Board Member and long-time friend of Greenwood House Rachel Levy Lesser recently had an article published in the Huffington Post about her mother and our Annual Card Party. Click here to view the article.
THREE COMMUNITY AGENCIES PARTNER FOR THE BENEFIT OF JEWISH SENIORS IN NEED
MERCER COUNTY, NJ, December 17, 2015 -- Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) and Greenwood House are the grateful beneficiaries of a special emergency grant approved by the Board of Directors of The Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks (Federation) earlier this week.
The one-time grant of $23,500 was awarded jointly to enable the two organizations to continue social and home care services to several home-bound, financially at-risk Jewish seniors. JFCS and Greenwood House had been providing complementary social and healthcare services to this vulnerable population through United Way funding which unexpectedly ended. The financial infusion from Federation ensures a continuum of care – and peace of mind - through June 2016.
“We are extremely grateful to the Federation supporters who make actions like this possible. It is a wonderful example of how together we impact the lives of our local Jewish community members in need,” said Mark Merkovitz, executive director of Federation. “I commend and thank the Board for their fast response in recognizing the value of the work provided by JFCS and Greenwood House.”
Legacy Gift Donors Honored at Greenwood House Shabbat
Ewing, NJ – On December 4, Greenwood House (GWH) hosted a special Legacy Shabbat Service led by Cantor David Wisnia in honor of those who have made legacy (promise) gifts to GWH. Nearly 50 people gathered at GWH’s “Abrams Assisted Living Residence” for the full Shabbat led by Cantor David Wisnia with accompaniment by his grandson Avi Wisnia.
“You have offered your future gifts in different ways – through bequests, gifts of life insurance and retirement plans, from charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. No matter the structure, each gift means that Greenwood House will have much needed resources to continue its mission of dignified and skilled care for our community members,” said Susan Falcon, board president.
Pictured from left: Susan Falcon; Morton Cohen, board member of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer (JCFGM), Julie Davidson-Meyers, executive director of JCFGM; Sharen Popkin, board member and Life & Legacy donor to GWH; Richard Goldstein, executive director of GWH; Cantor David Wisnia and pianist Avi Wisnia.
Greenwood House Home for the Jewish Aged Benefits from “The Great Big Challah Bake”
Hadassah of Princeton members, including Jill Schwartz-Chevlin, MD, (pictured), participated in the “Great Big Challah Bake” which is one of the most exciting and unprecedented worldwide moments in Jewish Unity in honor of the Worldwide Shabbos Project. Their efforts benefitted the residents of Greenwood House Home for the Jewish Aged among other community Jewish elderly.
Organized by Bassie Nadoff, Paula Ostroff, Mary Pleeter and Dr. Schwartz-Chevlin, the event brought together three generations of Jews yielded over 400 loaves of challah. A sponsor of “The Great Big Challah Bake,” J-Inspire, an organization helping to promote the worldwide project donated “Shabboxes” which were generously distributed to the Jewish Elderly throughout the community, including those at Greenwood House Home for the Jewish Aged in Ewing, NJ. “This is just one more way that through Greenwood House we can connect our residents to their Jewish heritage and I was honored to be a part of the Great Big Challah Bake locally,” said Dr. Schwartz-Chevlin.