South Orange Resident to Receive Award from the Jewish Historical Society of NJ
Rita Waldor, a resident of South Orange, will receive the Lasting Impressions Award from the Jewish Historical Society of NJ on May 24, 2012 at Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The award, given annually, is given to “those who have made a lasting impression through a lifetime of generous deeds and professionalism, a commitment to Jewish continuity, and devotion to community,” according to Howard Kiesel, JHS President.
Waldor has been active in the MetroWest NJ Jewish Community for many years, according to a press release. While serving on multiple boards and committes, Waldor was instrumental in the establishment of the Waldor Memorial Library, a Jewish reference and resource center in Whippany NJ in memory of her husband's parents and brother, as well as the Jerry Waldor Institute in 2006, an endowment for leadership development programs in the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest in memory of her late husband.
Waldor is also a founding member of the Jersey Animal Coalition, a no-kill rescue shelter.
Having served on 12 boards and committess in the past 14 years, Waldor currently serves as co-chair of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest’s Achim committee.
Lori Kinghoffer of Short Hills, president of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest, is the keynote speaker at the awards ceremony, and will speak of the important role of women in Jewish Federations.