Rotary Club of Englewood NJ 

We meet each Tuesday at 12:15pm 

Crowne Plaza Englewood 

401 S Van Brunt St, Englewood NJ 07631 

Deborah Glasser, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCSNNJ) gave a presentation about the organization
Englewood Rotary Club – October 23, 2018
Meeting Location: Crowne Plaza, Englewood
Presiding:  Janet Sharma
Recorder:  Steve Wiessner
Birthdays/Anniversaries:  Joan Johnson will celebrate a birthday on Saturday
Visiting Rotarians and Guests: Guest Speaker, Deborah Glasser; Former Member of our Club, Claudelina Baldera who brought with her a guest Ida Ruiz; Donovan Rodrigues, guest of Kathy Silberstein; Hermine Kessler who is a friend of Jewel Spiegel and is interested in joining our club
Janet made the following announcements:
  • There is a new restaurant that recently opened where our club used to meet at the location of The Assembly at the corner of 9W and E. Palisade Avenue in Englewood Cliffs.  It is called Lefkes, serving Greek and Mediterranean inspired food; Janet and JoEllen Knie will be speaking with their management, along with management at the new Assisted Living venture across from the Crowne Plaza to investigate these locations as potential places for our club to meet.
  • Janet received a message from member Susie Schneider stating that she recently remarried with a reception coming soon in November at The Rockleigh
  • We received a letter from the Consulate General of Japan Reiichiro Takahashi that he is moving on from this position, and he stated his thanks to our club for our collaboration with the Consulate responding to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 3/11/11
  • Janet is stressing more projects and discussions focusing on Englewood, such as the upcoming November food drive on a Sunday at Shoprite that we are trying to plan for November 18th  
  • The Board will meet after today’s luncheon
  • District Governor Nikki Mederos will visit the club for our next luncheon on October 30th, and Janet stressed the importance of a good turnout from members that day to trumpet the club’s many accomplishments
Other Announcements:
  • JoEllen Knie noted that Englewood Health (formerly Englewood Hospital and Medical Center) is looking for members to join their Patient and Family Advisory Council. 
  • Jill Abbott announced that our Rotary District 7490 is hosting the annual Halloween Against Hunger event to benefit the Center for Food Action and the District’s Military Family Assistance Center on October 27th in Paterson.  The event hopes to pack 40,000 meals.  There are many ways to help, and for more information visit the District’s event page at:
Happy Dollars:
There were many Happy Dollars for Susie Schneider and for Flat Rock Brook Nature Center’s successful Great Fall Festival this past weekend.
Program: Deborah Glasser, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCSNNJ) gave a presentation about the organization she has worked for the past 5 months.  Deborah became aware of our club after meeting Aleta Frezzell at the Fort Lee Rotary Club.
The organization has offices in Teaneck, Fair Lawn and Wayne serving primarily Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties.  JFCSNNJ’s mission is to strengthen and enhance the well-being of all who call upon them by providing professional and compassionate human services to effectively meet life’s many challenges
Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern New Jersey is a non-profit organization providing integrated professional social services to all people, not just those of the Jewish faith. JFCSNNJ builds strong families, thriving children, healthy seniors and vital communities.  JFCSNNJ has a network of social services addressing life’s challenges.  JFCSNNJ is licensed to provide mental health outpatient services by the New Jersey Department of Human Services and Division of Mental Health Services.
Some of the services that JFCSNNJ provide include:
1.         Mental Health Services: JFCSNNJ is a licensed mental health agency providing individual, family, couple, group and play therapy, empowering people of all ages to achieve their fullest potential and highest quality of life.  They have on staff many licensed social workers, and they accept all insurance carriers including Medicare and Medicaid.  If clients do not have insurance, they will treat the client and seek payment on a sliding scale based on ability to pay.   
2.      Senior Services: JFCSNNJ enhances the quality of life for seniors in the community. Senior Services include Kosher Meals on Wheels delivery; Care management, in-home assessments by trained care management staffers, Holocaust Survivor Assistance and other senior services.
3.         Information and Referral: Client referrals to JFCSNNJ services and other community resources are provided with an effort toward an integrated approach to care.  Some of these resources include emergency services and connecting clients with food pantries out of the Teaneck and Fair Lawn offices.
4.      Jewish Community Social Work Program: This program serves children, teens, adults, and seniors through workshops, groups, and counseling offered on-site at local synagogues, day schools, Jewish camps, and JCCs.  The purpose of the program is to provide community support services in a manner that is non-threatening, and in a venue that is familiar and accessible.  Participants have the opportunity to gain information, obtain support, and learn that the challenges they face can be addressed with care and compassion through a Jewish lens. 
5.      Afterschool Programs: The Club Ed Afterschool Program provides children with engaging programming in a safe environment. The afterschool childcare is provided in schools in the Cliffside Park, North Bergen, Fairview and Fort Lee public schools.
Attendance: 19 out of 61 (31%)
Upcoming Programs:
October 30th:      District Governor visit by Nikki Mederos.
November 6
November 13
November 20:     Thanksgiving multi-club lunch at The Clinton Inn