Sephardic Community Youth Center Offering Free Summer Meal Distribution for Children


The Sephardic Community Center announced that they are providing meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The Center will be distributing seven days of breakfasts and seven days of lunches in bulk weekly.

All children ages 1-18 are eligible to receive meals through this program. Please note that registration is required.

You can enroll your child(ren) in this free meal program by registering on the Center’s website: After completing the online form, you will receive an email confirmation from of eligibility and enrollment.

If you do not have internet access, you may register in person at the Center or call their office at 718 627 4300 to schedule an appointment and complete the application. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm.

Brooklyn Politicians Ask Maimonides CEO for Town Hall to Address Concerns

On July 7, 2022, leading Brooklyn political figures in the area serviced by Maimonides Medical Center called on Maimonides CEO Ken Gibbs to join a town hall style meeting to engage with community residents who have raised complaints about hospital mismanagement and the decreasing level of patient care in the hospital.

Simcha Felder, Simcha Eichenstein, and Kalman Yeger are part of the group seeking to speak with the Board of |Directors. As to whether Gibbs would grant the requested town hall, a Maimonides spokesperson said Gibbs “is responding directly to the local officials.”

Monthly Update from Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno

In late June, the legislature approved the governor’s $50.6 billion budget, the largest in New Jersey history and a nearly $18 billion increase from last year. While there were some positives, overwhelmingly, this year’s budget fell short in providing real, substantial tax relief to New Jersey residents. However, one noteworthy line item was implementing a ten-day sales tax holiday on certain back-to-school supplies for you and your families.

The sales tax holiday will take place from August 27 to September 5. It will include personal computers and computer supplies, such as computer storage equipment, printers, and personal digital assistants. Smaller items such as pens and pencils, notebooks, and binders are also eligible, as well as school art supplies such as paints and paintbrushes, clay, and glazes. School instructional materials such as reference books, reference maps, globes, textbooks, and workbooks are also covered.

While we hoped for a more permanent solution to combat rising prices and out-of-control inflation, we proudly voted in favor of this bill, providing much-needed relief to parents. We remain committed to making our state more affordable by advocating for a lower sales and income tax rate and fundamental, lasting changes to property taxes. Only then will we make our state more affordable and make it easier for people to stay in New Jersey to live, work, and raise a family.

Yours in service,

Kim and Marilyn