1. Chaya Alexandra Kestenbaum cousin of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pick, is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Her treatment will require regular blood and platelet transfusions.
If you are able - please set up a time to donate blood or platelets designated for Chaya Alexandra Kestenbaum at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Blood Donor Center. Donations not used by Chaya Alexandra will be released for use by other patients many of whom are also children. Chaya Alexandra Kestenbaum at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Blood Donor Center. Donations not used by Chaya Alexandra will be released for use by other patients many of whom are also children. Please see here for more information on how to donate.
2. Yossi Mazurek (Yosef Bezalel Ben Rut) son of Mr. and Mrs. Nachman Mazurek, is currently receiving treatment for cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Family and friends are coordinating a platelet and blood drive on Yossi's behalf. Please see here for more information and to donate.
3. The social service agency DOROT partners with KJ to provide Shabbat meals and the gift of companionship to frail older people living at home, where they often remain alone and isolated. A weekly visit from a compassionate volunteer can make all the difference in helping an Upper East or West Side senior feel cared about and reconnected. Please contact Linda Libow at to learn more about this wonderful volunteer opportunity that will help bring Shabbat joy and meaning to our elders living in the community.
DOROT invites you to participate in their annual PASSOVER PACKAGE DELIVERY. Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For more information see here.
4. The KJ Mitzvah Toy Fund encourages children to donate one or more holiday or birthday gifts to children in need. Unwrapped gifts may be dropped off at the KJ Synagogue office at the Ramaz Lower School, 125 East 85 Street, 2nd floor. Write the child's name, grade and address on the Toy Fund log in the office to ensure that the child receives a special acknowledgment of his or her mitzvah. Contact Joanna Kleinhaus with questions.
5. KJ BIKUR CHOLIM: "THE CURE TO WHAT AILS YOU IS TO HELP CURE WHAT AILS OTHERS" - KJ Bikur Cholim is looking for volunteers! Positions exist on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, located at York Avenue and 68 Street. There is an orientation process that takes some time, but once completed, anyone who decides to become a Bikur Cholim volunteer will realize that it is but a small investment that will reap many rewards. Aside from providing an opportunity to imitate God's own compassion, the inescapable fact about performing Bikur Cholim is that whatever benefit is bestowed on the one being visited, it is far outweighed by the benefit received by the volunteer. For more information about volunteering, please contact KJ Administrator Riva Alper at riva@CKJ.org.
6. For 80 years, the JBI library has enabled visually impaired people all over the world to participate in the most treasured of Jewish rituals, the Passover Seder, by providing FREE Large Print Haggadot. If you or someone you know needs a Large Print Haggadah this year, please call JBI toll-free 1-800-999-6476 before March 27 and they will be happy to send you a Large Print Haggadah, completely free of charge. Enjoy the Seder!
JBI is the largest library of Jewish interest in the world for the visually impaired with over 13,000 Talking Book titles. All JBI services are free to the user and are delivered to the individual at his/her home.