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2010 Press Releases

November 11, 2010

Contact: Kathleen Mathieu, 201-939-1844 (office), 201-694-0384 (cell) or kmathieu@trwg.com

For Immediate Release

Night of 100 Dinners Puts a Spotlight on Hunger in the Community

This year’s Night of 100 Dinners is co-chaired by Shira Feuerstein, Beth Nadel and Lisa Oshman.
L to r: Shira Feuerstein, Robert Feuerstein, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Board Chairman Jay C. Nadel and Beth Nadel.

Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson (JFS) delivers more than 22,000 Kosher Meals on Wheels, emergency food cards and other critical services to upwards of 3,000 area residents each year. In keeping with this cause and commitment, JFS will hold the 9th Annual Night of 100 Dinners on Saturday, December 4 at 7PM.

“One of our central missions is to feed our neighbors who are hungry, and one of the primary purposes of this event is to help us continue to do so,” explained JFS Board President Ilene S. Gelman. The evening begins with a cocktail reception in the Ferolie Family Gallery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, a sponsor of the event. Medical Center President and CEO Douglas A. Duchak will be the host. “We are proud to be partners in caring with Jewish Family Service,” said Mr. Duchak. “They provide essential support to individuals and families that makes the whole community stronger.”

The opening reception will include “hadlakat neirot Chanukah," or the lighting of the Chanukah candles, emphasizing the importance of Jewish tradition and the family in the work of JFS. Four candles of the menorah will be lit by community members that evening, the fourth night of Chanukah, which is called the Festival of Lights. “In so many ways, Night of 100 Dinners is a celebration of hope and devotion,” said Ms. Gelman. “Having the event fall during Chanukah is quite fitting.”

Guests receive the name of their host at the cocktail reception and proceed to various community homes for dinner, where meals are provided by the hosts at absolutely no cost to the agency. Menus and the size of the parties vary, and guests can request a kosher, glatt kosher or vegetarian home. Dietary laws will be observed at the cocktail reception.

“So many kind and gracious people are opening their homes to help us raise money for our neighbors in need,” said JFS Executive Director Lisa Fedder. “We hope the community echoes this spirit, as it has in years past, and supports Night of 100 Dinners. We promise you a beautiful evening in the company of wonderful people. Who knows? You may make new friends!”

Night of 100 Dinners is co-chaired by Shira Feuerstein, Beth Nadel and Lisa Oshman. Joan Oppenheimer and Wanda Wasserstrom chair the special events committee of JFS.

Tickets begin at $200. The door prize will be a white gold and diamond Star of David necklace, valued at $1,250, which has been donated by Goldstein Jewelry & Couture. Guests who support the event at the level of $360 or more per person are eligible for the drawing.

Free parking for the cocktail reception will be available at the north end of the hospital campus in the employee garage. For more information, contact Jeff Nadler, JFS director of development, at jeffn@jfsbergen.org or 201-837-9090. All proceeds to benefit Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson, 1485 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 0766. Visit jfsbergen.org for more information.

About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides patients with the highest level of compassionate care through a broad range of state-of-the-art clinical programs and the most advanced treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this thriving, acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in a variety of disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Englewood Hospital is home to a Vascular Fellowship Program that has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of the medical staff at Englewood Hospital serve as faculty members at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the six percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned twice by its nursing staff.