Provided/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 Aug. 1.

MARGATE – More than 500 people enjoyed an afternoon strolling through six stunning homes in Longport and Margate during the 33rd annual Jewish Family Service House Tour on Aug. 1. The event, sponsored by Surroundings Interiors, raised $60,000 to benefit the Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore program, which provides essential transportation, care coordination, meal delivery and socialization for adults over age 50.

“At JFS, we were delighted to host the popular House Tour after a two-year hiatus,” JFS CEO Andrea Steinberg said in a release. “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.”

CVL Designs professionals Tracy Simone and Tia Bucci showcase an impeccably appointed home on Union Avenue in Margate.

The House Tour committee members are Rene Kane, Hope Morgan, Hanna Newcomer, Jodi Reece, Sarah Rosenthal, Beth Shor, Pam Sinderbrand, Michele Sloane and Lesley Weinberg. They 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.

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

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS is a membership program which provides a variety of concierge, volunteer, professional services and socialization for adults over age 50. 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.

JFS staffers Sandy Giordano and Samantha McManus sell raffle tickets during the tour.

Lucky raffle ticketholders won fabulous prizes including a $200 Downbeach Express gift card, overnight stay and dinner at Ocean Casino Resort, stunning Lagos necklace, along with dining, shopping and lifestyle gift certificates.

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

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JFS volunteers Arlene Shafer, Susan Smallow, Jodi Reece, and Donna Foerster serve as luncheon hostesses.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.