The Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern NJ held its annual meeting on June 21 at Temple Emanu-El in Closter. The meeting marked the end of its 2022-2023 fiscal year.
The speakers included outgoing board president Rachel Scheff and Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky of Congregation Beth Shalom in Teaneck. He is the son of Judi and Jerry Pitkowsky, this year’s JFCS volunteers of the year. The Pitkowskys were honored for their years of dedication and service to JFCS, particularly for delivering Kosher Meals on Wheels since 2007.
According to Susan Greenbaum, JFCS’s chief executive officer, “The couple is as in sync as people come, sharing warm and infectious smiles around anyone who interacts with them. The Pitkowskys are a special pair, and JFCS is honored to have been able to honor them.”
The program ended with a dedication to the outgoing board members —
Andrew Kent, David Goodman, Debbie Harris, and Beth Nadel — and a special thank you to Rachel Scheff, who ended her term as board president after three exemplary years of service. The new board for the 2023–2024 year was installed; it includes Sima Kern, JFCS’s new board president, and Daniel Miller, its newest board member.
JFCS looks forward to the upcoming year as it continues to have a positive impact on people in the community who need social and mental health services. To learn more about JFCS, go to www.jfcsnnj.org or call