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Annual Benefit for Sharsheret

On Sunday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m., Sharsheret will welcome 600 guests to its Annual Benefit, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe. The benefit will feature a silent auction showcasing valuable gift packages, electronics, jewelry, Judaica, sports memorabilia, fine dining, and shopping gift certificates.

The guests of honor are Linda Gerstel and Ed Joyce. Linda has been a Sharsheret Board member since 2011 and celebrates her 10th year as a breast cancer survivor. The couple has raised money for the organization through various events.

Alissa Zagha of Teaneck is the recipient of the Lisa Altman Volunteer Tribute Award. She has been a dedicated Sharsheret volunteer since 2003 and has contributed to the organization in many capacities.

Sharsheret, which is Hebrew for “chain,” was founded in 2002. It’s a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. Their mission is to offer a community of support to women diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.

One Book, One Community Event at Temple Emeth

On Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m., Congregation Temple Emeth will host author Helene Wecker. Ms. Wecker will speak about her book, The Golem and the Jinni.

The book combines elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology. It tells the story of two supernatural creatures—a golem and a jinni—who arrive separately in New York in 1899. Both must work to create places for themselves in this new world and develop tentative relationships with the people who surround them.

The free program is followed by a dessert reception. RSVP to www.jfnnj.org/oboc, [email protected].

NORPAC Readies for Annual Mission to Washington

On Wednesday May 13, NORPAC is having its annual Mission to Washington. The event brings a thousand citizen activists to Washington, DC in order to advocate for a stronger US-Israel relationship with members of Congress. Upon arrival mission attendees go to the Washington Convention Center where they attend a brief plenary session with presentations by Congressional leadership.

Afterwards, individuals converge to their assigned groups—usually of four to six people—and meet with members of Congress and their staffs to discuss this year’s talking points regarding pressing legislation on US-Israeli concerns.

Each year NORPAC selects different issues to present to members of Congress related to legislation in the US House and Senate. A talking-points handout is supplied to all mission attendees well before the event in order to bring them up to speed on the latest, most pressing issues and legislation.

Volunteers are bused or can use their own transportation. Buses are leaving from multiple locations around the area. For details and to sign up, go to https://norpac.net/mission-registration.

Jewish Home Foundation Outing to Benefit Area Elderly

The Jewish Home Foundation of North Jersey’s 21st Annual Golf, Tennis, and Card outing will be held on Monday, May 18, at the Montammy Golf Club, in Alpine, NJ.

Funds raised from the annual day-long event will benefit Jewish Home Foundation. The Jewish Home Foundation is an organization responsible for aiding and supporting the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center, Jewish Home Assisted Living, Jewish Home at Home, and the Gallen Adult Day Health Care Center. The organization’s mission is to develop and oversee the very best of care, services, and advice for the elderly and their families at home and in their facilities consistent with Jewish tradition and values.

The events begin with a brunch at 9:45. Attendees can play golf, tennis, mah jongg, and social and A.C.B.L.-sanctioned bridge. The events conclude with dinner at 5:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets or get more information, please call Molly Shulman, 201-784-1414, ext. 5539 or email [email protected].

Chef JoJo Rubach to Visit Kaplen JCC

Starting to plan your menu for Shavuot? Need some dairy recipes?

Chef JoJo Rubach is coming to the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades on Thursday May 14. He will give a cooking class entitled “Mediterranean Vegetarian Made Easy.” The class runs from 7–9:30 p.m.

Chef JoJo will bring his unique flair to this luscious middle-eastern vegetarian feast. The recipes are adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem, and will include roasted eggplant with buttermilk sauce, grilled asparagus, zucchini and Haloumi cheese, multi-vegetable paella, and more!

Rubach is a board member at the Kaplen JCC and a resident of Bergen County. Call Judy at 201-408-1457 for more information and to reserve a seat.

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