- Around Town
- Business Information
- Ranney’s Middle School Honored with National Literary Awards
- 2012 Meridian Health Foundation Gala Success
- Ask The Experts
- Ask The Expert - John Panicali, D.C., Chiropractor
- Ask The Expert - Dr. William Ziegler
- Ask The Expert - Brock Farms
- Bay Wellness
- Bay Wellness - Physician Focus: Steven R. Berkman
- Bay Wellness - Welcome to our newest issue
- Bay Wellness - Making Weight Loss a Family Affair
- Buyers Guide 2011-2012
- Buyers Guide 2011-12 - Valina Salon & Day Spa
- Buyers Guide 2011-12 - Marquis Florals
- Buyers Guide 2011-12 - Restaurant Nicholas
- Daytripper: Franklin Institute
- DayTripper: Laurita Vineyards & Winery
- DayTripper: New Hope, Pennsylvania
- Featured Artist
- Featured Artist - Tim Dorland: A Glass Act
- Featured Artist - Amy Puccio
- Featured Artist - Sangita Phadke
- Gift Guide
- Gift Guide - All-County Dermatology
- Buyers Guide 2011-12 - Ricky’s Candy, Cones & Chaos
- Buyers Guide 2011-12 - The Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center
- Health Talk
- Health Talk - Dawn Rockwell, DMD
- Health Talk - Ragui Sadek MD FACS
- AMI - New Weapon in Fight Against Lung Cancer
- Health, Wellness & Beauty
- Health - Advanced Dentistry
- Health - Union Family Eyecare
- Health - The Dermatology Center
- Private Retreat - Colyandro
- ROHALLION - The Mostafa Family
- Romancing the Tudor - The Haverlins Brighten Tradition with a Personal Touch
- Newsletter Articles
- Our Pick - Colts Neck Inn
- The Home - Creating A Home Office
- The Home Spotlight - Select Technology Group
- Our Picks
- Health - Allure Plastic Surgery Center
- Our Pick - Game Truck
- Company Profile - Freedom Boat Club, NJ
- People On The Move
- People On The Move - Carl Johnson
- People On The Move - Kyle Galante
- Making a Difference - Cory Bolotsky
- The Bay
- The Bay - Healthier Heart
- The Bay - $1 Million Emergency Department Expansion Opens
- The Bay - National Stroke Awareness Month
- The Guide
- The Guide 2013 - A Perfect Gift by Marilyn
- The Guide 2013 - Terrazza Restaurant
- Company Profile - Atlantic Age Management
- The Home Guide
- The Home Guide - Rodman’s Building Inc.
- The Home Guide - Ryser's Landscape Supply
- The Home - Signature Kitchens of New York, Inc.
People On The Move - Toby Shylit Mack
10/20/2010 - By Gayle Davis
A PHILANTHROPIC PASSION
When it comes to fitting all of her philanthropy into her busy schedule, Toby Shylit Mack certainly has her plate full. But she doesn't mind. She was born in a displaced person’s camp in Bergen-Belsen, Germany, post-World War II. She lost all of her family, except for her mother and father, in the war. That is part of the reason why she is so passionate about giving back and being conscious of people’s rights.
It is Shylit Mack’s mission to make a difference in the world today. Perhaps it’s her calling to help keep Jewish Heritage alive after being personally touched by the Holocaust. Or perhaps it's working with domestically abused women and children that gives Shylit Mack the gratification of making a difference in people’s lives. A busy schedule comes with the territory.
Shylit Mack says, “It is paramount to me that if there are Jews in need, anywhere, that I am involved in an organization that can address those needs.” Chairing the Community Relations Committee, with the Jewish Federation of Monmouth County, is one organization that Toby volunteers with that has many beneficiary agencies locally and throughout the world. She says, “I know I can make a difference to Jews living in my community, Jews living in Europe, the former Soviet Union and, of course, Israel. Jewish Federation fits those criteria for me. I feel women have an important opportunity to change the world through philanthropy.”
The New Jersey State Association of the Jewish Federation is an organization that encompasses all of the federations of New Jersey and works very closely with government in Trenton, along with many other leaders, to address important issues having to do with the aging and dying Holocaust survivors, as well as issues relating to poverty and education. Shylit Mack says, “We have a voice to make positive changes.”
Jewish Council for Public Affairs is a national public policy making organization that Toby is actively involved with, too. She serves as a trustee and recently penned a “Breast Cancer Awareness and Education Resolution” that was made policy by the J.C.P.A., which she says was an enormous undertaking. “I compare it to making a bill in congress,” she says. “This group works on important issues with the Jewish Community as well as the community at large. I feel it has great outreach. I go to Washington D.C. a lot and meet with our legislators and the administration…we go throughout the world and help meet the needs of the Jewish Community.”
Shylit Mack feels a strong desire to empower women and protect children who suffer from domestic violence. A few years back she was looking to do something on the local level, in Marlboro. That's when she got involved with 180 Turning Lives Around. They needed volunteers for the Domestic Violence Response Team. Shylit Mack remembers, “I started volunteering at the shelter and was blown away with what was going on. I knew so little about it. I needed training. I started meeting people and learning so much and saw what it takes to empower these women and protect these children.” Although she is presently on hiatus with the program she still consults with them through her various efforts in the arts community.
Toby grew up with a vast cultural background and has an appreciation of the arts. She arrived in America, to Brooklyn, at the early age of four. Toby is a firm believer that important lessons on an array of topics can be learned through film, theater, music, dance and the visual arts. She serves as a Member on the Board of Trustees for the Monmouth Arts Council, the Two River Theater Company and the Axelrod Performing Arts Center. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Jacob Landau Institute and Hudson River Film Company. “I feel that I am connecting a lot of these organizations though education and through the arts,” Toby says.
Toby Shylit Mack lives in Marlboro with her husband, Bob. They are partners with Branches Catering in West Long Branch and are involved in many, many other philanthropic and arts related programs and organizations in Monmouth County and throughout the state.
*Toby was recently appointed by Governor Christie to the “New Jersey Israel Commission” to help build on commerce and trade with the state and to partner with large companies in Israel.
** Other involvement: The Simon Wiesenthal Center in NYC, Books and Beyond, The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County and the Holocaust-Genocide Film Education Program at Brookdale College.
The Modern at MOMA
Eric Clapton and Sir James Galway
“Wuthering Heights,” “All About Eve,” and “The Wizard of Oz”
THREE PEOPLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH
Rabbi Hillel, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr.
Powered by eDirectory™