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 […]

DOI nurse receives award for giving exceptional care

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Congratulations to Elizabeth Monge, Hirsch Pavilion charge nurse at Daughters of Israel, who was a recipient of the LeadingAge NJ “Excellence in Care” award. Monge was presented with the award at a Dec. 5 breakfast ceremony at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake.

DOI thanks volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon was held Nov. 28, honoring the senior living facility’s many volunteers who assist throughout the home. Special guest speaker Harriet Cabelly, author and life coach, spoke about the rewards of volunteerism. Onie Meyers, who has been a gift shop volunteer for 14 years, was […]

Local businesses receive awards for supporting employees with disabilities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., fourth from left, congratulates the recipients of this year’s Employer Recognition Award, which highlights Essex County businesses that go above and beyond to hire employees with disabilities. The award is jointly sponsored by the Essex County and City of Newark Workforce Development Boards’ Disability Issues […]

DOI wins Employer Recognition Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel was presented with the Employer Recognition Award, “For Championing Employment for People with Disabilities,” by the Essex County & Newark Workforce Development Boards’ Disability Issues Committee on Oct. 29 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.

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