Recognizing Compassion And Service: An Evening Of Appreciation With JFS

In May 2024, An Evening of Appreciation will honor supporters of the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ in Florham Park.

On the evening of May 29, 2024, the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, New Jersey, will be sparkling with the spirit of gratitude and community as the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JFS) hosts its much-anticipated, annual gala: An Evening of Appreciation. 

This event is not just a gala; it’s a heartfelt acknowledgment of those who have significantly contributed to the mission of JFS—a place of unwavering support for individuals and families across all stages of life.

The Mission of JFS

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ has carved its niche as a leading provider of innovative, compassionate, and outstanding social services. With a focus on enhancing the independence and well-being of its clients, JFS stands out for its approach to addressing the social services and mental health needs of the greater community. The organization operates with an unparalleled level of professionalism, humanity, and respect, ensuring that everyone who seeks its support is treated with dignity and care.

Throughout its history, JFS has been at the forefront of responding to life’s emergencies, adapting to meet the evolving needs of the community it serves. The upcoming gala is not just a celebration but a call to action—garnering support to ensure that JFS can continue its critical work now and in the future.

Read more: How the Jewish Family Service Helped A Mom of Three Reclaim Her Life

Honoring the Pillars of the Community

The gala’s 2024 award recipients will be recognized, and are a testament to the power of community and dedication. This year, JFS is proud to honor:

  • Sunrise ShopRite, recognized as the JFS Community Partner for their unwavering support and partnership.
  • Carol & Robert Marcus, awarded the JFS Lifetime Philanthropy honor for their generous and continuous contributions.
  • Stephen Weinstein, named the JFS Rising Star for his emerging leadership and commitment.
  • Jocelyn Thompson, celebrated with the JFS Maxine Myers Volunteer Award for her exceptional volunteer service.

These distinguished individuals and entities exemplify the spirit of giving, dedication, and support that fuels the mission of JFS. Their contributions enable quick and effective responses to the community’s needs, especially in times of emergency.

The Role of the Greater Newark Holiday Fund

Supporting the efforts of organizations like JFS, the Greater Newark Holiday Fund plays a crucial role in amplifying the impact of social services within the community. Through its support of targeted initiatives and programs, the Holiday Fund bolsters critical New Jersey organizations like JFS with additional resources that enhance their ability to effect meaningful change in the community.

There are two impactful ways you can support the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ in their mission to make a difference in the community:

  1. Join us at the gala! It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, learn more about JFS’s invaluable work, and show your support in person. For ticket information, please visit the JFS website.
  2. Consider making a donation to the Holiday Fund. Your contribution will supplement the vital support provided by the Holiday Fund to organizations like JFS, enabling them to continue their crucial work.

Every act of support, whether it be through attendance at the gala or through a donation, plays a significant role in empowering JFS and similar organizations to serve our community effectively. 

Discover the transformative efforts of JFS by exploring how they’ve been supporting families and individuals across all ages and backgrounds to navigate life’s challenges since 1861.

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