Rachel Coalition hosts community education luncheon
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Rachel Coalition hosts community education luncheon

Back row, from left, Rachel Coalition committee members Sheri Wolfson of New York City and Sandra Rosenbaum of Short Hills, luncheon co-chair Lois Kaish of Springfield, Rachel Coalition chair Robin Polson of Maplewood, luncheon co-chair Ronnie Senior of West Orange, Rachel Coalition committee members Debbie Stein of Denville and Carol Nelson of Montville, and Rachel Coalition Outreach Committee co-chairs Lisa Lindauer and Terri Friedman, both of Livingston. From, from left: Pamela Fishman of Short Hills, the immediate past chair of the Rachel Coalition; Diane K. Squadron, PsyD, CEO of JFS; speaker Katrina Brownlee; Thelma Florin of West Orange; Andrea G. Bier of West Orange, president of the JFS board of trustees; and luncheon co-chair Lynn Gruber of Short Hills. (Courtesy JFS MetroWest)
Back row, from left, Rachel Coalition committee members Sheri Wolfson of New York City and Sandra Rosenbaum of Short Hills, luncheon co-chair Lois Kaish of Springfield, Rachel Coalition chair Robin Polson of Maplewood, luncheon co-chair Ronnie Senior of West Orange, Rachel Coalition committee members Debbie Stein of Denville and Carol Nelson of Montville, and Rachel Coalition Outreach Committee co-chairs Lisa Lindauer and Terri Friedman, both of Livingston. From, from left: Pamela Fishman of Short Hills, the immediate past chair of the Rachel Coalition; Diane K. Squadron, PsyD, CEO of JFS; speaker Katrina Brownlee; Thelma Florin of West Orange; Andrea G. Bier of West Orange, president of the JFS board of trustees; and luncheon co-chair Lynn Gruber of Short Hills. (Courtesy JFS MetroWest)

The Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, hosted its annual community education luncheon (previously called the Women to Women luncheon) at Temple Beth Ahm in Springfield last month.

The luncheon featured Katrina Brownlee, who was abused, shot 10 times, and left for dead.  She joined the New York Police Department to change the system that she says let her down. “I wanted to be a good cop,” she said.

Proceeds from the luncheon help to support the Rachel Coalition, whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence by providing a comprehensive and coordinated response to domestic violence in the community.

Corporate sponsors included Bressler Amery & Ross, BNE Real Estate Group, Lereah Financial Group, the Preferred Client Group, Sunrise ShopRite (West Caldwell and Parsippany), Homewatch Caregivers, SAX, and Shufro Rose.

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