Forty families from Essex and Morris County spent quality time together in North Caldwell while doing a “mitzvah” (good deed), making 51 Birthday in a Boxes that were donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside. The boxes included cake mixes and frosting, goody bags, invitations, and more. The event was organized by Lil’ Helpers, one of five special interest Meetup groups sponsored by the Young Leadership Division of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ. A great way to meet new people with similar interests, special interest groups also include A Taste of…, A Guy Thing, Outdoor Adventure, and Happy Hour. To join a group or start your own, contact YLD at or call (973) 929-2936.