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Summer Update 2014
Bulletin Spring 2014

Upcoming Events

Back 2 School Store

Bnai Shalom, West Orange, NJ

Are you thinking of getting a new cell phone?

cell phoneThen please consider recycling your old phone to benefit NCJW/Essex. All phones earn money, even if they are damaged or outdated they are recycled in an environmentally - friendly process through the organization Shelter Alliance. Where to drop off: The drop off box is located in the NCJW/Essex office. iPads and iPods are also accepted.

Support the NCJW Initiative Empty Bowls No More

empty bowlsReaching Out to the Hungry in Our Local Communities, Christine’s Kitchen in West Orange feeds between 300 and 500 people per month.

Bring your donation of nonperishable food items, and/or Supermarket Gift Card to every NCJW event or meeting that you attend.

Together we can feed hundreds of people at this food pantry. Click here to see how you can help.


Back 2 School Store
Bnai Shalom, West Orange, NJ

Volunteers have been assigned for the 2014 Back 2 School Store. To be placed on a waiting list, please contact Sue Wasserman at 973-740-0588

back 2 school storeThe annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store enables economically disadvantaged children to "shop" for brand-new clothing, sneakers, and school supplies in a one- day-only "store" set up just for them in 4,000 square feet of space provided by B'nai Shalom in West Orange. With the assistance of NCJW/Essex volunteer personal shoppers, each child is escorted throughout the department-store-like space to select pants, shirts, sneakers, undergarments, a winter jacket, and a backpack in their favorite colors and styles. Each child also receives school supplies – including binders, notebooks, pencils, a calculator, and a dictionary – as well as a small supply of personal care items. All of the merchandise is brand new, purchased or donated by NCJW/Essex and its sponsoring partners.

While the children "shop" inside the "store," parents browse the Gaelen Family Resource Center, where, they pick up health and social service information from more than 20 different exhibitors. Outside the parents make good use of the Children's Mobile Van-New Jersey Children's Healthcare Project, Rutgers School of Nursing to get screenings for blood pressure, allergies, asthma, cholesterol and glucose.

Photos from the 2013 Back 2 School Store

The 2013 Back 2 School Store Video



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