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JFCS to honor rabbis, senior services staff
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JFCS to honor rabbis, senior services staff

Members of the JFCS Senior Services Department who will be honored at the gala include, from left, Andrea Gaynor, director of senior services Jill Jaclin, Beth Englezos; and, standing, Beth Hammer, Shamila Malik, Ellen Schwartz, and Dottie Szczech. Not pi
Members of the JFCS Senior Services Department who will be honored at the gala include, from left, Andrea Gaynor, director of senior services Jill Jaclin, Beth Englezos; and, standing, Beth Hammer, Shamila Malik, Ellen Schwartz, and Dottie Szczech. Not pi

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County will go “Dancing Through the Decades” at its gala dinner-dance on Saturday evening, Feb. 20, at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. The honorees will be rabbi members of the Board of Rabbis of Princeton Mercer Bucks and the JFCS Senior Services Department.

The Board of Rabbis brings together religious leaders representing the various streams of Jewish life. In addition to serving as a religious resource in community affairs, board members enrich learning and living through programming and leadership in the areas of education, social justice, and professional growth. With a history of strong support for JFCS, board members’ congregations provide food for the Kosher Food Pantry and gifts for families in need through the LIGHTS program, collaborate with JFCS on Project SARAH, and work with JFCS on community and educational projects.

Through a host of JFCS programs for seniors — including Secure@Home, Kosher Café, Project Highgate, Kosher Meals-on-Wheels, Partners in Caring, Project Connect, and the Golden Age Club — the staff of the Senior Services Department work to meet the needs of more than 1,200 seniors annually.

JFCS executive director Linda Meisel said, “Our honorees have shown great dedication to strengthening our community and a commitment to ensuring the future of our agency as a source of hope and help.”

The gala will feature dinner and dancing to music from the 1940s through the 2000s, a silent auction, and a raffle for the first prize of a $1,500 American Express Gift Card. Second and third prizes will include ballroom dancing lessons, gift cards to Hedy Shepard and The Shoe Buckle, and a Cross men’s watch.

The event will be held 7-11:30 p.m. For further information, contact Regie Roth, coordinator of special events, at regier@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100 ext. 117.

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