CANTOR MAGDA FISHMAN TEMPLE BETH EL 350 ROXBURY ROAD STAMFORD, CT 06902
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June 8, 2017
Dear Lieba and Steve, Mazal tov on receiving this greatly deserved honor. Our community is so lucky to have the two of you. Your dedication to Temple Beth El, to the Jewish community and to human beings is exemplary. Your care and contributions, your hard work and love for people set the highest standard for all to emulate. Thank you for all that you do. Yasher koach! With best wishes for many more years of good health and happiness.
Cantor Magda Fishman
RABBI JOSHUA J. HAMMERMAN TEMPLE BETH EL 350 ROXBURY ROAD STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT 06902
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June 8, 2017 It is my distinct pleasure to welcome everyone to our Annual Cantor’s Concert. Tonight is about partnership and a leadership formula that has sustained Jewish communities for centuries. A synagogue, like a stool, requires three firm legs to stand – a formula that is even found in our liturgy. Almost exactly one thousand years ago, a prayer was added to the siddur to be recited on Shabbat morning, bridging the Torah reading and the Musaf service. This prayer is called Yekum Purkan (literally, “May the deliverance arise”). Its three paragraphs ask for divine protection for 1) religious leadership and students, 2) the membership as a whole, and 3) administrative leaders and volunteers who provide for the essential needs of the community, such as candles, wine for Kiddush and Havdalah and food for guests and the poor. Even a thousand years ago, leaders understood that the sacred work of a congregation had to be a team effort, and if any of those legs were missing, the stool would not be able to stand. Tonight we celebrate the strength of each of those pillars. With regard to religious leadership, I could have no partner more passionate and inspirational than Cantor Magda Fishman. Each day she challenges us to climb ever higher into the spiritual stratosphere, and her voice and energy give us a hefty boost in that direction. And this evening I warmly welcome her travel partners, the Divas, to Stamford and TBE. With regard to membership, the incredible buzz generated by this concert is in no small part due to the sustained dedication our membership has demonstrated for our sacred work, and the excitement that we all share as we complete a highly successful programming year. Special thanks are due to the family of Norma and Milton Mann z’l and the Mann Foundation for their sponsorship of our Cantor’s Concert series. And last but certainly not least, there is that third vital leg, embodied here for the past decade by our executive director, Steve Lander – and embodied by Lieba elsewhere in our community. I’ve often thought that Steve and I aren’t simply partners. To paraphrase the Joker and Jerry Maguire, Steve completes me. All the areas where I am not particularly skilled (like, say, fixing anything) are areas where he excels. I’d say that the reverse might be true too, except that Steve delivers a mean D’var Torah – and he never steps on the punch line. My family and I have come to know the entire Lander family quite well over the past decade, and our love and respect deepens by the day. If Cantor Fishman is the soul of our synagogue, than Steve Lander is its beating heart. I could not be more fortunate to be partnering with them – and with our other talented professional and lay leaders. So let’s all celebrate – for tonight is a reflection of who we are and what we aspire to be.
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman
Congratulations Lieba and Steve for this well deserved and over due honor. You are truly â€œamazingâ€? in all respects. Your tireless dedication to Temple Beth El is inspiring for all of us, and being in the trenches with you has been nothing but a pleasure!
With Warm Regards, BETSY and PETER KEMPNER
To Lieba and Steve It’s been 10 years since we met on another Cantor’s Concert afternoon. Your support and friendship proved to be invaluable and I’ll always be in your debt. “Thank you” just doesn’t express the gratitude and appreciation we all have for All you’ve done on behalf of Temple Beth El. We wouldn’t be the congregation we are today without your dedication to our TBE community. We wish you only health and happiness,
LOIS, STACY, EMILY and GARY
A true honor to you both Milton and Norma Mann, zâ€™l Dad and Mom, Poppop and Nana Your memories live on forever through your family and through this beautiful music.
THE MANN FAMILY
Steve and Lieba Congratulations on this very well deserved honor. We know only the tip of the iceberg of all you have done for the Temple and the community. Much of what you do is done quietly with any recognition. You are truly role models for all of us. Our community is a better place because of you. I am honored to call you my friends.
EILEEN H. ROSNER
We are blessed to know and work with Mr. Amazing - Steve Lander, his wonderful wife, Lieba, and our marvelous and talented Cantor Magda Fishman. Thank you!
XO XO MARSHA SHENDELL
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. - Albert Einstein
With our heartfelt thanks for honoring us. We are proud to be a part of the TBE family.
LIEBA and STEVEN LANDER
Lieba and Steve With appreciation and respect for all you do, Thank you.
BETH EL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
Teaching minds. Reaching hearts.
Bi-Cultural Day School wishes a Mazal Tov to
Steven and Lieba Lander BCDS Alumni Parents of Deborah (’92) and Karen (’99)
Thank you for your dedicated service to Temple Beth El and our Jewish community. Your commitment is an inspiration to us all.
David Pitkoff President, Board of Trustees
Jacqueline Herman Principal, Head of School
2186 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903 • PHONE 203-329-2186 • FAX 203-329-0464 • EMAIL email@example.com Bi-Cultural Day School is a recipient agency of United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, UJA/Federation of Greenwich, the UJA Federation of Westport-Weston-Norwalk, and UJA/Federation of Eastern Fairfield County
To our honorees, Steve and Lieba Lander Congratulations to two very special people whose personal efforts are so meaningful. There are no words in any language able to convey our gratitude, thanks, and appreciation for all you do for our Temple and our community. We are grateful to have this opportunity to honor you! Best wishes for many happy, healthy years ahead. Todah Rabah!
MARSHA COLTEN and ROBERT COHEN
Mazal Tov Steve and Lieba!
RONNIE and ED FEIN
Congratulations and Mazal Tov to Steve and Lieba Lander. An honor well deserved.
RHODA and AVRAM FREEDBERG
Lieba and Steve Thank you for all you do! I am so happy we are recognizing your commitment and contribution! Thank you.
Jewish Sportsmens League GARY BLOOM BRUCE BLASNIK HENRY BUBEL DAVID S. COHEN
MARTY DONNER BOB DORF BILL GILBERT PAUL GORDON
ED KWESKIN DAVID LEWIS CARL ROSEN DAVID SWERDLOFF
We are proud to honor all five of tonight’s talented Divas Cantor Magda Fishman Cantor Jen Cohen Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro Cantor Elizabeth Shammash and last but certainly not least, Lieba Lander, as well as tonight’s solo Divo, the equally talented and much appreciated, Steve Lander.
Dear Lieba and Steve Mazal Tov, Yasher Koach and Thank You! ♥ ♥ We are so blessed to have you in our Temple Family. You are both A-M-A-Z-I-N-G for all that you do! It is an honor and blessing to know and work together with you! Sisterhood has been enriched with your support and love! We are stronger because of you! ♥ ♥ With LOVE from SISTERHOOD of TEMPLE BETH EL ♥
♥ Thank you Cantor Magda Fishman, Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, Eileen H. Rosner, Steve Lander, Ellen Gottfried, Linda Rezak, Mindy Rogoff, Alberto Eyzaguirre and Antonio Avalos for bringing this wonderful concert to our community! We are so appreciative for this lovely treat! ♥
Lieba and Steve On behalf of our community and Temple Beth El Thank you.
Love, THE SOSNICK FAMILY
Lieba and Steve You are truly an AMAZING couple and set an excellent example in the Jewish community and at Temple Beth El for all of us.
JUDY DALGIN SUCHIN and NORMAN SUCHIN
Our deepest gratitude to Steve Lander for his dedication to Temple Beth El, and for his selfless devotion to our Temple Beth El family. And to Lieba Lander our greatest appreciation for all your contributions to the Stamford and Fairfield County Jewish communities. For their leadership, friendship, humility, and good humor, Steve and Lieba Lander overwhelmingly deserve this honor. And thank you Cantor Fishman, Assaf and the Divas for a wonderful musical evening!
DANA and CARL WEINBERG
Congratulations and best wishes to Steve and Lieba Lander
PHYLLIS and CRAIG WEINSTEIN W Kosher Catering and Events LLC
Steve and Lieba Your dedicated love and devotion to Temple Beth El inspires our whole family to want to give more, in every respect. Thank you for everything you do. Cantor Thank you for everything you do to raise Temple Beth El to new heights. Yasher koach on what we know will be an amazing concert!
SHERYL and DAN ANDREW , MARISSA and JEREMY YOUNG
Steve and Lieba Lander Your ability to make good things happen inspires and enhances our community. Kol Hakavod. Rabbi Hammerman and Cantor Fishman Thank you for your leadership and joyous services. STEPHNE and KERRIN BEHREND
To Steve and Lieba Lander with love and gratitude
SUSAN and MARTIN CLARKE
To Steve and Lieba Thank you for making our Temple a better place!
HELEN and MARTY DONNER
Proud to be Working with
Temple Beth El!
Thank you, Steve and Lieba! ...And thank you, Cantor Fishman, for bringing music into our hearts.
FRAN and GERRY GINSBURG
Lieba and Steve Thank you for all you do for our synagogue and community. Thank you, Cantor Fishman, for sharing your exceptional talents and for bringing wonderful guests to our synagogue.
DENISE and DAVID GREENMAN
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Amazing. Thank you for amazing things you do for our Temple.
SARI and ALAN JAFFE
There is no couple any grander than Beth Elâ€™s very own Lieba and Steve Lander. Mazel Tov on this very deserved recognition.
PEGGY and ALAN KALTER
Steve and Lieba Congratulations on a well-deserved honor. Your never-ending support of TBE and all its members, and your dedication to the greater Jewish community, always inspires us. All our love and best wishes, SCOTT, LIZ, ZAC and ANDREW KROWITZ
Mazel Tov Mom (Bubby) and Dad (Pappy) on this wonderful honor. We cannot think of anyone who is more deserving. Your love, dedication and generosity to your family, the Jewish community, and to charitable causes in general is unmatched and endless. You have set an example we can only hope to follow. JOSH, JILL, ARI and EVAN LANDER DEBORAH, OMRY, ELIAV, DANIELLE and ADAR NETZER KAREN LANDER
Steve and Lieba Mazal Tov on this very well deserved honor! We can’t thank you enough for the love, generosity and friendship that you have extended to us over the years. At the center of the Baal Shem Tov’s teaching is the phrase: Rahmana Liba Ba’ey, The Holy Compassionate source of all life desires the heart. Your heart-centered service is an inspiration to all who know you. It is clear to all who encounter you both that everything you both do comes straight from the heart. We love you and continue to learn from your example, dear friends. GEORGE, MICHAL, MEYER, HILDA, GABRIELLA and ELIORA MORDECAI
In honor of Lieba and Steve Lander for their dedication to our Temple Beth El community
HARLEY and STEVE OSMAN
Mazal tov Steve on this well deserved honor. It has been a pleasure working with you all of these years. You are an asset not only to the synagogue, but to the Jewish community at large. Best wishes from all of us at Seasons Scarsdale.
Scarsdale, New York 10583 tel. 914.472.2240 fax. 914.472-2215 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mazal Tov to Steve and Lieba Lander A truly dynamic duo A well deserved honor Thank you to Cantor Magda Fishman and Divas on the Bimah for lending your voices to this celebration! MIA and LONNY WEINSTEIN
Mazal tov to Steve and Lieba on your many years of “co-captaining” three
important community SHIPS named
Lieba and Steve Lander,
Mentor, Leader, and Friend.
a truly “amazing” couple.
You continually make us all strive to be and do better. RAE-ANN and SCOTT ALLEN
Steve and Lieba We certainly appreciate all that you do for TBE.
AMY and MEL BLOOMENTHAL and FAMILY
Steve We are so pleased to have the opportunity to honor you for your magnificent contribution to Temple Beth El, its clergy, lay-leadership and members. Youâ€™re always there for everyone, providing unfailing back-up and support on every occasion and in the everyday operations of the Temple. We salute you, wish you and Lieba health and happiness, and we hope we will enjoy the benefit of your services for many years. CAROL and WIL BREWER
Congratulations to the Landers
Thank you, Steve, for all you do.
and thank you to Cantor Fishman.
BOBBE and BEN EVANS
SUSAN and BOB FRIEDMAN
Steve lives his life to express, NOT to impress! He works for a cause, NOT for applause. He conquered the community at Temple Beth El. How awesome you are! OLGA and RON GOLDSTEIN
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mazal tov and Todah rabah to Lieba and Steve Lander – for sharing your enthusiasm and dedication with Temple Beth El and the entire community. To the Divas on the Bimah, we look forward with enthusiasm to your wonderful performance. PAULA and BEN GREEN
MAZEL TOV TO HONOREES LIEBA AND STEVE LANDER
Your unending commitment as doers, leaders,
Lieba and Steve
and mentors on behalf of Jewish and community
Thank you for all you both do to make the world a better place!
organizations for nearly 50 years is an inspiration to all. With love and admiration,
SUSAN and ART GREENWALD Your Hadassah Friends and Colleagues
We know motivation comes from the heart, ideas from the brain and success from hard work.
Thank you Lieba and Steve Lander for all your amazing accomplishments in the Norwalk and Stamford Jewish communities.
Richard Heimler and Chris Maroc
To Steve and Lieba
Canâ€™t imagine TBE without Steve.
Thank you for all the time and effort
Canâ€™t imagine Steve without Lieba.
you both put forth to make Temple Beth El and our Jewish
community so special. CAROL and ALLEN KRIM
RONI and ALLAN LANG
Steve and Lieba have been married for 48 years - we danced at their wedding! An amazing couple who quietly touch everyone they meet. Their hearts are always ready to help anyone in need. Mazal Tov and Happy Anniversary! CHERYL and DAVE LEJFER
Congratulations Steve and Lieba.
In honor of Steve and Lieba
We honor and salute
with sincerest gratitude!
your commitment to TBE!
HONNI & SYLVAN POMERANTZ KAREN FEINBERG
Mazal tov to Steve and Lieba
to Cantor Magda Fishman
on a well deserved honor.
and Lieba and Steve Lander on your contributions to Temple Beth El. THE ROMES
MARY C. and ALAN SILBERMAN
An amazing evening honoring Lieba and Steve Lander
Best wishes to Lieba and Steve Lander
for their awesome giving of themselves.
and thanks to Magda Fishman,
Blessings to Cantor Magda Fishman
all amazing people.
for being the music of our Temple and bringing the special spirit of music to enrich our lives. Welcome Divas, we love you. GAIL G. and STEPHEN TRELL
In honor of Steve and Linda Lander.
Mazal Tov to Lieba and Steve Lander on their well deserved honor!!!
They are truly amazing! PAUL R. ACKERT Paul Ackert Insurance, LLC
NURIT and MARK WEXLER
Dearest Lieba and Steve ~ ~ ~ for allllllllll you ARE and for allllllllll you DO,
Mazal tov to Steve and Lieba
I am BEYOND soooooooooooooooo grateful!!!
with HEARTFELT HUGZ and with CONTINUING
Thank you for caring about all of us.
THANKS!!! with my love ~ ~
BARBARA and EDWARD M. BERMAN
Steve and Lieba You are truly AMAZING! Magda - Fantastic concert, beautiful voices! MELISSA and KEN BRODER
Congratulations Steve and Lieba! With much appreciation to Lieba and Steve
Thank you for everything
for encouraging Beth El to EXCEL!!!
you do on a daily basis for Temple Beth El and for the community. Keep squeezing those lemons.
SANDRA BURN and MARSHA MATTHEWS
ARON and AMY DAVIDSON
Mazal tov to Lieba and Steve...
Steve and Lieba for being AMAZING!
wonderful friends who are shining
Cantor Fishman for being SUPERB!
examples of generosity, dedication
and community service.
STACEY, ELIOT, SAM and ETHAN ESSENFELD
CONNIE and ALAN FREEMAN
Congratulations to Lieba and Steve Lander on an honor well deserved.
MAXINE and JAY FREILICH
In appreciation of truly worthy honorees
Many Many Many Thanks: To Cantor Magda for filling
Lieba and Steve Lander
our soul with beautiful music To Steve, for taking care of every detail, every day
MARY OSTER and STUART GARRELICK
To Lieba, for all you do for us (and for our favorite dough - shh!) THE BADER-GOLDBLUM FAMILY
Lieba and Steve Kol HaKavod. You both do so much
Sing on in the spirit of Miriam.
for ALL of us. Todah rabah. We love you. SANDY and FRED GOLOVE JESSICA, JON, SAMMI and GRANT BRADLEY
MYRA and JOHN GRAUBARD
Todah rabah to Lieba and Steve Lander for
enriching our community and lives! What better
Steve and Lieba have been
way to celebrate than with the uplifting voices and
a great attribute to all of our lives.
spirit of the Divas on the Bimah!
We are truly blessed. Warmly,
ELLIN and ELLIOT ISBAN
LESLIE and JOE HEYISON To be doing good deeds is manâ€™s most glorious task. - Sophocles
Mazal tov to the glorious Steve and Lieba Lander who do mitzvahs every single day. Our Jewish community is so lucky to have you! With love, LISA and JEFF MANHEIM DANA HOROWITZ and PETER WOLLY
In honor of our dear friends Lieba and Steve Love, ANN SILVER and MARTIN KATZ
Congratulations Cantor Fishman Congratulations to Steve and Lieba on an honor well deserved. BEVERLY and ALLEN KEZSBOM
on another wonderful concert. Thank you to Steve and Lieba Lander for all you have done and continue to do for our Temple. THE LAICHTMAN FAMILY
Linda and Steve Mazal Tov!
We have always admired your work in the community. Congratulations!
CAROL and MICHAEL BUCHALTER MITTEL
We are delighted
There is no one (or two) more
by Cantor Fishman’s joyful voice!
deserving of this honor.
Mazel Tov on another successful Cantor’s Concert.
Mazal tov Lieba and Steve
Mazel Tov Lieba and Steve! CARYL FERBER POSER and PETER POSER
Thank you for the music that enriches our lives! EVIE SHAPIRO and ALAN ROSENBERG
LINDA and LARRY REZAK
The Shapiros love you!
LAEL, DANI, MAYA and JONAH
Mazal tov to Steve and Lieba JOYCE and LEWIS SLAYTON
Mazel Tov Lieba and Steve You truly are “AMAZING”! You are a treasure to TBE!
With profound respect and admiration,
It is an honor and pleasure to know you! SUZANNE and NORMAN STONE
HAUSMAN, SATZ, and WOLFF FAMILIES
Mazal tov to Steve and Lieba! All our best!
We are proud to work for you and with you!
HARRIET and SEYMOUR WEINSTEIN
ANTONIO AVALOS ALBERTO EYZAGUIRRE LISA GITTELMAN UDI ELLEN GOTTFRIED LANA RAPPAPORT LINDA REZAK MINDY ROGOFF
MAZAL TOV to STEVE AND LIEBA LANDER! Jim Durkin, In Phase Audio Shoshana Dweck Beth Finchler Meira Rosenberg and David Freidman Barbara Jacobs Melanie Massell Lisa and Steven Raich and Family Lou Reilly, In Phase Audio Judy Schneiderman Sue and Carl Shapiro Edith Samers and Ed Smith Wendy Engel and Sharon Sobel Pamela and Chris Tinkham Ann and Al Treidel