Tu B’Shevat / Arbor Day Project
Moorestown Celebrates Arbor Day 2013
The MJA planted a tree in Moorestown and secured our roots.
Moorestown residents celebrated Arbor Day this morning, April 26, at Pryor Park by planting a River Birch donated by the Moorestown Jewish Association.
Lee Renner, president of the Moorestown Garden Club, welcomed the crowd. Mayor Jordan led the Pledge of Allegiance. Ed Armstead (Moorestown Improvement Association) gave the history of Arbor Day. Sherrie Gold of the Moorestown Jewish Association explained their donation celebrates Arbor Day and Tu B'Shevat.
Upper Elementary School members of the Junior Garden Club, Mary Adams, Meredith LaLumia and Natalie Pennisi read their original Haiku poetry, led by Lisa Madara.
Gina Zegal and Christie Perham presented Appearance Committee Awards to the Lutheran Home and Moorestown Commons for their beautification projects. John Gibson, chairman of the Tree Planting and Preservation Committee, spoke about the Tree City USA Award, the tree inventory, pruning and planting projects and asked all to plant a tree to improve our tree canopy.
Sandy Daniels, vice chair of the Garden Club Arbor Day Committee, thanked everyone for coming and invited them to help plant 100 seedlings with STEM tomorrow, 9 a.m., on the Route 38 side of Strawbridge Lake.
Many thanks to the sponsors: Moorestown Garden Club, Moorestown Improvement Association, Moorestown Township, Moorestown Tree Planting and Preservation Committee and Public Works. Special thanks to the Moorestown Jewish Association, the students from the UES and all who attended.
MJA'S FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
Moorestown Jewish Association is sponsoring a FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION.
MJA’s press release about our food drive, association and the good work that St. Matthews does. We sent it to the following: Jewish Community Voice, Burlington County Times, Courier-Post, Moorestown Sun and Moorestown Patch.
Photo-caption: Pictured Left to Right: Michelle Litwack and Sherri Gold from the Moorestown Jewish Association deliver donations of food to the St. Matthews Lutheran Church Food Pantry in Moorestown.
MOORESTOWN JEWISH ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS FOOD PANTRY
Moorestown, NJ—April. 2013- Recently, the newly formed non-profit, Moorestown Jewish Association (MJA) sponsored a food drive to support the association’s community service outreach and promote Tikkum Olam (repairing the world). Twenty bags of nonperishable food items and personal care items were collected and prepared by association members. Michelle Litwack and Sherri Gold from MJA delivered the donations of food to the Moorestown Ministerium Food Pantry located at 318 Chester Avenue in St. Matthews Lutheran Church.
According to Cathy Roberts of the Moorestown Ministerium Food Pantry, an affiliate of Live Civilly, donations are critically needed, especially non-perishables, such as cereal, canned fruit, fruit juice, pancake mix, syrup and laundry detergent. The food pantry serves up to 95 families a month and anyone in need is welcome without any proof of need. The Food Pantry, open the first and third Monday of each month from noon to 2:00 and 4:00 to 7:00 pm seeks volunteers to organize, collect and distribute products. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, contact Cathy Roberts at email@example.com.
In the absence of any Moorestown synagogues, the non-profit Moorestown Jewish Association was established in 2012 to build and sustain an open and welcoming community for the approximately 1900 Moorestown Jewish residents to interact and socialize. The organization’s goal is to also represent the Jewish community in interfaith activities and promote increased participation and interest in worthwhile community endeavors. The MJA aims to build strong relationships and promote the values of community and compassion in building a strong, sustainable network of Jewish residents of Moorestown. For more information, visit www.MoorestownJewishAssociation.webs.com.