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JCF Grants-in-Action Update #33, February 2024

JCF Grants-in-Action, Update #33, February 2024

It's been some time since we last delved into new programs and services benefiting Southern New Jersey and funded by JCF Grants. But that doesn't mean it's been quiet on this front!


Below are three updates on JCF Grants-in-Action, and we remind all nonprofits serving South Jersey's Jewish and secular community that our Spring 2024 JCF Grants Cycle is underway, during which time we welcome requests for up to $5,000 per new initiative to benefit local residents. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15 at 4:00 pm, and full information about applying can be found on our JCF Grants webpage.


Now, on with the updates of one upcoming and two recently-completed initiatives...


Flyer for CBT Klezmer and Jazz event

1.

Congregation Beth Tikvah (with Temple Har Zion)


Enjoy a relaxing night of great music!


On Saturday, February 17 in the evening, the Ben Sutin Trio will perform klezmer and jazz for the community in the Congregation Beth Tikvah social hall.


There is no charge to attend, but registration is requested.


Click on the flyer at right to zoom in for more information.


2.

Moorestown Jewish Association


children sitting together and enjoying a Hanukkah event

In December, MJA hosted a fun and festive Hanukkah Celebration that was attended by about 50 adults and kids at the Moorestown Community House.


A local DJ played music, holiday refreshments were served, a kugel cooking contest was held, kids enjoyed Hanukkah-themed arts and crafts, Moorestown's Deputy Mayor Quinton Law joined to light the menorah, and participants wrote letters to the Israeli Defense Forces to thank them for their service.


Pictured here are a few of the young attendees celebrating the holiday.


3.

SJR BBYO


Thanks Sara Nussbaum, Community Director for South Jersey Region BBYO, here is a recap of a JCF Grant-funded event at the end of 2023, which was attended by about 75 people:


"BBYO Community Global Shabbat was held on December 8th, 2023. The planning started in September and was created and led by our teen leaders. They created the outline of the service, the songs, and what they wanted an oneg to look like. The promotion started via email, social media, and word of mouth to teens, parents, and community leaders. We wanted to show the Greater South Jersey Community that BBYO is more than just fun and games, but about being a Jewish Human and what BBYO brings to us as Jewish Teenagers. The attendance was almost equal half teens and half parents, and a great time was had by all who were present."



Thank you!

The JCF thanks these organizations and the many others that continue to make South Jersey such a vibrant community.


We look forward to providing the next round of JCF Grants in just a few short months, apply today!

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