MADISON — Chabad of Southeast Morris County has announced that it will host a milestone gala to celebrate 20 years of service to the community. The event will occur on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park.
The gala will honor several individuals for their support and devotion to Chabad and the community, including Gail Lobel, who will receive the Woman of Valor Award; Jennifer and Ian Josloff, who will be presented with the Pillars of Kindness Award, Jeffrey Greenberg, who will receive the Man of the Year Award, and Annabel Simon, Coco Simon, and Henry Smith, who will be honored with the Teen Visionary Awards.
Gail has been an active supporter of Chabad of SE Morris County for several years and is a regular at Rabbi Lubin’s weekly Senior Discussion Group and Ethics classes, which have been a great source of inspiration and knowledge.
Gail has been proudly involved in the philanthropic community since 1985 when she and her husband Ben, of blessed memory, established the first of its kind Excellence in Nursing Award at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in memory of her father, Morton Samuels. This annual event honors peer-nominated nurses and has become a model for other medical institutions. After receiving excellent nursing care at Morristown Medical Center, they established the same award in 1999, the Ben Lobel Excellence in Nursing Award.
Jen and Ian met 33 years ago as undergraduates at Boston University and have been happily married for 23 years. They are the proud parents of two boys currently thriving in college. They are passionate supporters of Chabad and enjoy helping and serving the community by volunteering to deliver Chabad’s food packages to the elderly. This has become a family tradition, which is extremely meaningful to them.
Jeff Greenberg has been an active supporter of Chabad of SE Morris County for 20 years.
Jeff is the founder and owner of Livingston-based Insurance Planning Consultants, a firm he established in 1978. His son David is now the second generation in the business and has been for the past 20 years.
Over his distinguished career, Jeff has earned numerous sales awards, including Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Round Table and National Sales Leader for The Guardian Life Insurance Company in both disability and health Insurance. He is a founding member of the National Association of Health Insurance Underwriters.
Rabbi Shalom Lubin and his wife Aharona, who founded the organization in Madison in the fall of 2002, expressed their gratitude for the community’s support over the years and the impact of Chabad’s work.
“Chabad has joyfully enriched our community in so many ways and has provided a wide range of activities and support to young children, teens, isolated seniors, and men and women from all walks of life,” he said. “Our worthy honorees have supported our work for many years, and I am thrilled to give them the honor and recognition they so richly deserve.”
Proceeds from the gala will fund Chabad’s Caring for the Elderly Initiative and Weekly Thankful Thursdays Soup Distribution.
Tickets to the event and tribute ads honoring the honorees can be purchased by clicking here or by calling the Chabad office at (973) 377-0707.