Kaplen JCC on the Palisades’ Lavish Lunches programs
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Kaplen JCC on the Palisades’ Lavish Lunches programs

From left, JCC board member Merle Fish; Lavish Lunches Mitzvah Lunch co-chairs Meghan Cutler, Brandi Rubin, and Becky Canarick; Lavish Lunches committee member Jillian Somberg; and JCC Chief Executive Officer Steve Rogers.
From left, JCC board member Merle Fish; Lavish Lunches Mitzvah Lunch co-chairs Meghan Cutler, Brandi Rubin, and Becky Canarick; Lavish Lunches committee member Jillian Somberg; and JCC Chief Executive Officer Steve Rogers.

The  Kaplen JCC on the Palisades celebrated its programs for seniors and caregivers at its 19th annual Lavish Lunches program. The Lavish Lunches Evening Edition was hosted by Orly and Shlomo Chen at their Tenafly home on June 2, and the JCC held the Mitzvah Lunch for Seniors on June 7.

The evening program brought a large community of women together for a Shavuot-inspired garden party to raise critical funds for seniors in the community. Jen Maxfield, who is a reporter and substitute anchor for NBC New York, was the evening’s emcee. Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, the keynote speaker, is a best-selling author, lecturer, and the creator of the Happiness Studies Academy.

The Mitzvah Lunch at the JCC featured a lunch for seniors and their caregivers served by volunteers and staff, and included music, dancing, and a presentation by some young dancers from the JCC’s Dance and Drama School.

Funds raised help the JCC’s senior department provide the services necessary to make aging in place possible, through both in-person and virtual programming. Through its wide array of programs and services, JCC programs offer a continuum of care for aging seniors and their caregivers. The JCC’s goal is to provide all the resources needed to help seniors continue living comfortably and safely at home, and to keep them social, mobile, and actively engaged with a purpose and meaning to their day.

“At our JCC, creating a caring space for seniors to come to every day, and provide respite and training for the caretakers, whether they are family or professionals, is in the spirit of the message we learned when the Jewish people received the Torah, and we celebrate at Shavuot, –  to honor your father and mother,” the JCC’s CEO, Steve Rogers, said. “By supporting our event, we do the ultimate mitzvah, because our seniors are our responsibility.”

For more information about Lavish Lunches and other special events at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, call Fran Koszer at (201) 408-1404 or email her at fkoszer@jccotp.org.

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