Dates to Note:
Note: Jewish Holy Days start at sundown the night before the dates listed below
February 9 - Scout Shabbat
February 24 - Purim
March 26 - April 2 - Passover
April 28 - Lag B'Omer
May 15 - Shavuot
New Units Chartered
Jeff Goldsmith, Chair of the Northeast Region JCOS, has announced the chartering of Pack 156 chartered to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo and the Kadima School in Buffalo, NY. Bruce Levine is the Cubmaster. Buffalo is located in the Greater Niagara Frontier Council.
Pack 613 has been chartered to "Book, Cases & More" in Lakewood, NJ (Jersey Shore Council).
Pack 54 has been chartered to the South Area Solomon Schechter Day School in Norwood, MA (Old Colony Council).
Pack 613 and Troop 613 have been chartered to the Hebrew Institute of White Plains, NY (Westchester-Putnam Council).
The William D. Boyce knot (shown above) is presented to Scouters that have been instrumental in chartering new units.
Northeast Region JCOS
24th Annual Conference
April 3, 2011
On Sunday, April 3, 2011 the Northeast Region Jewish Committee on Scouting's (NERJCOS) 24th Annual Conference was held at the East Brunswick Jewish Center in Central New Jersey. Conference topics/tracks include Cub Scouting, major events, marketing/PR, outdoors, Kosher Camping, promoting emblems, education, and a JCoS Chairs roundtable.
~ NJCOS Chair
* Past NJCOS Chair
** Member NJCOS
*** Advisory Committee Member NJCOS
Congratulations to those adults that have received National and Regional awards.
Rabbi Peter E. Hyman*
Broomall, PA (2006)
Canton, OH (2003)
Dr. Raymond V. Biondo
Little Rock, Arkansas (2002)
William (Bill) E. Slesnick
Hanover, NH (1990)
Marshall M. Sloane*
Medford, MA (1988)
Max I. Silber
Nashua, NH (1973)
Jim Grossman **
St. Louis, MO (2009)
A. J. Kreimer ~
Moorestown, NJ (2008)
Jane L. Grossman
St. Louis, MO (2008)
San Diego, CA (2007)
Dr. Steven Altchuler***
Rochester, MN (2007)
Jay L. Lenrow*
Baltimore, MD (2006)
Paul R. Kramer**
Baltimore, MD (2003)
Granada Hills, CA (2001)
Riverside, CA (2001)
Rabbi Peter E. Hyman*
Broomall, PA (2001)
Jay E. Schnapp**
Boston, MA (1992)
Philadelphia, PA (1988)
Milton M. Fluegelman**
Scarsdale, NY (1957)
DISTINGUISHED EAGLE SCOUT
Jay L. Lenrow*
Baltimore, MD (2008)
Raphael P. Greenspan
Carle Place, NY (2004)
Lawrence S. Bacow
Robert G. Kurzman
White Plains, NY
Garden City, NY (1989)
MORTIMER L. SCHIFF AWARD
Rochester, NY (1984)
William L. Schloss*
Indianapolis, IN (1984)
Marshall M. Sloane*
Medford, MA (1984)
These awards recognize contributions that our members are making in the overall Scouting Community as well as to Jewish Scouting.
The 2013 Scout Shabbat Patches are now available for order.
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Click here to see patches from past Scout Shabbatot.
2013 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Scholarships Chairman Jay Schnapp announces that the 2013 NJCoS Eagle Scout Scholarship Applications are now available. Click HERE for information.
2012 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Scholarships Chairman Jay Schnapp announces the following recipients of 2011 NJCoS Eagle Scout Scholarships:
Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship ($1,000/year for 4 years) - Benjamin D. Lasner of Newtown, PA
Rick Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship ($1,000) - Seth Michael Brynien of Lansdale, PA
Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship-First Place ($1,000) - Matthew Lane Ostrow of Sharon, MA
Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship-Second Place ($500) - Elliot L. Courtney of Babylon, NY and Eli M. Reichner of Wesley Hills, NY
Western Region First Annual JCOS Conference a Success
Ellen Marks, Chairwoman of the Western Region announced that the 1st Annual Western Region NJCoS Conference was held in Las Vegas on October 10, 2010. More>>>
2010 NJCOS Scholarship
Jay Schnapp, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, has announced that the NJCOS has awarded $7,000 in college scholarships to the following 2010 recipients:
Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship ($1,000/year for 4 years)
- Andrew K. Deutchman, Westfield, NJ
Rick Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship ($1,000)
- Nicholas S. Straniere, Staten Island, NY
Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship - First Place ($1,000) -
Ethan M. Berkson, Peoria, AZ
Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship - Second Place ($500)
- Daniel J. Foster, Fresno, CA
- David W. Friedland, Potomac, MD
Click Here to see the 2009 Winners
Has Your Cub Scout Earned His Religious Emblems?
Has your Cub Scout earned a Jewish religious emblem? Find out more about the Maccabee and Aleph Emblems? Click here for the Maccabee workbook or the Aleph workbook.
Western Region NJCOS
of Latest JCOS Chair
Ellen Marks, Chair of the Western Region Jewish Committee on Scouting, has announced the appointment of two council Jewish Committee on Scouting Chairmen.
Ryan DiBernardo, Director of Field Service and Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco Bay Area Council has announced the appointment of Ken Katzman as the Chair of the Council's Jewish Committee on Scouting.
Phil Bevins, Scout Executive of the Las Vegas Area Council has announced the appointment of David Wolin as the Chair of the Council's Jewish Committee on Scouting. He succeeds Joel Levin who will continue to serve as Vice Chair of the committee.
NJCOS NEWSLETTER NOW ONLINE
May 2010 Edition
Scholarships for Eagle Scouts!
Did you know that the NJCOS has Scholarships available to help you pay for your education after High School? The 2013 applications are now available
Learn how to apply
DEADLINE FOR FILING
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
For Eagle Scouts
Make sure that the Eagle Scout in your Troop or Crew is recognized for his work!
Jewish Eagle Scout
INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF
The NJCOS is a founding member of the International Forum of Jewish Scouts (IFJS). To visit the IFJS website click here
EARN THE BSA
INTERPRETER AWARD IN
Did you know that the BSA has an Interpreter Award for world languages and sign language? Click here for the requirements and be the first in your unit to earn the right to wear the Hebrew Interpreter strip on your uniform! Thanks to Howard Spielman for working with National Supply on the latest patch.
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