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Short Hills Residents to be Honored at JFS MetroWest Benefit

Honorees Lisa & Erik Lindauer of Short Hills Credits: Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
Honorees Andrea & Bryan Bier of West Orange Credits: Jewish Family Service of MetroWest

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will hold its annual Evening of Laughter on Tuesday, June 6th at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston New Jersey. The featured performer will be comedian Gary Gulman who was a finalist on the NBC reality-talent show Last Comic Standing and is a regular on late night comedy programs.  The performance will benefit Jewish Family Service of MetroWest’s programs and services.  

The Evening of Laughter this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of Rachel Coalition, a division of JFS MetroWest which provides support and services to victims of domestic violence.  JFS MetroWest is also honoring two couples for their outstanding partnership with JFS and Rachel Coalition, Andrea and Bryan Bier of West Orange, and Lisa and Erik Lindauer of Short Hills.  Both couples have generously volunteered their time and expertise over many years in a variety of capacities.  Andrea and Lisa currently serve on the JFS Executive Committee and are past chairs of Rachel Coalition.  

General admission tickets are $180 per person and include general admission to a 7pm cocktail reception, the  8pm performance, and dessert following the show. An opportunity to support JFS through a benefactor ticket at $360 per person includes an elaborate private cocktail reception at 6:30 pm and dessert after the show.  For the second year, JFS MetroWest is also offering a Young Professionals ticket at $90 per person.  Please visit our website at, to learn more about JFS MetroWest and to purchase tickets.  Please call Anita Millman at 973-765-9050 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is a comprehensive social service agency providing mental health counseling and support services on a non-discriminatory basis.  With a presence in the community since 1861, JFS today delivers an expanding number of programs to increasing numbers of people. For children and families, JFS provides individual, couple, child and family counseling, play therapy, support groups, school and synagogue based social work services, family life education and other assistance needed to support healthy families. Rachel Coalition, a division of JFS, provides domestic violence services for all members of the family affected by domestic violence. JFS also offers a wide range of services for older adults and their families including case management services, counseling, caregiver education, volunteer friendly visitors and specialized programs for Holocaust survivors.  For more information, please call (973) 765-9050 or visit   


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