Chabad of Northwest NJ to celebrate 35 years of service

Chabad of Northwest NJ to celebrate 35 years of service

William S. Barrett, left, Todd Sawyer, and Scott Weisberger
William S. Barrett, left, Todd Sawyer, and Scott Weisberger

Chabad Center of Northwest NJ to celebrate its 35th years at a “Super Gala”!

The Chabad Center of Northwest NJ will celebrate entering into its 35th year of community service at its Founders Dinner on Monday, May 2, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The evening will begin with a buffet at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner with entertainment and the program at 7.

The guests of honor are William S. Barrett, the CEO of Mandelbaum Barrett PC, who is awarded with the Pillar of Kindness award; Todd Sawyer, CEO of Cosa Companies, who is receiving the Ambassador of Light award; and Scott Weisberger, who is honored with the Community Service award.

According to the center’s regional director, Rabbi Asher Herson, “about 35 years ago, a small nucleus of pioneers with a vision planned Chabad Center of Northwest NJ’s community activities around a living room table. Over time, that vision has grown into a multifaceted foundation with seven community centers. The aspiration from day one was to kindle the inner good that everyone possesses — thus, this year’s dinner theme, ‘Celebrating Our 35th Year Of Igniting Souls.’ The achievements we have been blessed with are a direct result of the selfless efforts of outstanding individuals who have made the growth of our educational, charitable and social programs an absolute priority in their lives. However, we also know that the maximization of past accomplishments is only realized when take them to a higher level of communal service — ‘From Strength to Strength.’

“We pray that the energy and message of our 35th year will greatly enhance our joyous gathering on May 2, with God’s help, and energize our work to heretofore unseen levels of productivity.”

The Chabad Center of Northwest NJ enjoys state-of-the- art facilities and an array of programs including a Jewish community center, an early learning center, its Adult Education Institute, a youth center, and a mikvah. Its synagogue is the only one in Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties to offer three daily services 365 days a year. The Chabad Center also provides chaplaincy services and conducts programs in conjunction with local hospitals, police departments, school districts, and municipalities.

For seating or ad journal information, go to, or call (973) 625-1525, ext. 202.

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