LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members and several parents of Temple B'nai Abraham's (TBA) Teen Tikkun Olam Group (TTO) recently participated in a spinning fundraiser at CYCLEBAR Livingston, an indoor stationary bicycle studio, to raise funds for Riley's Dance.
Riley's Dance, a program of New Jersey Sharing Network Foundation, was created to honor and remember the unique and special life of 5-year-old Riley Kogen, a TBA Early School student. The program is the first family fund of its kind under the NJ Sharing Network Foundation.
With the collaboration of NJ Sharing Network, Riley's Dance seeks to improve the quality of life for recipients and those in need of organ transplants. Riley's Dance will delegate funds to families in need of significant medical coverage and those pursuing financial aid. This will benefit those disadvantaged at a very pressing and stressful time.
The TTO group, which includes students in grades 8-12, meets at least two times per month for planning. The projects these student engage in are peer-led with Arleen Lichtenstein, JLP Special Project Coordinator, and Melissa Weiner, Director of Jewish Learning, overseeing the group as advisors.
Volunteer events for TTO members include Midnight Run, packing and distributing lunches for Bridges Outreach, Inc in Summit as well as helping at TBA's Mitzvah Morning.
For information about TTO activities or the TBA Jewish Learning Program, click HERE or call (973) 994-3950.