Daughters of Israel Corner

November 18, 2019

The Girl Scouts, Troop 20455 of West Caldwell, whose leaders included Daughters of Israel Clinical Nutrition Manager, Elena Mills, came to visit Daughters on November 14. The residents and girls had a great time beading bracelets and participating in an art studio program.

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A group of sub-acute rehabilitation therapy clients at Daughters of Israel had loads of fun practicing their rehab skills in preparation for returning home to the community.  They went to Hillcrest Farms, whose staff were extremely gracious, on a pumpkin picking excursion. Metro Transport, ...

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Gardening is a favorite activity among residents at Daughters of Israel. L to R: 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 ...

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Congratulations to Pamela Oglesby, Activities Specialist at Daughters of Israel, who was a recipient of The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey's 2019 "Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards." The awards dinner took place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston on July 15.

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Eleanor and Daniel Clarich, both residents at Daughters of Israel, renewed their wedding vows on June 27, marking their 65th wedding anniversary this year. The elaborate ceremony took place at Daughters, with a chuppah, dessert reception, wedding cake, and lots of festivities! Senior Rabbi Geoffrey ...

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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 on June 3 at Canoe Brook Country Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, tennis round robin, ...

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The 112th Annual Meeting of Daughters of Israel took place on June 5, 2019, at Daughters of Israel.  The evening included an installation of officers and governors, and cocktail reception. Pictured above are (L to R): Susan Grosser, DOI Executive Vice President/Executive Director; David ...

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Spearheaded by the Jewish Historical Society (JHS) of NJ, in conjunction with Daughters of Israel, 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 ...

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Chamber players from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) performed in a special celebration at Daughters of Israel on Mother's Day. Photo Captions: Susan Solomon, Director of Development at Daughters of Israel; Chamber Players from NJSO, Robert Ingliss, Oboe, and Mark Timmerman, Bassoon; ...

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March was National Nutrition Month and Daughters of Israel celebrated in many ways, including a healthy cooking demo prepared by the Home's Registered Dietitians. Residents were able to sample quinoa salad with apple, feta and cranberries, and kale chips.    

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Daughters of Israel's Casino Night & Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament took place on March 7, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. Co-chaired by David Silverstein and Gary Wayne, all proceeds from the fun evening went to Daughters of Israel.  

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Residents, staff and volunteers showcased their vocal and dancing talent on “Frank Sinatra Day” at Daughters of Israel. The production, expertly organized by resident Sandye Garrison, a former Hollywood producer and casting agent, took place on February 14, at Daughters. Pictured above ...

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Residents at Daughters of Israel enjoyed a special interactive music and art program with toddlers on January 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 ...

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The annual "Dedication of Hands" ceremony at Daughters of Israel, led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel, the facility's chaplain, helps staff members to 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 ...

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Monge, Hirsch Pavilion Charge Nurse at Daughters of Israel, who was a recipient of the Leading Age NJ "Excellence in Care" awards. Elizabeth was presented with the award at a December 5 breakfast ceremony at the Boat House at Mercer Lake. Pictured above are ...

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Daughters of Israel’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon took place on November 28, honoring its many volunteers who assist throughout the Home. Special guest speaker, Harriet Cabelly, author and life coach, spoke about the rewards of volunteerism. Onie Meyers, Gift Shop volunteer for 14 years, ...

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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 October 29 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.  

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Spa Day at Daughters of Israel on October 12 was a fun and pampering treat for our female residents. The event, which was organized with the help of resident Sandye Garrison (pictured below receiving a massage), included facials, massage, and spa-themed refreshments.

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The Daughters of Israel Women's League annual "Shop, Lunch and Play" was held on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. A huge success, the event was co-chaired by Daughters of Israel board members Carol Sidman and Vicki Squires. Generously underwritten by Dr. Marcia ...

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At Daughters of Israel, Sandye Garrison, a former Hollywood producer and casting agent, recently led some fellow residents on the Laurie Pavilion in a symbolic indoor Tashlich ceremony. Tashlich is a customary ritual during the Jewish High Holidays period, in which prayers are recited and sins ...

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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 on Aug. 6 at Canoe Brook Country Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, tennis round robin, ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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The 111th Annual Meeting of Daughters of Israel took place on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Daughters of Israel.  The evening included an installation of officers and governors, and cocktail reception. Pictured (L to R) are James Gurland, past DOI President and Chair of Nominating Committee; Susan ...

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Spearheaded by the Jewish Historical Society (JHS) of NJ, 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 ...

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Daughters of Israel's Casino Night/Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the Home, took place on May 22, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The fun and enjoyable evening was generously underwritten by Valley National Bank and co-chaired by David Silverstein and Gary Wayne.

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The Resident Charitable Fund at Daughters of Israel donated the funds it raised this year to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. L to R: Evelyn Schulman, Rosan Mitola, & Yetta Greenstein announce the Resident Council's designated charity at their monthly meeting on May 3.

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On Sunday, April 22, Family Council at Daughters of Israel sponsored an interactive program by the New Jersey Mental Health Players on "Dealing with Guilt." The New Jersey Mental Health Players are improvisational mental health community educators who utilize roleplaying to portray scenarios of ...

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With plentiful amounts of shmurah matzoh, grape juice and freshly shredded horseradish, the Passover Seders at Daughters of Israel were enjoyed by more than 250 residents. Pictured, before the official start of the first Seder, led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel, Chaplain at Daughters, residents gather with ...

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