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33rd Annual Jewish Family Service House Tour Raises $60,000; Proceeds Benefit The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore

This must-attend fundraiser, provided hundreds of guests with the rare opportunity to tour several luxurious Downbeach homes.

CVL Designs professionals Tracy Simone and Tia Bucci showcase an impeccably appointed home on Union Avenue in Margate at the 33rd Annual JFS House Tour on August 1st. Guests from the tri-state area attended the event which raised $60,000 to support The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore program. (Photo and content provided by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

More than 500 attendees enjoyed an afternoon of strolling through six stunning homes in Longport and Margate during the 33rd Annual Jewish Family Service House Tour.


The event, sponsored by Surroundings Interiors, raised $60,000 to benefit The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS program which provides essential transportation, care coordination, meal delivery, and socialization for adults (50+).

JFS staff Sandy Giordano and Samantha McManus are seen selling raffles at the 33rd Annual JFS House Tour on August 1st. More than 500 attendees enjoyed an afternoon strolling through six stunning homes in Longport and Margate as part of the event which raised $60,000 for The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore program. (Photo provided by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

“At JFS, we were delighted to host the popular House Tour after a two-year hiatus. Attendees enjoyed an exclusive look inside Downbeach homes which featured state-of-the-art kitchens, ornate fixtures and hardware, beautiful décor, breathtaking views, and more. We are thankful to the homeowners who graciously opened the doors to their residences for this agency fundraiser,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

A special thanks to the House Tour committee – Rene Kane, Hope Morgan, Hanna Newcomer, Jodi Reece, Sarah Rosenthal, Beth Shor, Pam Sinderbrand, Michele Sloane, and Lesley Weinberg – who organized the successful event, ensuring guests and homeowners alike had a memorable experience. In addition, nearly 90 volunteers dedicated their day to help make the fundraising event a success.


VIP ticket holders enjoyed the convenience of door-to-door transportation, priority entry into the six beautiful Downbeach homes and gift bags at the 33rd Annual JFS House Tour on August 1st. The event raised $60,000 to support The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore program. (Photo provided by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

More than 70 VIPs took the tour to the next level with door-to-door transportation, priority entry into the homes, and gift bags.

House Tour VIP sponsors included Avalon Flooring, Cooper Levenson, and The Novelli Team. As part of the fundraiser, Oasis Property Group served as the Lunch sponsor and attendees enjoyed a delicious selection of food offered by Essl’s Dugout and TacocaT food trucks.

(Left to right): JFS Volunteers Arlene Shafer, Susan Smallow, Jodi Reece, and Donna Foerster served as Lunch Hostesses at the 33rd Annual JFS House Tour on August 1st. Oasis Property Group served as the Lunch sponsor where more than 500 attendees enjoyed a delicious selection provided by Essl’s Dugout and TacocaT food trucks. (Photo provided by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

House sponsors included Berkshire Hathaway, Candice Adler Designs, Coast Tile & Marble Supply, Colmar Kitchen and Bath, Fox Rehabilitation, Geoscape Solar, Island Builders, JAB Design Group, Macy’s, Right at Home, Roth-Goldstein Memorial Chapel, and TJC Architect.

Trade sponsors were Clay’s Climate Control, Euro Line Designe, and Le Fashion Cottage. In addition, attendees enjoyed shopping and picked up information and goodies from Pop-Up sponsors – Island Builders, Sotheby’s International Realty, Sunset Outpost, and Willis of Pennsylvania. Also, each home featured on-site sponsors so attendees were able to interact with kitchen designers, architects, and builders.

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS is a membership program that provides a variety of concierge, volunteer, professional services and socialization for adults (50+) in the community.

With more than 200 members, including 25 Holocaust survivors, the program offers Intergenerational Events, Transportation, Grocery Shopping and Delivery, Kosher Meals on Wheels, Care Coordination, and more.

Lucky raffle ticketholders won fabulous prizes including a $200 Downbeach Express gift card, Overnight Stay and Dinner at Ocean Casino Resort, and a stunning Lagos necklace from Roberts Fine Jewelers, as well as dining, shopping and lifestyle gift certificates from Dino’s Subs and Pizza, Dock’s Oyster House, Hannah G’s, Knit Wit, Latrice Fashion, New Jersey Yoga Zone, Performance Pickleball, Sasscer’s Cheesecakes, and Ventura’s Greenhouse.

In addition, Walmart, Resorts Casino Hotel and Starkman Distributors graciously donated bottled water and snacks.

The House Tour committee is already searching for homes for next year’s tour, scheduled to take place on August 7, 2023.

For more information, contact Beth Joseph at bjoseph@jfsatlantic.org. For information on JFS programs and services visit www.jfsatlantic.org.

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors, and vital communities.

With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services, and also hosts an on-site food pantry.

The agency impacts 13,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.

JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life.

In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or background.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with events and programs, visit JFS at jfsatlantic.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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