WEST ORANGE, NJ - Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled, a not-for-profit social service provider, is hosting a fundraising gala and art exhibit entitled “Doorways To Infinite Possibility” on Nov. 4 at the JCC Gaelen Gallery East in West Orange.
The event will also serve as a celebration of the JSDD's future home in Livingston, and the capital campaign that is currently underway.
Barry Mandelbaum of Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. will be presented with the Outstanding Advocate And Humanitarian award, and Livingston Deputy Mayor Alfred Anthony will be honored for his work in Livingston to support people with special needs and their families.
“This event will not only highlight these two exceptional men, their accomplishment and their commitment to the Jewish principles of tikkun olam (repairing the world), it sheds a bright light on the work of JSDD in promoting ability," said Ellen Goldner. "The Doorways to Infinite Possibility is the follow up exhibition to the wildly successful Chairs of Inclusion project of 2014 – A Seat at the Table for Everyone – Shifting Perceptions of Ability, Art and Community. I am so proud to be serving as President of the JSDD Board of Trustees at this very exciting time."
Professional auctioneer Steve Newmark will conduct the art auction, in which the proceeds will benefit the men and women served by JSDD. The cocktail reception will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and kosher dietary laws will be observed. The cost is $225 per person.