The National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education held its 83rd Annual Gala Dinner near Times Square this past Sunday. Hundreds of friends and dignitaries, including NYC Mayor Eric Adams, attended.
The National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) held its 83rd Annual Gala Dinner at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square this past Sunday, November 19th. Hundreds of friends and dignitaries, including NYC Mayor Eric Adams, attended, amongst other city and state officials.
Yankie and Chanie Markowitz of Crown Heights were honored with the Crown Chesed Award. Yankie Berhman, the director of Operation Survival, founder of Jewish Future Alliance, and public relations liaison, received the Community Lamplighter Award. Jacob Frydman was the Guest of Honor.
This year’s gala highlighted 70 Years of Toys for Hospitalized Children. Since its inception, Toys for Hospitalized Children has brought happiness and healing to over a million children facing medical crises. Toys for Hospitalized Children brings joy to sick patients through toy deliveries and entertainment because #HappyKidsHealFaster!
Toys for Simcha, the Israeli branch of Toys for Hospitalized Children, has designed and built pediatric playrooms in hospitals around Israel. Since the October 7th massacre, Toys for Simcha has been at the forefront of helping and supporting victims of terror by distributing clothing, essential items, and, of course, toys.
NCFJE, founded in 1940 by the Frierdiker Rebbe, has been making a profound difference in the lives of thousands. Organizations under the NCFJE umbrella include educational programs, crisis intervention, food distribution, and over 30 programs. NCFJE’s mission is to provide a helping hand to those in need, regardless of their background.
Your involvement and partnership make it all possible and enable us to continue our mission. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of countless children. Donations can be made online at toyshc.org. Every contribution, big or small, helps us bring happiness to children who need it most.