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gala 3nd Annual Romemu

Even After All this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.”

Abraham Menashe

Look What happens With a love like that. It lights the Whole Sky. –Hafiz

The 3rd Annual Romemu Gala

Honoring Jade Netanya Nicole Ullmann June 20th, 2013 Merkin Hall, New York, NY Gala Co-Chairs Shari Melamed-Kaplan Paula Yormak Gala Co-chair Journal and Auction Jane Graver Lead Sponsors John and Judy Hannan Friend Sponsors Nora & Jordan Anderson Karen Beckman & Peter Coleman Arthur Fried & Caren Ellis Fried Lucia Ullmann & Bill Mazo Marc & Karyn Schiller Stacy Deiner & Jeffrey Silverstein Ambassadors Jeffrey & Dorian Bergen, ACA Gallery Rande Brown Robert & Amy Chender James & Sonia Cummings Gita Drury, Impact Assets David Friedman & Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Yesod Foundation Roshi Bernie Glassman & Eve Marko, Zen Peacemaker Order Jeff Golden & Kavitha Rao, Common Fire Foundation Don Hamburg & Jan E. Prokop, Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP Craig Harwood & Tim Saternow Josh Knauer, Rhiza, Social Venture Network Rob Lederer, Management Resources Andrew Mellen, Andrew Mellen Inc Rafi Nasser Jenny Overman Lucia Ullmann & Bill Mazo

Romemu Board David Ingber Caren Ellis Fried Evey Adelsohn Mason Peter Takiff Hali Weiss Marla Alt Jamie Askin Karen Beckman Jonathan Bickoff Jeff Cahn Wendye Chaitin Eric Davis Arthur Fried Steve Kaplan John Hannan Judith Hannan Ariel Rosen Ingber Paul Mason Heidi Rieger Nigel Savage Elana Shneyer Jorian Pollis Schutz Jeff Wallace Ari Wallach Sharon Goldman Wallach Paula Yormak

Hugo Fernandes

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can’t touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them They say they still can’t see. I say, It’s in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I’m a woman

I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.

Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. –Maya Angelou

Dear Jade, Thank you for sharing your warm, caring spirit with us and dedicating your time and energy to building the Romemu community. You have been a magnet for good. We wish you happiness and joy in your next endeavor. Love, the Paridis Family

She bounds in to the room with a smile on her face, and she lightens your mood with her style and her grace. Then she shares her deep torah her passion and gifts, it’s the secret of Jade — that she Loves and Uplifts! So you take in her presence, and feel touched, and feel safe, and the Jade interaction, makes the world a sweet place! With her energy, her kindness, her drive and her laughter, we will always love Jade through time ever after!

Congratulations to the ever-effer-vescent Jade! With so much love and gratitude, Caren and Arthur Fried

Congratulations to my daughter Nicole, whose enthusiasm and love for life endears her to all. We wish continued success to this special community and we would like to thank you for honoring Nicole. From the Ullmann family Lucy, David and Mari

Jade, Congratulations on all you’ve done all you do, and who you are. I’m proud to know you. Gary

jade... you rock...

Mazel Tov to Jade and Romemu

love, team shimko

Sidney and Wendy Ingber

Jade, luminescent gem You give off blessings and grace Your love draws us in Much Love, Judy Fried Siegel and clan

Interfamily Memo From: Your cousins in Seattle To: Nicole / Jade / Netanya Congratulations on being our family’s most amazing navigator of all things Jewish, cultural, international, spiritual, philanthropic, progressive... and all that other stuff! We salute you and Romemu. Cliff, Alle, Zac & Jaden

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Jade, welcoming

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enthusiasm, and for sharing your sparkle. I am so

fortunate to have met you and

hope to continue to collaborate with you long into the

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welcoming spirit, boundless Mazel Tov and Best Wishes to Jade.

enthusiasm, and for sharing your sparkle.


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Stacie Deiner and Jeff Silverstein love,


“A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow just as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful. She is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the world.” —Anonymous

Dear Jade, When we walked into Romemu, you had us at hello. Your life is a dedication to service and we at Romemu are blessed for it. Love, Shelley and Larry

‫יש מפזר ונוסף עוד‬

One gives generously, yet grows the richer (Proverbs 11:24) Our warmest congratulations to Jade on her much-deserved honor. Elliott and Phyllis Rosen

Dearest Jade,

Mazel Tov to our wonderful, caring and loving cousin and niece.

It is your goodness and hard work that has been so significant in making Romemu the special place that it is to me and so many others. For that, I am forever grateful. Steve Wruble

All our love, The Libros Family

Now Kosher!

La Perla Garden 105th Street East of Columbus Ave. Our Communities Grow together... Thanks Jade for helping to making this happen!

Mazel tov, Jade. Much love from Loren Weiss UBS Private Wealth Management

There aren’t enough words of thanks, songs of gratitude and expressions of devotion to fully appreciate what we feel for you. You have been a friend, an advocate, an ally, an inspiration and always, always, always, remarkable. That is who you are. We are so blessed to know you and to count you as one of our family. May the Holy One of Blessing, in Whose service you are a faithful servant, bless you with love and life, and joy, so much joy. In fact, even a fraction of the joy you bring to others would be plenty. Blessed to say we are your biggest fans! David and Ariel Ingber

‫אילו פינו מלא שירה כים‬ Ilu Finu Ma’lay Shira Ka’yam “Were our mouths ocean-full with music, it still would not suffice....”

Goddess Jade, Thank you for showing us all how to swim gracefully across the water, even though you may have been paddling like mad under the surface. Mazal Tov! Love, Jane

Jade, Thank you for your HUGE contribution to Romemu and always making us feel welcome! Love, Denise Manos & Moni Feldman Sonny Greenwald & Liliana Mendelson

Joyful force of Nature, you are Unbounded in love, heart, energy, generosity, illumination, inspiration and beauty of all kinds. Love you loads, your MijaMuse

To live well, to laugh often, to love much, to gain the respect of intelligent people, to win the love of little children. To fill one’s niche and accomplish one’s task, to leave the world better than one finds it whether by an improved flower, a perfect poem or another life ennobled. To never lack appreciation of earth’s beauty or fail to express it, to always look for the best in others, to give the best one has. To make one’s life an inspiration and one’s memory a benediction. This is success. –after Bessie A. Stanley

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From NYC to the World One Love, Amy Wachtel


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Dear Jade,

Mazel Tov Jade on this well deserved honor. You brighten every room you enter. Thank you for sharing your light with Romemu. With love and appreciation, Paula and Jeffrey Yormak

I loved working with you. You embody “and you shall love your neighbor as yourself” ‫ואהבת לרעך כמוך‬ with your kindness, your openness, the full-hearted welcome you extend to everyone. It was far too short..... Love, Dianne

Dear Jade,


Mazel tov on this wonderful and most deserving honor. We greatly admire the hard work and dedication you devote to causes in which you believe. Thank you for inspiring and helping others to do good work.

You have built an amazing community and now is your time to reap what you have sown.

Love, Shari and Steve Kaplan

May you continue to let your light shine in Romemu. With love and respect, Ilene Sameth, Executive Director

World Yoga Center 265 West 72nd Street a registered Yoga Alliance School est. 1972 212-877-4153 The World Yoga Center welcomes you to our wonderful variety of classes right in our neighborhood. Its doors are open to our amazing Romemu community where you will be received with the warmth and inclusivity we all treasure. Visit us on the web and come!

Thank you dear Jade for all your Romemu love and devotion. We are so blessed to have you! MAZAL TOV Marla Alt and Jeff Wallace

2840 Broadway Corner of 110th Street 212-222-3367

2171 Broadway Btw. 76/77th Streets 212-595-2536

2589 Broadway Btw. 97/98th Streets 212-316-0222

77 Seventh Avenue Corner of 15th Street 212-807-7771

Jade Netanya!!! You’re the best!!! May you always be in, of and with the light. May you always continue to shine. Love, Cari and Donald Jade, thank you for the warm Romemu welcome! —Jonathan and Karen Goldstick Thank You Mystical Gemstone Jade —Chovevei Romemu Mazel Tov Nicole; an honor much deserved for your talent, dedication, compassion and caring. —Bill Mazo Congratulations to an outstanding and devoted young woman. Love, Arlyne Krum Mazel Tov, Jade. You are a special person. Wishing you the best always. —Robin Staver Mazel tov to my precious Nicole. Love, Erika Klapper Mazel tov and Kol HaKavod on a job well done! We’ll miss you. L’shalom, Ronnie Scharfman & Joseph Youngerman Netanya, Thank you for being a bright light in this world. Much love and congratulations to you! Lorraine “Rain” Warren Amazing Jade, your neshama lights up our community with love and joy. Thank you for being you. Marcia Meislin & Steve Weinstein Dear Netanya, A true “gift from God.” Todah rabba for your amazing work raising Romemu to it’s current great heights. Love, Rabbi Neal Kaunfer Mazal tov, Jade! We will always remember how warmly you welcomed us to Romemu! Love, Loren, Jeremy, Julian, Tamar & Yael Congratulations and Mazal Tov to Jade from Brian Cohen & Gary Sevitsky Netanya, we love you! Romemu, Mazal Tov on another great year! From the Medjuck-Bruckner family, Bena & Gustavo, Noam, Ayelet, Yaffa & Sivan The Carlebach Shul wishes a Mazal Tov to Jade Netanya Ullmann on a honor well deserved. May Netanya and the Romemu community be blessed with mazal and all good things. Mazal Tov! With affection, Kim Johnson Gross & Jeff Stone

For Jade, with gratitude, for gracing us with your loving-kindness (chesed) and energetic presence. Mazal Tov! —Carol M. Anshien Jade, honoring your spirit and dedication and the light that you bring to all those around you. Keep it up! With love, Charlotte Graver You inspire us always, Jade — we love you! Felice and Alex Where there is Netanya there is no fear. Where there is Netanya there is only love.TM Love Emily and Greenwald LoVe Mazel Tov to Jade, with love and peace, Marcy and Scott Kalish Mazal Tov to Jade, Romemu, and Rabbi David —Renew Judaism Forever! With Love, Nathaniel, Julie, and Kaia You shine like the sun and glow like the moon. May you continue to sprinkle fairy dust on all lucky enough to cross your path. Blessings on your Journey. ♥ Jade, You are an amazing role model! May you go from strength to strength! With love, Shari & Maurice

Yishar Koach, Jade Netanya. —Ariela Heilman from Netanya Common Fire Foundation would like to congratulate our friend & Board member Jade Netanya — with gratitude for all the amazing work you do in the world! – Mazel Tov, Best Wishes & Much Love —The Bickoff Family Mazel Tov Jade! I am so proud of you! xo Jenny O It was really something working with you in Romemu! Thank you for all your support and friendship! Patricia Eszter Margit & Art Kibbutz NY Jade, You are a treasure to the Romemu and Jewish Renewal community. Thank you for always being so embracing. Love, Meryl Randman & Eric Wolf It is my privilege to know Jade, a true Eshet Chayil. Jonathan Wootliff

Jade, You are the heart of Judaism for Body, Mind and Spirit.

thanks, “With Every word Ellen and Julius

To Jade, in honor of our friendship and your family’s support of The Technion. Seth Moskowitz

In Honor of Jade Netanya Nicole Ullmann

What is the Meaning of Jade? Jade carries a sweet, light and nourishing energy that can feel very healing. It has a soothing purity about it, and it goes about purifying your energy field in a very accepting, loving, wise kind of way. So, one obvious meaning of the jade stone is purity and purification. Another meaning of jade is gentleness and nourishment, because jade is a stone that protects and supports loving heart energy. Jade may feel to you like an ancient sage that is so centered in his or her own being (and accepting of others) that just by being in their presence you feel elevated and nurtured. The message of jade is “Love and Accept Yourself”, and its powerful healing starts by helping you align yourself with its balanced, harmonious quality of energy.


In Honor of Jade who bathes everyone she’s with in light and joy. Judith and John Hannan

Mazal Tov Jade

With much appreciation for your welcoming smile and soft touch.

Karyn, Marc, Yael and Gabi Schiller

Congratulations to Jade Netanya Nicole Ullmann. Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor.

Kol HaKavod to the entire Romemu staff for your dedication and tireless effort to the Romemu Community. Todah min haLev to Rabbi David and Shir Yaakov for their vision and inspiration. Nora and Jordan Anderson Jeff Sohn

Thank You! Volunteers, sponsors and many others who stepped up in many ways. Volunteers Cindy Pearlman: Coordinator, Silent Auction Mijanou Mosher: Coordinator, Journal Jonathan Baron: Coordinator, Decorations Jamie Askin Cami Aronowitz Lydia Burdick Iva Kaufman Nancy McGaw Nancy Molesworth Donna Spector David Steinmetz Felice Winograd Laurie Wolko

Thank you Jade for showing us the heart of the world.

Sponsors Industry City Distillery T-Salon Staff Rabbi David Ingber Founder and Spiritual Leader

Shir Yaakov Feit Music and Creative Director

Ilene Sameth Executive Director

Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses Director of Education

Ruben Ben-Harari Administrator

Shelo Nevosh ‫ לֹא ִל ֵידי ַמ ְתּנַ ת ָבּ ָשׂר וָ ָדם‬Not by gifts of flesh and blood ‫ וְ לֹא ִל ֵידי ַה ְלוָ ָא ָתם‬nor by their loans

‫תוּחה‬ ָ ‫ִכּי ִאם ְליָ ְדָך ַה ְמּ ֵל ָאה ַה ְפּ‬ ‫דוֹשׁה ַה ְר ָח ָבה‬ ָ ‫ַה ְק‬ ‫עוֹלם וָ ֶעד‬ ָ ‫ֶשׁלֹא נֵ בוֹשׁ וְ לֹא נִ ָכּ ֵלם ְל‬ ‫רוּשׁ ַליִם‬ ָ ְ‫וּבנֵ ה י‬ ְ ‫יָמינוּ‬ ֵ ‫ִעיר ַהקּ ֶֹדשׁ ִבּ ְמ ֵה ָרה ְב‬

but by your hand — full, open holy and generous — will we never be shamed or humiliated again and may a city of peace be built speedily in our days

Libavtini (Song of Songs 4:9) ‫ִל ַבּ ְב ִתּנִ י ֲאח ִֹתי ַכ ָ לּה ִל ַבּ ְב ִתּנִ י‬ You have ravished my heart my beloved my bride ‫)בּ ַא ַחת( ֵמ ֵעינַ יִ ְך‬ ְ ‫ באחד‬with one glance ‫ְבּ ַא ַחד ֲענָ ק ִמ ַצּוְּ ר ֹנָ יִ ְך‬ with one bead of your necklace ‫יָּ פוּ‬-‫ַמה‬ how beautiful is your love Na Gibor (from Ana Bechoach) ‫ָאנָּ א ְבּכ ַֹח גְּ ֻד ַ לּת‬ Please, with the power and greatness ‫רוּרה‬ ָ ‫יְמינֶ ָך ַתּ ִתּיר ְצ‬ ִ of Your hand untie our knot ‫ַק ֵבּל ִרנַּ ת ַע ֶמָּך‬ receive the song of your people ‫נוֹרא‬ ָ ‫ַשׂגְּ ֵבנוּ ַט ֲה ֵרנוּ‬ lift us make us pure. ‫ נָ א גִ בּוֹר‬please mighty one ‫חוּדָך‬ ֶ ִ‫דּוֹר ֵשׁי י‬ ְ those who expound your oneness ‫ְכּ ָב ַבת ָשׁ ְמ ֵרם‬ keep them as the pupil of the eye.

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Photo: Maike Paul Journal Design: Shir Yaakov

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