Jewish Family Service Card Party raises nearly $20,000 for Lynn Kramer’s village near the shore

The 8th Annual Jewish Family Service Card Party hosted more than 110 attendees who enjoyed playing mahjong and canasta and dined at a buffet lunch at Harbor Pines Golf Club on August 25. The afternoon also allowed guests to win door prizes and bid on auction items. The event raised nearly $20,000 to support Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic and Cape May Counties Jewish Family Service)

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The 8th Annual Jewish Family Service Card Party, held Aug. 25 at Harbor Pines Golf Club, raised nearly $20,000 for Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore. Nearly 110 attendees gathered for an afternoon of games including Canasta and Mahjong, as well as a delicious buffet lunch while honoring the memory of community philanthropist, Bonnie Gurwicz.

(Left to right): Gloria Tragbar, Miriam Hirsch, Susan Lang and Bonnie Spector attend the Jewish Family Service Card Party at Harbor Pines Golf Club on August 25. The ladies spent an afternoon playing Canasta and dined over a buffet lunch and had the chance to win door prizes and bid on items at auction. The Card Party raised nearly $20,000 for the Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic and Cape May Counties Jewish Family Service)

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, including the Gurwicz family, the Kiejdan family, Margaret & Howard Goldberg, Fulton Bank, Ruthie Harrison, Sandy Kahn, Susan & Robert Lang, Susan & Bob Mayer, PACE Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Right at Home, and By visiting Angels, the Card Party raised vital funds for the Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, a program that provides a variety of concierge, volunteer and professional services and socializing for adults (50+) of our community.

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(L to R): Sue Alton, Ellen Rivkind, Flossie Bluestein and Sandy Kahn play Mahjong at the Jewish Family Service Card Party at Harbor Pines Golf Club on August 25. Over 110 attendees took part in the event which raised nearly $20,000 for the Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic and Cape May Counties Jewish Family Service)

With over 15 prizes, several guests went home with fantastic items including Galvanized Buckets from the MacKenzie-Childs Flower Market, a Lenox Flower Frame with two tickets to the JFS 2023 House Tour, an Evening Hamper cinema, a Harbor Pines associate membership, a Rosh Hashanah ready basket, Relax & Rejuvenate Basket and Zen Den gift card.


Additionally, the Card Party featured a silent auction with guests bidding on items including two show tickets and a $150 dining certificate to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, a basket of wine and crabs. , Michael Aren Menorah, a beaded clutch from Knit Wit, Mommy & Me Baking Fun, and more.

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Wendy Ruden, Joan Gedansky, Ruthie Jacobson, Fran Jonas and Barbara Berger spent an afternoon playing Canasta at the Jewish Family Service Card Party at Harbor Pines Golf Club on August 25. Nearly 110 guests attended the event which raised nearly $20,000 for Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic and Cape May Counties Jewish Family Service)

The late Bonnie Gurwicz created the Card Party fundraiser as an opportunity to add revenue to the existing golf tournament.

With the continued success of Card Party, it has become a standalone event as many of Bonnie’s friends continue to play in her honor. Bonnie’s commitment to JFS and the wider community is one of her lasting legacies.

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (JFS) fosters strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energetic seniors, and vibrant communities.

With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, professional services, adult and elder services and also hosts an on-site food pantry. . The agency impacts 13,000 lives in Atlantic and Cape May counties each year.

JFS’s mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and improve their quality of life.

In keeping with Jewish values ​​and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism, regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity , their age or their origin.

For more information or to keep up to date with events and programs, visit JFS at jfsatlantic.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Joseph K. Bennett