Christmas sale on Saturday
The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association will hold a Christmas sale on Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. at 2700 Rhawn St. Credit cards are accepted. ••
Art show Tuesday night at Tarken
Tarken Recreation Center, 6250 Frontenac St., will host an art show on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Live music will be performed by Roger Walsh.
Comcast funds internet access
Comcast announced it has awarded more than $4.3 million in grants in 2022 to 30 nonprofit organizations across Philadelphia that support digital adoption and skills training for residents. Each organization offers programming aimed at connecting residents and businesses in Philadelphia to the internet and building digital skills. The grants were distributed as part of Project UP, Comcast’s 10-year, $1 billion commitment to advance “digital equity” through programs and community partnerships that connect people to the internet, advance economic mobility and open doors for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers and creators.
“Our commitment to addressing inequities spans every community we serve, but nowhere is this more evident than in our hometown of Philadelphia,” said Dalila Wilson-Scott, executive vice president and chief diversity officer, Comcast Corporation, and president, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. “We are proud to partner with many incredible nonprofits who are helping to connect those who are unconnected and provide the digital skills needed to take advantage of all the internet has to offer. Together, we are helping to advance economic mobility and achieve our shared goal of ensuring all Philadelphians have a future of unlimited possibilities.”
The Philadelphia organizations receiving digital equity support from Comcast in 2022 include Special People In Northeast Inc.
Project UP encompasses “digital equity” programs such as Internet Essentials, Lift Zones and Comcast RISE. Since its inception in 2011, Comcast’s Internet Essentials has connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million low-income Americans to broadband service at home, including more than 520,000 Philadelphia residents.
Additionally, Comcast has launched more than 1,250 Lift Zones in community centers nationwide – with 77 locations in Philadelphia – to provide students and families with free, high-speed WiFi. And through Comcast RISE, a national program created in 2020 to support small businesses owned by women and “people of color” hard hit by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comcast has awarded $2 million in grants – $10,000 each – to 200 small businesses in Philadelphia and Chester and awarded nearly 500 Philadelphia small businesses with service packages in the form of technology makeovers and/or marketing resources.
For additional information on Project UP and Comcast’s “digital equity” initiatives, visit: https://corporate.comcast.com/impact/project-up.
TWU backs Jeff Brown
The Executive Board of Transport Workers Union Local 234 has unanimously voted to endorse Democrat Jeff Brown in the mayoral race.
TWU Local 234, with 5,300 members, is the largest union representing transit workers at SEPTA.
“Philadelphia needs strong, competent leadership now more than ever and that’s why we’re endorsing Jeff Brown,” said TWU 234 president Brian Pollitt.
TWU is backing Brown for his more than 35 years as owner of Shop Rite and Fresh Grocer stores, which the union said has improved neighborhoods across Philadelphia. He has established grocery stores in previously “underserved” communities, employed thousands of city residents and helped “formerly incarcerated individuals” get a second chance.
TWU was attracted to Brown’s vision for safety and prosperity, his support for unions and small businesses, and his plan to provide services.
Domb issues public safety plan
Democratic mayoral candidate Allan Domb rolled out his campaign’s first policy platform: a public safety plan that includes 10 actions he’d take in his first 100 days as mayor.
Domb’s Agenda for Long-Term Safety and Opportunity is designed to reduce gun violence and homicides by 50 percent by the end of his first term.
Domb would, among other things, declare a crime emergency on his first day in office, declare a public health emergency in Kensington, get illegal vehicles off the street, crack down on retail theft, triple funding for recruitment of police officers, install cameras at every high school and clean every vacant lot and seal every abandoned building.
“Philadelphia is in crisis,” Domb said. “Our communities are getting torn apart by violence and we are getting no leadership from the current mayor. My 10-point action plan for my first 100 days as mayor will immediately turn around this city’s public safety crisis, on the way to lowering homicides by 50 percent over my first term. I’ve spent my career solving problems, and I take immediate action to rebuild our public safety system and end the out-of-control crime crisis.”
Celebrate new year
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will usher in the new year with a special holiday luncheon and entertainment program on Thursday, Dec. 29, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to join the celebration with members of the senior center. There will be hats, horns, noisemakers and entertainment by DJ Dave Michael. Register at the center’s front desk. Cost is $3 per person. For additional information, call 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or email email@example.com. ••
Chanukah party at KleinLife
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., invites the community to a Chanukah celebration on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. There will be a Menorah lighting of the first candle. In addition, the party will include games and activities, holiday gifts and treats as well as music and specially baked holiday cookies. Cost will be $5 per person. Call Victoria Faykin at 215-698-3194. ••
Santa, food and gifts
The annual Roxanne’s Run will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 1-4 p.m. at American Legion Cpl. John Loudenslager Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave. The afternoon will feature food, gifts for children and an appearance by Santa Claus. The event is organized by Roxanna Gambino Schroeder and the HellRaisers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Mother Chapter. Donations are being accepted. The event is open to kids up to 12. RSVP to Schroeder at 215-626-1723. ••
Community Hanukkah celebration
Northeast Kehillah will hold a community Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 6-7 p.m. at House of Kosher, 9806 Bustleton Ave. There will be a candle lighting, live music by Ken Ulansey, latkes, doughnuts and nosh. To register, go to jewishphilly.org/celebrate. For questions, email Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Half-price thrift sale
The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will have a half-price clothing sale beginning Sunday, Dec. 18. Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The shop is closed Saturday. Call 215-624-9130. ••
Senior program at NE Regional
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host Coloring and Creativity for Seniors on Friday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in its meeting room. Supplies will be provided. Call 215-685-0501. ••
Hope at Christmas
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 14100 Worthington Road, will host Blue Christmas: A Time of Encouragement and Hope on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. This time of worship and spiritual reflection is designed especially for persons dealing with grief, loss or serious disruptions in their personal, professional or family life. Through inspirational music, encouraging readings and hope-centered reflections, the event seeks to provide encouragement and hope to anyone from the community for whom the holidays are difficult. Persons who are mourning the loss of a loved one will have the opportunity to light a candle in loving memory of their special person. Light refreshments will be served following the worship time. To reserve your space, call 215-464-1540. ••
Enter Christmas decoration contest
The 10th annual Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest is underway, sponsored by the Mayfair Civic Association and the Mayfair Business Improvement District.
There will be three winners in each of four categories: best decorated Corners, Singles or Twin Homes; Rowhomes; Businesses; and Houses of Worship.
To be included in the contest, submit your address to MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com. You can also submit your entries on either the Mayfair Civic Association or the Mayfair BID Facebook pages.
The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 18.
Businesses are also welcome to donate a prize.
A 2022 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Map will be created and posted on the civic and BID Facebook pages so that residents and visitors to Mayfair can walk or drive around to view the entries.
Prizes and lawn signs, donated by Aztec Signs, will be delivered to contest winners on Dec. 21.
To be judged, all entries must remain lit every night until 11 p.m. ••
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., is inviting the community to celebrate and observe the Jewish festival of Chanukah at a complimentary holiday luncheon and entertainment program on Tuesday, Dec. 20, beginning at 11:45 a.m. There will be a live musical performance by cantor Annelise Ocanto-Romo, who will perform a medley of songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Spanish. The eight-day Festival of Lights will begin at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 18, and run through Monday, Dec. 26. ••
Resource fair on Saturday
A community resource fair will take place on Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6600 Bustleton Ave. From 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a symposium, Building a Safe and Better Community Together. A light lunch will be provided to participants. From 1-4 p.m., there will be singing, dancing and musical holiday performances; free diapers, formula and products; job resources; Hepatitis B tests; blood pressure, sugar and oxygen checks; and refreshments. ••
Hanukkah program at NE Regional
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host Hanukkah Story & Craft on Monday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. Celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights with a rainbow scratch dreidel craft. ••
Lincoln students win awards
Abraham Lincoln High School’s DECA program traveled to Temple University for the District 10 Leadership and Development Conference, with 13 students placing in their chosen categories.
• Leslie Acosta (11th grade), first place – Restaurant and Food Service Management
• Vincent Hu and Jay Zhoa (10th, 12th grades), second place – Business Law and Ethics
• Nicole Jin (12th grade), second place – Financial Services
• Olianny Ventura (12th grade), third place – Retail Merchandising
• Arielis Rodriguez and Jeimyliz Morales (10th, 11th grades), third place – Marketing Management
• Aleyandra Bartley and Dleria Mateo (11th, 10th grades), third place – Sport and Entertainment Marketing
• Nahima Khan (10th grade), fourth place – Principles of Finance
• Brianna Lowe (10th grade), fourth place – Business Finance
• Chelsey Arroyo (10th grade), fourth place – Business Services Marketing
• Savannah Garcia (12th grade), fourth place – Quick Service Restaurant Marketing ••
Boyle Dem chair of Budget Committee
U.S. House Democrats voted unanimously to elect Rep. Brendan Boyle as ranking member of the Budget Committee.
“I am grateful to my Democratic colleagues for entrusting me with leading the House Budget Committee,” Boyle said. “Budgets reflect our values, and I plan to advocate for working and middle-class families in my future efforts on this committee. As ranking member, I will work toward finding common ground with the majority members of this committee so that, in the end, we hopefully can enact a budget that is fair and equitable to all. I will not stop fighting for the values we share, and an economy that works for everyone.”
Republicans took control of the House in last month’s election. Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth had been the chairman, but did not seek re-election.
Yarmuth said, “Brendan possesses keen political instincts and will be critical in pushing back against Republican disinformation. His ability to combine both the policy and politics make him the right member at the right time for this role.”
“Congressman Brendan Boyle is a remarkable legislator who has fought hard for lower costs and better-paying jobs throughout his tenure in Congress”, said incoming Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. “I congratulate Brendan on his election as he leads the effort to defend our priorities on the House Budget Committee, including the protection of Social Security and Medicare from attacks by the extreme MAGA Republicans.” ••
Storytime at Torresdale Library
Torresdale Library, 3079 Holme Ave., will host Preschool Story Time-Winter Holidays on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 10:30 a.m. The program is for children ages 2 to 5 with an accompanying adult. Older siblings welcome. ••
Buy lottery calendar
St. Martha Parish is selling 2023 lottery calendars for $25. Choose a three-digit number, and that number has 365 chances to win, based on the Pennsylvania Lottery number (straight) drawn at 7 p.m. The daily prize is $25, along with a monthly bonus of $100. Mail checks (along with contact information and your three-digit number and two alternate numbers) to St. Martha, 11301 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154. Put “2023 Calendar” in the memo section. ••
Support Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is organizing an event at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4268 Richmond St., on Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon.
The group will place fresh, decorated balsam wreaths on every grave and memorial.
Wreaths may be sponsored for $15 apiece at WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/pages/164416. The location ID is PAMHRC. The group ID is PA0529P. Checks can be mailed to Wreaths Across America, P.O. Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623.
For more information, call Gary Roman at 215-749-0756. ••
St. Jerome Seniors to meet
St. Jerome’s Senior Group will meet on Thursday, Dec. 22, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m. Meeting begins promptly at 11. ••
Free help for the holidays
International School of Coaching’s Master Coach Paula Michele Boyle and her team of trained specialists are reaching out to support the community for those feeling frustrated or unsatisfied with their lives, careers and relationships. The session you will receive with a certified Life Coach is available from Thanksgiving to New Year 2023. To register or learn more, visit lifecoachphilly.com. ••
Learn about foster care
Catholic Social Services will hold a virtual information session on transitional foster care on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, call 267-975-9241 or email TFCinfo@chs-adphila.org. ••
Gift wrapping for charity
Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center, is running its holiday gift wrapping at Willow Grove Park, 2500 W. Moreland Road, Willow Grove, through Saturday, Dec. 24. Profits support patient care and medical research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
Buy from small biz
American Workers Radio is promoting December as National Small Business Month. For more information, visit NationalSmallBusinessMonth.com or AmericanWorkersRadio.com. ••
Info on bagged leaves
Councilman Brian O’Neill announced the city Department of Streets’ leaf collection and recycling program will run through Dec. 17. Bagged leaf drop-off will be offered citywide on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 13 locations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bagged leaves to be recycled at the specified drop-off locations will only be accepted in biodegradable paper bags. Otherwise, bagged leaves set out at the curb will be collected as trash. To find the bagged leaf drop-off location closest to you or to find out if mechanical leaf collection will be offered on your street, call O’Neill’s office at 215-686-3422. ••
Weekly art group
Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn St., hosts a free art group every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring your supplies. Call 215-685-0547. ••
Visit model railroad club
Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club, 8010 Old York Road in Elkins Park, will be hosting open houses from noon to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays and Sundays: Jan. 7-8 and Feb. 4-5. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.cheltenhillsmrr.org or Facebook. ••
VFW looking for members
Bustleton-Somerton/CTR1 Michael J. Strange VFW Post 6617 meets on the third Wednesday of every month at American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newtown Road. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. If you are a military veteran who served in a designated combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW. Contact Commander Israel Wolmark at 215-725-0630 if you would like to join the post. ••
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a Chanukah “Quiz” Bowl with Rabbi Sandi Berliner following Shabbat services on Saturday, Dec. 24. Light refreshments will be served to celebrate Chanukah. Call 215-677-1600 to RSVP or for more details. ••
Chinese food and a movie
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a Chinese dinner and movie on Sunday, Dec. 25, at 5 p.m. The dinner is being catered by the Cherry Grill kosher Chinese restaurant. The cost is $22 per person. Send your payment along with the number of people attending to the address above. Call 215-677-1600 for more details. ••
Book club meeting
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding its January Zoom session on Monday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. The book is Montana 1948 by Larry Watson. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••
Feb. book club meeting
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding its February Zoom session on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. The book is The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. A representative of Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy will be speaking about the use of strength bands in therapy. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Theater show at Glen Foerd
Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., will host the world premiere theatrical staging of Langston Hughes’ The Ways of White Folks, Jan. 11-22. A champagne reception will be held on Jan. 13. Published in 1934, The Ways of White Folks is a collection of 14 short stories by American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist Langston Hughes (1901-67). The collection addresses multiple dimensions of racial issues, focusing specifically on interactions between black and white people. Performances will be held Jan. 11-15 and Jan. 19-22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Matinee performances will be held on Jan. 15 and Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $32, while the cost is $12 for students and industry professionals. Go to https://secure.egopo.org/ways-of-white-folks. Valet parking for all performances will be available. Masks are required to be worn during all performances. For more information, visit www.glenfoerd.org or call 215-632-5330. ••
Train show on Jan. 8
The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division will hold its Fall Train Show and Sale on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The venue is Penns Landing Caterers (Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall), 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. There will be 140 tables with a variety of vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities and door prizes for adults and children. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under. Food is available on premises, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, visit www.ADTCA.com or call Bob at 610-872-3309. ••
Job fair in January
Area residents looking to land a new career in 2023 can get a jumpstart at the Bucks County New Year Job Fair on Jan. 18.
Hosted by RecruitmentQueen, a Bucks County-based digital job board, the career fair features an array of positions in various industries, including health care, emergency services, printing and point-of-sale software. So far, 10 employers have registered to attend and many more are expected. Applicants will have the opportunity to ask employers specific questions about job openings, benefits available and what type of work environment they could anticipate.
Held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center Court of Oxford Valley Mall, the career fair features hundreds of positions from employers such as Signature Systems Inc., Superpac Inc., Aveanna Healthcare, Growth Horizons, Jefferson Health, Better Home Care, Pennswood Village, Vestcom Avery Dennison Company, PeopleShare and Bucks County Emergency Communications.
Oxford Valley Mall is at 2300 Old Lincoln Highway in Langhorne. To learn more, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bucks-county-new-year-job-fair-tickets-440443447207. Job seekers can register at the door the day of the event.
Employers interested in participating can call Jennifer Schultz at 267-981-5976 or email email@example.com. ••
Thrift shop closed for a week
The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will be closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 1, and will reopen Monday, Jan. 2, with a half-price sale. Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is closed Saturdays. Call 215-624-9130. ••
Fox Chase CC has new psychologist
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of psychologist Lauren A. Rosenberg, as an assistant clinical professor in the Section of Psychiatry.
Rosenberg earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Maryland and attended Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in New York City. She graduated with her doctorate in clinical psychology with a health emphasis.
She then completed a clinical health psychology internship with the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in 2021 and went on to complete a clinical health psychology postdoctoral residency with the VA Connecticut Healthcare System/Yale School of Medicine.
In her career, Rosenberg has held multiple teaching positions. These include serving as an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, a professional seminar teaching assistantship at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and a teaching assistantship at the University of Maryland.
Rosenberg has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, with an emphasis on mindfulness and migraine. She belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
She has also earned a number of honors and awards over the course of her career, including a merit-based scholarship from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award from the University of Maryland. ••
Trinity Health honored for fundraising
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, which includes Nazareth Hospital, announces that it has been named a 2022 “Community Hospital High Performer” by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, an international professional organization dedicated exclusively to development professionals who encourage charity in healthcare organizations.
AHP’s High Performers recognition has been awarded since 2013 and is presented to organizations that reach the top 25 percent in net fundraising revenue out of all participating community hospitals in the 2022 Report on Giving. AHP’s Report on Giving is a publication produced for more than 35 years that shares information from AHP’s membership on their revenue and expense activities for each fiscal year.
In the 2022 Report on Giving, which represents data from FY 2021, AHP had 161 respondents from the U.S. The 2022 AHP High Performers raised more than $4.4 million in the U.S.
“As a nonprofit organization, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic relies heavily on philanthropic support to continue providing our patients and community members with the most-advanced care possible,” said Jim Green, vice president and chief development officer at Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic. “Our incredibly dedicated Philanthropy team works tirelessly to pair donors with the right giving opportunities, ensuring the best outcomes for everyone impacted by the gift. This recognition from the AHP is certainly well earned.” ••
Rhawnhurst Civic to meet
Rhawnhurst Civic Association will meet on Jan. 18, 2023, at 7 p.m. at Pelbano Playground, 8100 Bustleton Ave. (at Solly Avenue). Follow the group on Facebook or visit Rhawnhurstcivicassociation.com. ••
Learn about Jewish ethics
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, announced that Rabbi Sandi Berliner will be teaching a class on “Words of Wisdom from Jewish Ethics.” The class will meet every Wednesday in January and the first two Wednesdays in February for enlightening Jewish learning. The cost for the program is $12. There will be coffee and cake at 10 a.m., with the class starting at 10:30. All are welcome to attend. Mail your check to the synagogue. Call 215-677-1600. ••
The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, invites the community to Together off Broadway: Merman and Martin on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at 2 p.m. Ethel Merman and Mary Martin were off-stage friends, theater royalty and iconic personalities. The show gives a peek at their personal lives while celebrating a song list including I’ve Got Rhythm, The Sound of Music and Hello, Dolly. The price of admission is $36 per person and includes a dessert reception. Mail your check to the synagogue. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Cruise the Mediterranean
Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19, 2023. The trip is all inclusive with round-trip airfare, a beverage package, all meals, three specialty dinners, taxes, transfers and all gratuities. The cost for a balcony sea view cabin is $3,511 per person. For more information, contact Fillmore Travel’s Kevin Fries at 215-498-8294 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise from Oct. 6-17, 2023, visiting Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and Italy. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,298 to $8,098 per person, double occupancy. Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations. ••
South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion
The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740]. ••
Baby shower at synagogue
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is hosting its annual baby shower on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. There will be games and refreshments while supporting Jewish Family and Children’s Services. The group will be collecting new children’s clothing in sizes newborn to 6 and new or gently used toys and equipment. Light refreshments will be served. Call 215-677-1600. ••