This year’s Jewish National Fund event, which honored area residents with its prestigious Circle of Excellence awards, was held last month at Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck. It focused on JNF’s “Special in Uniform” program, which aims to integrate young people with disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces and to assist them in preparing for their careers even after army service.
Lt. Col. (Res.) Ariel Almog, chair of Special in Uniform, was the guest speaker. Circle of Excellence award honorees were Toby and Peter Glick, longtime members of Congregation Beth Sholom, and Mordechai Ungar, an active member of Congregation Beth Aaron. Ma’adan of Teaneck catered the glatt kosher buffet and dessert reception; proceeds benefitted JNF’s work with Special in Uniform.