Community donates more than 1,800 books to RSVP Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of JFS MetroWest, was the recipient of Barnes & Noble Livingston’s annual Holiday Book Drive this past December. More than 1,800 books were donated to benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies program, which matches older adult volunteers with elementary school students to improve reading […]

Livingston bookstore donates books to Reading Buddies program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of JFS MetroWest, will receive books collected from the Barnes & Noble Livingston annual Holiday Book Drive. Books collected with benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies Program, which matches older adult volunteers with elementary school students to improve reading comprehension skills. The drive […]

Reading Buddies expands to Hazel and Redwood

Reading Buddies expands to Hazel and Redwood

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is expanding its Reading Buddies program, which connects volunteers age 55 and older with elementary school students in Essex County. The program is spreading to Hazel and Redwood elementary schools in West Orange. “We are delighted to be welcoming the Reading Buddies program to […]

Reading Buddies grows, benefits students and seniors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Schools throughout Essex County have partnered with the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, part of the Jewish Family Service, for the Reading Buddies program, which makes the most of intergenerational friendships. The Reading Buddies, a group of senior citizens, read to small groups of children in Essex County to […]

RSVP Center thanks its many volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 150 of the more than 450 RSVP volunteers attended a volunteer appreciation lunch on Friday, April 21, at the JCC MetroWest. The RSVP Center matches older individuals with volunteer opportunities at more than 50 volunteer stations in Essex and Hudson counties. Photos Courtesy of Kimberly Colchamiro

RSVP Center celebrates Reading Buddies with Parisi, Rutzky

RSVP Center celebrates Reading Buddies with Parisi, Rutzky

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, which is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, was pleased to meet with West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi and Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School on April 5, which was Mayor’s Day. RSVP Reading Buddies volunteers visit […]

RSVP Center wins two awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, which is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, won two 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. The awards were honorable mention for Outstanding Inclusive Initiatives in Emergency Management and honorable mention for Community Preparedness Champions. The awards recognize the outstanding efforts […]

Three volunteers recognized for their commitment to community service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From left are Onie Meyers, Sam Maslansky and Bonnie Sue Golden, who received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work at Daughters of Israel in West Orange. The three volunteer with the RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, which is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. Myers and […]