Marking President’s Day at service in Franklin Lakes
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Marking President’s Day at service in Franklin Lakes

On President’s Day, Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes lifts the Torah for Hagbah, as Rabbi Joseph Prouser of Temple Emanuel of North Jersey looks on. (TENJ)
On President’s Day, Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes lifts the Torah for Hagbah, as Rabbi Joseph Prouser of Temple Emanuel of North Jersey looks on. (TENJ)

Temple Emanuel of North Jersey in Franklin Lakes hosted its seventh annual President’s Day service, which included the Gettysburg Address, translated into Hebrew and sung to haftarah trope. Area elected officials and government leaders took part in the service. Attendees included state Assemblyman Robert Auth, Councilman Grant Van Eck of Oakland, Mayor Richard Goldberg of Hawthorne, Mayor John Roth of Mahwah, and Mayor Frank Bivona of Franklin Lakes. Mayor Linda Schwager of Oakland, a Temple Emanuel member, chaired the day.

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