JFSCNJ hosts response to Ukraine at Cranford Senior Housing
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JFSCNJ hosts response to Ukraine at Cranford Senior Housing

JFSCNJ executive director Tom Beck, left, with Cindy Rabinowitz, Karen Pati, Cantor Vadim Yucht, Greg Yucht, and Anna Zubets-Anderson.
JFSCNJ executive director Tom Beck, left, with Cindy Rabinowitz, Karen Pati, Cantor Vadim Yucht, Greg Yucht, and Anna Zubets-Anderson.

More 50 members of the Union County community, many of whom are from the Ukraine and are Holocaust survivors, met for a program by the Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey, “Community Response to the Crisis in the Ukraine,” at Cranford Senior Housing. It was coordinated by Greg Yucht, a Russian-speaking JFSCNJ social worker, and Karen Pati, Cranford Senior Housing social services coordinator. It was the first socially distanced event held in the facility since the beginning of the pandemic. The CSH residents hope to work with local community organizations on a drive to donate items to Ukraine.

Residents of Cranford Senior Housing at the gathering. (Courtesy JFSCNJ)

The talks, in both Russian and English, were given by Ms. Pati, CSH executive director Cindy Rabinowitz, Mr. Yucht, and Anna Zubets-Anderson, a JFSCNJ social work intern. Cantor Vadim Yucht, who was born in the Ukraine, sang in Russian, Ukrainian, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English.

To learn about services for Russian-speakers in Union County, email Greg Yucht at gyucht@jfscentralnj.org or call him at (908) 352-8375.

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