Community involvement is central to our membership!
Family Promise: Family Promise is a program that provides homeless families in Hunterdon County with a safe and comfortable place to stay. Each week of the year, a different religious congregation hosts several families. Twice annually, the FJCC hosts the guests from Family Promise. Compassionate volunteers, like you, create a homelike environment for the families while they are at our synagogue. Many volunteers are needed to make this a reality! The volunteer opportunities can be for a few hours or longer, as your time permits. Here are a few ways you can help:
spend time with the guests and their children
cook a meal
help to set up the beds
Everyone is busy -- but, please take some time out of your hectic schedule and help out! Contact Alisa Grossman or Josy Kestenbaum for more information. Thank you!
The Giving Garden: The FJCC Giving Garden, provides food for local needy families. The garden was created as a Boy Scout Eagle Award project by Jake Nemeth. He enrolled the assistance of various community leaders, solicited donations, built the garden, organized the planting and tending, and dispersed delicious, fresh produce to community members. The garden lives on year after year with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers! Thank you to all!
Blood Drive: A few times a year, the FJCC sponsors a blood drive. Our members and people from the greater Flemington community volunteer to give blood or platelets. As the saying goes ... donate blood, save a life!
Although the drive is organized by FJCC volunteers, the entire blood retrieval process of handled by trained professionals from a local blood bank. Donating blood is a safe process. Each donor’s blood is collected through a new, sterile needle that is used once and then discarded. Although most people feel fine after donating blood, a small number of people may feel dizzy, have an upset stomach or experience a bruise where the needle was inserted. The blood is delivered to a blood component laboratory where it is processed into several components (e.g., red blood cells, plasma, platelets and/or cryoprecipitate). A single blood donation may help up to three different people.