About Us

Founded in 1986, The Auxiliary of The William Breman Jewish Home 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 Jewish Home Life 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.”

Our Friends

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

There are many ways for you to support the work of The Auxiliary and thereby Jewish Home Life Communities.

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.

Fundraising Activities

The Auxiliary provides support to Jewish Home Life Communities through its fundraising activities, including:

  • GALA
  • 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.


Why does The Auxiliary devote its time, energy and enthusiasm? The answer is simple:


Auxiliary Board 2018-2019


  • Nancy Baron, Board Chair
  • Lori Lewis, First Vice Chair
  • Brooke Blasberg and Lauren Shapiro, Vice Chairs of Fundraising
  • Jody Goldstein and Michelle Simon, Vice Chairs of Membership Outreach
  • Joan Massre, Vice Chair of Volunteers
  • Nancy Banks, Linda Diamond and Sherry Habif, Vice Chairs of Special Events
  • Valerie Needle, Brenda Raymon and Sue Saban, Vice Chairs of the Gift Shop
  • Kirsten Jacobson, Treasurer
  • Brenda Rothschild, Secretary
  • Jodie Jackson, Immediate Past Chair

Board Members

  • Sandy Abrams, 2018
  • Caryn Bern, 2018
  • Shirley Bernes, 2021
  • Jane Butler, 2019
  • Sheryl Eisenberg, 2021
  • Stacey Fisher, 2020
  • Ellen Goldstein, 2018
  • Anna Kay, 2019
  • Barbara Lippman, 2018
  • Karen Much, 2020
  • Fran Scher, 2019
  • Jodi Schiff, 2019
  • Cathy Sinsheimer, 2021
  • Mindy Shoulberg, 2020
  • Vicki Sloan, 2020
  • Robyn Tanenbaum, 2021

Board Appointees

  • Sandy Abrams
  • Marlene Sukiennik

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
2014 to 2015       Sue Saban and Cherie Aviv
2015 to 2016       Cherie Aviv and Brooke Blasberg
2016 to 2017       Brooke Blasberg and Jodie Jackson
2017 to 2018       Sharon Corenblum

* Deceased