Art Exhibit – Public Opening: doorways to infinite possibility

On November 4, 2018, Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled held a Gala and Opening Reception Art Exhibit – doorways to infinite possibility

This event was held at the Jewish Community Center in West Orange, New Jersey.  At this extraordinary event JSDD presented Barry R. Mandelbaum, a founding member of Mandelbaum Salsburg, a full-service law firm in Roseland, NJ the Outstanding Advocate and Humanitarian Award for being a leader in the community helping to make the world a better place and enriching the lives of so many.  Also, JSDD presented an Honoree Award to Alfred Anthony, Deputy Mayor, Livingston for his many accomplishments and dedication to making the community a better place, particular to members with special needs.

To continue supporting our talented artists, JSDD invites our friends, families, and constituents to experience our interactive art exhibit hosted at the Gaelen Gallery East at the JCC in West Orange, which will be open to the public from November 11th through December 30th, 2018.

According to Executive Director Linda Press, “The WAE Center is a wonderful manifestation of what we do here at JSDD. The vibrant talents of our individual members are once again on display for the community to appreciate, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of the support we receive to enable these programs.”

More about doorways to infinite possibility

The doorways to infinite possibility is a collaborative multimedia exhibition reflecting literal and figurative expressions of movement from one place to another. JSDD WAE Center artists working alongside lead artists: Teela Banker, Madison Berry, Ellen Hanauer, Claude Larson, Yvette Lucas,    Deniz Olcay, Keely McCool, Mansa Mussa, Heidi Sussman, and Amy Tingle, to explore and create    work that delves into the notion of home, movement, possibility and infinity, in which these words and concepts weave together in an artist’s mind. The art exhibit is located at the Gaelen Gallery East, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, 07052. The building is open to the public weekdays, and if you would like to schedule a visit for your group please call Lisa Suss, Gaelen Gallery Manager @973-530-3413 or

About JSDD

Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) of MetroWest, Inc. is the lead, multi-purpose agency dedicated to providing an integrated program of community education,  advocacy,  and services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. JSDD strives to maximize the potential of individuals with developmental disabilities and promotes opportunities for their integration into the Jewish and general communities

Photo credit: Phebe Khalil


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