Lynn P. Kramer’s Village Near the Shore: Jewish Family Service Holds Renaming and Dedication Ceremony
(L to R): Mark Kramer, JFS CEO Andrea Steinberg, Michele Kramer-Sloane and Charles Kramer at the dedication of the Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore on display in the Margate office building. On September 12, Jewish Family Service hosted a name change and dedication of the Village, which helps the elderly, in honor of Lynn, a community philanthropist and ardent supporter of the agency. (Photo courtesy of Tom Briglia)
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More than 100 families, friends and associates spent the afternoon of September 12 remembering the legacy of community philanthropist Lynn Kramer at the Village by the Shore renaming and dedication ceremony at the Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS).
As a matriarch who has selflessly volunteered with various organizations including JFS, Lynn is committed to helping seniors in our community.
“JFS was fortunate to have someone so dedicated to helping people in our area. Lynn has been tenacious in raising funds and supporting agency events, especially the golf tournament. While Lynn’s quick wit, incredible style and dazzling smile are attributes that many of us appreciate, it is her caring nature and generous soul that has had the deepest impact within our community,” said Andrea Steinberg, CEO of JFS.
With Lynn’s passing last March, the Kramer family wanted to honor her loving memory by financially supporting a JFS program that she had been passionate about for years.
Along with the Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, her legacy and her spirit will ensure that seniors in our community will continue to receive needed programs and services.
“Lynn has always said how much she respects JFS, its mission and its service to the community. the endowment of the Lynn and Charles Kramer Family Fund to honor and remember his name,” said Charles Kramer.
Village by the Shore helps seniors (50+) enjoy life in their own home through the concept of neighbors helping neighbors.
To ensure that all seniors, regardless of income, can age in place with dignity, the Village offers a range of services needed to lead healthy, productive and independent lives.
Currently, nearly 200 members rely on JFS for meal and grocery delivery, transportation, socials, care coordination, counseling and friendly check-ins.
For more information about the Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore or to become a member, visit [email protected] or call 609.822.1109.
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 8,000 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 and LinkedIn.