto & Tire Center Janet & Kenneth Grossman J.S. Goldstein Funeral Home and Monuments Inc. Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum Mitchell Gurwicz Republic Bank Right at Home Roth-Goldsteins’ Memorial Chapel TD Charitable Foundation Visiting Angels Wells Fargo Antoinette & Eric Wood
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