More than 200 people came to Hadassah of Northern New Jersey’s annual Myrtle Wreath brunch, held at Congregation B’nai Shalom in West Orange. The Myrtle Wreath is presented to a member of the community who has demonstrated strong support for the Jewish community and the State of Israel, and has made a difference in the lives of people in the community. New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner received the award this year.
Regional Women of Valor awardees included Joan Rimbarg Goldfarb of the Fair Lawn chapter, Martha Shemin of the Paramus-Bat Sheva chapter, Judy Schoenfeld of the Pascack Valley/Northern Valley chapter, and Stacey Salkin Ackerman of the River Dell chapter. The award is given to the outstanding volunteer at each Hadassah chapter. The honoree exemplifies Hadassah’s advocacy for healthcare and equal rights for women locally, in Israel, and around the world.