JFS plans fundraising night of laughter

JFS plans fundraising night of laughter

The Jewish Family Service MetroWest invites guests as it honors the legacy of Maxine Myers and renames 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. Meyers was devoted 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, a pill of 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, the Maxine Myers z”l Volunteer award winner; Gary Berger, covid-19 response programs awardee; Susan Rueda, the Reading Buddies award recipient; Paul Brownstein, the Older Adult Programs award winner: and Ayne Klein-Chasid, the Medicare Counseling (SHIP) Program award recipient.

For more information, go to jfsmetrowest.org.

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