A Night to Celebrate Israel

Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

On Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 pm Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) invites community members to attend the Fourth Annual A Night to Celebrate Israel. This event will benefit the community’s support of Israel Bonds and The State of Israel, and will be held at Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater.

malcolm-hoenlein-photoA Night to Celebrate Israels distinguished guest speaker Malcolm Hoenlein is Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The evening will honor Marjorie & Jonathan Slass and Evan Gottesman, a Rutgers Hillel Student, for their dedication to their communities and the state of Israel. The event chair is Peter Horowitz. Admission fee is $50 per adult, $18 per student and will include a full buffet dinner and a cash bar; dietary laws observed.  The RSVP date for the event is April 4. For further information or to register, call the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), in Bridgewater, at 908-725-6994 x201 or register on line at www.ssbjcc.org.  For additional information, please email LFriedman@ssbjcc.org.

Malcolm Hoenlein is the Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the coordinating body on international Jewish concerns for 50 national Jewish organizations. Previously, he served as the founding Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York, the central coordinating agency for Jewish organizations in the metropolitan New York area. Prior to that, he was the founding Executive Director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry. Mr. Hoenlein has traveled throughout the world meeting with world leaders and Jewish communities. He has written and lectured across the US and abroad on international relations, Israel and Middle East affairs, Soviet and World Jewry, terrorism, the American Jewish community, and intergroup relations. Mr. Hoenlein serves as an advisor to many public officials and is frequently consulted on public policy issues. He appears regularly in the media. Mr. Hoenlein meets regularly with world leaders and has visited with them across the globe.

jonathan-and-marjorie-slass-photoJonathan and Marjorie are supporters of the Jewish community, Autism causes, and the State of Israel. They are passionate about supporting Jewish causes and believe that American Jews must support Israel. Jonathan runs a successful global manufacturing business. He serves on the board of directors of the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater, and is active in AIPAC.  Marjorie is in her final year of Kean University’s Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology. She is active at Temple Sholom, Bridgewater and recently served on the board of trustees.  The Slass family has three children and resides in Warren, New Jersey.

Evan Gottesman is a junior in the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. Evan serves as Israel Co-Chair on the Rutgers Hillel Student Board, and also serves as President of the Rutgers University Association of International Relations, an organization which fosters informed discussion on global affairs. He is a recipient of the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship in Leadership and Social Policy and the Rutgers Academic Excellence Award.

Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone), is a community-wide Jewish adult education program serving residents of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, Participating Jewish LIFE agencies and synagogues include: Chabad of Greater Somerset County; Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Somerset County, Chabad of Hunterdon County; Flemington Jewish Community Center; Congregation Kehilat Shalom, Belle Mead; evan-gottesman-photoJewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties; Knesseth Israel, Bound Brook; Or Chadash, the Reform Temple of Hunterdon County, Flemington; Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), Bridgewater; Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey; Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough; Temple Beth El, Somerset; Temple Har Shalom, Warren; and Temple Sholom, Bridgewater.

The Jewish LIFE program guide -- including details and fees for special events, films and course offerings taught by area Rabbis at participating Jewish LIFE synagogues -- is available at the JCC and is posted at www.ssbjcc.org.  For further information, please contact the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center at 908-725-6994 x201; LFriedman@ssbjcc.org.

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