BABIES AND CHILDREN:
Teaneck Bris Gemach
Bris outfits, pillows, pillow cases, tefilos for mothers to say. Open to the Jewish community. There is no solicitation of funds. For information or to reserve call Zissi at 718 704 6225.
Teaneck Baby Gemach
Collects baby equipment, clothing to size 5T, toys, diapers, formula, and baby food for Jewish families
in Bergen County. For more information contact Avi and Ginnine Fried at 718-753-6275. Tax donation letters are available for any financial and/or item donations.
Yad Yocheved – 201 836 2071
Passaic Baby G’mach
Collects baby clothing in excellent condition up to size 2T as well as other baby gear including high chairs, cribs, strollers, carriages, changing tables, diapers and formula. They pick up in NJ/NY area. For more information contact Siggy Berger at 201-486-1492 .
Centerpiece Gemach – Cong Beth Aaron
Contact Ellen Chazin at 201 357 8426 or Michele Cooper
Recently established in memory of Chaim Yissachar ben Yechiel Zeidel Dov Z’l.
Specialty cloths in all colors and sizes for every type of simcha. Donations will go to Project Yi’che and are tax deductible.
Chairs, tables, some coatracks, vases and bris table décor for loan
Fairlawn Gown Gemach
201 797 1770 for an appt
Chabad of Maplewood NJ. Contact: Lenny Levy, 201-836-7376
of a picture of what you›d like to donate and a recipient can be matched.
The Bikkur Cholim of Passaic- Clifton’s Medical Equipment Gemach has wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, scooters and other medical equipment to lend them out at no charge. For more information or to schedule a pick up contact Yael Gotteib at 973-778-9320.
Housewares G’mach in Teaneck collects brand new, still in their boxes, serving china platters, mixing bowls and many other house ware items for new Kallahs in need. For more information or to donate contact Sara Beth Fein
The Fair Lawn Gemach, under the auspices of Anshei Lubavitch of Fair Lawn collects donations of all simcha wear, receipts given. Call to arrange for a pick-up of donated items. They generally distribute clothing, baby items, small furniture items, small kitchen appliances, miscellaneous household, giftware, food, etc. For more information contact Bella Grinberg at phone at 201-797-1770 or [email protected] Feel free to visit their website.
The Jewish Book Gemach collects Jewish books for 4th- 8th graders. If you have books for donate or would like to receive books please contact Moshe and Shifra Schapiro.
Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation collects furniture. They will pick it up from your home. For more information or to schedule a pick up call them at 201-348-8150 or visit their website www.percshelter.org.
Congregation Ahavath Torah (240 Broad Avenue, Englewood) collects flower centerpieces than can be brought to the homebound or those in the hospital. For more information call the Shul at 201-568-1315.
Yad Leah collects modest and contemporary clothing, infant through adult, to be sent to Israel. Donated clothes must be in either excellent or like- new condition. For more information regarding drop off locations contact Jessica Katz at 973-594-9118
The Kallah Gemach collects donations for Kallahs in need. They collect any unopened new items in their original boxes from people who have received gifts that they do not want and offer them to those less fortunate. All the items go to Passaic where the girls can come and see what they may be able to use. We collect things like Judaica, household items, small appliances, giftware, etc. For more information contact Carrie Cooper at 201-801-9028
Bikkur Cholim of Passaic- Clifton helps provide rides for Cholim and frail residents to medical appointments. Rides are available to local Passaic and Clifton destinations as well as to Hackensack, Englewood, Manhattan and other medical canters as necessary. For more information or to volunteer contact the Bikkur Cholim at 973-249-8811.
Bikur Cholim of Teaneck is looking for volunteers to visit the Jewish patients at Holy Name Hospital on a daily basis and Shabbosim. Volunteers must be 16 years or older to visit the hospital on their own. For more information or to volunteer please call the Bikur Cholim at 201-836-4950.
Bikur Cholim Wheelchair Gemach - 201 836 2907.
Children with Special Needs
The Friendship Circle of Bergen County
The Friendship Circle is a social organization for children with special needs that involves them in a full range of recreational activities. Teenage volunteers are the key to keeping our programs running! Volunteers can visit a child at home weekly for a play date, join a monthly program on Sundays with sports, music, art, and baking, join us for holiday programs, camps or cooking programs. Volunteers must be in 7th grade or older. For more information or to volunteer please call Zeesy Grossbaum, Director of Bergen County Friendship Circle via phone at 201-262-7172. Feel free to check out their website: www.BCFriendship.com.
Sinai Schools services children and adults with learning and developmental disabilities. There are various volunteer opportunities available, such as driving young adults to their job sites and shadowing some of the students at various community activities. For more information or to volunteer contact Aggie Siletski at 201-833-1134 x105 or via email at visit their website at www.sinaischools.org.
Yachad- National Jewish Council for Disabilities
Yachad addresses the needs of all individuals with disabilities within the Jewish community. Yachad members participate in several inclusive activities per month, including Shabbatons and Sunday programs. Yachad strives to enhance the life opportunities of people with special needs and to insure their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish Life. Volunteers are needed to help at the CAP program (Cultural Arts Program)where kids with special needs ages 5+ participate in a variety of fun activities, including arts and crafts, sports, music, singing, and learning about Jewish themes. Volunteer participation is the most valuable part of the program because they help to create an inclusive atmosphere where everyone has a great time regardless of their disabilities. Volunteers can join Links, a unique buddy program that pairs students with Yachad members across the U.S. Links offers opportunities to connect with an individual with special needs, either in person or via telephone and e-mail. For more information about Links please contact Dr. Michelle Orgel at 212-613-8172. Volunteers can participate in a local social skills group that helps our Yachad members practice social skills. For more information or to volunteer contact Chani Hermann, Director of NJ Yachad via phone at 201-833-1349. Feel free to visit their website: www.yachad.org.
In Need of a Minyan - Chesed Opportunity at CareOne
CareOne, the kosher rehabilitation and nursing center located at 544 Teaneck Road, 4 blocks south of Holy Name Hospital, is in need of volunteers to maintain continuity of its Shabbos and weekday minyanim, which its residents look forward to each week. This is a wonderful chesed opportunity that can be combined with the mitzva of Bikur Cholim. Questions, or to volunteer to daven, lain, give a d’var Torah, etc., call Rabbi Siev at (201) 287-8519