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9/11 National Day of Service: Saluting our Two- and Four-Legged Heroes


Event Chairs
Laurie Davidowitz, Laura Maya, and Elissa Strauss

Westchester Women’s Community and Volunteer Services

Amy Gutenplan

Tris Berger, Deborah Goldman, Amy Hughson, Stuart Kolbert, Laura Maya,Tracy Stein, Elissa Strauss, Rochelle Waldman, Shira Weinstein

Online registration is now closed, to register or for more information, please contact Veronica Landin at or 914.385.2115.

Westchester Community and Volunteer Services and the Harold & Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson invite you to join us for a day of volunteering with your family.

Meet therapy dog Fozzie and his handler Stefani Cohen, a social worker at Westchester Jewish Community Services, a UJA-Federation beneficiary agency, who will teach us how service dogs and other animals help heal. We will also learn how social workers and animals at a therapy petting zoo in Israel bring comfort to victims of trauma.

In honor of September 11th, we will write letters and draw pictures for the dedicated staff at the UJA-Federation-founded Israel Trauma Coalition, where more than 40 organizations help individuals and communities coping with unrelenting violence. We’ll also make crafts to express our commitment to caring for our furry friends and enjoy other activities.

Please bring new and gently used towels and linens, dog and cat food, metallic food bowls, and cat litter to the event to be donated to local animal shelters.


  • Sunday, September 11, 2016
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


  • Harold & Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson
    371 South Broadway
    Tarrytown, NY 10591

Additional Information

  • For more information, please contact Veronica Landin at or 914.385.2115.
Registration Assistance

If you are experiencing difficulty completing your online registration, contact or 212.836.1485.