Picking pumpkins and strengthening bodies

Picking pumpkins and strengthening bodies

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A group of sub-acute rehabilitation therapy clients at Daughters of Israel went to Hillcrest Farms on Oct. 24 to pick pumpkins and had loads of fun practicing their rehab skills in preparation for returning home to the community. Metro Transport, Daughters of Israel’s adult medical transportation services, brought the group, which […]

Fresh greens at Daughters of Israel

Fresh greens at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gardening is a favorite activity among residents at Daughters of Israel. From left are DOI staff members Byron Bridgett and Christopher Baines with resident Yetta Greenstein, picking Italian parsley, which she and other residents planted in the early summer. The parsley and other fresh herbs were incorporated into a beefsteak tomato […]

‘Shop, Lunch and Play’ at Daughters

‘Shop, Lunch and Play’ at Daughters

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Daughters of Israel Women’s League held its annual “Shop, Lunch and Play” on Monday, Sept. 23, at Crestmont Country Club. A huge success, the event was co-chaired by Daughters of Israel board members Carol Sidman and Vicki Squires. Underwritten by Marcia Robbins-Wilf, the event included a card party, luncheon and […]

DOI activities specialist wins award

DOI activities specialist wins award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pamela Oglesby, an activities specialist at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, received a 2019 Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey on July 15. From left are HFNJ Executive Director and CEO Marsha Atkind, Oglesby and HFNJ Chairwoman Beth Levithan.

Grant funds cabaret performances for seniors

Grant funds cabaret performances for seniors

SUMMIT, NJ — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the professional theater in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, has received a grant from the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement that will enable them to present eight free performances of their touring cabaret for area seniors. Dreamcatcher singers Laura Ekstrand of Livingston, Vanessa Parvin of Maplewood and […]

DOI residents celebrate Frank Sinatra

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel residents, staff and volunteers showcased their vocal and dancing talent on “Frank Sinatra Day” at the facility. The production, expertly organized by resident Sandye Garrison, a former Hollywood producer and casting agent, took place Feb. 14. Photos Courtesy of Renee Glick

Matute-Brown visits Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown, right, visited and toured Daughters of Israel on Jan. 24. Pictured with Matute-Brown is Susan Grosser, executive director of Daughters of Israel.

DOI residents engage with area toddlers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents at Daughters of Israel enjoyed a special interactive music and art program with toddlers on Jan. 9. Organized by two volunteers, Rachel Marcus and Emily Fox, who bring their toddlers to visit the residents on a weekly basis, the event brought lots of smiles and laughter to the residents.

Daughters celebrates its annual ‘Dedication of Hands’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual “Dedication of Hands” ceremony at Daughters of Israel, led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel, the facility’s chaplain, helps staff members recharge for the new year. The ceremony, which took place in the Daughters synagogue during the last week in December, is a two-part ritual consisting of rinsing the hands with […]

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