One month ago, a five-day-old infant was brought into Emunah’s baby emergency shelter after her mother had abandoned her immediately after giving birth. In Petach Tikvah, a lonely Holocaust survivor sat at Emunah’s Ma’ayan Rivka “restaurant” for nutritious hot food, and even more important, some needed socializing. Moshe, a graduate from Emunah’s Achuzat Sarah Children’s Home, celebrated his wedding, with the home’s directors walking him down the aisle like his own parents.
On Saturday night, November 17, Emunah of America will celebrate its accomplishments at the Circle of Life Benefit Dinner at the Brooklyn Marriott—and there is a lot to celebrate. Emunah continues to be a leader in providing excellent social welfare, educational, cultural, and humanitarian efforts to every age and every spectrum of Israeli society. Greetings will be given by Consul General of Israel Ido Aharoni who will also participate in a private cocktail reception for donors of $1,800 and above.
“The theme of this year’s dinner captures the essence and allows us to show the scope of our work—an aspect of Emunah that leaves me humbled to have the opportunity to serve as its national president. No other organization in Israel does so much for people in every stage of life,” says Fran Hirmes.
The evening presents an occasion to pay tribute to Helen and Stanley Klein from Woodmere, the keter shem tov awardees; Avi and Sharon Borenstein, from Springfield, NJ, ohr hachaim awardees; Michelle and Dr. Daniel Berman, from New Rochelle, NY, ahavat tzion awardees. Representing the best of the new generation, Lani Lichtiger and Michael Reidler, both from Englewood, NJ, will be recognized for their exemplary efforts to help the children at Emunah’s Bet Elazraki Children’s Home.
Johanna Herskowitz and Esther Lerer, dinner chairmen, noted, “The dinner is especially exciting because we get to illuminate Emunah’s work while entertaining guests with what promises to be an unforgettable evening!”
For reservations, journal ads, and information please call Emunah at 212-564-9045, ext. 303 or register at www.emunah.org/dinner.