Wednesday, June 7 ● 7 p.m.

Dessert Reception followed by Annual Meeting

Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
901 Route 10, Whippany

Tickets: $18

Featured Speaker Avraham Infeld
Challenges to the Contemporary Jewish Community

Special Tribute to Leslie Dannin Rosenthal
Outgoing President

Presentation of the President's Bamberger Award to Arthur Schechner
For Outstanding Service and Leadership  

Recognition of our 2017 Julius and Bessie Cohn Young Leadership Award Honorees, Lisa Buber and Alan Schall

Musical entertainment by Jespy House's The J Street Band

RSVP by Monday, June 5 Kosher dietary laws observed

For more information contact Michelle Zeman at mzeman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3019

Avraham Infeld

Avraham InfeldAvraham is one of the Jewish world’s most unique and compelling teachers and leaders and has dedicated his long and distinguished career to helping Jews find meaning and joy in their Jewish identities. Today he serves as a consultant on Tikkun Olam to the Reut Institute, and is a member of the Faculty of the Mandel Institute. Avraham founded Melitz, a non-profit educational service institution that fosters Jewish identity rooted in a pluralistic understanding of Jewish life and the centrality of Israel, and served at the helm for 30 years. He has held leadership roles at numerous Jewish agencies, including serving as the first International Director of Birthright, in which he led the planning process which created one of the most successful and formative educational programs in the Jewish world.

Leslie Dannin Rosenthal

Leslie Dannin-RosenthalLeslie has served as President of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ since July 1, 2014. Previously she served as UJA Annual Campaign Chair, a Major Gifts co-chair, president of MetroWest’s Women’s Philanthropy as well as Women’s Campaign Chair, chair of MetroWest’s Israel and Overseas Committee, and is a founding board member of The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life. As a vice-chair of the merger committee, Leslie was instrumental in the merger of MetroWest and Central Federations.


Arthur Schechner

Arthur ScechnerArthur is the first-ever recipient of the President's Bamberger Award and is receiving it exactly 50 years after being awarded the Julius and Bessie Cohn Young Leadership Award. He has been living up to that promise the community saw in him ever since. Among his many accomplishments, he recently led our Federation, Foundation, and agencies through the complex process of funding the retirement needs of more than 1,100 Jewish communal professionals. This award is named after Louis Bamberger, New Jersey’s greatest philanthropist of the 20th century, who is considered the “father” of Greater MetroWest’s Federation.

Event Chairs

Erica Needle and Robin Sysler

Annual Meeting Committee

Gary O. Aidekman
JoAnn Boyko
Pam Brewster
Barbara Drench
Michael Elchoness
David Feuerstein
Anna Fisch
Terri Friedman
Rebecca Gold
Mindy Goldberger
Ellen Goldner
Eric Harvitt
Mimi & Ken Heyman
Jody Hurwitz Caplan
Lori & Steven H. Klinghoffer
Robyn & Scott Krieger
​Adele Lebersfeld
Joan Schiffer Levinson
Steven D. Levy
Jonathan Liss
Neeli Margolis
RoAnna Pascher
Sharon Rockman
David Rosenthal
Don Rosenthal & Joanie Schwarz
Paula & David Saginaw
June & Michael Schechner
Ira H. Steinberg
Gary Wingens

Thank you to our corporate sponsor

General Plumbing Supply


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