Posted on May 1, 2015
On Sunday night, April 26, according to our American calendar, or 8th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar, we had a fantastic night. We had approximately 275 people come together to nosh, drink wine, bid on auction items, and enjoy an astounding musical performance. Our own Cantorial Soloist Nancy Linder sang beautifully and was entertaining on a professional level. We also enjoyed the voice of Cantorial Soloist Jenna Sagan from Congregation B’nai Tzedek, who grew up at Temple Beth David. Cantor Kenny Ellis not only sang but performed quite the comedy routine.
I was so proud of how many members of our synagogue supported this event. First of all, thank you to Neil Kornswiet who agreed to be our VP of Ways and Means and for providing excellent leadership to this event. Alan Jarrick went over and beyond to procure sponsors, auction items, and was ready and willing to do anything necessary for a successful program. His wife, Laurel, was at his side helping in every way. Debbie Lelchuk deserves a medal of honor for masterminding the organizational details of the auction and of the event as well. No doubt this event wouldn’t have been possible without the expertise of Edie Mino in our office. She worked over and beyond what anyone could reasonably expect. My husband Paul Prunty worked it hard to sell live auction items within a tight 30 minute intermission. He did a great job.
Thank you to Eileen Tobey for overseeing the food. Sydney Berman was an excellent chef and caterer. Elizabeth Kleinman and Tammy Goldstein jumped right in to help replenish food and items. Our teens, Dani Kleinman, Gabriel Prunty, and &
Shoshana Harrison were delightful servers.
Our Cantors concert committee of Florence Sudakow, Garry Plotkin, Marlyn Phillips, Robin Harrison, Stephen Harris, Arnie Weintraub, Laurie Schneider, and Eileen Tobey made our concert possible. Thank you to choir members for stepping up to volunteer: Carol Cooperman, Lori Dunham, Myrna Motzer, Yehuda & Mary Treiger, and Judy Turner. Gosh am I forgetting anybody?
Thank you also to Kim Zabinski, Scott Whiteside, and Mulu Harrison for all your assistance.
Most of all, thank you Temple Beth David for your sponsorships, donation of items, willingness to bid, and most of all for supporting this event.