UJA Volunteers Fill Backpacks for
Westchester Children in Need

Event chairs Tina Steinberg, Danielle Cohen, Megan Kadosh, Leora Rosenberg, Natasha Hanan, Lauren Neustat, and Lucy Kweskin at Bet Torah

Tara Slone-Goldstein, UJA Westchester Regional Chair, at Westchester Reform Temple

Nearly 400 volunteers of all ages filled more than 1,000 new backpacks with school supplies and made cards for Westchester children in need, including Ukrainian refugees resettling in the county, on July 31, 2022, at Bet Torah in Mount Kisco, Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester in Rye, Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, and Young Israel of Scarsdale.


The packing events were organized by UJA-Federation of New York and Supplies for Success to ensure that every child, no matter their background or level of family income, has the tools to succeed in the classroom. The backpacks will be distributed by Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), Hope Pantry, Westchester Coalition for Immigration, Edenwald Center, and local Jewish day schools.