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Schedule of Events Havdalah………………………...………......7:45 (In the sanctuary)
Dinner………………………………..…..….8:00 Winners announced……………….………..9:15 Open dance floor……………….……….…9:15—11:00 (DJ - Andrew Narunsky)
Dessert, soft drinks and bar continue all evening!
Thank you for supporting CBS Sisterhood and Men’s Club
Fundraiser Information All of the profits go to Sisterhood & Men's Club who support Brith Shalom by funding: Bar and Bat Mitzvah gifts for our youngsters; Shabbat onegs; Break the Fast meal for the entire CBS community; Meal for the entire CBS community at the conclusion of Mitzvah Day; Chanukah gelt for Veterans; Shabbat and High Holiday babysitting; Shabbat meals for congregants who are ill or bereaved; Shabbat meals for families following the birth of a child; Scholarships; Support for the Jewish Theological Seminary (where our Cantors and Rabbis receive training); Sisterhood programs including Sisterhood Shabbat; Support for the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism; Support for our Religious School; Sukkah maintenance; Men’s Club Programming and Scholarships; Breakfast for the entire CBS community at the start of Mitzvah Day.
Criteria for Awards For the competition, our awards process has two categories of winners. Vote purchasers will choose a “people's choice” couple, and judges will vote for the “best technique / artistry” couple.
What are the rules? Eight couples will vie for two trophies. Each of the judges has the freedom to judge the overall performance of the dancers based upon the following criteria: PRESENTATION AND MUSICAL INTERPRETATION: Dancing with confidence and charisma, creating interest in the performance, regardless of the style. Responding to the music by taking the dance beyond a mere combination of patterns. TEAMWORK/CONNECTION: An appropriate and confident lead combined with response without fault or hesitation; the attractive give-and-take of a couple dancing as a balanced partnership. TECHNIQUE: The command of the fundamental elements of dance; the evident ease and clean execution of the performance (especially of more difficult elements).
Special Thanks to CBS Clergy and Staff
Rabbi Ranon Teller Cantor Lance Rhodes Cantor Mark Levine, Education Director Larry Estes, Executive Director Traylyn Evans, Assistant Educator Jess Faerman, Program Coordinator Harry Britt, Maintenance Supervisor Carrie Comensky, Executive Assistant Cherye-Ann DeLong, Administrative Assistant Gwen Richards, Accountant
TIMING/RHYTHM: That refers to the appropriate matching of body motions and footwork to the meters and rhythms of the music. Consistency in timing throughout entire routine and understanding or interpretation of music during the dance are valued. SHOWMANSHIP AND OVERALL PRESENTATION: Dancers will be reviewed to see if they create an atmosphere of excitement, and promote a positive audience reaction through delivery of confident execution. Judges, using these criteria, will assign each dancing couple points for each of the two dances. The couple with the most points after the two dances wins the Judges' Trophy.
Volunteers and Donations Dance Committee:
The Honorable Ellen Cohen, Houston City Council Member, District C: Her illustrious background includes more than a decade of service as the Executive Director for the American Jewish Committee, followed by President and CEO of the Houston Area Women’s Center for 18 years! She holds numerous positions on boards, including the American Cancer Society. She is a former president of Leadership Houston and the Medical Center Board. She has ably served Houston and Texas in the Texas Legislature as State Representative, District 134, and she continues serving as a community leader as Houston City Council Member, District C.
Ziggy Gruber, Owner of Kenny & Ziggy's: The New York Times said it best: “Delis aren't common in Houston, and good ones are especially rare. This one is the real deal.” They were talking about the award-winning Kenny and Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen, owned by Ziggy Gruber, a third generation ‘deliman.’ Ziggy began learning the business as a child from his grandfather, Max, and other family members. To further his education in the culinary arts, Ziggy attended the Cordon Bleu in London, graduating at the top of his class! He and his family have owned highly rated delis in New York and Los Angeles, and lucky for us, Ziggy brought his expertise to Houston! No wonder the Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal, Houston Press and many others rave about Kenny and Ziggy’s food! Dancing with the CBS Stars is honored to have this Houston icon as a judge for our dance competition.
Sonia Jupiter, owner of Sonia's World of Dance: Sonia’s specialty is helping you, the beginner, to let loose your dancing spirit, whether you are interested in elegant Ballroom dances like: Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, and Swing; Hot Latin dances like: Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Argentine Tango, and Jive; Country-Western dances like: Two Step, Polka, Country Waltz, and Jitterbug. How about Energetic Hip Hop and even exotic belly-dancing? Try their private or group dance lessons; soon you will be dancing confidently and enjoying those events more than you ever imagined, just as our eight dancing couples did in their preparations for tonight‘s competition!
Dr. Doreen Lerner, VP, Sisterhood Ways and Means—Chair Frances Rubin, Sisterhood Co-President Laurie Silverblatt, Sisterhood Co-President Stephan Rubin, Men’s Club President Scott Chanin, Men’s Club Chair Check-in - Paula Druckman, Marc Malacoff, Dianne Zomper Onsite voting - Marsha Hurwitz, Phyllis Gingiss, Cantor Lance Rhodes, Dena Rhodes Awards announcements - Cantor Lance Rhodes Dancer helper - Rebecca Evans Decorations - Debi Mishael (table centerpieces, many decorative items and life-sized silhouettes), Wendy Conaway (decorations coordinator), Belinda Denn (mirrors/decorations), Phyllis Kaufman (tea lights), Annie Sigel (assistance with silhouettes), Frances Rubin (table runners), Laura Weidenfeld, Laurie Silverblatt (shopping) Setup and Cleanup - Dena Rhodes, Rebecca Evans, Wendy Conaway, Hollis Henderson, Bob Hurtte, David Wald, Eric Lipman, Mitch Kreindler, Scott Chanin, Susan Marbin Trophies - Janie Swaab Voting Spreadsheet - Bob Hurtte, Susan Waldman Video editing and YouTube uploads - Marshall Lerner Dance Video Montage shown at event- Ian Estes Dance Video and Photographs during the event: Alan Silverblatt Publicity - Shelley Nadel, Sarah Lascar, Robin Irwin, Laurie Silverblatt Program - Robin Irwin, Jess Faerman, Cherye-Ann DeLong Advertising - Dianne Zomper, Lena Malacoff Bake date - Sherri Taxman, Joyce Helfman, Lori Actor, Belinda Denn, Maxine Goodman, Debi Mishael, Ellen Wallace, Annie Sigel, Leslie Weiner, Lori Rubin, Dianne Zomper, Elly Sokol, Dori Wind, Denise Mosk, Shirley Warshaw, Elana Loftspring, Doreen Lerner, Laurie Silverblatt, Frances Rubin Bar - Scott Chanin, David Marbin Catering - Nosher Catering and Café Catering Consultants - Elena Dinkin, Allan Levine Sonia’s World of Dance - Sonia, Charles, David, and everyone at the studio!
Master & Mistress of Ceremonies Stephan & Lori Rubin
(as of 1/11/12)
Writer, Producer & Director
The 2012 Re-Elect Judge Mike Engelhart Campaign Lori & Stephan Rubin
Belinda Denn & Scott Chanin Frances Rubin & Bob Hurtte Velva & Fred Levine Levy Funeral Directors
Bronze Iris and Alan Fisherman Marshall & Dr. Doreen Lerner Karen & Mitch Lukin Lena & Marc Malacoff Debi & Sam Mishael Laurie & Dr. Alan Silverblatt Larry & Renee Stern
CBS Star Dancers Judge Michael & Eva Engelhart Elisa & Yaron Pacht Lisa & Larry Estes Marian Bell & Evelyn Bell Lisa & Glenn Lowenstein Annie Sigel & Eliezer Mendelssohn Rabbi Ranon & Vicki Teller Nicole & Darren Boarnet
Good luck Mom & Dad! Bring us home a
BEST OF LUCK TO THE BRAVE BRITH SHALOM DANCERS!
trophy! -Ian, Alex, and Daniel
Dianne Zomper & Ralph Chaiet
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Congratulations to Doreen Lerner and her team, the Sisterhood and Men’s Club! Good luck to all the dancers! All of you are awesome! Shelia, Alan, and Shira Levine
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