JFS plans fundraising night of laughter

JFS plans fundraising night of laughter

Join Jewish Family Service MetroWest as it honors the legacy of Maxine Myers and rename its volunteer department the Maxine Myers JFS Volunteer Services Department.

The program is set for Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m., at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills.

Ms. Myers was dedicated to JFS MetroWest; she was a long-standing trustee, served on the Rachel Coalition Steering Committee, and led many JFS committees and fund-raising campaigns. She also was an advocate for domestic violence victims and provided seed money to help launch the Rachel Coalition, a division of JFS MetroWest. She was a philanthropist, devoted to her community, and an inspiration to many.

Stand-up comedian Ryan Hamilton will entertain at the program. He was named one of Rolling Stone’s “Five Comics to Watch.”

This year’s Volunteer Service award recipients are Stephanie Gerstein, who won the Maxine Myers z”l Volunteer award; Gary Berger, who will be given the Covid-19 Response Programs award; Susan Rueda, who will receive the Reading Buddies award; Paul Brownstein, winner of the Older Adult Programs award; and Ayne Klein-Chasid, who will be honored with the Medicare Counseling (SHIP) Program award. For more information, go to jfsmetrowest.org.

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