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In honor of

Ina and David Tropper Two of the most genuine people we have ever known. Your dedication to family knows no bounds and we are honored to be among the fortunate few who are best able to appreciate your warmth, caring, and selflessness. Ina’s deep commitment to AMIT is but one example of your concern for Jewish education in Israel. AMIT is one among a myriad of organizations and individuals that benefit from your counsel and generosity. May Hashem grant both of you the strength to continue to be pillars of leadership within your family and community.

Solly and Sori Tropper Hillel and Rachelle Tropper Moshe and Shulamis Tropper


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HONORING

Stacey & David Kanbar CHAIRS

Caryn & Avi Golombeck Robyn & Shukie Grossman Rona & Ira Kellman Jacques Semmelman CO-CHAIRS

Elana and Shami Minkove NewGen Co-Chairs

Elana and Mathew Grauer Young Leadership Co-Chairs

Alex Thurm AFLI Co-Chair

Debbie Isaac

I na & Dav id Tro pper Chana & Daniel S h iel d s Jill & Y o ni Ellm an H O N O R I N G T H E M E M O RY O F

Es t h e r S e m m e l m a n z � l HONORED GUEST

MK Rabbi Shai Piron

MINISTER OF EDUCATION FOR THE STATE OF ISRAEL

PRESIDENT

Debbie Moed

Vice President Financial Resource Development

Pier-Sixty-Chelsea Piers, NEW YORK CITY


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Message from Debbie Isaac President One of my great delights as president of AMIT is having the pleasure of extending personal greetings upon the occasion of our Annual Dinner, a signature event on the AMIT calendar. As you look around the room tonight, you will notice that we have highlighted our exciting new renovation campaign. At AMIT, we keep moving with the times – always forward. I would like to welcome our special guest, MK Rabbi Shai Piron, minister of education of the State of Israel. Rabbi Piron is a member of our AMIT family, having formerly been principal of Yeshivat AMIT Kfar Ganim in Petach Tikva. Also with us this evening, for his first AMIT dinner, is Andy Goldsmith, our newly appointed executive vice president. In the coming months we will be looking to Andy to infuse our organization with his professionalism and enthusiasm. Each year our Annual Dinner serves as a benchmark for AMIT’s accomplishments, and we look to honor a number of individuals who have helped us to realize our mission and fulfill our legacy. This year is no exception. Ina and David Tropper are veteran AMIT leaders who have demonstrated great devotion to our organization, as well as to the wider Jewish community. Ina has fulfilled several major roles at AMIT, including currently serving as chair of our Board of Directors, and always can be counted upon to be meticulous, highly-detailed and world class. Chana and Daniel Shields have made their mark in the AMIT and Jewish communities of both Philadelphia and Teaneck. A member of a strong AMIT family that includes former President Norma Holzer, Chana has been active on several fronts with particular emphasis on NewGen and marketing. Associate chairs of the AMIT Young Leadership Board, Jill and Yoni Ellman represent the young couples who are ensuring a strong and vibrant future for AMIT. They have opened their home and their hearts to our organization, exemplifying the finest values of our Jewish heritage.


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We also are paying tribute to the memory of Esther Semmelman z”l, Chana Shields’ sister and a lovely woman who shared her dedication to AMIT. Esther was artistic, talented and loved children, among many other attributes. Most fittingly, the Art Project at the AMIT Beatrice and Irving Stone Meysharim School in Shoham, Israel, is dedicated in her memory. As always, we had a terrific group of AMIT leaders working on tonight’s dinner. My deepest appreciation to Annual Dinner Chairs Stacey and David Kanbar who continue to champion AMIT in so many important ways; to Dinner Co-Chairs Caryn and Avi Golombeck, Robyn and Shukie Grossman, Rona and Ira Kellman and Jacques Semmelman; NewGen Dinner Co-Chairs Elana and Shami Minkove; Young Leadership Dinner Co-Chairs Elana and Matthew Grauer; AFLI Dinner Co-Chair Alex Thurm; and to the entire Dinner Committee. Special thanks are due the indefatigable AMIT staff who, year after year, produce this superb event. Our AMIT Network has grown in 2013 to include 110 schools and programs serving more than 26,000 students. We are a major presence in the State of Israel with an enormous job to do: preparing young people for the economy and the work force of the 21st century. Thank you for your generous support of our schools and students, and thank you for participating in tonight’s event.


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Message from Dr. Amnon Eldar Director General I would like to extend to you my heartfelt greetings on the occasion of the 2013 AMIT Annual Dinner. It is my honor and pleasure to offer my special congratulations to this year's esteemed honorees: Ina and David Tropper, Chana and Daniel Shields, and Jill and Yoni Ellman. I also wish to acknowledge Esther Semmelman, of blessed memory, a wonderful young AMIT leader, who cared so deeply for our students. Over the last decade, the AMIT Network has focused on professional leadership of principals, improving academic achievement, and instilling Jewish and Zionist values in our students, a concept we call Beit Hinuch. AMIT has been successful on all these fronts, empowering the principals leading our schools through mentoring and professional development; achieving unprecedented matriculation success rates; and instilling values and creating welcoming and supportive climates in our schools. These important focal points continue to be the foundation upon which we build. Looking ahead to the next decade, our focus will be threefold. We intend to extend leadership to all our partners: principals, school administrators, teachers, parents and students. Teaching and learning processes will be continually innovated, including nurturing relationships and personal development at school, developing learning skills necessary for integration into the 21st century, and using new technologies to that end. We aim to have a greater impact on communities and Israeli society, working together with our alumni, parents and community partners. We see leadership as empowering and inclusive, and are eager to realize our vision together with our partners. John F. Kennedy once said, "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." These words are particularly apt at AMIT, where as an organization we are continually learning how to educate, innovate and lead. Again, my sincere appreciation to the honorees and all AMIT supporters for your leadership and dedication to AMIT. May we continue together to enrich and enhance the lives of our students on a daily basis.


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Greetings from Stacey and David Kanbar Dinner Chairs It was our great privilege, in 2010, to be honored at the AMIT Annual Dinner and we remember that wonderful evening and how hard the chairs of the dinner, together with the dinner co-chairs and the AMIT professional staff, worked to make the event a success. When we were asked this year to chair the 2013 AMIT Annual Dinner, we immediately agreed to return the favor, and to do our best to help create a wonderful evening for a group of extraordinary and deserving honorees. We would like to convey our personal congratulations to Ina and David Tropper, to Chana and Daniel Shields and to Jill and Yoni Ellman, three couples who have demonstrated great dedication to AMIT and to its mission. They are truly deserving of tonight’s tribute. We also wish to acknowledge Esther Semmelman, of blessed memory, an exceptional young woman who devoted her life to good works, particularly on behalf of the Jewish community here and in Israel. Tonight’s dinner reflects the efforts of our excellent group of dinner co-chairs and we would like to warmly thank each of them: Caryn and Avi Golombeck, Robin and Shukie Grossman, Rona and Ira Kellman and Jacques Semmelman, our dinner co-chairs; Elana and Shami Minkove, the NewGen dinner co-chairs; Elana and Mathew Grauer, Young Leadership dinner co-chairs; and Alex Thurm, AFLI dinner co-chair. We also wish to thank the many members of the Dinner Committee who also helped to ensure a successful event to benefit the AMIT Network of schools and students in Israel. Special appreciation is due to the AMIT professional staff. Tonight’s dinner would not be the success it is without the tireless efforts of Robin Rothbort, and our exciting virtual journal was made possible by the creative trio of Jaclyn Smith, Maria Goldfarb and Laurie Georgeou. Our warm gratitude to the rest of the AMIT team: Liz Klibanoff, Barbara Goldberg, Amy Oppenheim, Miriam Kaplan, Dawn Sherry, Debbie Lyman and George McAdam. As the parents of two precious children, it is important to us that all Jewish children be given the opportunity to thrive and fulfill their dreams. Today, AMIT offers more than 26,000 youngsters in Israel the ability to maximize their potential and realize the hope of a brighter future. Thank you for joining us in support of this incredibly important mission and for participating with us tonight.


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After “retiring” from teaching to concentrate on raising her family, Ina Tropper discovered AMIT. The idea of helping less fortunate children in Israel was the perfect “cause” to engage a young mother. Joining the Riverdale Chapter also brought lasting friendships and opportunities for creativity and personal growth. Ina served as chapter president, and later became involved at the national level. Over the years, Ina has chaired a number of committees, served as New York regional vice president, and as vice president for strategic planning. She currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors. In her Riverdale neighborhood Ina has been a member of the board of the Riverdale Jewish Center and serves on the committee administering the Fund for the Needy. For many years she served on the board of SAR Academy. Recently she and David were instrumental in establishing “Shitufim,” the network of SAR grandparents. David Tropper has always shared Ina’s commitment to AMIT. As a founding member of the Gesher Foundation, David served for ten years as its first president and remains a director of the Gesher Board. He has been an active member of various committees of the Riverdale Jewish Center and SAR Academy, and has served on their boards. David has been an active principal and executive in several companies in distribution, manufacturing, and visual merchandising. He currently sits as a strategic and financial advisor on the boards of Coda Resources, Lifestyle Forms, and the Global Visual Group. Ina and David are the proud parents of Elisha and Erit, Jonathan, Amram and Elisheva, and Dassi and Meir, who have all blessed them with a coterie of delicious grandchildren Sophia Spencer Adin Emma Joey Tani Haggai Gavi Liam Benayahu Alexa Tekhelet Liviah Ayelet Kanna Ronen Danielle.

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Chana Shields has been active in AMIT for as long as she can remember. Her family has been deeply rooted in AMIT for generations and the organization has been an integral part of her life since she was a small child. Her grandmother Shirley Halpern was an active member of her Mizrachi chapter in Brooklyn, while her mother Marcia Holzer was involved on both the national and local levels and is a past National Board member as was her late sister Esther Semmelman z’l. Chana’s aunt, Norma Holzer, a past national president, deeply influenced her to follow the family trend and become involved in AMIT. Chana has held several positions on the national level of AMIT as well. She was a member of the inaugural NewGen Board, involved in the initiative to bring a younger generation into the fold of AMIT, she has served as recording secretary and currently is the national vice president of marketing. Chana also served as president of the Shira Chapter in Lower Merion, PA, and was instrumental in re-energizing the chapter. Chana has also made her mark in both the Philadelphia and Teaneck communities. She served as the chair of the Marketing Committee at Yeshivat Noam for many years as well as of the Board of Directors of Torah Academy of Philadelphia and has held positions on the sisterhoods of both Keter Torah and Lower Merion Synagogue. During her tenure in Philadelphia, Chana also served as AMIT’s representative to the JCRC of Philadelphia Chana earned her B.A. from Stern College and upon graduating joined an advertising agency, eventually becoming an assistant media director with influence on brands such as Proctor & Gamble and Coca Cola. She took those skills and formed TAP Marketing, a niche marketing and advertising firm focused on emerging and not-for-profit businesses. Chana works with numerous organizations, schools and businesses to develop strategy, promote brand awareness and implement successful marketing campaigns and events. Dan owes his interest in AMIT to Chana’s passion and devotion to the cause as well as his own family’s dedication to Jewish communal life. Growing up in Toronto, Dan witnessed his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers involvement in organizations ranging from the local Jewish day schools, yeshivot and synagogues to Bikur Cholim and Mizrachi. A central message in the Shields household is the importance of being involved and contributing to Jewish causes locally, nationally and in Israel. Dan has served as treasurer of the Lower Merion Synagogue and as a trustee of Yeshivat Noam, while also being active at Congregation Keter Torah. Dan is currently a principal of AscendAmerica, a boutique commercial real estate finance company and was previously a senior group manager in charge of the New York City Real Estate Department of M&T Bank. Dan received his B.A. and J.D. from Yeshiva University and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Chana and Dan live in Teaneck, NJ, and are the parents of Sarina, 11, Ayelet, 9, and Netanel, 6, all of whom are students at Yeshivat Noam. Each of them has already made meaningful contributions to AMIT by helping prepare for events, running their own fundraising campaigns, and sacrificing their “Mommy Time.”

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Our Young Leadership Honorees, Jill and Yoni Ellman, both come from families dedicated to Israel, to the greater Jewish community, and to Jewish education. Jill is a graduate of the Westchester Day School, the Yeshiva University High School for Girls, Stern College for Women, where she received her BA in early childhood education, and The College of New Rochelle, where she earned an MA in literacy. She is currently a member of the faculty at her alma mater, Westchester Day School, where she serves as a learning specialist in both English and Judaic Studies and also serves as alumni liaison. Growing up, Jill witnessed the commitment of her mother, Margery Friedman, to various children’s organizations. At an early age, both Jill and her sister Caryn Golombeck learned the importance of helping those less fortunate. This lesson has strengthened their commitment to the children of AMIT. Yoni Ellman grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended Yeshiva Shaarei Mevaseret Zion and Yeshiva University. He is a partner in Group 8A LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on e-commerce and digital marketing. Yoni also serves as the head wrestling coach at the Torah Academy of Bergen County, dedicates his spare time to coaching high school wrestling, and is the founder of the Erez Wrestling Youth Program in Teaneck, New Jersey. It is one of the Ellman family dreams for AMIT to start a wrestling program in Israel. Yoni has a deeply rooted passion for Israel and is proud to help children in need. He comes from a family committed to Jewish education. His mother, Elana Ellman, has been involved in Jewish education in Atlanta for over 30 years. His father, “Coach” George Ellman, has been the volunteer wrestling coach at Yeshiva Atlanta for 18 years. His brother, Rabbi Mickey Ellman, is a rebbi at Yeshivat Yishrei Lev in Israel. Since becoming involved in AMIT Jill and Yoni have hosted countless meetings in their home, co-chaired March Madness three times, co-chaired a very successful art gallery event and most recently co-chaired the first Annual Young Leadership BBQ. They currently serve as associate chairs of the Young Leadership Board.


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Esther Holzer Semmelman z”l, grew up in Monsey, New York. She graduated from Barnard College where she studied art history, and received a law degree from NYU Law School. Esther began her career at the law firm of Kaye Scholer, and subsequently worked at the UJA Federation. Esther’s mother Marcia Holzer and grandmother Shirley Halpern z”l, were both active members of AMIT, and her aunt Norma Holzer served as president of AMIT for several years. Esther’s love of children, coupled with her family’s commitment, made AMIT a natural choice for Esther’s involvement. Esther was a member of the inaugural NewGen Board, and later served on the National Board. Her innate sensitivity to the needs of children, her practical insight into the success of proposed ventures, as well as her strong dedication to AMIT’s mission, made her an invaluable member of the organization’s leadership. Esther z”l lived with her husband Jacques and their two children in Teaneck, New Jersey, where they were active in many communal organizations including their shul, Rinat Yisrael, Shalva, Keren Or, Moriah, and the Torah Academy of Bergen County. Their son David, age 18, is currently a senior at the Torah Academy of Bergen County, while their daughter Alyssa, age 14, began her freshman year at Frisch this fall. Esther z”l, died August 11, 2012, after a heroic ten-year battle with cancer. The Art Project at the AMIT Beatrice and Irving Stone Meysharim School in Shoham, Israel, is dedicated in her memory.


The AMIT Board of Directors and The AMIT Board of Governors join in paying tribute to this evening’s distinguished group of honorees

Ina Tropper

our dedicated chair of the Board of Directors

and her husband David Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman We also honor the memory of

Esther Holzer Semmelman z�l Congratulations to Stacey and David Kanbar Dinner Chairs

Caryn and Avi Golombeck Elana and Mathew Grauer Robyn and Shukie Grossman Rona and Ira Kellman Elana and Shami Minkove Jacques Semmelman Alex Thurm Dinner co-Chairs

We thank you all for your dedication to and support of AMIT!


Our warmest congratulations and Mazal Tov to Ina and David Tropper

Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman

Your dedication and commitment to the mission of AMIT assures a better future for the children of Israel. May we continue together, to go ‘from strength to strength.’

We also honor the memory of

Esther Holzer Semmelman z”l a courageous young woman who exemplified the highest ideals embedded in the AMIT mission.

Dr. Amnon Eldar

Yaffi Shmidman

Director General Chair, Israel Executive Committee

Debbie Isaac, President Executive Committee, AMIT Israel


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R The AMIT Young Leadership Proudly Honors Our Associate Chairs

Jill and Yoni Ellman ‫ מזל טוב‬Jill and Yoni. You are both truly "Young Leaders" already leaving your mark on AMIT! You continuously, graciously, and whole-heartedly give of yourselves to AMIT, your shuls, schools, and community. You are such extraordinary role models and exemplify what it means to be true ‫ בעלי תורה‬and ‫בעלי חסד‬. May you continue to go ‫ מחיל עד חיל‬doing good work on behalf of ‫כלל ישראל‬. We would also like to wish a ‫ מזל טוב‬to tonight's other honorees

Ina and David Tropper and Chana and Daniel Shields on their well deserved honor. We also join in honoring the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l Gabby and David Fridman Caryn and Avi Golombeck Co-Chairs Sara Zausmer Associate Chair Michelle and Justin Goldberg Elana and Mati Grauer Events Programming Marisa and Andrew Gadlin Educational Programming Beth and Nat Lipschitz Advisors and the Entire Young Leadership Board


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R The AMIT Future Leadership Board and Committee extends our congratulations and best wishes to tonight’s honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman We are inspired by all of your hard work and dedication to AMIT! We also join in honoring the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l Rafi Haramati Chair Michelle Berman and Lizzy Markovitch Co-Presidents Ayelet Schabes Vice President of Education Rebecca Greenspan Vice President of Events Alex Thurm Vice President of Midreshet AMIT Alumnae Elana Loeffler Grauer, Alex Luxenberg, Julia Straus, Arielle Struhl, Talia Thurm AFLI Mentors/Advisors and The Entire AFLI Committee


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ACCO Hatzor Haglilit Rosh Pina Tzfat Acco

Karmiel

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Afula

Or Akiva

AFULA

AMIT Yehuda Junior and Senior High School and Yeshiva AMIT Yeshivat Hesder

ASHDOD

Yeshivat AMIT Ashdod AMIT Mekif Bet Ashdod AMIT Mekif Yud Ashdod

ASHKELON

AMIT Fred Kahane Technological High School

BEERSHEVA

Netanya Giv’at Shmuel Ramat Gan

AMIT Rambam Religious Elementary School AMIT Kennedy Junior and Senior High School

Ra’anana Petach Tikva

Tel Aviv

Shoham Modi’in

Rehovot Ramle Ashdod Kiryat Malachi Ashkelon Mateh Yehuda Sderot

Jerusalem Ma’ale Adumim

Beit Shemesh

Meitar Beersheva

AMIT Rambam Elementary School AMIT Torani Madai Netivei Am Elementary School AMIT Afikim B’Negev Elementary School AMIT Hazon Ovadiah Elementary School AMIT Or Hammer Elementary School Neot Avraham Elementary School AMIT Junior and Senior High School AMIT Daisy Berman Yeshiva Dina and Moses Dyckman Ulpanat AMIT AMIT Elaine Silver Technological High School

BEIT SHEMESH

AMIT Shachar Junior and Senior High School for Girls AMIT Dvir Junior and Senior High School for Boys AMIT Beit Shemesh Yeshiva High School AMIT Beit Shemesh Ulpana High School AMIT Bellows Ulpanat Noga

GIVAT SHMUEL

Ulpanat AMIT Givat Shmuel Yerucham

HAIFA

AMIT Anna Teich Ulpanat Haifa

HATZOR HAGLILIT

AMIT Honi HaMe’agel Elementary School for Girls AMIT Shevet Sofer Elementary School for Boys AMIT Hatzor Haglilit Junior and Senior High School AMIT Hatzor Haglilit Ulpana Track AMIT Hatzor Haglilit Yeshiva Track

JERUSALEM

AMIT Frisch Beit Hayeled Reishit Yerushalayim Elementary School AMIT Nordlicht Religious Technological High School AMIT State Technological High School Midreshet AMIT AMIT Hedvat HaTorah Haredi Yeshiva

KARMIEL

AMIT Karmiel Junior and Senior High School


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KIRYAT MALACHI

AMIT Etzion Elementary School AMIT Harel Elementary School AMIT Netzach Israel Elementary School AMIT Kiryat Malachi Junior and Senior High School AMIT Kiryat Malachi Ulpana Track AMIT Kiryat Malachi Yeshiva Track

MA’ALE ADUMIM

AMIT Tzemach HaSadeh Elementary School AMIT Sde Hemed Elementary School AMIT Yaffe Nof Elementary School AMIT Wasserman Torah, Arts and Sciences Junior and Senior High School for Girls AMIT Junior and Senior High School for Boys

MATEH YEHUDA

AMIT Gwen Straus Junior and Senior Science High School for Boys and Yeshiva AMIT Gruss Agricultural and Technological High School AMIT Bienenfeld Hevruta Yeshiva and Kollel AMIT Renanim Junior and Senior Science and Technology High School for Girls AMIT School of Society and Law Yeshivat HaHesder Orot Shaul Petach Tikva

RAMAT GAN

AMIT Ginsburg Bar Ilan Gush Dan Junior and Senior High School for Boys

RAMLE

AMIT Ramle Technological High School

REHOVOT

AMIT Lavi Elementary School AMIT HaElah Elementary School AMIT Matityahu Elementary School AMIT Even HaEzer Elementary School Yeshivat AMIT Nachshon Junior and Senior High School

AMIT Gould Junior and Senior High School for Girls AMIT Hammer Junior and Senior High School for Boys Yeshivat AMIT Amichai

MEITAR

SDEROT

AMIT Chemdat Elementary School

MODI’IN

AMIT Modi’in Arts and Sciences Junior and Senior High School

NETANYA

AMIT Rambam Religious Elementary School AMIT Bar Ilan High School for Boys

OR AKIVA

AMIT Rabbi Akiva Religious Elementary School AMIT Etzion Religious Elementary School AMIT Hannah Senesh State Elementary School AMIT Rothschild State Elementary School AMIT Nechemia Tamari State Elementary School AMIT Atidim Junior and Senior High School AMIT Ofek Technological High School

PETACH TIKVA

AMIT Kfar Blatt Youth Village AMIT Wurzweiler Agricultural and Technological High School AMIT Yeshiva High School Yeshivat AMIT Kfar Ganim AMIT Menorat HaMaor Haredi Track AMIT Junior College

RA’ANANA

AMIT Kfar Batya Youth Village AMIT Noam Elementary School AMIT Schiff Junior High School

ROSH PINA

AMIT Pre-Army Religious Studies Program AMIT Haroeh Elementary School AMIT Torani Mada’i Elementary School AMIT Torani Chadash Elementary School AMIT Sderot Religious Junior and Senior High School AMIT Sderot Yeshiva Junior and Senior High School AMIT Sderot Ulpana Junior and Senior High School AMIT Sderot Gutwirth Junior and Senior High School Ulpanat AMIT Shirat Yeshivat Hesder of Sderot, AMIT Track

Shoham

AMIT Beatrice and Irving Stone Meysharim School

TEL AVIV

AMIT Reishit Tel Aviv AMIT Eisenberg Junior and Senior High School for Girls

TZFAT

AMIT Florin Taman Junior and Senior High School for Girls AMIT Florin Taman Junior and Senior High School for Boys AMIT Tzfat Yeshiva Junior and Senior High School AMIT Tzfat Evelyn Schreiber Ulpana Junior and Senior High School

Yerucham

AMIT Kol Yaacov Elementary School AMIT Kamah Junior and Senior High School Midreshet Be’er Yeshivat AMIT B’levav Shalem Junior and Senior High School


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President’s Circle members are proud to be the sustaining force behind the success of the AMIT Network of schools in Israel, providing the resources necessary to support our program of academic excellence, 21st century curriculum and values-based education. President’s Circle is composed of the highest level donors to AMIT. Membership begins at an annual giving level of $5,000, with levels of $10,000, $18,000, $25,000, $36,000, $50,000, and $100,000 available. With their commitment, the members of President’s Circle provide the support essential to the wellbeing of our more than 26,000 students throughout Israel. These generous gifts allow AMIT to allocate funds, on a regular, continuous basis, where they are most needed: for computers and technology, textbooks, tutors, counseling – all the daily services necessary to ensure the success of our schools and the proper care of the children. In our highly competitive, technological world, every year brings greater and more complex educational challenges to AMIT. Join us in helping to secure a better future for thousands of Israeli children who look to AMIT to fulfill their aspirations and their dreams of a better future. We thank our current members of President’s Circle for their dedication and commitment to the children of AMIT. Please join us! Mollie Baller, z”l, FL Debbie and David Isaac, NY Ellen, z”l, and Meyer Koplow, NY

$100,000+

Matanel Foundation, Luxembourg Barbara and Jules Nordlicht, NY Dahlia Kalter Nordlicht and Mark Nordlicht, NY

Robyn Price Stonehill and David Stonehill, NY Ellen and Stanley Wasserman, NY

$75,000 - $99,999

Laurie and Eli Bryk, NY

$50,000 - $74,999

Joan and Shael Bellows, IL Hadassah and Marvin Bienenfeld, NY Suzanne and Jacob Doft, NY Eric Herschmann, NJ

Ellen and Emanuel Kronitz, Israel Leon and Gloria, Edward, Sari and Howard Miller, NY Ingeborg Petranker, z”l, CA Harriet and Heshe Seif, NJ

Anonymous, Israel

Ike, Molly and Steven Elias Foundation, NY

$36,000 - $49,999

Adina Straus, NY Joyce and Daniel Straus, NJ Zahava and Moshael Straus, NJ Bethia Straus-Quintas and Paul Quintas, IL

Michele and Ben Jacobs, NY


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$25,000 - $35,999

Anonymous, NY Anonymous, Israel Thelma, z”l, and Harvey Berger, MA Mozes Borger, Israel Sherry and Neil Cohen, NY Michael Foley, NY

Mitzi Golden, NY Mildred and Alvin Hellerstein, NY Brenda and Albert Kalter, NY Stacey and David Kanbar, NY Gitta and Richard Koppel, Israel Millie and Lawrence Magid, NY

Nicole Schreiber Agus and Raanan Agus, NY Sara Beren, z”l OH Jewel and Ted Edelman, NY Pnina and Jacob Graff, CA

Amy and Jimmy Haber, NY Russell Jay Hendel, MD Sarah Liron and Sheldon Kahn, CA Amy and Todd Kesselman, NY Sharon and Solomon Merkin, NJ

Anonymous, NY Anonymous, MA Trudy and Ted, z”l, Abramson, FL Randi Schatz Allerhand and Joseph S. Allerhand, NY Joseph Anmuth, CA Jonathan Art, NY Lolly and Harris Bak, NY Zelda and Solomon Berger, NY Daisy Berman, NY Anne Bernstein, CA Evelyn and Isaac Blachor, NY Beth and Reuben Blumenthal, NY Ethlynne and Stephen Brickman, MA Lotte and Ludwig Bravman, NY Marion Crespi, NY Jone and Allen Dalezman, MA Selma and Jacob Dyckman, NY Chaiki and Ziel Feldman, NJ

Lilly and Alfred Friedman, NY Andrea and Larry Gill, CA Miriam and Felix Glaubach, NY Harwit Charitable Trust, CA Laura and Jonathan Heller, NY Norma and Emanuel Holzer, NY Suzanne and Norman Javitt, NY Kirkland & Ellis LLP, NY Sylvia and Leon Korngold, NY Ruth and Daniel Krasner, NY Esther and Motti Kremer, NY Ria and Tim Levart, NJ Mindy and Seymour Liebman, NY Aliza and Steven Major, NY Zipporah and Arnold Marans, NY Etella and Haim Marcovici, NY Marilyn and Leon Moed, NY Joan, z”l, and Leon Meyers, NY Nataly and Steve Neuwirth, NY

Anonymous, Israel Anonymous, Israel Anonymous, FL Anonymous, MA Anonymous, NY

$18,000 - $24,999

$10,000 - $17,999

$5,000 - $9,999

Anonymous, NY Anonymous, Switzerland Leah and Jonathan Adler, NJ Ann and Hy Arbesfeld, NY Rachel and Martin Balsam, NY

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Debbie and Samuel Moed, NJ Micheline and Marc Ratzersdorfer, Israel Shari and Jacob M. Safra, NY Shirley and Morris Trachten, FL

Adrianne and Avi Shapira, NY Marilyn and Herbert Smilowitz, NJ Carrie and Ilan Stern, NY Trudy and Stanley Stern, NY

Judith and Daniel Ottensoser, NY Regina Peterseil, NY Lauren and Mitchell Presser, NY Jerald Ptashkin, CA Barbara and Joel Rascoff, NY Joyce and Stanley Raskas, NY Jan and Sheldon Schechter, NY Charlotte Schneierson, NY Rita and Eugene Schwalb, FL Erica and Rob Schwartz, NY Deanne and Leonard Shapiro, NY Judy and Isaac Sherman, NY Ronnie and William Slochowsky, NY Sondra and Myron Sokal, NY Francine and Aaron Stein, NJ Jody and Ari Storch, NY Audrey and Chaim Trachtman, NY Ina and David Tropper, NY Paula Yudenfriend and Arlin Green, PA

Yael Balsam, NY Lee and Louis Benjamin, NY Tamar and Ethan Benovitz, NY Bea Berger, NJ Vivian and Stanley Bernstein, NY

Dahlia and Arthur Bilger, CA Laurie Bilger and Eli Epstein, NY Sandra and Howard Blank, NJ Devorah and Melvyn Bleiberg, NY Sari and Stuart Braunstein, NY


RES P 3 1 0 AMIT 2 Adele and Jules Brody, NY Tamar and Hillel Bryk, NY Carol and Arnold Caviar, KS Margaret and Chaim Charytan, NY Beth Chiger, NY The Philip Citron Charitable Trust, MA Trina and Paul Cleeman, NY Sara Clemons, TN Florence Cohen, z”l, NY Shevi and Milton Cohen, NY Diane and Howard Cole, NY Peggy and Philip Danishefsky, NJ Elaine and Lewis Dubroff, NY Hattie and Arthur Dubroff, NJ Susan Ederson, NY Linda and Barry Eichler, PA & NY Sherry and Aaron Eidelman, NY Judith and Allen Fagin, NY Vivian and Bernard Falk, NY Evelyn and Larry Farbstein, NY Ruth and Gene Fax, MA Iris and Stephen Feldman, NY Sheila and Kenneth Fields, NJ Shari and Jeff Fishman, CA Saradee and Stanley Fortgang, NY Gwen Buttnick Francis, NJ Gabriella and David Fridman, NY Sura and Burt Fried, NY Rena and Michael Friedman, IL Marisa and Andrew Gadlin, NY Randi and Alan Gelman, Israel Shifra and Perry Garber, NY Leelah and Joseph Gitler, Israel Abigail and Ari Glass, NY Ilana and Stuart Goldberg, NJ Paulette and Max Goldberg, NY Esther and Jack Goldman, NY Judith and Matthew Goldsmith, NJ Zelda and Sheldon Goldsmith, NY Anne and Sheldon Golombeck, NY Louis Gordon, TX Judith and Gabriel Gross, France Sharon and Melvin Gross, NY Phyllis Hammer, MA Nicole and Jacques Hanau, France Felicia Hanfling, NY

ID

CL R I C ENT’S

$5,000 - $9,999

Debbie and Robert Hartman, IL Debbie and Eddie Herbst, CA David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation, MD Aviva and Fred, z”l, Hoschander, NY Peggy and Robert Insel, NY Elaine and Robert Jacobs, NY Barbara and Manfred Joseph, NY Connie and Alan Kadish, NJ Chavie Kahn and Heshy Kofman, NY Ilana and Mitchell Kahn, NY Robin and Simon Kahn, Israel Danna and Gilad Kalter, NY Ruth and Jerome Kamerman, NY Miriam and Shopsy Kanarek, NY Ruth and William Kantrowitz, NY Harriet and Joel Kaplan, NY Karen Kaplan, IL Marisa and Daniel Katz, NY Olivier and Laurence Katz, France Gloria and Harvey Kaylie, NY Rona and Ira Kellman, NY Rochelle Stern Kevelson, NY Diane and Barry Kirschenbaum, FL Susan Alter Klaperman, NY The Klibanoff Family, NJ Jane Klitsner, Israel Laurie and Robert Koppel, NY Evelyn and Lawrence Kraut, NJ Rochelle and Seymour, z”l, Kraut, MA Dorothy Kreiselman, NY Bertha, z”l, and Henry Kressel, NY Seryl and Charles Kushner Family Foundation, NJ Debra and Dov Lando, NJ Esther and Stanley Landsman, NY Linda and Murray Laulicht, FL & NJ Donna and Jeffrey Lawrence, MD Sara and Moishe Leifer, NY Diane and David Lent, NY Ellyn and Alan Lerner, NJ Kari and Joshua Levine, NY Sylvia and Norman Levine, FL Dorothy and Robert Lewis, NY Ruth and Robert Lewis, NY

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Audrey and Haskel Lookstein, NY Naomi and Carl Lopkin, MA Rita Lourie-Galena, PA & NY Marie-Nicole and Georges Lumbroso, France Randie and Arthur Luxenberg, NY Meira and Solomon Max, NY Manette and Louis Mayberg, MD Benay and Ira Meisels, NY Caroline and Marcelo Messer, NY Lois and Jonathan Mills, IL Myra Mitzner, NY Galina and Mark Moerdler and Family, NY Jessica and Jason Muss, NY Gloria and Burton Nusbacher, NY Reva and Martin Oliner, NY Jacob Pelta, CA Bea and Irwin, z”l, Peyser, NY Suzy and Paul Peyser, NY Esther and Donald Press, NY Tzippi and Ira Press, NJ Judy and Jerry Pressner, NY Robin and Jules Reich, NY Evelyn Reichenthal, TX Sheila and Sidney Rimmer, NY Shelley Rindner, NY Fritzie and Sheldon Robinson, IL Sandra and Evan Roklen, CA Kristina and Len Rosen, Israel Vivian and Solomon Rosen, FL Miriam and Howard Rosenblum, NJ Maks Rothstein, NY Michele and Barry Rubin, NY Herbert Rudnick, NY Debbie and Naty Saidoff, CA Ellen Scheinfeld, NY Iris Schneider, NY Esther and William Schulder, NJ Debbie and Daniel Schwartz, NY Miriam Seltzer, NY Esther, z”l, and Jacques Semmelman, NJ Renee and Elliot Schreiber, NY Sharon and Rony Shapiro, MA Chana and Daniel Shields, NJ Deena and Adam Shiff, NY Nechi Shudofsky, NY Mollie Siegel, NJ Sharon and Morris Silver, CA

Karen and Roy Simon, NY Ruth Simon, NY Lorraine and Mordy Sohn, NY Sara and Gabriel Solomon, MD Mahla and Hilton Soniker, NY Melanie and Matthew Sosland, NJ Sheryle and Theodore Spar, FL Sydelle Spero, Israel Karen Staschower, CA Shirley and Bruce Stein, TX Deborah Stern-Blumenthal and Michael Blumenthal, NJ Richard Stone, NY Edith Sussman, MD Ethel and Lester Sutker, IL Lilly Tempelsman, NY Sandra and Max Thurm, NY Eva and Evan Torczyner, NY Bertie and Fred Tryfus, NY Judith and Morris Tuchman, NY Audrey and Max Wagner, NY Joseph Walder, IL Paula and Leslie Walter, NY Anne and Mark Wasserman, NY Suzanne and Stuart Weilgus, NY Judy and Morry Weiss/Sapirstein Stone-Weiss Foundation, OH Marion and William Weiss, NJ Linda and Steven Weissman, NY Roselyn and Walter Weitzner, NY Diane and Michael Werner, NY Joyce and Jeremy Wertheimer, MA Booky and Jerome Wildes, NY Phyllis Wind, NY Florence Wolf, NY Mireet and Joseph Wolf, Israel Stella and Samy Ymar, MD Hilde and Benjamin, z”l, Zauderer, NY Esther and Dov Zeidman, NY Tamar and Benjamin Zeltser, NY Helene and Gerald Zisholtz, NY Corinne and Neil Zola, NY

*As of November 5, 2013


iet c o s hai C 3 1 0 AMIT 2 $3,600 +

Anonymous, IL Anonymous, MA Phyllis and Edward Berkowitz, NY Michael Cleeman, NY Selma and Sydney Daye, CA The Families of Rabbi Judah Feinerman, z”l and Carol Feinerman, z”l Shira and Gadi Goldress, NY Batya and Ezra Levin, NY Fradelle and Jeffrey Milrad, FL Mindy and Ira Mitzner, TX Jennie and Avi Rothner, IL TWINCO, Inc., TX Elaine and Saul Schreiber, Israel Shirley Weinstein, Israel Baila and Stanley Weiss, NY Linda and Stanley Weissbrot, IL Marguerite and Ronald Werrin, PA

$2,500 - $3,599

Anonymous, Israel Shawni and Jeff Astrof, CA Roslyn Besdine, NY Adrianne and Leon Brum, FL Capstone Equities, NY Carol Clapsaddle, Israel Hedy and Morris Cohen, PA Renee and Harvey Doglen, Israel Esther and Harvey Felsen, NY Estelle Fink, Israel Linda and Norman Garfield, PA Darryle and Michael Gillman, IL Eudice Greenfield, IL Grunberger/Cohen Family, MD Carole and Didier Hannaux, France Barbara and George Hanus, IL Ellen and John Hellman, Israel Donna and Robert Hoenig, NJ Robin and Mark Hoenig, NJ Susan Julius, CA Nancy and Lloyd Karp, NY Riki and Mordecai Koenigsberg, NY Debbi and Lee Krantzow, NJ Shelly and Stanley Kroll, IL

y

Malka Lozowick, Israel Elsa Macks, IL Esther Miller, FL Judy and Albert Milstein, IL Vera and Robert Moreen, PA Miriam and Bernard Neuman, IL Bobbie and Jerry Nussbaum, IL Hedy and Paul Peyser, MD Penny and Claudio Pincus Foundation, Israel Huti and Jay Pomrenze, Israel Carina and Henry Rascoff, CT Sharon and Bill Rothchild, NY Gale and Eric Rothner, IL Marcia Ruderman, MA Doris Russo, NY Sharon and Scott Seligsohn, PA Marion Talansky, Israel Larry Taylor, CA Lillian and Sherwyn Weiss, FL Rachael and Jonathan Wernick, CA Libby and Moshe Werthan, Israel

$1,800 - $2,499

Anonymous, Israel Anonymous, Israel Anonymous, NY Anonymous, PA Sarah and Maurice Aghion, MA Beth and Brad Alter, IL Myrna and Charles Alpert, NY Yaela and Neil Baine, PA Joan and Joel Betesh, PA Lois and Avi, z”l, Blumenfeld, NJ Rivkah and Shmuel Brandman, IL Jill and Jonathan Brickman, NY Yardena and David Brickman, NY Elaine and Seymour Brief, FL Dr. Leila and Rabbi Joseph Bronner, CA Sharon and David Butler, MD Esther Cardash, IL Chava and Ephraim Casper, NJ Marc Cerf, France Robyn and Jeremy Charlton, MD Glicka and Bernard Creeger, MD

Seema and Sol Davis, TX Sonia Diamond, MD Debra and Marc Dubroff, NJ Jean Ehrenberg, NY Vera and Bernard Ehrlich, MD Laura and David Eisenberg, MA Diana and Michael David Epstein Family Foundation, MD Shana and Steve Erenberg, IL Amy and Daniel Erlbaum, PA Cara and Andrew Ernstein, KS Molly and Joel Felderman, NY Jeanne and Alfred Finkelstein, FL Emmi Fischl, Israel Frieda and Sam Fogel, NY Gertrude and Gershon Fox, CA Shani C. and Rabbi Samuel Frank, NY Adina and Dovid Frankel, NY Sally and David Frenkel, NY Reva and Mark Friedman, Israel Sandy and Myron Friedman, TX Sharon and Jeffrey Frieling, NY Iris and Bob Frisch, MA Debby and Steven Gage, NY Susan Galiounghi, France Malki and Gary Gartenberg, NY Barbara and Steve Geller, IL Debbi and Marc Geller, IL Rita and Howard Geller, IL Esther and Arnold Gerson, NY Sharon and Seymour Gertz, IL Ruth and Isidore, z”l, Gibber, FL Shulamit and Abraham Gittelson, FL Sarah and Josh Glatt, NY Michelle and Justin Goldberg, NY Naomi and Stanley Goldis, PA Laura and Joseph Goldman, MD Connie and Michael Goldstein, FL Shulamith and Allen Goldstein, NY Susan and Steven Goldstein, NY Aviva and Justin Gordon, IL Beth and Michael Gottesman, IL Sonia and Joshua Greenspon, MD Judith and Martin Grumet, NY Lillian and Elliot Hahn, FL


iet c o s hai C 3 1 0 AMIT 2 Deborah and Jonathan Hamburger, MD Laurie and Bernard Hasten, IL Ellin and Samuel Heilman, NY Ayala and Joseph Helft, NY Janet and Ken Hoffman, NJ Shulamit and Joakim Isaacs, Israel Robin Isaacson, FL Faigie and Neil Isler, NY Edith and Herman Itzkowitz, PA Elaine and Mervin Jacobs, FL Shira and Jonathan Jacobs, NY Debra Jakubovitz, CA Tirza and Sam Kahan, IL Livia Kahn-Tandler, Switzerland Marilyn and Edward Kaplan, FL Francine and Aaron Katz, FL Judy and Abraham Keehn, NY Ruth Kellerman, CA Gloria and Sanford Kestenbaum, Israel Sue and Jordan Klein, IL Shirley Knox, FL Heidi and Isaac Kohane, MA Monica Rasch and Menashe Kohn, PA Rachel and Bryan Koplow, MA Mila Kornwasser, CA Phyllis and Ted Kosloff, PA Joyce and Bernard Kosowsky, MA Susan and Saul Koss, MD Suri and David Kufeld, NY Edy and Jacob Kupietzky, IL Rachel and Shawn Langer, NJ Cheryl and Lee Lasher, NJ Vivian and Oscar Lasko, PA Emma Leaf, NY Barbara and Elliot Lebowitz, MA Helen Leiderman, NY Jennifer and Mordecai Lent, NY Gertrude Levine, z”l, NY Simcha and Michael Levine, NY Barbara and Tobias Levkovich, NY Lori Levmore, Israel Susan and Barnet Liberman, Israel Aviva and Nathan Lichtenstein, IL Roslyn and Joel Linderman, CA

y

KC and Leslie Littner, Israel Rita Lowi, CA Melvin Lubin, NJ Annette and Marc Lumbroso, France Iris and Shalom Maidenbaum, NY Fegi Mauer, IL Naomi and Shlomo Mayer, NY Sema Menora, IL Jenny Michael, NY Maxine Miller, Israel Elana and Shami Minkove, NY Rhonda and Michael Mont, MD Miriam Muskin, OH Caroline and Eric Namrow, MD Barbara and Bob Neustadter, NY Rochelle and Erwin Nosenchuk, PA Bernice and Oscar Novick, IL Myrna and Monte Nussbaum, NY Sarah and Paul, z”l Okon, MA Elissa Shay Ordan and Daniel Ordan, NY Brenda and Ed Parver, NY Robbie Pearlstein, MD Dana and Michael Petrover, FL Pia and Stuart Pollack, PA Susie and Sam Porgess, CA Daniel B. Post, FL Karen Presser, MD Daphna and Daniel Raskas, MD Susan and Fred Raven, NY Shlomo Reutlinger, Israel Ronni and Elliott Robinson, IL Shulamit and Avi Rockoff, MA Judith and Rabbi Marvin Rosen, NJ Rachelle and Eyal Rosenthal, NY Marilyn and Larry Rubin, Israel Hedda Rudoff, NY Betty Atlas-Rumelt and Owen Rumelt, NY Michelle and Mark Saks, NY Nechama and Daniel Saks, NJ Shirley and Leo Schachter, Israel Shirley and Matthew Schein, Israel Rachel and Ian Scheinmann, PA Barbara and Irving Schnipper, MI Julie and Jacob Schorr, MD

Dassie and David Schreiber, NY Keryn and David Schreiber, IL Deborah and Jake Schuchman, MD Michelle and Dov Schwartz, NJ Judith Schwed-Lion and Philippe Schwed, Israel Marion and Andre Seligman, Luxembourg Sarah P. Shane, Israel Sara and Mitchell Shapiro, NY Carole Shnier, CA Yaffi and Joseph Shmidman, Israel Donna and Robert Simons, OH Ellen and Saul Singer, MD Marilyn and Jamie Sohacheski, CA Marilyn and Moish Stadtmauer, NY Naomi and Gary Stein, NY Lillian and Milton Steinberg, NY Helen Stoll, NY Chaya Bressler Subar, Israel Naomi and Ira Sved, PA Gil Taieb, France Hope and David Taragin, MD Arielle and Aton Teitelbaum, MD Sandra and Israel Teitelbaum, MD Deena and Jonathan Thurm, NJ Sheila and Louis Train, TX Sharon and Charles Trauring, MA Orlee and Joey Turitz, MD Judy and Mark Tykocinski, PA Claudine and Ira Unterman, CA Rachel and David Vorchheimer, NY Jenny and Max Weil, Israel Barbara and Michael Weiss, NY Audrey Whitman and Paul Newman, PA Sharon and Joseph Wiesel, NY Lucy and Leon Winchel, NY Carrie Zlotnick Woldenberg and Roberto Woldenberg, NY Laurie and Richard Wolff, NY Marilyn and Noah Wolff, IL Mona and Marc Yudkoff, PA Elizabeth Zeltser, NY Bibsi and David Zuckerbrot, Israel Steve Zuller – Franklin Printing, NY

*As of November 5, 2013


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Mazal Tov to

Tonight's Honorees To our friends

Stacey and David Kanbar tonight's dinner chairs. May you continue your example as leaders in the Jewish community.

Robyn Price Stonehill and David Stonehill


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Ina and David Tropper In grateful recognition of our parents, whose warmth and kindness have always been a model for us. Your generosity and commitment are another lesson you continue to teach us every day. We are very proud of you.

With love and appreciation,

Erit, Elisha, Jonathan, Elisheva, Amram, Dassi and Meir Sophia, Spencer, Adin, Emma, Joey, Tani, Haggai, Gavi, Liam, Benayahu, Alexa, Tekhelet, Liviah, Ayelet, Kanna, Ronen and Danielle


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To our deserving fellow honorees

Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman who assure the future of AMIT.

Ina and David Tropper A special note of appreciation to Chana Shields who has so ably served for the past two years as secretary for the Board of Directors. It was a pleasure to get to know you and work with you, Chana. Much success in your new position as vice president of marketing.


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A huge thank you to the 2013 Dinner Chairs

Stacey and David Kanbar With much appreciation to the Co-Chairs

Rona and Ira Kellman Caryn and Avi Golombeck Robyn and Shukie Grossman Jacques Semmelman Elana and Shami Minkove Elana and Matthew Grauer Alex Thurm for the time, effort, and energy you devoted to make this evening a success.

Ina and David Tropper


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Special recognition and gratitude to an outstanding couple wonderful friends serving as dinner co-chairs

Rona and Ira Kellman who graciously accept a “job” with a smile, who can be counted on to take their commitments seriously, who are always upbeat. May you continue to support AMIT in good health and good times od meah v’esrim.

Ina and David Tropper


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Our deep appreciation and thanks to a dear friend

Helene Benovitz for her abiding friendship, ready to help and support whenever and wherever needed.

Ina and David Tropper


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AMIT is unique in that it effectively combines active lay leadership with a superb professional staff. Special appreciation and gratitude go to

Debbie Moed Robin Rothbort Liz Klibanoff and to the entire AMIT staff who devoted much time, talent, and energy to make the 2013 Dinner a wonderful event. Thank you.

Thank You.

Ina and David Tropper


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We warmly welcome

Andrew Goldsmith Executive Vice President of AMIT and eagerly anticipate working together to bring AMIT to new heights.

Ina and David Tropper


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Mazal Tov

Chana and Danny Shields

Through your dedication and commitment to AMIT and its children, you honor the memory of your sister Esther a"h, our beloved wife and mother.

Jacques Semmelman Alyssa and David


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R With extreme sadness we honor the memory of an amazing woman, wife, and mother

Esther Semmelman z"l She was the guiding light of her family since her birth during the fireworks of the 4th of July. Her example of integrity, spirituality, and fortitude live on in her children and her entire extended family.

Mazal Tov

Chana and Daniel Shields Ina and David Tropper Jill and Yoni Ellman Chana and Danny, Esther would be so proud to share this honor with you. You deserve all the platitudes bestowed on you both tonight. You are role models for all those who truly know your dedication to Jewish communal life.

Drs. Miriam and Felix Glaubach Dr. Tammy and Hillel Bryk


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Mazal Tov to

All the Honorees

Your commitment to AMIT goes above and beyond.

Suzanne and Jacob Doft


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In loving memory of

Ellen Koplow z"l beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her untimely demise has left a deep hole in innumerable hearts. Ellen was a caring, loving, devoted, and charitable woman with a profound love of her family. She was a tireless member of AMIT, serving on the Board of Directors for many years. She will be sorely missed by us and by untold numbers of others whose lives she touched. May Ellen Koplow be a "Maylitz Yasher" for K'lal Yisrael. Love,

Ellen and Stanley Wasserman


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Best wishes to worthy honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman Yashar Koach on your good work for AMIT.

Esther Semmelman z"l May your memory be for a blessing.

Ellen and Stanley Wasserman


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In tribute to

Ina and David Tropper

Family Bravmann and Kaufthal


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Thank you to

Stacey and David Kanbar Chairs

Caryn and Avi Golombeck Robyn and Shukie Grossman Rona and Ira Kellman Jacques Semmelman Co-Chairs

Thank you for all you did to make the 2013 Annual Dinner such a success.

Brenda Kalter Chair, President's Circle


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Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper Congratulations on being recognized as AMIT's 2013 Annual Dinner Honorees. We admire your devotion to the welfare of our AMIT children in Israel, to helping those in need, and your involvement and ability to lead and include others in your pursuit of chesed. AMIT is fortunate to be a recipient of your dedication and generousity. May Hashem grant you strength to continue your commitment to K'lal Yisrael here and in Israel.

Brenda and Albert Kalter


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In memory of our beloved leader and donor

Esther Semmelman z"l We miss you -- your smile, your energy, your love for Eretz Yisrael, and the children of AMIT cares for and educates. You have left a wonderful legacy. Tonight, along with your highly regarded and dedicated AMIT family, we pay respect to your memory and all that you did, and we honor your sister and brother-in-law.

Chana and Daniel Shields As you continue to lead in helping AMIT fulfill its dreams and mission, which began in 1925, we pay respect and thanks to you. We acknowledge your parents Marsha and Philip Holzer, and your aunt and uncle, Norma (past national president) and Emanuel Holzer.

With gratitude to Jacques Semmelman, co-chair of tonight's dinner.

Brenda and Albert Kalter


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Our warmest congratulations to

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields on this well deserved honor. It has been a pleasure working for AMIT with all of you.

Mazal Tov to our Young Leadership honorees

Jill and Yoni Ellman In loving memory of another wonderful leader

Esther Semmelman z�l It was an honor to know you. You were an inspiration to all.

Joyce and Daniel Straus


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Congratulations to our outstanding honorees

Ina and David Your absolute dedication to the children of AMIT is apparent. Ina: the time and great care that you invest in making the Board of Directors meaningful and educational experiences is greatly appreciated, and David: your support, on many levels, is critical to your success as a bonafide AMIT power couple. Heartfelt thanks to you both.

Chana and Daniel AMIT is so fortunate to benefit from your talent, dynamism and creativity. The fact that you have imparted your passion to the next generation of Shields is all important. Kol HaKavod!

Jill and Yoni Our Young Leadership Power Couple! Your energy, enthusiasm and incredible work ethic permeate every YL event, and contribute to making each one a resounding success. We are so proud to watch you develop as true leaders in the Jewish community. Thanks to each of you for your unique contribution to AMIT.

Debbie and Sam Moed


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In tribute to

Esther Semmelman z"l Whose warmth, dedication, incredibly positive attitude and creative ideas indelibly influenced and impacted the work of AMIT. May her memory be a blessing for Jacques, David, and Alyssa, her wonderful extended family, and for all who knew and loved her.

Debbie and Sam Moed


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Thank you to our talented Development Team for making the 2013 Annual Dinner such a success.

Special thanks to Robin Rothbort for your incredible efforts and to Liz Klibanoff for imparting your development expertise. Thanks to all members of the AMIT staff for your dedicated service. Each of your contributions is valued as part of our team. A warm welcome to Andy Goldsmith!! Looking forward to working together to further AMIT's crucial mission.

Debbie Moed V.P., Chair of Financial Resource Development


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Mazal Tov to

All the Honorees We are especially honored to join AMIT in recognizing the many contributions of our dear cousin

Esther Holzer Semmelman z"l and of her sister

Chana Holzer Shields our dear friend. They both acquired their dedication to AMIT and to its vital institutions from their mother, grandmother, and aunt. We trust that soon, also learning by example, the next generation will join AMIT's ranks.

The Gitler Family Teaneck, NJ Ra'anana, Israel Denver, Colorado The Planet Woodmere, New York


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A special thanks to the chairs of tonight’s very successful evening

Stacey and David Kanbar To all of the co-chairs who worked so tirelessly to make tonight such a success

Caryn and Avi Golombeck Robyn and Shukie Grossman Rona and Ira Kellman Elana and Shami Minkove Elana and Matthew Grauer Alex Thurm My thanks as always to the OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, BOARD MEMBERS and STAFF of AMIT for your tireless efforts on behalf of the children of AMIT. I am proud to lead you in this mission.

Debbie Isaac, President and David Isaac


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To the

Semmelman and Holzer Families It is our sincere hope that you will have some measure of comfort from the memory of the many good deeds performed by ESTHER in her lifetime and the high esteem in which we at AMIT have and continue to hold her. She is already sorely missed.

Debbie Isaac, President and David Isaac


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An immense THANK YOU and Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper Your joint support and Ina's work as my "right hand," otherwise known as chair of the Board of Directors, is truly appreciated and essential to the work of AMIT.

Chana and Dan Shields Your years as part of the AMIT family and Chana's efforts as vice president of marketing and communications have and continue to make a strong impact on our ability to reach our goals.

Jill and Yoni Together your participation and work for AMIT gives us all tremendous pride and joy that we have future leadership to continue with the work begun 88 years ago.

Debbie Isaac, President and David Isaac


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Mazal Tov to tonight’s honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman on this much deserved honor.

Laurie and Eli Bryk


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Esther Semmelman z�l Amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, and friend. A true aishes chayil. Her endless caring for others, her love, and devotion has left an indelible mark on this world. She will forever be an inspiration and role model to her family, friends, and community.

Laurie and Eli Bryk


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Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper on this most deserved honor. Ina, your tremendous devotion and dedication to the children of AMIT is inspiring and incredible. We are so fortunate for your involvement in this most worthwhile cause.

Chana and Daniel Shields Your energy and enthusiasm continue to bring AMIT to new heights. In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l a very dear friend and member of our family. Esther’s loss continues to be felt daily. May Esther’s neshama have an aliyah in the zechus of all the good that she did on behalf of of the children of AMIT.

Trudy and Stanley Stern


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Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper Dedicated and committed leaders of AMIT. Congratulations to

Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman The next generation of AMIT leaders.

Barbara and Jules Nordlicht


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In loving memory of our dear sister and aunt

Esther Holzer Semmelman z’l Her life served as a constant source of inspiration to us all. She was a guiding light in our lives, constantly motivating us to be the best we can in everything. She epitomized the essence of ‫ותהי אסתר נשאת חן בעיני לכ ראיה‬ Her love of children and concern for their welfare was paramount. Dedicated to AMIT and its mission, Esther z’l was a driving force within the organization. ‫יהי זכרונה ברוך‬

Chana and Dan Shields Sarina, Ayelet, and Netanel


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In honor of

Ina and David Tropper We are truly humbled to stand alongside you this evening. Your years of constant devotion to the children of AMIT set a wonderful example for us to aspire to.

Chana and Dan Shields


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In honor of our parents

Marcia and Philip Holzer and Ruth and Yehudi Shields Your constant involvement in ‫צרכי צבור‬

set a tremendous example for us to follow.

Chana and Danny


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Mazal Tov to our honorees

Ina and David Tropper For your many years of leadership and dedication to AMIT. May you and your family go from strength to strength.

Chana and Daniel Shields A truly generational AMIT family. You are both carrying on the traditions set forth by past members of your family.

Jill and Yoni Ellman Wonderful young leaders and role models. You are the future of AMIT!

Stacey and David Kanbar


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In memory of

Joel Shiff z"l

Love, Sherry, Neil, and Beckie Cohen


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Mazal Tov on the upcoming Bat Mitzvah of

Hannah Doft

Love, Sherry, Neil, and Beckie Cohen


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Mazal Tov on the upcoming Bat Mitzvah of

Gabby Schwartz

Love, Sherry, Neil, and Beckie Cohen


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With profound admiration, we salute a truly outstanding couple,

Ina and David Tropper In your unassuming manner, you accomplish so much for so many. Your exemplary lives and service to the community, along with your integrity and middos tovos, serve as a source of inspiration to all. May you be granted the strength to continue your monumental work and may we all be granted the wisdom to learn from your example.

Wishing you continued nachas from your wonderful family.

Tova and Baruch Travitsky


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‫מזל טוב‬ to

AMIT's Honorees Thank you to

Ina and David Tropper for your continuing commitment and leadership.

Chana and Daniel Shields for your strong family devotion and dedication.

Jill and Yoni Ellman for the promise of your future leadership.

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l Rabbi Arnold and Zipporah Marans


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In memory of

Dr. Irving E. Benveniste z"l Physician, philanthropist, and lover of Zion, whose lifelong wish was to establish a medical facility in the holy city of Jerusalem. His dream was realized with the establishment of the

Dr. Irving E. Benveniste Medical Clinic at Beit Hayeled, Jerusalem.

Thank you to

Rabbi Arnold and Zipporah Marans for helping to make this possible.


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‘Good name in man and woman, is the immediate jewel of their souls.’ (Shakespeare, Othello)

Ina and David With appreciation and gratitude for your unsurpassed kindness, generous friendship and exemplary benevolence. ‘What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?’ (Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile) ‫כי אורך ימים ושנות חיים ושלום יוסיפו לכם‬ With lots of love,

Naomi and Ben-Zion Hochstein Shprintzy and Effy Hochstein Chagit and Yossi Blass Elisheva and Amram Tropper Renana and Arye Schreiber Tal and Dov Horowitz


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Congratulations and best wishes to this year’s honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman May they continue to strengthen AMIT’s mission.

Dassie and Marvin Bienenfeld


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

We wish Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper for their outstanding leadership and dedication to AMIT.

Congratulations to

Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman on this well deserved honor.

Millie and Alvin Hellerstein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper You are true role models of leadership and generosity.

Chana and Daniel Shields Your energy and giving are examples of real tzedaka.

Jill and Yoni Ellman You are ensuring the future of AMIT.

We cherish the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l whose legacy is an inspiration.

Francine and Aaron Stein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to all of tonight’s honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman on this well deserved honor.

Suzanne and Norman Javitt


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In memory of

Ellen Koplow z"l She shed light on the past and on the future with her wisdom and gentle caring ways. We miss you.

Barbara and Joel


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Board of Governors we pay tribute to the memory of

Ellen Koplow z�l A wonderful caring leader of AMIT whose commitment to the children of AMIT was an inspiration to all. She is truly missed.

Debbie Isaac President Ina Tropper Chair, Board of Directors Barbara Rascoff Chair, Board of Governors


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In honor of

Jill Friedman Ellman an AMIT rising star. Thank you!

Barbara and Joel Rascoff


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Ina and Duedy A most special couple who CARE deeply WORK hard LEAD gently AMIT and the Jewish community are indebted to you! MAZAL TOV!

Barbara and Joel Rascoff


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Chana and Dan You are the future that we look towards. Thank you for continuing your families' legacy.

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l May her memory be a blessing for her family, friends, and all of AMIT.

Barbara and Joel Rascoff


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In fond memory of

Esther Holzer Semmelman z"l

Yashar Koach to

Robin Rothbort on another job well done!

Judy and Isaac Sherman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

‫מזל טוב‬ to

Ina and David Tropper We admire and respect your dedication to ensuring the success of AMIT and to helping the children of Israel. May our shared families follow in your footsteps and continue to learn by your example of chesed.

Dorothy and Robert Lewis


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

It is a pleasure to be able to honor

Ina and Duedy for all they do for AMIT and elsewhere.

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman Rona and Ira Kellman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Myrna and Eli Fishbein z"l

Susie and Kalman Fishbein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l whose smile will always warm our hearts.

In honor of

Ina and Duedy Tropper we wouldn't be here without you!

In honor of

Chana and Daniel Shields we admire your devotion to community and family.

Adena and Ezra Dyckman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper on a well deserved honor. Your dedication and commitment to AMIT serves as a role model for us all.

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Danny Shields on their honor. Philadelphia's loss was our gain!

Mazal Tov to

Jill and Yoni Ellman on their well deserved honor.

Harriet and Heshie Seif


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z�l an incredible and inspirational woman whose life was built upon the ideas of chesed shel emet.

Lauren and Mitchell Presser


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Ina and David This is a special day for you - and for us as well. We live in Israel. We know firsthand the incredible work of AMIT. We are proud that you have chosen to invest your formidable talents in the service of AMIT. We are proud that AMIT has chosen to honor you this evening. We love you dearly and respect you deeply. May Hashem grant you many years together in good health and may you continue your dedicated service to Am Yisrael.

Faigie and Daniel Tropper Sarah and Bernie Saperstein and Families


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

‫מזל טוב‬

Chana and Danny on this well deserved honor and recognition of your efforts both within your community and for Eretz Yisrael. May you continue your good work for the children of Israel and always be a source of nachat to our family.

Mommy and Daddy Zeldie and Wayne Rebecca and Yossi and Nediva, Leora, Aviva, and Netanel Chavie and Howard Tzippi and Jonathan, Tali, Tamar, and Coby Renee and Moshe Shira, Miera, Atara, Nosson, and Yosef Zahava and Mordie Ariel, Kayla, Ilan, and Ami ‫לז״נ‬

Esther Semmelman ‫ז״ל‬ who gave so much to so many in an all too short lifetime.


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In tribute to the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l whose qualities are so perfectly reflected in the work of AMIT.

Congratulations to all the honorees and dinner chairpersons who have worked hard and contributed so much to this outstanding cause.

Reena and Raphael Novogrodsky


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

All of Tonight's Honorees

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l

Chaiki and Ziel Feldman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Congratulations to all the honorees and especially

Ina and Duedy Tropper

Batya and Ezra Levin


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In honor of

Ina and David Tropper who taught us everything about values and lifestyle.

From the Team at Lifestyle/Trimco/Viaggio


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov

Chana and Danny Shields

A beautiful honor for a very deserving couple.

Rena Cole and Ephie Bernstein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In tribute to

Ina and David Tropper

You are a real class act and an inspiration! AMIT is lucky to have you.

Chavie Kahn and Heshy Kofman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Ina and David Tropper and

All the Honorees In appreciation of your commitment and all the wonderful work you do on behalf of our AMIT children.

Hedda Rudoff


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David as well as

Chana and Dan Your inspirational leadership is worthy of tonight's recognition. It is particularly exciting for us to salute our dear friends

Jill and Yoni for the energy and enthusiasm they have dedicated to this most worthy cause.

Vicky, Michael, Jonathan, and Fanny Turek


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Dear Ina and David, In the more than three decades since we know each other, your commitment to AMIT has only grown stronger. May Hashem grant you both many more years of koach to continue to give of yourselves to AMIT and K'lal Yisrael. Mazal Tov, as ever,

Zelda and Sheldon Goldsmith


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Esther Semmelman a"h An outstanding role model who personified chesed and devoted herself to AMIT and to so many worthy causes. We continue to be inspired by her dedication and exemplary leadership.

Sharon and Sinclair Haberman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to all the honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman on this well deserved honor.

Sharon and Mel Gross


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Congratulations to

Ina and David Tropper as honorees at the 2013 AMIT Annual Dinner. We salute your many important contributions to this wonderful organization. May your partnership with AMIT help many more children.

Margot and John Mann and Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov

Jill and Yoni We are all very proud of you. Lots of love,

Emah and Abba Mickey, Shoshie, Chaim, Akiva, and Shira


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to our dear friends

Chana and Danny on this well deserved honor.

We thank you for your hard work and dedication to such an important cause. With Love,

Ilana and Sam Reich


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to the honorees

and to AMIT for its outstanding work.

Sherry and Aaron Eidelman Leah, Dov, and Zack Eidelman Ilana, Elie, Ariella, Talia, Sarina, and JJ Traube


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Congratulations to

Ina and Duedy Tropper on this well deserved honor.

Trina and Paul Cleeman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Esther Semmelman a"h

Abby and Aaron Stiefel


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Ina and David Tropper for their unwavering commitment to the children of AMIT.

Linda and Bernie Weiner


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman and

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l Linda and Barry Eichler


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Elana and Matthew Grauer We are very proud of the leadership role started years ago by Elana and now continued by both of you on behalf of AMIT. Our best wishes to all the honorees.

Jane and Josh Grauer Annie and Sam Grauer


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of our dear friends

Ina and David Tropper For whom commitment to AMIT has been sacred and total.

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Daniel Shields and to

Jill and Yoni Ellman Giti and Jack Bendheim


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Ina and David Tropper

Mendel Shapiro


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper Ina, you have been the benchmark for excellent visionary leadership.

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman To the family of

Esther Semmelman z"l She continued the family tradition in giving to AMIT with grace and commitment. May her memory be for a blessing.

With gratitude to all the honorees.

Evelyn and Isaac Blachor


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Ina and Duedy Tropper Ina - my classmate and friend since 9th grade.

Chana and Daniel Shields Chana - who was the extra child in our home in Monsey.

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l whose friendship with our children was extensive.

Jill and Yoni Ellman May you continue many years of good work for AMIT.

Deanne and Leonard Shapiro


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

To our fellow honorees

Ina and David Chana and Daniel Your dedication and support of the children of AMIT has been inspirational. We hope to continue to follow the path you have paved for us.

We pay special tribute to the memory of a wonderful woman.

Esther Semmelman z"l To the co-chairs, dinner committee, the professional leadership and staff of AMIT, thank you for working so tirelesly to make tonight a success. It can't be easy organizing two dinners in one year. We would like to express our deep gratitude to those in Israel who work day in and day out with the children of AMIT. You exemplify "‫"חנוך לנער על פי דרכו‬, enabling every child to realize their potential.

Jill and Yoni Ellman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Congratulations to our friends and neighbors

Ina and David Tropper on a most deserved honor.

May they continue to go from strength to strength.

Beth and Peter Kolevzon


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of our beloved

Esther Semmelman z"l

Marilyn and Eliot Lauer


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov and best wishes to

All the Honorees Special Mazal Tov to

Jill and Yoni We have enjoyed watching Jill grow from birth. We have doubly enjoyed watching Jill and Yoni grow as a young couple and then a fine married couple. We have specially enjoyed watching their dedication to AMIT grow and grow. May they both continue to grow in their new role in Young Leadership. We love you,

Linda and Arthur Brainson


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper our long time good friends and neighbors.

May they continue in their support of AMIT and its important projects in Israel for many years.

Roberta and Alan Aronoff and Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Honoring our dear friends

Ina and Duedy

with admiration for the great work you do with AMIT.

Ruthie and David Schreiber


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R "‫"כל שרוח הבריות ניחה הימנו רוח המקום ניחה הימנו‬ “All who bring nachat to their fellow man bring nachat to G-d” (Avot 3:13) To our older siblings,

Jill and Yoni An outstanding couple who are paradigms of leadership – unassuming, humble, and dedicated. You achieve much with little fanfare, always working in a gracious, thoughtful, and kind manner with the sincerity and warmth that mark you as special individuals. From your involvement and contributions to AMIT, extending to your dedication to your roles as educators on the wrestling mat and in the classroom, both of you highlight the importance of developing the minds and bodies of the next generation. We applaud you for your accomplishments and look forward to celebrating happy occasions together for many years to come. Love,

Your younger siblings - Caryn and Avi We would also like to wish a ‫ מזל טוב‬to tonight's other honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields on their well deserved honor.

We also join in honoring the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l a very special woman.

Lois Blumenfeld and Norman Sohn


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Best wishes to

Ina and David Tropper wonderful leaders of the global Jewish community.

Miriam and Alan Goldberg


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Ina and David Tropper Kol HaKavod on this well deserved honor.

Esther and Jack Goldman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Congratulations

Ina and David Tropper

Jaeckle Kearney and Depselter CPAs P.C.


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to my dear friends

Ina and David Tropper

Norman Kahan


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Best wishes

Ann and Hyman Arbesfeld


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Dear

Jill and Yoni Mazal Tov on a well deserved honor. Your commitment to AMIT is admirable.

Your Westchester Day School Family

Atara B., Debbie B., Debby E., Deena Z., Dina L., Frank K., Ingrid H., Jane G., Miriam L., Rachel M., Ronit K., Sabrina G., Sharon P., Sue M., Yehudit R.


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and Duedy Tropper for your continued support and commitment to the children of AMIT. You are an inspiration to all.

Sheryle and Ted Spar


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman on this well deserved honor.

Judy and Jerry Pressner


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper AMIT has been fortunate to have your family's commitment and support! May you continue to be an inspiration!

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Danny Shields on this well deserved honor. You continue to carry "the torch" of volunteerism that your sister embodied. May your hard work continue to inspire your friends and family for years to come.

And in memoriam of

Esther Semmelman z"l Judith and Matthew Goldsmith and Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to all of tonight’s honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman for this well deserved honor.

Lilly and Alfred Friedman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Jacques, David, and Alyssa, We remember with love our dear friend and your beloved wife and mother,

Esther Holzer Semmelman z"l her smile, her laugh, and the warmth of her huge heart.

Romina and Oded Weiss Addi, Yigal, Tamar, and Yarden


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l whose tireless efforts and support on behalf of the children of AMIT created an inspiring legacy for all of us to aspire to.

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Danny Shields on continuing the long tradition of chesed and tzedakah exemplified by Esther. May you be zocheh to continue to be such vital members of the Jewish community in the years to come.

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper and all the honorees on this much deserved recognition.

Shifra and Dani Bendheim


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Dan on this well deserved recognition.

We respectfully honor

Esther Semmelman z"l May her memory be blessed.

Becky and Avi Katz


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Daniel Shields on this well deserved honor.

Leah and Jonathan Adler


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

:‫על שלשה דברים העלום עומד‬ ‫ ועל העבודה ועל גמילות חסדים‬,‫על התורה‬ (‫)פרקי אבות‬ "The world depends on three things: Study of Torah, service of G-d and kind deeds."

In honor of my children

Jill and Yoni Your kindness and ever-present commitment shows in all that you do. I am always so very proud of you.

Love,

Mom


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to our dear friends

Ina and David Tropper on this well deserved honor.

And to

Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman May you all go from "strength to strength" and continue to do good works for the children of Eretz Yisrael.

Ruth and Dan Krasner


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

The Rashiyomi Corporation extends congratulations to the

Tropper, Shields, and Ellman families on achieving this significant milestone of being honored at the AMIT national dinner. May the charitable works of AMIT on behalf of Jewish education in Israel continue to grow and gain strength. May the charitable contributions of this national dinner serve as a merit for the soul of

Esther Semmelman z"l Rashiyomi.com brings you the finest clarity in biblical commentary explanation.

Russell Jay Hendel, Ph.D., President http://www.Rashiyomi.com/


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Congratulations to

Ina and David Tropper on this well deserved honor. May you continue all the work you do for the K'lal in good health and happiness. Wishing you nachas from all your wonderful children and grandchildren.

Perri and Tzvi Keilson


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In loving memory of our dear sister and aunt

Esther Holzer Semmelman a"h AMIT and the children of Israel always held a very special place in Esther's heart. Esther, along with her loving husband Jacques, was deeply committed to doing her part in improving the lives of Israel's underprivileged children. She was very proud to be a part of AMIT's great accomplishments. Esther's loving, kind, and generous nature continues to be an inspiration to our whole family. She always had a smile on her face and a positive attitude as she faced life’s challenges. She taught us the importance of giving to and doing for others, enjoying life, and loving one's family. We miss her dearly.

Tovah and Daniel Reich Avi, Batsheva, Shira, Akiva, and Ariella

Shulamit and Avram Holzer Elior, Gilad, Lielle, and Roni


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

It is with great pride that we join AMIT in honoring our sister and brother-in-law, aunt and uncle

Chana and Daniel Shields Chana's devotion to AMIT is exemplary. With Danny at her side, Chana puts her whole heart into caring about underprivileged children in Israel. Utilizing her many talents, she works tirelessly on their behalf, devoting countless hours to this worthy cause. We are so proud of all that you have accomplished for AMIT and are honored to be part of your family. May Hashem grant you many more years of good health, happiness, and success as you continue in your Avodat Hakodesh.

Shulamit and Avram Holzer Elior, Gilad, Lielle, and Roni

Tovah and Daniel Reich Avi, Batsheva, Shira, Akiva, and Ariella


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Jill and Yoni Your boundless energy and tireless effort that you put into so many acts of chesed and worthy causes, and certainly your work on behalf of our AMIT children, is only something we can all strive to emulate! Kol HaKavod and Mazal Tov on this very well deserved honor and tribute!

Chana and Daniel Shields Mazal Tov!

Ina and David From meetings to missions and events shared together we witness your devotion to our AMIT children Mazal Tov and continue setting the example for many years to come! Esther is sorely missed as part of our AMIT family! To everyone who worked on the dinner we applaud you and thank you! To Co-Chairs Caryn and Avi Golombeck, we love you and are very proud of you!

Anne and Shelly Golombeck


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov To

Ina and David True partners in your commitment to AMIT. Ina, you bring talent, dedication, and devotion to all the roles you have undertaken on behalf of the success of the mission of AMIT. It has been a pleasure working with you as a colleague and friend.

Jill and Yoni You set a wonderful example of young people involved in Jewish communal life through your efforts and leadership roles on behalf of AMIT's goals for the children of Israel.

Chana and Daniel You have a strong connection to AMIT and your expertise and your continuing commitment is greatly appreciated. We miss and remember your sister, Esther z"l, and her contribution to AMIT.

Marilyn and Leon Moed


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of our wonderful close friends and most worthy honorees

Chana and Daniel Shields

Erit and Elisha Tropper Joey, Gavi, and Ayelet


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of our friends and new neighbors (as well as our fantastic Morah at Westchester Day School AND our one-time camp counselor)

Jill and Yoni Ellman

Erit and Elisha Tropper Joey, Gavi, and Ayelet


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In tribute to the memory of

Esther Semmelman z�l She was full of charity and loving kindness, her hand outstretched to all. May her memory be a source of continued blessing.

And special tribute to our esteemed secretary

Jacques Semmelman for his tireless efforts and leadership on behalf of Shalva.

The Board of Directors and staff of American Friends of Shalva


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Kol HaKavod to

Jill and Yoni

Vivian and Stanley Bernstein and Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to our honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman May they go from strength to strength.

Meira and Sol Max


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Ina and David Your commitment to AMIT and so many worthy Jewish causes is extraordinary. Mazal Tov to you and all of the honorees for this much deserved recognition.

Elissa and Daniel Ordan


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l

Yocheved and Bennett Deutsch


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Dearest

Ina and Duedy We are inspired by your leadership. We are blessed by your friendship.

‫בידידות עמוקה‬

Selma and Jacob Dyckman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Esther Beth Semmelman ‫ע"ה‬ She will remain inscribed forever in our hearts and in our minds as a paradigm of noble and courageous behavior in the face of devastating personal challenges.

‫יהא זכרה ברוך‬

Aunt Selma and Uncle Jacob Deborah and William Daniella and Jonathan


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Dear

Ina and Duedy

So glad HONOR finally caught up to you!

Helene and Harvey Benovitz


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In tribute to

Esther Holzer Semmelman z"l I join in honoring her memory and recognizing her many contributions to AMIT.

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Daniel Shields May you continue your service to AMIT and the Jewish community for many years in good health.

Gloria Zeisel


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

We congratulate

all of the honorees on this outstanding achievement.

We especially recognize the hard work of our fellow Young Leadership honorees

Jill and Yoni Ellman Mazal Tov and may you continue to help grow and strengthen the great State of Israel.

Gabriella, David, and Morrie Fridman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

To our sailing partners and dear friends

Ina and Duedy

Two wonderful people.

Belda and Marcel Lindenbaum


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Congratulations and warmest best wishes to

Ina and David Tropper on this well deserved honor.

Sandy and Nathan Kahn


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Jacques Semmelman In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l Debbie and Daniel Schwartz


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Ina and David Tropper Jill and Yoni Ellman Chana and Daniel Shield and

Deborah Isaac Ruth and Robert Lewis


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l

Elaine and Hillel Weinberger and Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

All the Honorees on your continued dedication and devotion to AMIT. You continue to serve as an inspiration for the new generation.

Malky and Bezalel Jacobs


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to all of tonight’s honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman

Margaret and Chaim Charytan


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Coach Yoni and Jill Ellman For all that you do on behalf of AMIT. Special thank you to Coach Yoni for all the time and effort he has invested in Chaim and all of the members of TABC Storm champion wrestling team. We appreciate all that you give of yourself - your time, your advice, your guidance. You push the boys to the limits and make them want to be the best they can. And, of course, behind every great coach, is a greater woman. Thank you, Jill, for selflessly letting Coach Yoni spend so much time with our boys. Go Storm!

Pnina and Shimmy Kanarek Chaim Kanarek


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov and best wishes to all of our honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman Thank you for your commitment and leadership. It has been a pleasure serving on the board with you, traveling on missions to Israel with you and attending strategic planning meetings at your homes.

Sharon and Sol Merkin


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to tonight’s honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman on this well deserved honor.

Zelda and Solomon Berger


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper on this well deserved honor.

Booky and Jerry Wildes


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman We join in honoring the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l Joyce and Stanley Raskas


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Congratulations to tonight’s honorees

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman for your dedication and commitment to the children of AMIT.

Harriet and Joel Kaplan


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal tov to

Ina and David Tropper upon being chosen as guests of honor at the AMIT Dinner. We are so proud of your accomplishments for AMIT Children and for K'lal Yisrael. Continue to go from strength to strength-mechayil le chayil.

Shevi and Milton Cohen


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

May the memory of

Esther Semmelman ‫ע"ה‬ serve as a blessing to her family and ‫כלל ישראל‬ ‫ מזל טוב‬to the honorees! As exemplary ‫ בעלי מידות‬and ‫בעלי חסד‬, they each serve as wonderful role models. The Jewish community in general and the children of AMIT in particular have benefited from their generosity and leadership. May they each continue to advance from ‫ חיל אל חיל‬in all their business, personal, and communal activities. !‫כל הכבוד‬

Hattie and Arthur Dubroff


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Thank you, honorees, for your passion for AMIT

Ina for your sound advice and menchlichtkite.

Chana for your marketing knowhow and good eye.

Jill

for what you've done and will do for AMIT in the future. We are lucky to have all of you!

David, Daniel and Yoni

Thank you for your commitment to the children of AMIT.

Audrey and Chaim Trachtman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Jill and Yoni on your honor and to

Marilyn Moed Debbie Moed Anne Golombeck Thank you for all of you hard work on behalf of AMIT.

Sandra and Howard Blank and Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to all!

Michael and Debbie Blumenthal


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov and best wishes to

Ina and David Tropper upon this special occasion. May Hashem grant you many more years of good health and nachas from your family and the strength to continue all your important work for AMIT.

Elaine and Bobby Jacobs


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

It is our pleasure to honor our dear friends

Ina and Duedy Tropper for their decades of dedication and devotion to the children of AMIT and to K'lal Yisrael.

Kol HaKavod to

Chana and Dan Shields for their ongoing leadership and support of AMIT. Mazal Tov

Jill and Yoni Ellman for your passion and involvement on behalf of AMIT. We honor the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l who was so committed to the children of AMIT.

Jan and Sheldon Schechter


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

‫אשת חיל מי ימצא‬ A woman of courage like Esther Beth a"h, who can find? Courage to persevere in the face of adversity. Courage to focus on the need of the community, not oneself. Courage to keep the family close. Courage to be there for her children, to make their lives the focus of her world. Courage to put aside her own difficulties and live every simcha to the fullest. Courage to be an aishes chayil to her husband. May her memory serve as a shining example of courage for all of us.

Aunt Norma and Uncle Manny Sharon and Jay Rona and David Cheryl and Yoni Chanie and Barry


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Chana and Daniel Shields We are so proud of Chana and Danny and feel priviledged to be part of their family. They have been a tower of strength and a constant source of warm support to their family and friends. Their selfless dedication to their local community and the larger Jewish Kehilla both here and in Israel is exemplified by their devotion to AMIT. May ‫ ה׳‬continue to bless them with much joy and ‫ נחת‬from their beautiful children Sarina, Ayelet, and Netanel. With love and admiration,

Aunt Norma and Uncle Manny Sharon and Jay Rona and David Cheryl and Yoni Chanie and Barry


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov and best wishes

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman for their devotion and support to AMIT's children.

Myra Mitzner


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Congratulations to our dear friends

Stacey and David Kanbar on chairing this year's dinner. We are so proud of your leadership and hard work for this worthwhile organization. The children of AMIT are lucky to have you!

Ilana and Mitchell Kahn


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to our dear friends

Ina and Duedy Tropper

Edith and Steven Bayme


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Jill and Yoni Ellman whose commitment to AMIT and the under-served children of Israel is an inspiration to all of us. May you continue to go mi’chayil l’chayil and have many years of continued success in all of your endeavors.

Susan and Robert Chasan Rachel and Israel Goldman Francine and Ira Greenberg Allison and Seth Lyons Lisa Goldman and Joshua Reiss


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

All the Honorees Thank you for your commitment to Jewish education and programs.

Emily and Paul Dauber


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Danny and best wishes to AMIT for continued success.

Robyn and Shukie Grossman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Kol HaKavod

Ina and David Tropper for all you do and have done.

Nechi Shudofsky


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Ina and David good friends doing good deeds.

Suzy and Mickey Hochstein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Debbie and David Isaac

Blimi and Benjy Berger


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper AMIT is fortunate to have Ina as chair of the Board of Directors. She is bright, personable, and articulate. Mazal Tov to

Chana and Daniel Shields Chana is a most capable AMIT leader. She brings honor to the memory of her sister Esther Semmelman z"l, who was so dedicated to AMIT. Esther always had a bright smile and a good word for everyone. Mazal Tov to

Jill and Yoni Ellman It speaks well for the future of AMIT having such young, energetic leaders.

Esther and Donald Press


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Alex on a job well done. And to Talia and all those whose efforts benefit the children of AMIT.

Deena and Jonathan Thurm


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Jill and Yoni They could not have chosen more deserving people to honor than you two. All the time and commitment you spend on planning events and spreading the word about AMIT is amazing. AMIT could not have gotten luckier than to have two people by their side with such great positive energy. The room is always more lively and happy with the two of you around!

Caryn and Avi Thank you for pushing Jill and Yoni to get involved with AMIT; they have been a great asset to the team. Of course, AMIT is lucky to have a couple like the two of you as well. We admire your commitment and devotion to this organization. We were lucky enough to watch you walk through Beit Hayeled and see the passion that you have to help the children in need in Israel. We are so lucky to have a brother and sister like you who take action when feeling compassion for others. Love,

Becky, Joel, Lisa, Ben, David, and Emma


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R On behalf of the AFLI and Young Leadership boards of AMIT we would like to express deep gratitude to

Amy Oppenheim Always ready to listen to our ideas, you miraculously transform them into successful events. It is because of your enthusiasm and support that AMIT continues to grow and inspire the next generation of future leaders. Thank you to the AMIT staff for everything you do on a daily basis.

Gabby and David Fridman Caryn and Avi Golombeck Sara Zausmer Michelle and Justin Goldberg Elana and Mati Grauer Marisa and Andrew Gadlin Beth and Nat Lipschitz Young Leadership Rafi Haramati Lizzy Markovitch Michi Berman Alex Thurm Ayelet Schabes Rebecca Greenspan AFLI


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Danny Shields

The Ashendorf Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to our dear friends

Ina and David Tropper In deep appreciation for their continued support and dedication on behalf of AMIT.

Rowena and Stanley Adelsberg Arlene and Isaac Chavel Trina and Paul Cleeman Sheila and Bob Feinerman Edith and Steve Glaser Esther and Yitzchak Sabban Judy and Charles Sheer Marion and Ben Zweiter


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman on this well deserved honor. In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l A beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister. A pillar in the community and a dedicated member of AMIT and the AMIT family.

Florence Wolf


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Jill and Yoni on this well deserved honor, and for your dedication to AMIT.

Mahla and Hilton


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

We are pleased to support AMIT's noble mission "to build Israel, one child at a time" in honor of a very special couple

Stacey and David Kanbar Yascher Kochacham

Alice and Jacob Klein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

All the Honorees on this well deserved honor.

Jill and Yoni We wish you everlasting success in all of your endeavors.

Amy and Joel Wolfson Laurie Bilger and Eli Epstein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Kol HaKovod to AMIT for honoring

Ina and David Tropper We applaud this wonderful well deserved tribute. Congratulations to

Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman ... and as always kudos to our professional staff.

Audrey and Rabbi Haskel Lookstein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to this year's inspiring honorees. Thank you for all of your work on behalf of AMIT and its children. A special Yashar Koach to

Jill and Yoni Ellman whose hard work and boundless energy have helped introduce AMIT to a new generation, ensuring that support for this amazing organization will continue for years to come. Thank you for all that you do!

Marisa and Andrew Gadlin


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

"‫ והוי מקבל את כל האדם בסבר פנ��ם יפות‬,‫"אמר מעט ועשה הרבה‬ ‫ט״ו‬:‫אבות א‬ "speak judiciously, perform prodigiously, and greet everyone with cheerfulness" With these words we honor the successful endeavors of

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman and the memory of Esther Semmelman z"l on behalf of the children of AMIT.

Vivian and Bernard Falk


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov

Ina and Duedy Congratulations on this well deserved honor in recognition of your generous deeds on behalf of the Jewish community, particularly children. We are forever grateful to you for opening your home and your hearts to our family.

Ariel and Josh Weiner Jan and Andy Groveman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

All the Honorees Special kudos to

Ina and Jill

Rena and Bruce Spinowitz


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In Recognition of

Ina and Duedy Entrepreneurial successes, compassionate souls, perpetuators of Jewish values, staunch supporters of AMIT, JOFA and many other humanitarian, charitable causes and longtime friends. This honor is long overdue.

In memory of our mother

Rose Eskolsky Goldberg o"bm an early pioneer in the Mizrachi Women's Organization of America movement and a tireless worker for its children and president for many years of its Lillian Eskolsky Tabak Chapter of the Lower East Side.

Arlene and Yacov Goldberg


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazel Tov to

All the Honorees We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to AMIT and the AMIT children.

Elana and Shami Minkove


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Chana and Danny Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor! Your dedication to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael is a source of inspiration to us and to all who know you. We only wish we could still call you our neighbors! Much Love. In honor of

Ina and David Tropper Thank you for all that you do on behalf of AMIT and K'lal Yisrael. You are truly role models for us both on a family and communal level. Mazal Tov! In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l May all that she worked for and all that she represented be a nechama for her wonderful family.

Yoni and Zevi et al


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of our faithful friends

Ina and David Tropper

The Billets


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper on this well deserved honor.

Valerie Altmann and Dan Perla


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Jill and Yoni Congratulations for being recognized for your contributions. We know you will go on to do so much more!

Amy and Myron Eagle

Chana and Daniel Shields Mazal Tov!

Diane and Howard Cole


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Esther Holzer Semmelman z"l May your memory continue to inspire us.

Amy and Ephraim Bassan

Ina and Dave Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor. You are exemplary role models for the many acts of chesed and Hakarat Hatov that you do for the Riverdale community and K'lal Yisrael. Tizku L'Mitzvot With love and admiration,

Gaby and Kenny Friedman, Florence and Gabe Gurell Lenore and Bernie Malina, Rifka and Sam Schacher


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l Susan and Mike Edwards and Family Mazal Tov to

all of tonight's honorees on this well deserved honor.

Harriette and Eli Garber


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper on this well deserved honor.

Ina and Otto Pretsfelder Congratulations to

all the honorees! They play a crucial role in AMIT's success. May we all work together for the benefit of Israel and her children.

Emma Leaf


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Jill and Yoni Mazal Tov on this honor! Your leadership and commitment are always an inspiration (regardless of the borough in which you reside).

Rena Englander

Congratulations to

Ina and Duedy The NewGens, Elana and Shami and The Pres Debbie Great people with amazing families.

Lynette and Jonathan Tulkoff


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l and

In honor of our wonderful neighbors/good friends

Chana and Daniel Shields We are so proud to see you get this well deserved award! Love,

Meital and Howard Teitelman Kol HaKavod to our good friends Young Leadership Dinner Co-chairs

Elana and Mati Grauer and

Mazal Tov to

all of tonight's deserving honorees Vivian and Jacob Muller


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Alex Thurm

Best regards,

Dasi and Jeremy N. Schwalbe In honor of

The Ellmans

whose dedication to the students of AMIT knows no bounds.

In memory of

Esther Semmelman ‫ע"ה‬ whose ‫ נשמה טהורה‬touched so many,

and in honor of

The Shields who share Esther's values.

Sheryl and Rabbi Yosef Adler


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In honor of

Ina and David Tropper and of course

Coach Yoni for all he does!

Elizabeth and Gidon Rothstein Mazal Tov to

Chana and Danny Shields on a well deserved honor. Wishing you our love and respect.

And honoring the memory of your sister

Esther Semmelman a"h May her legacy be remembered by all who loved her.

Estie and Joel Bryk


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

We extend our sincere congratulations and best wishes to our dear friends

Ina and David Tropper on this most deserved honor. We salute your dedication to this noble cause. Mazal Tov

Mina and Howard Millendorf Seryl Ritter and Buddy Skydell Mazal Tov

Stacey and David for your constant leadership and dedication to AMIT.

Julie and Reuben Kopel and Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Congratulations to

All the Honorees

Roni and Yehuda Blinder ‫מזל טוב‬ to

Ina and David whose long term association with so many Jewish causes has benefited us all greatly.

Judi and Alan Eisenman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

To the best

Ina and David Devoted to great causes and devoted good friends.

Barbara and Simon In honor of

Chana and Danny an amazing, inspiring, fun, sweet couple.

With love from your friends

Becky and Daniel Wolf


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

To

Ina and Duedy for a well deserved honor!

Carol and Mel Newman Mazal Tov to our friends

Ina and David Tropper on their well deserved honor. May you continue to do wonderful work for AMIT and for K'lal Yisrael ‫עמו״ש‬.

Helena and Marvin Goldstein and Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Marcia and Phil Holzer can be truly proud of their children.

Esther z"l was truly a woman of valor, sorely missed by all. Congratulations to

Chana and Danny for all your wonderful chesed.

Jacques

Mazal Tov for being chosen as dinner co-chair for this memorable evening.

Malca and Louis Drazin, Montreal, Canada In honor of our friends

Jill and Yoni May Hashem grant you and all the honorees many blessings toward all of your future endeavors.

Mazal Tov

Carol and Aaron Greenwald


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Dear

Jill and Yoni Mazal Tov! We are so proud of your hard work. You are so deserving of tonight's honor. Love

The Samots In memory of our friend

Esther Semmelman z"l

Tzippi and Ira Press


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov

Chana and Daniel Shields Your chesed is an inspiration for this generation, and the future. "I.Y.H." From your dear friend

Blanche Janowsky Mazal Tov to our new neighbors

Jill and Yoni on this well deserved honor.

Suzanne and Stuart Beretz Ellen and Michael Muss


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Ina and David Tropper Best wishes.

Jayne and Harvey Beker The Beker Foundation Congratulations to our niece and nephew

Jill and Yoni Ellman for all of your hard work and dedication to the children of AMIT.

Goldie and Neil Ellman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to our dear friends

Jill and Yoni Ellman Your passion and dedication to AMIT, to your community, and to your friends and family continue to inspire us. Sincerely

Andrew, Shani and Brian, Dina, Ephie, Grant, Isaac, Judith, Matan, Melanie, Mira, and Naama Mazal Tov

Jill and Yoni

Esther Hollander


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov to our dear friends and neighbors

Chana and Dan Shields We are in awe of the amount of chesed that you do: for the greater Jewish community, the Teaneck community and our Downing Street community.

Esti and Benyamin Kaminetzky and Family In tribute to our dear friend

Esther Semmelman z"l Her positive spirit and emunah is something we strive to emulate. Mazal Tov to our friends and wonderful neighbors

Chana and Danny Shields on this well deserved honor.

Genene and Marc Kaye and Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Mazal Tov

Ina and David

Ahuva and Azi In honor of

Ina and David Tropper for their contributions to the Jewish community. May you continue your acts of kindness for many years to come.

Monica and Sandy Shapiro


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory or our dear friend

Esther Semmelman z"l

Gila and Steve Stone Tehila, Tsipora, and Ayala In memory of our dear cousin

Esther Semmelman z"l

whose strength of character and devotion to family earned her the affection and admiration of all who knew her.

And in tribute to our dear cousins

Chana and Dan Shields for their ongoing efforts to perpetuate their family's wonderful legacy of devotion to the Land of Israel and its people.

Dr. Martin B. Lebinger and Family Rabbi Moshe and Chessey Jablon and Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

To

Ina and David Tropper ‫מזל טוב‬

Gisele and Hector Goldman Mazal Tov to

Chana and Daniel Shields upon being honored at the 2013 AMIT Annual Dinner. AMIT is lucky to have outstanding people such as Chana and Daniel, who devote their time and energy to help AMIT's mission. It warms our hearts for AMIT to honor the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l Esther was one of the most loving and caring persons we have ever had the privilege to know. May the honor of her memory provide comfort to her children, David and Alyssa, to her husband Jacques, to her parents, Marcia and Phil Holzer, and to her siblings, Tovah and Daniel Reich, Shulamit and Avram Holzer, and Chana and Daniel Shields.

Toby and David Reich


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In honor of

Ina and David Tropper Chana and Danny Shields Jill and Yoni Ellman We are honored to know all of you personally, and to have known Esther Semmelman a"h as well. Your hard work, generosity, and enthusiasm on behalf of the children of AMIT is inspiring!

Ayala and Yosef Helft To our dear friends

Jill and Yoni Ellman Yashar Koach on this most worthy honor. You do so much for AMIT and for the greater Jewish community. You are true role models for K'lal Yisrael. Kudos to all of the other honorees.

Michelle and Justin Goldberg


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In memory of our dear cousin

Esther z"l

We miss you and your beautiful smile. Mazal Tov

Chana and Danny on your well deserved honor. We admire your commitment to the children of AMIT and many other Jewish causes.

Ora, Aaron, Hindi, Nicki, and Talya Chani, David, Yair, Yigal, Lavi, Eliana, and Natalie Mazal Tov to

Ina

for a well deserved honor for all your dedication to and hard work for AMIT. To

Duedy for your support and encouragement. Sorry I cannot join you at the dinner.

Sorie Goldstein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In memory of our friend

Esther Semmelman z"l

Ilana and Moshe Wertenteil

Ina and David Mazal Tov on your well deserved honor. May you continue all of your good work.

Susan and David Goldsmith


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

We congratulate

Philip and Marcia Holzer for successfully raising a family of loyal and dedicated Jewish adults, who help the less fortunate to discover their heritage and to reconnect with our wonderful tradition.

Barbara and Josef Fischer In honor of

Chana and Daniel Shields

Faigy and Chesky Ort


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R ‫ ומורא רבך כמורא‬,‫ יהי כבוד תלמידך חביב עליך כשלך וכבוד חברך כמורא רבך‬,‫רבי אלעזר בן שמוע אומר‬ ‫שמים‬

Ina and Duedy Tropper's respect of each person is so evident in all their endeavors and they personify the AMIT ideal of educating and nurturing every Jewish child with the same love and respect we would give to our own children ... It is our honor to join in this tribute to them by this wonderful organization to which our dear mother lIse Falk a"h also devoted so much loving energy.

Rivka and Elliot Falk Top 5 reasons we love our

Aunt Jill and Uncle Yoni 5. Because you watch lots of Disney movies with us 4. Because you make sandcastles and fly kites with us at the beach 3. Because we get to go to Wittenberg 2. Because we get to go to Atlanta and play with Cody And the number 1 reason we love you guys is ... because you get us the best presents like razor scooters and WDS clothing. Mazal Tov! We love you and are so proud of you. Can't wait for you to come babysit some more.

Niece Lilly and Nephew Noah


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Mazal Tov to

Chana and Danny Shields

On this most deserving honor. All the hard work you both do for such a wonderful institution, is truly impressive! May you both continue in your special ways for the benefit of the community.

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z�l A quintessential aishes chayil, phenomenal mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. We were blessed to have known such a special individual who truly made a significant difference in the lives of others. Her absence is felt by all.

Pearl and Aaron Drazin, Tamara and Joe Berkowitz, Adrianne and Shlomo Drazin

We applaud

Stacey and David Kanbar for their commitment and dedication to AMIT. Congratulations to you both on your focused efforts! Love,

Wendy and Howie Katz Rory and Bruce Teitelbaum


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Ina and David Tropper

Hadasa and Ben Gelbtuch In honor of our good friends

Chana and Dan Shields We admire the wonderful work that you do for AMIT. You are true role models for your children, our community and K'lal Yisrael.

Dasi and Daniel Jacob


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l whose commitment to her family, the Jewish community and to important organiziations such as AMIT, continue to inspire everyone who knew her.

Rachelle and Saul Stepner

Chana It has been a pleasure watching you grow.

In memory of

Esther z"l Sandra and Max Thurm


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R To our beautiful children

Elana and Mati Yasher Koach for your unconditional dedication to AMIT. We are so proud of both of you. We love you,

Sharona and Michael Loeffler ‫מזל טוב‬

Chana and Danny Shields on an honor well deserved. From your friends and neighbors,

Esther and Warren Levie Julie and David Papier Aviva and Elie Rosenfeld Alyson and Moshe Butler Brenda and Ari Zak Yael and Elnatan Rudolph


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In loving memory of our dear friend

Esther Semmelman z"l We miss your warm smile and close friendship each and every day. May you guide Jacques, David and Alyssa in all of their endeavors from the Shamayim. May the merit of all your family's works of chesed give your Neshoma an aliyah. In Honor of

Chana and Daniel Shields Thank you for all of the hard work you do for AMIT. We know Esther would be so proud that you have continued your family tradition of helping AMIT. We also appreciate your friendship throughout the years and hope it will continue for many years to come.

Sharon and Avi Knoll

In honor of

Ina and Duedy whose quiet generosity impacts many. May you go from strength to strength.

Hadassah and Harvey Bennett


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of our dear children

Chana and Danny Shields Mazal Tov on this special honor. We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished for AMIT. It is so meaningful to us that you have continued the family tradition of caring for the children of Israel. Love,

Mom and Dad (Marcia and Philip Holzer) In loving memory of our very precious daughter

Esther Holzer Semmelman a"h you are always in our hearts.

Love,

Mom and Dad (Marcia and Philip Holzer)


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Ina and David Tropper Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor

Miriam and Michael Gervis Mazal Tov

Chana and Dan on this we deserved honor! The dedication of The Decorative Arts Project is a most fitting tribute to the beautiful life of Esther Semmelman z"l.

Leah and AJ Schreiber


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Mazal Tov to our dear neighbors

Ina and Duedy and all the honorees. Your dedication to ensuring the success of AMIT's children is an inspiration to us all.

Adrienne Goldfeder and Michael Turok

Kol HaKavod to

Ina and David Tropper Gladys and Matthew Maryles The David and Bernice Maryles Memorial Fund

In honor of

Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper

Ina and David Tropper

Whose unflagging devotion to a strong and compassionate Israel is an inspiration to all who know them.

on this wonderful honor.

Malka and Samuel Susswein

Shira and David Sander


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In honor of

Jill and Yoni Ellman for their outstanding efforts on behalf of AMIT.

Drisha congratulates our devoted board member

Ina and David Tropper for years of devoted service to the Jewish people.

David S. Silber, Founder Dean Surie Rudoff Sugarman, President

Natalie and Danny Hillel To

Ina and David

Mazal Tov to

AMIT and

Your devotion to the welfare and the future of the Jewish people is exemplary and inspiring. Mazal Tov on this truly well deserved honor.

this year's honorees

Surie and Bob Sugarman

Tamar and Arik Lifshitz


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In honor of

In memory of

Ina and David Tropper

Esther Holzer Semmelman z"l

In memory of

In honor of

Esther Semmelman z"l

Chana and Daniel Shields

Emily and Leon Metzger

Phyllis Reich

Best wishes to a

Mazal Tov to our dear friends

Special Organization

Chana and Danny Shields

and to old friends

on your well deserved honor.

Ina and David Tropper

You inspire us all to continue to do more for the Jewish community.

Renee and Elliot Schreiber

Carley and Brett Peven


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

In honor of

Ina and Duedy Tropper Basya and Larry Zucker

Ina and Duedy Tropper Mazal Tov and best wishes to the most deserving couple.

Phyllis and C. David Goldberg We fondly remember

Chana and Danny Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor! Your dedication to the children of AMIT is inspirational.

Sandy, Ilan, Josh, Maya, and Liora Katz

Esther Semmelman a"h May her memory continue to remain strong within all of us.

Barbara and Simcha Hochman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R We honor the memory of our beloved niece

Esther Holzer Semmelman z"l who tragically passed away from us recently. We also honor our niece and nephew

Chani and Daniel Shields for their ongoing support and devotion to AMIT.

Harriet and David Bryk In Honor of

Ina and David Tropper A well deserved honor.

Tonight we recognize the impact all our honorees have had and continue to have, on the lives of so many. We appreciate all that they do on behalf of our children in Israel.

Linda and Norman Garfield P.S. we still miss Chana and Dan in Philly!

Mazal Tov to

Jill and Yoni Ellman and

all of the honorees on this well deserved recognition.

Nina and Brian Hirshman

The Bodner Family


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In loving memory of

Mazal Tov to

Esther Semmelman z"l

Jill and Yoni Keep up the good works.

Love

Congregation Bnai Yeshurun Teaneck, New Jersey Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

Dianne, Simeon, Yoni, and Josh Fensterheim

Mazal Tov to

In honor of

Ina and David Tropper

Brenda and Albert Kalter

on this well deserved honor.

George Avner Avner Insurance Inc.

Ellen and Mitchell Siegel


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l In honor of the

Tropper, Shields, and Ellman Families And in honor of the

Dinner Co-Chairs With best wishes

Yocheved and Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter

Mazal Tov to

Jill and Yoni Ellman Ina and David Tropper Chana and Daniel Shields on this well deserved honor.

Claudia and Marcos Douer

Congratulations and best wishes on this well deserved honor to our friends

Mazal Tov

Ina and David Tropper

Ina and David Tropper

May you continue your good deeds in the years ahead with health and happiness. ‫ילכו מחיל אל חיל‬

A most deserving honor. ‫תזכו למצוות‬

Esther and Joseph Lewittes

Beppie Barth


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Yashar Koach to

Jill and Yoni Ellman on your dedication to the children of AMIT and to our children at Westchester Day School, past and present. Your friends and fans

Laura and Eric Green Jodi and Steve Halper Karen and Daniel Kosowsky Penina and Tommy Weinberger Linda and Jay Zucker In honor of our good friends

Chana and Danny Shields for their dedicated work on behalf of AMIT. They are an inspiration to their friends and family in any community. We do miss you here in Philly though!

In honor of the memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l and in tribute to her dedication to the Jewish community. May her memory continue to serve as an inspiration to all who had the good fortune of knowing her.

Adina and Josh Geller

Ina and Duedy We treasure your friendship and have so much fun when we get together with you. Mazal Tov on this very well deserved honor. We are inspired by your work for AMIT. Chazak v'ematz!

Warmly

Rachel and Ian Scheinmann

Tobie and Bob Goodman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l

Rivi and Avi Katz In Memory of

Mazal Tov to

Chana and Daniel Shields May you progress from strength to strength.

Faigie and Leo Davids Leora and Elli Davids Haviva and Ze'ev Diena Rifka and Noah Sonenberg Naomi and Jeremy Brumer and Families In honor of our dear friends

Esther Semmelman ‫ז"ל‬ whose love of family, Torah and Israel and whose heroism and courage are life lessons for all of us. ‫ברוך זכרה יהי‬

Fredda and Rabbi George Finkelstein

Ina and David Tropper

Esther and Ted


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Mazal Tov to

Mazal Tov and best wishes to

Chana and Daniel Shields

Ina and David Tropper

on this well deserved honor. Fondly,

Ariella and Aylon Glaser

Annette and Reuben Blum

Mazal Tov to

Mazel Tov to

Ina and David Ina and Duedy Tropper a warm and welcoming couple, well deserving of this honor.

and

Chana and Danny on this wonderful and well deserved honor. Love

Miriam and Yale Drazin

Steve and Vivi Furer


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Mazal Tov to

This Year's Outstanding Honorees

In honor of

Chana and Danny Shields And in memory of

Esther Semmelman z"l a woman whose sweet nature and kindness are sorely missed.

Baila and Stan Weiss

‫וכל מי שעוסקים בצרכי צבור באמונה‬ ‫הקב״ה ישלם שכרם‬

Sara Rivka and Walter Rosenbaum and Family

Banji, Ari, Jack, Jonah, and Matthew Ganchrow

Ina and David Tropper Friends forever

Rivkah and Yosef Blau Shulamith and David Ebner Abbie and Aaron Rabin Elli and Harris Goldstein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In honor of the

Semmelman Family In memory of

We recognize the very special honorees and remember a warm and caring individual

Esther Semmelman z"l

Esther Semmelman z"l Justine and Dan Carr and Family

Sara and Seth Wilson

Jill and Yoni Mazal Tov on your much deserved recognition. May you and all the honorees go from strength to strength.

Jonny Shore Jonathan Shore Partner/Manager 1383 Queen Anne Road Teaneck, NJ 07666 W (201) 530-7400 www.GothamBurgerCo.com Shnore@msn.com

Ina and David Tropper Mazal Tov!

Barbara Gochberg and Steven Pretsfelder


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper and

Mazal Tov to the

Troppers

All the Honorees on this well deserved tribute!

Nancy and Milton Honig

Sharon and Mendy Bauman

Congratulations to

Ina and David Tropper

Jill and Yoni We are very proud of the honor you are receiving tonight.

From their friends at BKSK Architects.

Stephen Byrns, Francisco Ramirez and Karen Chubak

Mazal Tov!

Laurie and David Kalman


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Congratulations to

Ina and David Tropper on this well deserved honor.

Heidi and Jack Varon

Helen and Martin Tropper Mazal Tov to

Mazal Tov to

All the Honorees

Morah Jill and Yoni on being honored at this year's AMIT Annual Dinner.

The AMIT Staff Dana and Maurice Bonime and Maya


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R Mazal Tov

Chana and Danny Malkie and Josh Bernheim Mazal Tov

Ina and Duedy Gaya and Lewis Bernstein Hannah-Jean and Bruce Brafman Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Naomi Cohen Mazal Tov to

Ina and David Tropper Deborah and Jonathan David and Family In memory of

Esther Semmelman z�l Barbara and Judah Elstein


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R In memory of

Esther Semmelman z�l Elissa Reich and Eli Eizak Mazal Tov to the

Troppers on this most deserved honor!

Sharon and Yuddi Gopin Helen and Avrum Hyman In honor of

Ina and David Tropper Sura and Aryeh Jesselsohn In honor of

Chana and Dan Missing you in Merion.

Monica and Menashe Kohn


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Spectacular! Congrats!!

Jill and Yoni Arlene and Ira Lewis Yocheved and Nathan Lindenbaum Mazal Tov

Ina and David and the rest of the honorees.

Ilana and Ari Milstein Moshe and Esther Muschel Elizabeth and Hillel Ribnert and Family

In memory of

Esther Semmelman z�l Dahlia and Michael Rosen


A M I T 2 0 1 3 A N N UA L D I N N E R

Rebecca and Jacob Rosenbaum Mazal Tov

Chana and Danny Shields on this well deserved honor. Keep up the great work.

Maren and Robbie Scharf Mazal Tov

The Honorees and Dinner Chairs Helen and Howard Zimmerman, Karen and Jason Hammerman, James and William Mazal Tov to

Ina and Duedy Judy and Manny Landau Mazal Tov to

Jill and Yoni Ellman Ruth Tessler and Stu Zisholtz


IN HONOR OF ALL WHO SERVED‌

BESSIE GOTSFELD F o u nder , 1 9 2 5

AMIT Past Presidents

Adela Goldstein 1925-1934 Jrena Shapiro 1934-1942 Belle Goldstein 1942-1946 Dvorah Masovetsky 1947-1949 Mollie Golub 1949-1951 Ella Lewis 1951-1954 S. Deborah Ebin 1954-1956 Mollie Golub 1956-1957 Dina Dyckman 1957-1962 Nathalie Resnikoff 1962-1966 Agatha Leifer 1966-1969 Ruth Jacobson 1969-1973 Evelyn Schreiber 1973-1975 Sarah Shane 1975-1979 Roselle Silberstein 1979-1983 Frieda C. Kufeld 1983-1987 Daisy Berman 1987-1991 Norma Holzer 1991-1995 Evelyn Blachor 1995-1999 Sondra Sokal 1999-2003 Jan Schechter 2003-2007 Francine Stein 2007-2011


IE C I F F 3 O 1 0 2 T AMI Sarah Aghion

New England Regional Vice President

Lee Benjamin

Honorary Vice President

Daisy Berman

Honorary President

Joan Betesh

Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President

Evelyn Blachor

Honorary President

Laurie S. Bryk

Member, Board of Directors

Elissa P. Chesir

Honorary Vice President

Hattie Dubroff

New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Regional Vice President

Suzanne Doft

Vice President, Strategic Planning

Selma Dyckman

Member, Board of Directors

Vivian Falk

Member, Board of Directors

Randi Gelman

RS

Brenda Kalter

Rita Schwalb

Danna Kalter

Harriet Seif

Member, Board of Directors Member, Board of Directors

Ellen Koplow

Member, Board of Directors*

Ruth Krasner

Member, Board of Directors

Esther Landsman

Honorary Vice President

Francine Lashinsky

Honorary Chair of the Board

Audrey Lookstein

Member, Board of Directors

Zipporah Marans

New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Regional Vice President

Meira Max

Honorary Vice President

Sharon Merkin

Member. Board of Directors

Myra Mitzner

Honorary Vice President

Debbie Moed

Associate Treasurer

Vice President, Financial Resource Development

Southeast Regional Vice President

Member, Board of Directors

Sara Gottlieb

Eudice Greenfield

Midwest Regional Vice President

Mildred Hellerstein Honorary Treasurer

Norma Holzer

Honorary President

Debbie Isaac President

Elaine Jacobs

Member, Board of Directors

Michele Jacobs

Member, Board of Directors

Connie Kadish

Member, Board of Directors

Marilyn Moed

Barbara Nordlicht

Member, Board of Directors

Esther Press

Member, Board of Directors

Barbara Rascoff

Chair, Board of Governors

Micheline Ratzersdorfer Honorary Vice President

Rahel Rogers

Past Vice Chair, Israel Amutah

Sandra Roklen

West Coast Regional Vice President

Jan Schechter

Honorary President

Honorary Vice President Member, Board of Directors

Sarah Shane

Honorary President

Deanne Shapiro

Member, Board of Directors

Chana Shields

Vice President, Marketing

Deena Shiff

Chair, New Generation Board

Yaffi Shmidman

Vice Chair, Israel Amutah

Nechi Shudofsky

Honorary Vice President

Sondra Sokal

Honorary President

Dr. Francine Stein Honorary President

Trudy Stern

Vice President, Leadership Development

Robyn Price Stonehill

Member, Board of Directors

Joyce Straus

Vice President, Israel Programming

Zahava Straus

Member, Board of Directors

Audrey Trachtman Treasurer

Ina Tropper

Chair, Board of Directors

Vicki Turek

Secretary, Board of Directors

Marion Weiss

Honorary Vice President

Bibsi Zuckerbrot

Member, Board of Directors


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R E N N I D

Jennifer and Daniel Agus Rachel and Martin Balsam Beppie Barth Julia and David Baruch Edith and Steven Bayme Amanda and Isaac Benishai Lee and Louis Benjamin Helene and Harvey Benovitz Zelda and Solomon Berger Daisy Berman Michelle Berman Hadassah and Marvin Bienenfeld Evelyn and Isaac Blachor Laurie and Eli Bryk Margaret and Chaim Charytan Ariella and Moshe Chasky Aimee and Daniel Ciment Sherry and Neil Cohen Shevi and Milton Cohen Marion Crespi Peggy and Philip Danishefsky Emily and Paul Dauber Suzanne and Jacob Doft Hattie and Arthur Dubroff Selma and Jacob Dyckman Jewel and Theodore Edelman Linda and Barry Eichler Elana and George Ellman Vivian and Bernard Falk Shirley and Aaron Feder Abby and Rabbi Reuven Fink Gabby and David Fridman Lily and Al Friedman Margery Friedman Susan and Aaron Fruchter Marisa and Andrew Gadlin Adina and Lawrence Garbuz Michele and Daniel Gewanter Abigail and Ari Glass Miriam and Felix Glaubach Michelle and Justin Goldberg Paulette and Max Goldberg Judith and Matthew Goldsmith

TE T I M COM

Sorie Goldstein Anne and Sheldon Golombeck Cara and Rob Greenberg Rebecca Greenspan Sharon and Melvin Gross Amy and James Haber Rafi Haramati Ayala and Joseph Helft Laura and Jonathan Heller Mildred and Judge Alvin Hellerstein Norma and Rabbi Emanuel Holzer Shulamit and Avram Holzer Dasi and Daniel Jacob Elaine and Robert Jacobs Michelle and Ben Jacobs Shira and Joel Jacobs Yonina and Zev Jacobson Barbara and Manfred Joseph Connie and Alan Kadish Chavie Kahn and Heshy Kofman Ilana and Mitchell Kahn Norman Kahan Brenda and Albert Kalter Danna and Gilad Kalter Rise and Harvey Kaufmann Amy and Todd Kesselman Rochelle Kevelson Stern Tobi and Joel Klein Lani and Jason Kollander Meyer Koplow Laurie and Robert Koppel Ora and Aaron Kornbluth Sylvia and Leon Korngold Jessica and Laizer Kornwasser Shani and David Kramer Ruth and Daniel Krasner Esther and Stanley Landsman Rachel and Shawn Langer Samantha and David Lawrence Batya and Ezra Levin Dassi and Meir Lewis Dorothy and Robert Lewis Beth and Nat Lipschitz

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Audrey and Rabbi Haskel Lookstein Esther Lopata Allie and Alex Luxenberg Aliza and Steven Major Zipporah and Rabbi Arnold Marans Etella and Haim Marcovici Livia and Elias Marcovici Elizabeth Markovitch Gabrielle Markovitch Meira and Solomon Max Naomi and Israel Max Benay and Ira Meisels Sharon and Solomon Merkin Leon Meyers Wendy and Adam Modlin Marilyn and Leon Moed Daniella and Jonathan Muller Jessica and Jason Muss Nataly and Steven Neuwirth Barbara and Jules Nordlicht Dahlia and Mark Nordlicht Elissa and Daniel Ordan Deena and Gilad Ottensoser Judith and Daniel Ottensoser Carley and Brett Peven Regina Peterseil Bea Peyser Suzy and Paul Peyser Esther and Donald Press Tzippi and Ira Press Judith and Jerry Pressner Barbara and Joel Rascoff Joyce and Stanley Raskas Micheline and Marc Ratzersdorfer Tovah and Daniel Reich Danielle Reisman Andrea Penkower Rosen and David Rosen Miriam and Howard Rosenblum Monica Rosenthal Brenda and David Ruditzky Shari and Jacob M. Safra Ayelet Schabes Tammy and Kenneth Schaum Jan and Sheldon Schechter Rachel and Ian Scheinmann Charlotte Schneierson

Daniela and Laurence Schreiber Judith and Joel Schreiber Erica and Robert Schwartz Harriet and Heshe Seif Simone and Mark Semer Deanne and Leonard Shapiro Deena and Adam Shiff Nechi Shudofsky Mollie Siegel Adrian and Leonard Silverman Ronnie and William Slochowsky Sandy and David Small Jennifer and Mark Smith Sondra and Myron Sokal Melanie and Matthew Sosland Lauren and David Stark Dalia and Edward Stelzer Trudy and Stanley Stern Robyn Price Stonehill and David Stonehill Jody and Ari Storch Adina Straus Joyce and Daniel Straus Zahava and Moshael Straus Arielle Struhl Meital and Howie Teitelman Deena and Jonathan Thurm Talia Thurm Audrey and Chaim Trachtman Elisha and Erit Tropper Elisheva Hochstein and Amram Tropper Jonathan Tropper Vicki and Michael Turek Audrey and Max Wagner Ellen and Stanley Wasserman Suzanne and Stuart Weilgus Abigail and Seth Weiss Baila and Stanley Weiss Marion and William Weiss Roselyn and Walter Weitzner Rebecca and Daniel Wolf Laurie and Richard Wolff Jessica and Noam Zeffren Esther and Dov Zeidman Helene and Gerald Zisholtz Grunny and Ira Zlotnick


Thank you for joining us for this special evening. The production of our Annual Dinner and accompanying Annual Dinner Journal - a virtual journal for the first time in AMIT history - are formidable tasks. The combined efforts of tonight’s wonderful guests of honor and the tireless work of our dinner chairs and co-chairs, along with the outstanding dedication of the AMIT professional staff, contributed to making tonight an inspiring and successful event. On behalf of the more than 26,000 AMIT students in our 110 schools and programs, I extend a most heartfelt thank you! We look forward to greeting you at our 2014 Annual Dinner.

Debbie Isaac P residen t


To our

Honored Guests and Generous Supporters and

To all those who contributed to our 2013 Annual Dinner and Journal ‌.

Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation! Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of each and every ad included in this year’s virtual Dinner Journal. We deeply regret any errors or omissions that may have occurred.

The Dinner Committee


AMIT 2013 Annual Dinner Journal Book