Mountainside businessman Raymond Blau, Founder and Chairman of Commercial Furniture Interiors (CFI), was recently honored by Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS). He was among a  group of individuals honored for their outstanding philanthropic efforts at the JVS’ annual Taste and Toast fundraising gala.

The nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization held its annual Taste and Toast fundraising gala on June 21 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange  to personally thank those who continuously perform at the highest level to carry out the JVS mission of “Helping People to Help Themselves.” This year, the event raised $350,000 to improve the life-enhancing services that the organization offers to its diverse clientele.