Give fr m the Heart A VIRTUAL “FUN”DRAISER
JOURNAL GIVING IS NOT JUST ABOUT MAKING A DONATION, IT’S ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021
Dear Friends, Thank you so much for joining us virtually for Give from the Heart. This year, during a time of great uncertainty and challenges for all of us, we hope that you are in good spirits and good health. As COVID-19 continues to spread and the future still feels so unpredictable, our hope is that Temple Sinai has been an anchor for you in the face of this storm. Although we were forced to shut our doors, we never shut our hearts. We know you need us, especially in times like this, and we have adapted to the current situation with fervor, continuing to provide programming, learning, community service, fun, love, and support to our cherished congregation and community. But tonight, we need you, and it is in times like this that, we are reminded of how interconnected we are. While we are doing everything possible to sustain our temple and provide services to our community, COVID-19 has impacted us as well. Each year our fundraiser focuses on a piece of what makes Temple Sinai so special; this year we are asking you to support ALL of the pieces that make Temple Sinai the place Where Every Heart has a Home. Please give generously, but most importantly, Give from the Heart. With love and sincerest thanks for your support, Amy Braunstein, Robyn Corbin & Maribeth Kraus Fundraiser Co-Chairs
To our Give from the Heart Committee At its most basic, teamwork is a sense of unity. Itâ€™s an enthusiasm that a group of people shares for their common interests and responsibilities. You have all embraced the uncertainty of orchestrating a virtual fundraiser and we want you to know how crucial your flexibility, commitment, and support has been to us. Most invaluable was experiencing the collaboration of this group working as a true team to overcome obstacles, create new ideas, come up with solutions, and design tonightâ€™s event. T H A N K Y O U With Love and Gratitude Amy, Robyn, and Maribeth
To our devoted Temple Sinai Staff Alison Never to be underestimated, always rising to the occasion, thank you for all you do! Kathy, Jane, Lulu, Adrianne, Betty, Mara, and Mike Always going above and beyond, thank you for passion and dedication for everything Temple Sinai! Izzy Your tremendous work ethic, talent, and enthusiasm for our fundraiser is truly appreciated. We could not have done this without you! Rabbi White, Rabbi Schachter, and Cantors Sergei and Elena Without fail, without question, no matter what, you are always here for us and ready to help. Thank you for always being our guiding light. Juan and Aswin Thank you for holding the fort down while we are not there! Love and Gratitude, Amy, Robyn, and Maribeth
Thank you to our very generous sponsors!
The Greatest Generation Sponsors
Amy & Richard Braunstein Irwin Cantor The Chai Society Michelle & Seth Golden Rabbi Michael White & Rebecca Katz-Whte Carol Wolowitz
Baby Boomer Sponsors
Anonymous Barbara & Lawrence Blatte and David Blatte & Stacee Massoni Brotherhood Friend of a Friend Virginia (Ginny) Jordan Amy & David Mandell
Generation X Sponsors
Anonymous Cantors Elena & Sergei Schwartz Jill & Stuart Goldberg Leslie Lewit Milner & Lawrence Milner Lisa & Philip Rabinovich Carol & Stanley Weinstock The Weisler Family The Wiener & Neale Families Lori & Richard Yaspan
Thank you to our very generous sponsors!
Millennials Sponsors Anonymous Margie & Howard Berrent Todd Glickman Robyn & Howard Jaslow Maribeth & Andrew Kraus Helen Lancberg & Jerry Altman Robin & Howard Schechter Debbie Sussman Jill & Stuart Wasser Barbara & Alan Weinschel Leslie & David Wollin
Generation Z Sponsors
Rachel & David Bloom Emily & David Brody Peter Fishkind Linda & Scott Frishman c/o Philip J. Hahn Foundation Sheryl & Steven Goodman Charlotte & Norman Hollander A heartfelt thank you to our generous donors: Barbara & Sanford Klein Marian & Irving Nemetsky Reva & Alan Rothenberg
Jane & John Shalam Bette Unger Marcia Weisser
A heartfelt thank you to our generous donors: Rabbi Ilana Schachter & Audra & Malcolm Needle John Feuerstein Marian & Irving Nemetsky Robin Gossett Reva & Alan Rothenberg Ann & Andrew Karmin Mike Sirowitz Barbara & Sanford Klein Jane & John Shalam Alicia Velez-Kraus & Scott Kraus Bette Unger Carolyn & Andrew Lituchy Marcia Weisser Susan Moisoff Rhonda & Joel Wolf
We are indebted to our wonderful Silent Auction Donors Margie Berrent Donna Liebowitz Esther Fortunoff-Greene Jerry Mintz Michelle Golden Lucy Neiderbach Diane Hirsch Cecile Saretsky Norm Hollander Alan Weinschel Lainie Krasnoff Robin Weiss Bert Kraus Rhonda Wolf Paula Kraus David Wollin Jeff Krugman Tracy Zimmerman
A special thank you to our expert mixologists, who shared their mocktail and cocktail recipes Richard Braunstein Daniel Golden Classic Rye Manhattan Pomegranate Fauxhito Scott Nussbaum Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned
Thank you ! Thank you! Thank you! Amy Braunstein
Robyn Corbin and the entire
Auction Committee! Your passion, creativity, and tireless energy are what made
Temple Sinaiâ€™s Give
from the Heart Fundraiser
a wonderful success! We applaud your efforts and wish to express sincere appreciation for all you have done to make this very first virtual fundraiser a proud Sinai moment. You have brought us together by creating an evening where our temple family can laugh, bid, and donate, all to provide necessary funding for critical services and programs. An evening such as this requires a great deal of your time, energy, and creativity, which you voluntarily share. We realize that love for our community helps fuel your efforts, and for that, we are truly grateful.
Thank you for a wonderful night! The Executive Committee of Temple Sinai
If you keep the commandments of the Eternal your God and walk in God’s ways, the Eternal will establish you as God’s consecrated people, as promised at Sinai. Deuteronomy 28:9
At our Sinai: We bring the mitzvot to life, for every generation. Learning, praying, fighting for justice, caring for each other, striving to walk in God’s ways, fulfilling the promises we made at that first Sinai. In gratitude for this wonderful Jewish community of ours, Rabbi Michael A. White Rebecca Katz-White David and Talia
The Braunstein Family is so happy to support Temple Sinaiâ€™s Give from the Heart Fundraiser to support Temple Sinai and all of the fantastic programs that are offered every week by our amazing clergy and staff! Thank you to the committee for all of your dedication and hard work!
The Golden Family proudly supports Give from the Heart! CHEERS! Amy, Robyn, Maribeth, Committee Members, Clergy, & Staff Your hard work and dedication made our first virtual fundraiser a fabulous success! To all who Gave from the Heart, THANK YOU!
The Chai Society of Temple Sinai Lisa & Charlie Berman
Lucy & David Neiderbach
Margie & Howard Berrent
Joyce & Steven Bloom
Jane & Donald Scal
Arlene & Murray Glickman
Lainie & Larry Krasnoff
Robin & Chuck Weiss
Pam & Jeff Krugman
Rhonda & Joel Wolf
Lynn & Michael Wolf
My heart belongs to Temple Sinai Irwin A. Cantor
The esteemed Maya Angelou famously wrote, Iâ€™ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. For this purpose I respectfully disagree with the woman named one of the Top 100 Best Writers of the 20th Century. At Temple Sinai, it is what people do and it is what people say that makes me feel here is where my heart has a home. I am ever thankful for every person and every piece. With my love and appreciation, Ginny
To our beloved Temple Sinai, Straight from the
To our Dear Temple Sinai, You GIVE us so much and youâ€™re always in our HEARTS. Cheers for all you do! Love, the Women of Friend of a Friend
With love and devotion to Temple Sinai Barbara & Lawrence Blatte David C. Blatte & Stacee Massoni
The only safe ship in a storm is leadership. â€“ Faye Wattleton
Michelle Golden for your incredible dedication to Temple Sinai. We appreciate all you do and all you are.
Temple Sinai Where we love is home home that our feet may leave but not our hearts! Wishing to be together again very soon! Lori & Richard Yaspan
We are blessed to be part of the amazing Temple Sinai family. You are all in our hearts. Cantor Sergei Schwartz and Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz Our very best wishes to our Temple Sinai family. Jill and Stu Goldberg
The Rabinovich Family is proud to be a part of the Temple Sinai family and support Give from the Heart. Thank you to Amy, Maribeth, Robyn, the Committee and Staff for all of your hard work and dedication to making this event a success!
With love, The Neale and Wiener families
IN HONOR OF TEMPLE SINAI’S WONDERFUL CLERGY AND STAFF WHO HAVE DONE SO MUCH TO KEEP OUR TEMPLE FAMILY COMFORTED AND CONNECTED DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. THE WEISLER FAMILY
WITH LOVE & DEDICATION TO TEMPLE SINAI CAROL AND STANLEY WEINSTOCK
Our hearts belong to Temple Sinai! Barbara & Alan Weinschel
Todah Rabah to the clergy, staff, and volunteers who make Temple Sinai the heart of community! Todd Glickman
Maribeth and Andy Kraus are pleased to Give from the Heart to Temple Sinai In support of all its wonderful programs that mean so much to us and the community.
Thank you for all the great virtual programs! Helen Lancberg and Jerry Altman
Thank you for being there, Temple Sinai! Hereâ€™s to better times ahead. Love, Robin & Howard Schechter
Temple Sinai is always with us and has a special place in our hearts. Wishing our Temple Sinai family the very best for 2021!
The Jaslows will ALWAYS support Temple Sinai. CONGRATULATIONS to all involved!
The Wasser Family
Our hearts have a home at Temple Sinai! Margie and Howard Berrent
Thank you, Temple Sinai, for always being the heart of our community. Leslie and David Wollin
JESSICA GARMISE FOR CREATING OUR WONDERFUL GIVE FROM THE HEART INVITATION A heartfelt thank you to
HIRSHLEIFERS for generously donating our incredible raffle prize the stunning Chanel Chain Handle Calfskin Medium Flap Bag
THANK YOU! to our fabulous MC’s this evening,
Howard Berrent Richard Braunstein Aaron Grotas & Adam Mesh Thank you for sharing your hearts and your talents for a good cause! THANK YOU TO
Little Steve’s IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU!
Thank you to our friends at
HALCYON LIQUORS for helping us make our virtual “cocktail hour” even more delightful and for making our congregants feel special!
TO OUR WONDERFUL PARTNERS, MARY AND VINCENT OF
V&Z CATERERS Thank you for the delectable foods that allowed our attendees to eat deliciously at home - during the virtual
Give from the Heart Fundraiser!
Give from the Heart Fundraiser Committee Co-Chairs Amy Braunstein Robyn Corbin Maribeth Kraus Jacqueline Covey Karen Ferenzo Jessica Garmise Michelle Golden Diane Hirsch
Charlotte Hollander Virginia (Ginny) Jordan Donna Liebowitz Liz Wiener Neale
Lisa Rabinovich Tammy Szerencsy Toni Weiner Leslie Wollin Lori Yaspan
Temple Sinai Rabbi Michael White
President Michelle Golden
Cantor Sergei Schwartz
Executive Vice President Amy Braunstein
Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz Rabbi Ilana Schachter
Vice Presidents Robyn Corbin Andrew Kraus Philip Rabinovich
Cantor Emeritus Andrew Edison
Treasurer Michael Shaffet
Executive Director Alison Stamm
Secretary Seth Golden
Friend of a Friend Co-Presidents Jacqueline Covey Tammy Szerencsy Brotherhood President Richard Blatt Interim Legal Counsel David M. Schwartz
Board of Trustees Richard Blatt Lawrence Cohen Jacqueline Covey Esther Fortunoff-Greene Allen Geller Jana Grotas Steven Halpern
Virginia (Ginny) Jordan Bert Kraus Donna Liebowitz Cara Londin Amy Mandell Susan Moisoff Liz Wiener Neale Scott Nussbaum
Jonathan Rothschild Jeffrey Sklar Gil Vilkas Adam Weinschel Jara Weinstock Leslie Wollin Tracy Zimmerman
Honorary Trustees Charles Berman Howard Berrent Irwin A. Cantor Jonathan Cheris Richard Evans
Dr. Steven Goodman Barbara M. Kessler Richard C. Laskey Martin Marlowe Daniel S. Reich
David M. Schwartz Sandra Tankoos Carol B. Weinstock Howard J. Weisler Toni Wiener