On November 19, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Alaris Health at the Chateau in Rochelle Park opened the new chesed room. It is a kosher kitchen with an eating area, and it was built and stocked by the organization Chesed 24/7 of Spring Valley. Alaris Health administrator Sue Roman worked with Alaris chaplain Rabbi Chananya Kanner and Chesed 24/7’s Joel Fried and consulted with Chesed 24/7’s operations manager, Yossi Greenberg, on the project.
Once construction was finished, Chesed 24/7 organized the Chanukat habayit (home dedication), with invitations, festivities, and refreshments arranged by Alaris Health.
Rabbi Binyomin Sanders, Chesed 24/7’s director of development, was master of ceremonies, and Chesed 24/7 and Alaris gave Yoel Goldman and Rabbi Joel Fried plaques to acknowledge their work.
Alaris Health at the Chateau has been working to make the Jewish community feel welcome. It recently finished building a fully functioning Shabbat/yom tov house with several bedrooms, bathrooms, a laundry room, and kitchen with a dining area for relatives who have a family member in Alaris Health.
For more information, call Rabbi Kanner at (973) 246-2672 or Rabbi Fried at (845) 629-1707.