Monthly Archives: July 2019

“Flip the Switch” Eco Festival A summer green-themed event to celebrate the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s adoption of renewable, solar energy.

MARGATE, NEW JERSEY – The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, in conjunction with National Energy Partners, present the “Flip the Switch” Eco Festival on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 501 N Jerome Avenue, Margate, New Jersey, 08402. The event will include family fun, solar energy workshops, eco-education, food, entertainment, raffle prizes, giveaways and an official ceremony to celebrate The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s transition to renewable, solar energy. The event will be hosted by 95.1 WAYV, with honored guests.
Highlights for the event include a call-to-action for home and business owners within the community to “Join the Solar Revolution.” Guests who register for solar energy will receive a complimentary one-year membership to The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, provided by National Energy Partners. The “Flip the Switch” Ceremony will feature local and State Politicians, speaking on the importance of renewable energy sourcing, to commemorate The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s solar energy initiative, and its environmental impact.

Green-themed family fun and entertainment will be provided throughout the event. Guests can enjoy complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and eco-education, while kids can partake in eco-themed crafts. Giveaways provided by 95.1 WAYV and National Energy Partners with a raffle to win a Smart TV. The event will feature local green initiatives, including the ACUA with information about the updated recycling guidelines, established by Atlantic County.
“The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s adoption of solar energy will have an environmental impact that is worth celebrating,” says Jeremy Conner, CEO of National Energy Partners, the solar development firm that is managing the solar project. The solar energy system includes 943 modules mounted on the roof of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center in Margate New Jersey. The system is projected to produce approximately 452,196-kilowatt hours of electricity each year – enough energy to meet over 42% of their overall energy needs.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the solar energy produced by The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center through the life of their solar system will eliminate greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 7,994 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide – or, the equivalent to 2,788 tons of waste being recycled instead of landfilled. The reduction of C02 emissions is equivalent to 8,739,545 pounds of coal burned, or 899,547 gallons of gasoline consumed. The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s adoption of solar energy will sequester carbon equivalent to growing 132,187 tree seedlings for ten years.

John Rios, Chief Financial Officer for The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, describes their transition to solar energy as “movement to become sustainable and support the Tikkun Olam mission to repair the world.”

All ages are welcome. Admission is complimentary. For more information about the event along with contest terms and conditions, visit For questions and media inquiries, contact Shannon Yerk at (856) 273-5761 x150 or

About National Energy Partners:
National Energy Partners (NEP) is a solar energy development company dedicated to bringing clean, renewable energy to businesses and residential consumers alike. At the forefront of the solar energy landscape, our passion is in fostering relationships through integrity, knowledge, and efficiency. NEP embraces the specific needs and challenges of each project, offering our valued clients the best experience through strategic management, trusted relationships, and eco-friendly solar energy solutions. With over ten years of experience in the solar industry, our portfolio includes over $100 million of projects with more in development. Learn More at



Sports Night with Chris Long

 Thursday, August 15, 2019 • 7pm
@ Katz JCC

     For sponsorship or ticket information call 609-822-1167, email or Click Here


About Chris Long

 Chris Long announced his retirement from football last month, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles. the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. The 33-year-old son of Hall of Famer Howie Long had 70 career sacks and 15 forced fumbles in stints with the Rams, Patriots and Eagles. He won back-to-back championships with the Patriots (2017) and Eagles (2018). Long was selected last February as the league’s Walter Payton Award recipient for his outstanding community service.
He established the Chris Long Foundation in 2015 to impact communities nationally and internationally through programs focusing on clean water, military appreciation, and youth education.

 In 2017, Long donated his entire salary to support education in cities where he has played: St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia.

This year, Long climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with other NFL players and U.S. military veterans for the fourth time to raise money to build clean water wells for East Africa.            He was the second overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Rams out of Virginia. Long spent his first eight seasons in St. Louis before signing with New England as a free agent in 2016. He played his final two seasons with Philadelphia after joining the Eagles as a free agent.

To learn more about the Chris Long Foundation, click here.


About Michael Barkann

Michael Barkann, was the venerable day-one voice for NBC Sports Philadelphia and has been recently elevated to host of all pre and postgame shows in Philadelphia. Barkann now focuses on anchoring Sixers, Phillies and Flyers programming, in addition to his Eagles responsibilities. Throughout the nearly 21 years at the network, Barkann’s duties have included hosting “Philly Sports Talk” (formerly Daily News Live), specials – including championship parades, and of course, “Eagles Pregame Live” and “Eagles Postgame Live.” “Michael has changed the way Philadelphia sports fans watch and interact with their teams, making Eagles Postgame Live a must watch for all Eagles fans,” said NBC Sports Philadelphia President Brian Monihan. Barham has won the Mid-Atlantic Emmy award winner for Outstanding Individual Achievement Sports Reporter, Outstanding Individual Achievement Host/Talk Program, and Outstanding Talk Program. He is a 5-time Philadelphia Sports Emmy Award winner and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ALS annual honoree.


 About the 5th Annual
Jackie & Hank Herskowitz
Sports Night Fundraising Event

Jackie and Hank with their son Jeffrey originally started this event in 2011. After Jackie and Hank’s passing in 2014, the event was renamed in their honor in recognition of the philanthropy they engaged in to help so many individuals. Their philanthropic legacy will continue with the Fifth Annual Jackie & Hank Herskowitz Sports Night fundraising event, which raises money for its scholarship fund to further its mission to provide the children and seniors of Atlantic County, as well as the community as a whole, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives.

General Admission for Sports Night is one ticket for $225 or two tickets for $400 and includes dinner, open bar, and a silent and live auction. Ticket packages and sponsorship opportunities are available and include a VIP Meet and Greet with Chris Long during the reception.

For Sports Night sponsorship or ticket information call 609-822-1167, email or Click Here.

Follow us on our Sports Night Facebook Event page! Click here.

Special thank you to our committee members:

Jeffrey Herskowitz

Michael Barnett
Jody Corcoran
Steve Esposito
Amy Herskowitz
Melissa Herskowitz
Renee’ Herskowitz
Alexa Herskowitz
Jake Herskowitz
Justin Herskowitz
Helene Hordes
Marc Neumann
Bruce Peskoe
Lisa Spector