By Leah Goldman
The Sh’or Yoshuv 46th annual dinner will be held iy’H on Monday, February 18, at the Sands of Atlantic Beach.
Guests of Honor: Nosson and Chana Basha Gold. “Being a part of Sh’or Yoshuv has been one of the best decisions in our life,” says Nosson Gold. “The faculty, talmidim, and ba’alei batim at Sh’or Yoshuv represent the warmest, most caring people we have ever met.” Nosson was born and raised in Memphis. He graduated from Yeshiva High School in St. Louis, Missouri, where Rav Shmuel Faivelson was rosh yeshiva. Nosson attended Johns Hopkins University and the Ner Israel Rabbinical College, graduating with a B.T.L. degree.
He then learned in Israel under Rav Dov Schwartzman for a year before returning to Monsey, to continue learning under Rav Faivelson. Following his marriage to Chana Basha, the young couple remained in Monsey for an additional three years, where Nosson learned in Rav Faivelson’s kollel. The Golds moved to Memphis in 1973 and Nosson joined his father’s real estate company. In the summer of 1976 he completed the postgraduate program in real-estate investment analysis and marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Golds moved to New York in 1983, beginning their lifelong relationship with Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld, zt’l, and Sh’or Yoshuv. The yeshiva became their focal point and continues to play an integral role in their ruchniyus growth until today.
Nosson is the head of the Gold Group and is an executive director and financial advisor at J.P. Morgan Securities. He was previously the director of the private wealth division and a member of the management committee at Safdie ISC. Nosson has represented high-net-worth clients and their families for over 31 years. He served as a senior vice president at Lehman Brothers and then led a private wealth group at Paine Webber until 1993. He was a director at Schroder Wertheim and Co. and then became a limited partner and executive director of Oppenheimer and Co.
Nosson is presently an adjunct professor of finance at the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. Nosson serves on the board of directors of The Jewish Education Project—a beneficiary of the UJA Federation of New York. He is also on the board of directors of the Bronfman Center of New York University
Chana Basha was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but returned to Memphis with her family when she was an infant. She attended the Memphis Hebrew Academy and then Yeshiva of the South, graduating in 1968. Chana Basha then attended the Esther Schoenfeld Shneiur Teacher’s Seminary led by Rebbetzin David. She also attended the Bais Yaakov Jerusalem Seminary in Jerusalem. While in Monsey, Chana Basha taught in Rebbetzin Soloveitchik’s Bais Yaakov and upon moving to Memphis she was on the faculty of the Memphis Hebrew Academy.
Nosson and Chana Basha’s married children live in Manhattan, Lakewood, and Jerusalem.
Communal Leadership Award: Charlie and Dena Harary. Charlie Harary, Esq., is an alumnus of Sh’or Yoshuv and, along with Dena, has maintained a warm and close relationship with the yeshiva and the rebbeim. When asked why they accepted the honor, they responded, “Sh’or Yoshuv has played, and continues to play, a significant role in our spiritual lives. We are really proud to be a part of such an important institution in our community and in Klal Yisrael.”
Dena was born and raised in New York City. She attended Shulamith High School and then Stern College. Dena received a master’s in speech/language pathology from LIU CW Post. She is currently a full-time mother, devoted to the needs of the Harary children: Moshe (11), Miriam (8), Avigail (8), Elisha (5), and Yehuda (2).
Charlie was born and raised in Brooklyn and attended the Yeshiva of Flatbush, Queens College, and Columbia University. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Charlie is a partner in H3 & Co LLC, an advisory and investment company based in New York. Prior to H3 Capital, Charlie was the first vice president of residential operations and legal counsel of RXR Realty. Prior to RXR, Charlie was an associate in Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Davis Polk & Wardwell. Charlie is a clinical professor of management and entrepreneurship and an associate entrepreneur in residence at the Syms School of Business in Yeshiva University.
Charlie is a prolific speaker who has traveled all over the country and abroad speaking for organizations, schools, universities, and institutions on a variety of topics and to audiences of various sizes and affiliations. He has created dozens of videos that have received worldwide attention, reaching hundreds of thousands of people in over 15 countries. He is also a senior lecturer for the Orthodox Union, Aish HaTorah, and NCSY. In addition, Charlie is an active community leader. He is the founder and president of Milvado Inc., an organization that develops innovative methods to teach spirituality in relevant and modern ways. He is a member of the executive board of the OU as well as the founding chairman of its Young Leadership cabinet. He is also a member of the Conference of Young Jewish Presidents.
Charlie and Dena are members of Congregation Aish Kodesh and Young Israel of Woodmere in Woodmere.
Kesser Shem Tov Award: Yehoshua and Deborah Marchuck. The Marchucks have been an integral part of the Sh’or Yoshuv community for over 20 years. Yehoshua, a native of the south shore of Long Island, grew up in Merrick. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in educational leadership, which has aided him in his career in chinuch and kiruv and serving the klal at large. In his current position as the international director of Alumni Connections, Yehoshua has returned to the organization that has meant so much to his life, NCSY, and the Orthodox Union. Presently Yehoshua has the vital role of connecting Jewish college students throughout North America to authentic Jewish experiences both on and off college campuses.
After learning at Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim in Israel, Yehoshua enrolled in Yeshiva Sh’or Yoshuv. During his five years, as a bachur and then as a member of the kollel, Yehoshua took full advantage of his time in the beis midrash, learning and connecting with the rebbeim and the hanhalah of the yeshiva in a truly meaningful way. To this day, Yehoshua begins his mornings with davening and learning in the Sh’or Yoshuv beis midrash. Yehoshua has led a number of programs focused on the youth of the Sh’or Yoshuv kehilah. One of the most important programs that Sh’or Yoshuv hosts for the community is the year round avos u’banim program. This program was co-created and led by Yehoshua for the first four years of its inception. Yehoshua comments: “The years I spent working together with Rabbi Azriel Bodner, in creating the avos u’banim learning program, was such a gratifying experience. It would amaze me each week to see hundreds of fathers and sons streaming into the halls of Sh’or Yoshuv to learn Torah!”
Yehoshua has served the Five Towns/Long Island community for the past 23 years in multiple leadership positions: Long Island NCSY, as the regional director of Junior NCSY for four years; Yeshiva Darchei Torah’s Simcha Day Camp, as the director of counselors-in-training division for 12 years; and at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR), as the director of student activities for 11 years.
After his wedding to Deborah, in 1993, the Marchucks settled in Far Rockaway to be close to the yeshiva. “We settled in the Sh’or Yoshuv community to continue to grow and benefit from the connections we had made from the rebbeim and their families.” Deborah has always been and continues to be very supportive of her husband’s learning and is a true eizer k’negdo. Deborah, who grew up in Los Angeles, enrolled in Stern College, where she earned her BA and then continued her education at Touro College, where she graduated with an MA from the Graduate School of Social Work. Deborah worked at Yeshiva Darchei Torah in administrative roles for over 15 years. She presently works as a social worker for Ohel’s mental-health clinic in Far Rockaway. Deborah was selected and was deployed as a crisis counselor in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at multiple Jewish community centers throughout the Five Towns and Rockaways.
Yehoshua and Deborah have organized and led the Sh’or Yoshuv Yamim Noraim youth groups for the past seven years. The Marchucks’ home has always revolved around hachnasas orchim and chesed. They are regular hosts and presenters for multiple kiruv organizations.
The Marchucks are the proud parents of Yaakov Meir (18), currently attending Beis Medrash Toras Chesed (Rav Nosson Stein’s Yeshiva) in Lakewood; Chana (17) and Rivka (17), currently attending Tichon Meir Moshe; and Shaindy (13), Shifra (10), and Sara Leah (6), who are all currently studying at B’nos Bais Yaakov.
Sh’or Yoshuv looks forward to an outpouring of support from the community. The deadline for journal ads is Thursday, February 7. Ads can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 516-239-9003. For further information about the dinner, call 516-239-9002. v