We’re back in-person this fall for a very special evening in appreciation of YOU, our most generous supporters*, and your remarkable impact in Greater MetroWest NJ, in Israel, Ukraine, and around the world.
Join us for Federation’s Annual Night of Philanthropy, our Major Gifts Event, as we welcome special guest speakers Adam Teitelbaum, Executive Director of the Israel Action Network (IAN) and the Associate Vice President for Public Affairs at The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), and Irina Zborovsky, Special Projects Director for the former Soviet Union (FSU), American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). They will spotlight exciting new work in the fight against antisemitism as well as critical, ongoing aid for Ukrainian refugees — both made possible by your thoughtful generosity.
In support of the 2023 UJA Annual Campaign
Adam has been leading pro-Israel activism for more than a decade, most recently serving as AIPAC’s Leadership Development Director. Adam Executive Director of the Israel Action Network and the Associate Vice President for Public Affairs at The Jewish Federations of North America. Adam is also a member of the fourth cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship.
Irina was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and has been immersed in Jewish community development for much of her life. Since the crisis in Ukraine began, she has also been overseeing the evacuation of Ukrainian refugees to Moldova and supporting them in every possible way — from being on the frontlines to providing humanitarian aid, and offering informal education and emotional support.
*This event welcomes households that make a gift of $10,000 or more and NextGen donors who make a gift of $3,600 or more to the UJA Annual Campaign.
Heather & Zachary Bier, Carrie & Jed Nussbaum
Major Gifts Chairs:
Abbi Halpern, Jonathan Liss, Susan Present, and Ari Wise
Event Committee (in formation):
Susan & Gary Aidekman, Andrea & Philip Bershad, Robyn & Joe Bier, Shari & Mitch Broder, Debra & Ken Caplan, Jody & Jonathan Caplan, Heidi & Brett Cohen, Sylvia Cohn, Stacey & Gene Davis, Barbara Drench, Marjorie & Norman Feinstein, Janet & Rob Francis, Terri & Mark Friedman, Andrea & Scott Gillman, Rebecca & Mitchell Gold, Terri & Michael Goldberg, Avivah & Mickey Gottlieb, Sharon & David Halpern, Hope & Jeffrey Halpert, Susan & Alan Hammer, Dr Lynne B Harrison, Patty & Eric Harvitt, Merle & Peter Hirschmann, Debbie & Allan Janoff, Lori & Steven Klinghoffer, Robyn & Scott Krieger, Maxine B. Murnick, Mindy & Alex Opper, Alan & Elisa Pines, Marian & David Rocker, Leslie Dannin Rosenthal & David Rosenthal, Caren & Larry Rothenberg, Paula & David Saginaw, Rachel & Zev Scherl, Maxine & Robert Schwartz, Sharon & James Schwarz, Randi & Eric Sellinger, Amy & Ira Steinberg, Gail & Jeffrey Toll, Gayle & Larry Wieseneck, Jane & Mark Wilf, and Debbie & Wayne Zuckerman
NextGen Committee (in formation):
Marissa & Jeffrey Bershad, Alex & Jeff Feinstein, Sandy & Jared Green, David Rak & Oren Henry, Daniella & Ben Hoffer, Stephanie & Benjamin Lehrhoff, Stefanie Gordon & Yoni Schenker, Sarah & Evan Schonfeld, Elana Wilf Tanzman & Brett Tanzman, Arielle & Sam Welt, and Andrew & Stefanie Werbler
United Jewish Appeal of Greater MetroWest NJ
Michele Landau, Campaign Chair
Rebecca Pollack, Vice President, Development
Beth Rosenthal, Director, Philanthropic Leadership
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
David Saginaw, President
Dov Ben-Shimon, Executive Vice President/CEO
Deborah Jacob, President
Diane Bakst, Director
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ
Steven D. Levy, President
Kim Hirsh, Executive Director
Questions? Contact Sofya Iosiovich at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 929-3042.
Please note: Attendees of in-person events and programs must be fully vaccinated, including booster, and be able to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. If you are not feeling well, please refrain from attending. Virtual viewing option available upon request.