‘Dedication of Hands’ recharges DOI staff

‘Dedication of Hands’ recharges DOI staff

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual “Dedication of Hands” ceremony at Daughters of Israel, led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel, helps staff members recharge for the new year. The ceremony, which is available to all staff on various days throughout the end of December, is a two-part ritual consisting of rinsing the hands with water and […]

Daughters CNA wins ‘Excellence in Care’ Award

Daughters CNA wins ‘Excellence in Care’ Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rosemane Charles, a certified nursing assistant at Daughters of Israel, recently received the LeadingAge NJ “Excellence in Care” Award. Charles was presented with the award at a Dec. 4 ceremony at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake.

Thanking Daughters of Israel’s amazing volunteers

Thanking Daughters of Israel’s amazing volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel’s annual volunteer luncheon took place Nov. 20, honoring the many volunteers who assist throughout the home. Words of appreciation were shared by staff and volunteers, who all enjoyed a catered gourmet lunch. Following lunch, the volunteers received chair massages and spa-themed gifts in appreciation of their time and […]

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

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