Nothing warms the heart more than baking cookies with friends – and all for a good cause! On Thursday, January 17, 2019, members of the JCO along with members of the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ mixed up dozens of cookie dough. The event was in memory of Gilad Shaar, one of the three Israeli teenagers kidnapped and murdered during the summer of 2014 while waiting at a bus stop on their way home.
The HEART WARMING initiative was started by Gilad’s mother who decided to celebrate and honor his birthday with the world with one of his dearest passions- baking! It has spread internationally as people of all ages gather with their friends and organizations and share treats with loved ones. We baked, boxed and delivered our delicious treats to the Center for Hope and Safety. Such a sweet way to spend a morning!