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Rachel Coalition Gala to Present an Evening with Norbert Leo Butz on June 17



The Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ will host a fund raising gala presenting two-time Tony award winner Norbert Leo Butz at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on Monday, June 17 at 7:30 pm. The event will honor community leaders Thelma and Richard Florin of West Orange, New Jersey and all proceeds from the gala will benefit Legal Services for victims of domestic violence.


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Norbert Leo Butz is a singer, entertainer and Broadway actor whose most recent awards include a Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his role in Catch Me If You Can in 2011. His recent Broadway performances include a starring role in the 2012 comedy Dead Accounts and he currently stars in the musical Big Fish. He, Nathan Lane and Julianne Moore star in a new film , The English Teacher, opened in theaters on May 17. 


General performance tickets are $75 and $125. Benefactor tickets at $250 per person include a private reception and an opportunity to meet Mr. Butz at 6:00 pm.


Co-chairs for the event are Michelle Cohen and Lisa Lindauer both of Short Hills, and Carol Marcus of Bloomingdale, New Jersey. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact 973-765-9050, ext. 1707 or


The Rachel Coalition is a partnership of nine northern New Jersey organizations working together to respond to domestic violence.  The partners include Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, National Council of Jewish Women: Essex Country Section, National Council of Jewish Women: West Morris Section, Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, MetroWest Rabbinic Cabinet, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Hadassah: Northern New Jersey Region, Jewish Women International: North Atlantic Region and JCC MetroWest.


Rachel Coalition Services include: a 24-hour crisis response line (973-740-1233), access to safe accommodations with kosher provisions, individual counseling and support groups for victims, counseling for children, legal and medical assistance, and outreach and education programming.

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