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JCHC Participates in U.S.-Israel Conference on Aging and Hope With Life’s Door in Jerusalem

West Orange, NJ, June 20, 2017 (Newswire.com) – After several years of planning and overseas collaboration, a contingent from northern New Jersey’s Greater MetroWest area traveled for the first time to Life’s Door (G’isha Chaim) in Jerusalem, Israel in May to attend “Compassion and Hope in Aging, Illness and at Life’s End.” The Jerusalem-based organization is dedicated to promoting spiritual care to the elderly and chronically or terminally ill. Among the attendees from the U.S. were Laurie Loughney, COO of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) and Cecille Asekoff, executive director of the Joint Chaplaincy of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, plus representatives from other MetroWest partner agencies. The JCHC and the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest are based in West Orange, N.J.; the Greater MetroWest region comprises Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union, and parts of Somerset County. … Read More