Women’s Auxiliary

Furthering the Mission

Since 1968, the Women’s Auxiliary has communicated the important work of Jewish Senior Services to the local community and contributed valuable volunteer and financial resources. Their fundraising efforts have played an essential role in furthering Jewish Senior Service’s mission and standard of health care.


The overriding mission of the Women’s Auxiliary is to nurture, enhance and support quality of life initiatives for residents and clients of Jewish Senior Services. To fulfill its mission, the Women’s Auxiliary enhances services, develops life enriching programs and works with Jewish Senior Service’s professional staff to address the constantly changing needs of Jewish Senior Services.

Integral to the basic mission are the following charges:

  • To provide funds, through fundraising activities and donations, which serve specific needs of the residents.
  • To contribute leadership and guidance that benefit the Auxiliary and to volunteer time to benefit the elderly and their families.
  • To provide programs of value and substance to current and prospective members and to the community at large.
  • To increase awareness and educate the community about Jewish Senior Services programs and services.

Fundraising Activities

The Women’s Auxiliary offers a variety of activities and events throughout the year that appeal to a diverse membership and community. These events include the Annual Spring Luncheon, Fall Gala, Membership Meeting, Oneg Shabbat Celebration, and other outreach programs for the community and family members of residents. For over 45 years, the dedication and creativity of members have enabled the Auxiliary to contribute over five million dollars to Jewish Senior Services. These funds have helped to ensure that the residents receive care, special services, recreational activities and religious and cultural programs, both within and beyond The Jewish Home campus.

Special Funds

There are a variety of giving opportunities throughout the year. Funds have been established to serve specific needs of the residents and include the following:

  • The Tribute Fund provides resources for residents to attend plays, concerts, luncheons and other events as part of a unique Therapeutic Recreation program.
  • The Chai Certificate Fund provides transportation for residents. Since its inception, this fund has purchased two handicapped accessible buses that enable residents to participate in off-site activities.
  • The Flower Fund purchases Shabbat flowers for the residents’ dining room, nursing units solaria and special holiday celebrations.
  • The Belle D. Cone Library Fund provides needed supplies and special reading-adapted materials for the residents’ library.

Click here to print a Fund Donation Form.

Membership and Benefits

Members of the Women’s Auxiliary are informed, concerned and involved, and represent the Jewish community within and beyond Fairfield County. Our members create and take part in educational, cultural and social programs that advance the interests of Jewish Senior Services, help cultivate future lay leadership and provide a sense of personal fulfillment.

Benefits of membership in the Women’s Auxiliary include:

  • Personal reward while making a difference in the lives of residents.
  • Involvement in a committed network of over 2,500 women from all walks of life.
  • Social opportunities with like-minded women.
  • Subscription to Chai Lights, a newsletter dedicated to news about Jewish Senior Services.
  • Opportunity for leadership positions, including the Auxiliary’s Board of Directors.

Membership Levels

Annual Membership


Life Membership


Name permanently engraved on Women’s Auxiliary Life Membership Wall

Sterling Life Membership


Name permanently engraved on Women’s Auxiliary Gold and Sterling Life Membership Wall

Gold Life Membership


Name permanently engraved on Women’s Auxiliary Gold and Sterling Life Membership Wall

*Life Memberships: payable over three years

For more information please contact
the Foundation at (203) 365-6407
or email womensauxiliary@jseniors.org