J-Serve - April 22nd, 2012

The Jewish Community Youth Foundation (JCYF) Youth Advisory Board and Princeton University's Center for Jewish Life participated in J-Serve, National Day of Jewish Youth Service and Areyvut's National Mitzvah Day. The J-Serve Mitzvah Day volunteers took part in five different community service projects. Participants had a great time visiting with the residents at Greenwood House – a Jewish Nursing Home in Ewing; creating jewelry, cards and welcome toiletry bags for HomeFront, whose mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community; baking muffins at Beth El Synagogue for the Kosher CafĂ© and Golden Agers, two programs where seniors can eat lunch, socialize and enjoy each other’s company; making casseroles to be donated to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen; and shopping for food items for the Ohel Avraham Kosher Food Pantry at Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Mercer County.

More than 10,000 Jewish teens from around the country came together on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 to serve their communities and make a difference. JCYF is administered by Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Mercer County and funded by the Ricky and Andrew J. Shechtel Philanthropic Fund and the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks. For more information about the Jewish Community Youth Foundation, please contact Celeste Albert at 609-987-8100, celestea@jfcsonline.org or visit our website http://www.jfcsonline.org/jcyf.html.