Harold Colton-Max and Nomi Colton-Max to be Honored by Essex County Executive at Annual Jewish Heritage Celebration on April 29

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CEO of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation and Board President of Congregation Beth El in South Orange Will be Recognized with Star of Essex County Award for Their Commitment to Jewish Community; Colton-Maxes Noted for Their Commitment to Serving the Jewish Community and Improving the Lives of Essex County Residents

Harold Colton-Max

Harold Colton-Max, CEO of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey, will be honored with the Star of Essex County award on April 29, 2015.

Nomi and I are very flattered by county Executive DiVincenzo's offer to honor us for our work in the Essex County Jewish Community. We sincerely appreciate the recognition.

Harold and Nomi Colton-Max will be honored at Essex County’s Annual Jewish Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, April 29, at 12:00 noon. The event will take place at the Essex County Hall of Records at 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Newark. The Colton-Maxes will be given the Star of Essex County award by Joseph DiVencenzo, Jr., the Essex County Executive.

The couple serves the Jewish community in several important ways. Harold Colton-Max is marking his tenth year as the CEO of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey(JCHC), the non-profit organization that owns and manages four senior living communities within a traditional Jewish setting; three of them are in Essex County. Nomi Colton-Max is the board president of Congregation Beth El in South Orange. They will be recognized for their leadership, dedication to public service, and their commitment to improving the lives of Essex County residents.

The Jewish Heritage Celebration acknowledges the significant impact the Jewish community has had, and continues to have, on the character, culture and economic growth of Essex County. The program includes music, presentations and remarks from the honorees.

“Nomi and I are very flattered by County Executive DiVincenzo’s offer to honor the two of us for our work in the Essex County Jewish community. We sincerely appreciate the recognition.”

Harold Colton-Max will be honored in June at the JCHC’s Annual Dinner, in recognition of his many accomplishments and improvements in the lives of senior residents over the past decade. JCHC Board President Alan Cohen noted that, “We should all be mindful of Harold’s and Nomi’s dedication to tikkun olam—repairing the world—in all aspects of their lives. Their dedication to the community makes all of us better and our organization stronger.”

For more information about the JCHC and its senior living communities in West Orange, South Orange and Whippany, visit http://www.jchcorp.org.

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About the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey
Founded in 1983, the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) developed and manages more than 470 apartments in four buildings for older adults in Morris and Essex counties in northern New Jersey. The non-profit organization offers seniors a range of options in terms of services, amenities, location, and cost, all within a traditional Jewish environment. For more information, go to http://www.jchcorp.org.

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