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Community Support

Westfield Fun Club

Launched in 2016 by temple members Alissa Berger and Jenny Tananbaum, the Westfield Fun Club (WFC) works with local refugee families in Union County and elsewhere in New Jersey. Its mission is to promote social, economic, and educational well-being by helping new families create a lasting foundation for success. We meet on select Saturday mornings at Temple Emanu-El (generally twice monthly) and offer a variety of programs including ESL (what is ESL – we should spell out), resume building, job search assistance, citizenship prep and more for the adults; and for the children, homework tutoring, music and art classes, book club, karate and more. The WFC also provides assistance on an as-needed basis for emergency food deliveries and other essential items.

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“Welcoming the stranger in our land” is an indisputable moral of our Jewish religious, and the Westfield Fun Club is committed to extending a hand to those who need our help. 

We welcome volunteers at both our in person activities as well as those who can assist with food collection and delivery. No experience necessary – just a willingness to help others as they begin their journey in America.

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Here are a few examples of how Temple Emanu-El engages with the community: