Estelle Greene of Fort Lee, the subject of an April Jewish Standard article, will mark her 100th birthday on February 11. She has been a major volunteer for the Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women for 60 years.
Ms. Greene, who was a buyer for a Seventh Avenue fashion wholesaler, has vivid memories of World War II, when she volunteered for the Red Cross Blood Bank and acted as a USO hostess at events for soldiers who were home on leave.
Over the years she served in many positions, and it was her love of fashion that led her to the NCJW Thrift Shop, which she now calls “her baby.” She was involved almost since the thrift shop’s beginning, starting at the original location in Hackensack, and moving with it to Teaneck and then to its current home in Bergenfield. She has been its vice president and now is the shop’s volunteer coordinator. Her work there, two afternoons a week, includes selling and checking inventory. To join Estelle as a volunteer, call (201) 385-3702 or go to ncjwbcs.org.