You make the difference.

Thanks to your generous donations, we are able serve the community with diverse events, programs and delightful experiences.

You and your family are integral to our community – your gift makes the Bridgewater JCC an even better place. Donate today and help us build on the progress we’ve achieved so far.

The Bridgewater JCC enhances the lives of so many in our community, including impacting those less fortunate right here locally. The JCC gives out over $300,000 each year in scholarship aid, including assistance to families with financial limitations so they could send their children to JCC Camp Ruach and the Blaustein Early Childhood Center.  The JCC provides support services to more than 200 seniors in the community including a kosher nutritional lunch, exercise, cultural programs and the opportunity to socialize with one another.  The JCC also awards scholarship assistance to individuals with disabilities and special needs for membership to the JCC.

We’re doing important work, and we can’t do it without you.  You make the difference.

 

 

 

 

Giving Opportunities

There are many ways to help support the JCC. Choose the one that best fits you. To learn more about how you can support the JCC, contact Laura Friedman at 908-443-9001 or lfriedman@ssbjcc.org.

The SSBJCC is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit; our tax ID number is 22-3681640. Our legal name is “Jewish Community Center of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, Inc.”

MATCHING GIFTS

Double your gift to the SSBJCC each year!
Many companies (such as Ethicon, MetLife, Verizon, and more) match employee contributions to charitable organizations. You can double your donation and double the impact for the SSBJCC! Here’s how:

  1. Donate
    Make a donation and be sure to keep the thank you letter from us, since many corporate matching programs will give you up to one year after your donation to request a match.
  2. Research
    Contact your HR department to find out if they have a Matching Gift program.
  3. Match!
    Submit your request with your employer using the information below:
    LEGAL NAME: Jewish Community Center of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, Inc.
    TAX ID: 22-3681640

Questions? Email Topaz Brown, Development Coordinator at tbrown@ssbjcc.org

GIFTS OF STOCK

Your gift of appreciated stock that has been held for more than one year will benefit the SSBJCC and may save you capital gains taxes and provide a variety of other tax benefits. Please consult your tax advisor to find out how a charitable donation of stock can help you reach your personal financial goals.

To make a gift of stock to the SSBJCC, please prepare a letter to your broker and have them free deliver the shares to our account at RBC. The contact person is Jowita Jukiewicz, 201-634-8015 and she will handle the transaction for the JCC.

Account Name:

  • Jewish Community Center of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties
  • Account # 3006-4246
  • Tax ID: 22-3681640
  • Broker: RBC
  • DTC#: 0235

Please notify Topaz Brown, the SSBJCC Development Coordinator, at tbrown@ssbjcc.org that transfer is occurring.

TRIBUTE & MEMORIAL GIFTS

Give Today. Honor Someone You Love.

Tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to celebrate a birthday, wedding, new baby, bar or bat mitzvah or any special occasion. They also can be a touching way to honor the memory of someone who has passed away.

Visit our donation page, select the amount you would like to donate and fill out the dedication section. Next to the name of the honoree, please include the address you will like card sent to, and a message you would like included in it. Your honoree will receive the personalized tribute card.

To learn about other opportunities to celebrate or remember a loved one, find out more about making a tribute gift please contact Laura Friedman at 908-443-9013 or at lfriedman@ssbjcc.org

BENJAMIN M. BUTLER MEMORIAL CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The JCC Benjamin M. Butler Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 in loving memory Ben Butler. Ben passed away after a long struggle with drug dependency. Thanks to the generosity of many in the community, Ben’s Fund continues to grow. His memory lives on in the hearts and lives of his family and friends. Ben’s family is grateful that through The Benjamin M. Butler Camp Scholarship Fund Ben can make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in the community that need financial assistance.

Ben attended JCC Camp Ruach at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater for many summers. His experiences at summer camp were enriching. Camp Ruach is “home for the summer” for many children whose families cannot afford to send them to Camp. The JCC’s only response to these families is to provide their children the same enriching summer camp experience as those who can fully afford the fees. Through the JCC Benjamin M. Butler Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund, the JCC is able to provide financial assistance to many families in our local community so that they can send their child to camp.

SUSAN GOLDBERG CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Susan Goldberg Camp Scholarship Fund was created to provide children the same enriching summer camp experience as those who can fully afford the fees. It was established by the Goldberg family in memory of Susan Goldberg, a victim of Breast Cancer, to provide financial assistance to families in our local community so they can send their child to camp.

HARRIET HARTMAN MEMORIAL FUND

The Harriet Hartman Memorial Fund was created in memory of Harriet Hartman, a JCC member that loved attending the JCC’s weekly Senior lunches and being a part of the adult community at the JCC. Funds from the Harriet Hartman Memorial fund will be used to support the JCC Adult Department. The Adult Department is the place to find premiere educational, social, recreational and cultural programs for adults of all ages and abilities. From weekly lunch socials to senior fitness classes, from enlightening authors and guest speakers to getting together to play Bridge, from trips to Broadway to Mah Jongg Tournaments, the JCC offers socialization, cultural and educational experiences.

LARRY CUBAS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Larry Cubas Endowment Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Larry Cubas by his fellow JCC Basketball League members and the JCC. The Larry Cubas Scholarship is open to seniors who have played basketball for their high school or in the JCC League, demonstrated commitment to various community activities beyond sports and are attending a two or four year accredited university in the fall. The Scholarship is also open to a student who is a member of the JCC and/or has been employed at the JCC. Larry Cubas was an All-Ivy League Basketball Player at Dartmouth, four-time ECAC Player of the Week, a devoted coach, loving husband and father, and a contributing factor to the success of JCC Basketball.

CAROLE WEBB MEMORIAL FUND

The Carole Webb Memorial Fund was established in 2019 in memory of Carole Webb. Carole was part of the JCC Staff Family for 6 years and during that time she made many strong connections to our members and our swim club staff and lifeguards. As the Sports & Recreational Director she ran the Men’s basketball leagues, she helped with Men’s softball and our newly formed pickle ball league. She was the Director of the Swim Team and coached some of the younger swimmers, she took a group of children to Jr. Maccabi each year, and she was the Director of our Summer Swim Club. Carole’s impact at the JCC was undeniable. Funds from the Memorial fund will be used to help and support the JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team.