The Chabad Center of Northwest NJ in Rockaway will celebrate its 33rd anniversary with entertainment at its “Breakout” founders’ dinner on Wednesday, June 23, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. A lavish buffet will begin at 6 p.m., and a celebratory dinner and program will follow at 7. The guests of honor are Jared Hutter, principal at Aptitude Development, who will receive the Builder of Goodness award; Judson Kleinman, CEO of Corporate Essentials, the Pillar of Kindness award recipient; and Marlene Diamond, who is the Community Service awardee.
“In Hebrew, 33 is the numerical value of the word meaning revealed,” Rabbi Asher Herson, the Chabad Center’s regional director, said. “About 33 years ago, a small nucleus of pioneers with huge hearts engineered our community activities around a living room table. Over time, with God’s help, we have grown into a multifaceted foundation with seven community centers. Our aspiration from day one has been to kindle and reveal the inner good which all possess.
“We pray that the energy and message of our 33rd year will greatly enhance our joyous gathering on June 23rd, with God’s help, and energize our work to heretofore unseen levels of productivity.”
The Chabad Center of Northwest NJ offers state-of-the-art facilities with many programs, including a Jewish community center, early learning center, adult education institute, youth center, mikvah, and a synagogue that hosts services every morning and night. It is the only institution offering three daily services in all of Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties. Six other community centers have been established under the Chabad Center’s auspices in various sections of northwest New Jersey to better serve local constituencies. The Chabad Center also provides chaplaincy services and holds various programs in conjunction with local hospitals, police departments, school districts, and municipalities.
For seating or ad journal information, go to OneTorahWay.org/Dinner, or call (973) 625-1525, ext. 202.