Recently, Jewish artists Nissim Black and Joey Newcomb headlined “Sounds Like Unity,” a Lag B’Omer concert sponsored by Hatzalah of MetroWest and the Friendship Circle of New Jersey. The LifeTown parking lot in Livingston was transformed into a concert venue for a crowd of 500 people. Attendees also had the chance to look at state-of-the-art new Hatzalah ambulances. Shmuly Lieberman, one of the concert organizers, took the stage with his band to warm up the crowd; the band wore Friendship Circle “Be Amazing” t-shirts.
“Our volunteers were excited to meet everyone from across the MetroWest Jewish community in a happy setting,” Joshua Commer, Hatzalah MetroWest’s coordinator, said. “We hope they will be comfortable calling us should they need our services. We are based in Livingston and West Orange, but we’re here for everyone.”
Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum, CEO of Friendship Circle of New Jersey, said, “Lag B’Omer is all about overcoming our trials and tribulations. We were thrilled to partner with Hatzalah of MetroWest to bring this exciting event to the community.” All proceeds benefitted Friendship Circle of New Jersey, which provides support for children, teens, and young adults with special needs and their families; and Hatzalah of MetroWest, an all-volunteer emergency medical service serving Livingston, West Orange, Morristown, and surrounding communities.