Founded in 1986, The Auxiliary of Jewish Home Life Communities has a long and rich history that demonstrates the power of volunteerism. The Auxiliary contributes valuable volunteer and financial resources and plays an essential role in furthering the mission of The Home and its communities.
“With wisdom to guide us, let us strive to achieve new heights of understanding of our older people and the chronically ill of our community, so that we may, with love and compassion, be able to serve them to the best of our ability."
This dynamic organization has more than 1,100 multi-generational members who devote their time and effort to Jewish Home Life Communities and to their long legacy of care and commitment. We invite you to join us in preserving this honor and tradition.
Auxiliary Volunteer Opportunities
The Auxiliary offers a variety of volunteer opportunities from working in the gift shop to participating in our signature event activities.
Membership, Donations, Recognition Tributes, Non-Chanukah and More
The Auxiliary provides many ways for you to support the work of The Auxiliary.
You can make a general donation to The Auxiliary, make a special Auxiliary Recognition Tribute, support our Non-Chanukah event or simply join the Auxiliary. To learn more about these options, click here.
The Auxiliary provides support to The William Breman Jewish Home through its fundraising activities, including:
- The Gala
- Membership Directory
- Chanukah...a NON-EVENT..."Just Donate - You don’t have to come"
These activities, among others, help to ensure there are funds to support many special programs, several staff positions and designated building enhancements for The Home.
Why does The Auxiliary membership devote its time, energy and enthusiasm? The answer is simple:
The leadership team of The Auxiliary is:
Auxiliary Executive Board 2014- 2015
- Sue Saban and Cherie Aviv, Co-Presidents
- Brooke Blasberg, President Elect
- Jody Goldstein and Jodie Jackson, Vice Presidents of Membership
- Ellen Goldstein and Jennifer Weiss, Vice Presidents of Fundraising
- Nancy Banks and Linda Diamond, Vice Presidents of Volunteers
- Ann Kay and Fran Scher, Vice Presidents of Special Events
- Janet Camhi and Barbara Ordover, Vice Presidents of the Gift Shop
- Brenda Rothschild, Treasurer
- Pat Fine, Recording Secretary
- Michelle Simon, Parliamentarian
- Valerie Needle, Chair Nominating Committee
Auxiliary General Board
- Sandy Abrams, 2016
- Caryn Bern, 2016
- Nancy Baron, 2015
- Ronnie Deutchman, 2015
- Eileen Epstein, 2016
- Susan Jacobson, 2016
- Nancy Lebovitz, 2015
- Andi Morse, 2016
- Susan Newman, 2016
- Alison Schneider, 2016
- Joyce Smilack, Historian, 2015
- Arlene Turry, 2016
- Karen York, 2016
- Ronnie Zandman, 2016
The Executive and General boards meet together monthly.
Auxiliary Past Presidents
1986 to 1989 Jane Weinstein Goff
1989 to 1991 Maggie Arnold* and Judy Rubenstein
1991 to 1993 Renay Levenson and Faye Siegel
1993 to 1995 Sandy Coffsky and Lois Cohen
1995 to 1996 Sandra Adair and Elaine Herckis*
1996 to 1997 Sandra Adair and Dulcy Rosenberg
1997 to 1999 Dulcy Rosenberg and Boots Strauss
1999 to 2001 Gloria Benamy and Jennie Moret
2001 to 2003 Toni Adler and Phyllis Isenberg
2003 to 2005 Brenna Serby and Arlene Taylor
2005 to 2006 Arlene Taylor and Carole Kirschner
2006 to 2007 Carole Kirschner and Sandy London
2007 to 2008 Sandy London and Margie Greenberg
2008 to 2009 Margie Greenberg and Cheryl Kramer
2009 to 2010 Cheryl Kramer and Margie Stern
2010 to 2011 Margie Stern and Alice Shapiro
2011 to 2012 Alice Shapiro and Sherry Habif
2012 to 2013 Sherry Habif and Valerie Needle
2013 to 2014 Valerie Needle and Sue Saban