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New Jersey Jewish News (Metro West) — Monday, August 10, 2015

LORI PRICE ABRAMS, vice-president of government relations at MWW Group, based in Trenton, will offer "Retail-Wholesale: Living the Service, Activism, and Advocacy Spectrum for Social Justice" following erev Shabbat services at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield on Friday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

A resident of Montclair, former practicing attorney, and a member of Ner Tamid, Price Abrams is a registered lobbyist with more than two decades of experience in public policy and government and community relations. She represents a diverse client base, including health sector clients, business sectors, and nonprofit organizations, including the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations.

She is also vice president for tikun olam at Ner Tamid, founding officer of Emerge NJ, and a member of the boards of NJ Center for Non-Profits and NJ Citizen Action.

A light nosh will precede the service at 6. This presentation is a continuation of the temple summer series of community members and leaders addressing the community on issues of political, social, and religious significance.

JODY HURWITZ CAPLAN is the new president of the board of trustees of The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life, the Jewish identity-building organization of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West NJ.

"I am very excited to help the Partnership expand the depth and breadth of learning opportunities, both traditional and non-traditional, for Jewish families in our community," said Caplan, who has served on the board since 2013.

Caplan is also vice president of Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, a member of the federation's board of trustees, and a 2012 Seymour Epstein Leadership Mission fellow. A leader and board member at Congregation B'nai Israel, Millburn, she has been active in numerous organizations in that town's educational community. Caplan also served on the executive board of the Millburn Jody Hurwitz Caplan Municipal Alliance Committee, which provides drug and alcohol prevention programs.

Partnership executive director Robert Lichtman said, "Jody has a passion for providing creative and enriching educational experiences for young people. The Partnership is fortunate to benefit from her valuable perspective, building upon the leadership of immediate past president Rabbi Amy Small and all of our trustees to bring Jewish learning to life."

Other members of the 2015-16 Partnership board of trustees include David Behrman, Short Hills; Ellen Goldner, Mountain Lakes; Paula Gottesman, Morristown; Adam Kimowitz, Mountain Lakes; Alan Kirshenbaum, Millburn; Gail Kleinman, Livingston; Robert Lichtman, West Orange; Dr. Karen Mengden, West Orange; Daniel Ramer, Maplewood; Lawrence Rein, West Orange; Shira Rothschild, Livingston; Rabbi Amy Small, Morristown; and Rachel Braun Scherl, South Orange.

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