NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Matt and Diane Feldman of Highland Park were honored on Sunday June 9 at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick with the Crown of Torah Award. This is the most prestigious award the synagogue offers honoring those who provide service to the Anshe Emeth community and the community at large.
The Feldmans have raised nearly $400,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society over the last 20 years with their team Park Peddlers.
Their service to the community includes seats on the boards of the AECDC, (Anshe Emeth Community Development Board), Central Jersey Diaper Bank, Cultural Access Network Project and the Highland Park Commission for Universal Access.
NORTH BRUNSWICK – Students in North Brunswick have completed the largest diaper drive of the year–to date– in Middlesex County.
From mid-March to April 5, members of the Human Rights Coalition (HRC); the Project RISE (Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence) Committee, a part of the Student Government Organization (SGO); and the National Honor Society at North Brunswick Township High School worked together to collect 3,377 diapers from students and staff members to benefit the Central Jersey Diaper Bank.
“Everybody came together and pitched in,” said Ali Chouhdry, a freshman who is part of the HRC.
Ginny Adams Kafka, executive director, said this is a great help since the Central Jersey Diaper Bank, currently run through the Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation (AECDC), will support more than 800 families about about 1,100 babies this year.
Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation (AECDC)-Central Jersey Diaper Bank is pleased to announce the hire of their first executive director, Ginny Adams Kafka who brings with her a breadth of expertise in fund-raising, volunteer management and resource and organizational development.
This critical hire comes at a pivotal time for the Central Jersey Diaper Bank, which has seen an increase in requests consistently the past few years. For these families, a necessity like diapers is not covered by resources like WIC or SNAP.