Tashlich at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At Daughters of Israel, Sandye Garrison, a former Hollywood producer and casting agent, led some fellow residents on the Laurie Pavilion in a symbolic indoor tashlich ceremony. Tashlich is a customary ritual during the Jewish High Holy Days period, in which prayers are recited and sins are metaphorically cast away into […]

Golf tournament for DOI draws hundreds

SUMMIT, NJ — The Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Daughters of Israel was a huge success. Attracting more than 200 participants, the tournament was held Aug. 6 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, tennis round robin, cocktail […]

DOI residents reap the fruits of their labors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel residents and staff members recently snipped herbs that they had planted in the spring, including dill, rosemary, basil, peppermint and lemon verbena. The herbs were then incorporated into a make-your-own tea sandwich buffet menu, which included dill cream cheese, lox with dill and opal basil butter. Fresh lemonade, […]

DOI continues to support education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel has been a long-time supporter of the District 1199J Aberdeen Solomon David Memorial Scholarship Fund dinner, which was attended on July 12 by the facility’s administration and staff. This year, DOI Certified Nursing Assistant, Theresa Sullivan, pictured, had the pleasure of her grandson, Trevor, winning one of the […]

DOI aide receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chile Amaefule, a dietary aide at Daughters of Israel, was one of the recipients of The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s 2018 “Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards.” The awards dinner took place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston on July 16.

Gourmet cooking at Daughters

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 12, Daughters of Israel launched a gourmet cooking demo series featuring local chefs. The program debuted with Reuben Rahmani, proprietor of Reuben’s Glatt Stop in West Orange, who prepared his mouth-watering chicken marsala, one of his signature dishes.

DOI installs officers and governors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 111th annual meeting of Daughters of Israel took place Tuesday, June 12, at the West Orange facility. The evening included an installation of officers and governors, and a cocktail reception. Pictured, from left, are James Gurland, past DOI president and chairman of the nominating committee; Susan Grosser, DOI executive vice […]

Pet parade at Daughters

Pet parade at Daughters

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Family Council at Daughters of Israel sponsored a Pet Parade on June 10. Pictured, resident Jacob Cohen enjoys double the fun with these two playful visiting pooches.

Oral histories project is celebrated at Daughters

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Spearheaded by the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey, in conjunction with Daughters of Israel’s Recreation Department, students from West Orange High School conducted oral histories on the lives of residents at Daughters. The year-long project was part of the students’ ninth-grade world history honors class, taught by Doug Drabik. A […]

Good time had by all at DOI fundraising event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Valley National Bank Chairman, President and CEO Gerald Lipkin, right, and Linda Lipkin, left, attend Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the home, on May 22 at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The fun and enjoyable evening was underwritten by Valley National Bank and co-chaired by […]