Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter - Community Service

Community Service News and Updates:

Spring 2019:


Gertie Sanders and her Social Justice committee accomplished these gifts in the last two months:

Comics and toiletries were delivered to a 4 Our Troops Facility .
Knitted caps were delivered to Children"s Hospital for children being treated there.
Ellie Puls and Timmie High would enjoy having a few more knitters join their group.
Frank Phillips is a volunteer at Los Robles Hospital,and lecturing at Meadowbrook Assisted Living Facility.
Food was delivered to Mana food bank. Clothes and toiletries were delivered to Homeless Shelter.

Committee members Elaine Leff, Jessie Pearlman, Sharon Billone, Margie Bauer and Elisa Lazarus put together 100 gift bags for parents staying at Ronald Mc Donald House while their children are being treated at Children's Hospital.

We are collecting toiletries and gift items are collected all year for LA FAMILIES (A facility for the homeless).

Attendees at our annual Holiday Event brought a lot of food that we donated to SOVA Food Bank and tons of toys for Ronald Mc Donald House and Conejo Valley Charities.

3 Study Groups: "The Happy Wanderers"; "Lunch/Salon" and "Day Time Trotters" donated lovely gift items brought during their annual planning meetings. Those gift items were donated to Conejo Valley Charities.

With the help of my Marine friend we delivered toys, food and gift bags to Ronald Mc Donald House during this holiday season. House staff, volunteers and parents of children were welcoming and very appreciative. We enjoyed a heartfelt-delightful and fun afternoon with lots of hugs and kisses.

Thank you to all the Committee Members and all chapter members who donated and who are continue to donate all year around. Your generous support makes a big difference in so many lives!

Happy New Year!

Wishes, Gertie Sanders - Community Service VP

The Social Justice/Community Service Committee of the BNC Conejo Valley Chapter is actively involved in many areas of community service. It is our firm belief that the act of "giving" reaps a two-fold benefit of also "empowering" the giver. Our members are involved in many Social Justice projects, through our Temples and our Chapter. Through your contribution, you can play a part in helping us to reach out to many needy families.

It is my pleasure to give you information or to make arrangements for donation pick-up.

Please contact me at

Intergenerational Challah Bake - November 14th at Temple Etz Chaim:
The Community Challah Bake was a lovely-fun evening.
Pictured is Elissa Lazarus her daughter-In law Robin and granddaughter Eden.

Collections of clothes, toilettrie and school supplies were brought to a shelter for people effected by the fires. Also a "FUND-ME" was set-up for firefighters and police officers and its recived gift cards and the money.

CHANUKAH toiletries-gift bags and toys will be delivered to a Homeless Shelter after our Holiday party, which will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
in Marvin E. Smith Community Room,
Thousand Oaks Library 1401 E. Janss Rd.,
Thousand Oaks, CA
Thank you to all who donated!


We are a group of gals pleased to be of service to preform the MITZVAH of being at a home while mourners are attending a funeral. We will let in the delivery of the food so it will be set-up for the return of the mourners.

If you are interested and would enjoy doing this Mitzvah {we welcome you} or if you need this MITZVAH call Gertie Sanders 805-230-1252 or Judy Perlman 818 878 0483.
Gertie will then contact one of the MAVENS.
(There is a Bereavement Support Group that meets at Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks the 2nd. and 4th. Wednesday From 9:30am. to 10:30am. Call for more information to: 805-497-6891. NO CHARGE. )

The Mavens are: Jessie Pearlman. Bev Sklar. Elaine Blonder. Elaine Leff Frona DeCovnick.

'For The Troops' letter to Brandeis Conejo valley
(click on the image to read)

'For The Troops' Certificate of Appreciation
(click on the image to view)

Divas at 'For The Troops'
This becomes a tradition!

4 years in a row our study group "Day Time Divas" dedicates a day to make care packages for our troops.

These small contributions to our men and women who served and protect our country every day make everyone feel uplifted and this outing always gets the most attendance.

Every year we get letters from the organization with thank you notes from our soldiers serving all over the world.


 Ellie Puls and committee members put together these beautiful quilts from squares knitted by our members. They were delivered to shut-ins.
(Click on the picture to enlarge).

 Ellie needs some hands that can crochet. The squares for the afgans keep coming, but she needs help to put them together.

The following are some of the institutions and programs with which we are involved:

LA FAMILIES: A facility for the homeless. Brandeis Conejo Valley donate and deliver toiletries and clothes to this facility.

MANNA FOOD BANK: We collect and deliver canned and dry food to be distributed at the MANNA food distribution center.

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE: We collect soda can tabs that are reconstituted and converted to cash to assist Ronald McDonald House.

FOR OUR TROOPS: We collect toiletries and magazines to send to our men and women in the military.

SENIOR CITIZEN SHUT-INS: We knit and distribute afghans for the elderly who are immobile.

FOOD Our members designate to Food Forward those gardens with excess fruit and vegetables. The trees are then picked and food donated to food pantries.

BOOK DISTRIBUTION: We collect books to donate to schools and organizations. .

HOLIDAY TOY COLLECTION: We deliver unwrapped toys to many CONEJO VALLEY ORGANIZATIONS and Jewish Family Service.