The Auxiliary is committed to nurturing and enhancing the lives of the residents of Jewish Home Life Communities. Involvement in The Auxiliary occurs on many levels. It may include committee work to help plan special events, hands-on volunteering with residents or simply supporting Auxiliary activities and programs.
The Auxiliary hosts special events for residents throughout the year. Everyone involved—the residents, the volunteers and the staff—enjoy festive decor and scrumptious meals and treats while having a great time celebrating holidays together. Be part of the fun and sign up to work on one of our special event committees.
Every other year, we produce an incredible dinner of honor that raises hundred of thousands of dollars for special programs and equipment benefitting the residents of The Home and other Jewish Home Life Communities.
Wine & Cheese
In the late summer, we hold a fun afternoon of tasty cheese, fruit, and sweets. We also serve beverages to the residents in the lovely garden outdoor sitting area. A sing-a-long makes this a very entertaining affair.
This is a wonderful program enjoyed by family members of both the residents and volunteers. A festive atmosphere with holiday entertainment makes this a very special evening.
February presents a wonderful time complete with balloons, cards, roses, and heart-shaped candy, with music and dancing for all at the Sweetheart’s Ball! We serve a delicious supper and special desserts at this fancy occasion. Escorts are provided for residents.
The Fiesta Celebration is a fun-filled event with guacamole, salsa, chips and Mexican desserts. We decorate the place with Mexican-themed colors and accessories.
Auxiliary Game Day
We host a fun and social day of games, including Mah Jongg, bridge, card games and board games, plus hold a bake sale to raise funds.
Help us host our sponsored quarterly Shabbat dinner with residents, their family and friends.
Join in the fun and become a bingo caller or assist residents with their bingo cards.
Help celebrate this festive holiday with residents.
Auxiliary Closing Luncheon
Our Closing Luncheon is held in May, when new officers and board members are installed, retiring board members are recognized, and volunteer awards are bestowed. The program includes a raffle, door prizes, and warm, engaging social time.
The Jean A. Cohen Gift Shop
Take on a shift at the Jean A. Cohen Gift Shop, located in the lobby of The William Breman Jewish Home. The gift shop is open five days a week, except holidays. There are two shifts per day; each shift has one volunteer worker.
Auxiliary Activities/Events at The Cohen Home and Berman Commons
Volunteer for special activities/events sponsored by The Auxiliary at The Cohen Home and Berman Commons.
Auxiliary Committee Opportunities
The Auxiliary offers the opportunity to be part of our accomplishments through Auxiliary committees. The range of choices for you include:
- Jean A. Cohen Gift Shop
- Special Projects
- Auxiliary Newsletter
- Special Events
- Historian/Picture taking at events