The Emunah Circle of Life Benefit Dinner, held at the Sheraton New York Hotel on Saturday night, November 15, paid tribute to Shari and David Shapiro of Lawrence in recognition of their outstanding devotion to Emunah’s children in Israel. David and Shari “are always looking to make a difference to children and families in need, and are actively involved in many causes to benefit the Jewish people both here and in Israel,” said Emunah chairman of the board and Woodsburgh resident Fran Hirmes. Local residents, Lisa and David Zaslowsky, from Cedarhurst, served as the dinner chairmen.
The event celebrated Emunah’s accomplishments in Israel, as the organization continues to be a leader in providing outstanding social welfare, educational, cultural, and humanitarian services to every segment of Israeli society, spanning the entire circle of life.
The dinner provided an opportunity to pay tribute to people who have been instrumental in enriching and strengthening the lives of Emunah’s children and families in Israel. The Gladys Baruch a’h Memorial Tribute honored the memory of a cherished past national president who served Emunah with distinction. The Presidential Award was bestowed upon Amy and Daniel Gibber, Felicia and Steven Hoenig, and Shaindy and Daniel Brothman, all from Teaneck, NJ. All three women serve as co-presidents of the Teaneck Libby Kolb Chapter of Emunah.
Emunah maintains 250 social service and educational projects throughout Israel. It nurtures abandoned infants, provides thousands of children with safe and secure day care and afterschool programs, cares for teens “at risk,” counsels families in crisis, and serves Israel’s senior citizens. Emunah’s award-winning educational programs prepare Israeli youth for a successful future.