Areyvut will be hosting its annual breakfast on Sunday, March 18. Billy Cook of Washington Township, founder of Billy’s BASEballs, is among the honorees. Janet Hod of Teaneck, will receive Areyvut’s Community Leadership award.
The nonprofit that Billy Cook, a high school junior, runs aims to provide cheer to military troops home and abroad. People write and draw messages on baseballs that he then sends to U.S. troops. He is a member of Temple Beth Or in Washington Township. The organization stemmed from his bar mitzvah project.
In the 27 years that Janet Hod has lived in Teaneck, she has volunteered for many organizations including Friends of Lubavitch, Bikkur Cholim, and the Great Big Challah Bake, all of Bergen County; the Teaneck Food Pantry and the Young Israel of Teaneck. In addition, she uses the boxing skills she developed as a former junior boxing champion to volunteer at the boxing program at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh.
The breakfast is at 9:30 a.m., at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck. Areyvut is a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to the core Jewish principles of chesed, tzedakah, and tikkun olam. For information, to make a reservation or donation, call (201) 244-6702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.