A Memorable Evening That Shined Bright
New York, N.Y. -- The 2nd annual Chanukah With The Stars cocktail benefit on Dec 3rd, 2013 was a memorable evening that dazzled the many guests who attended with entertainment, enlightenment and inspiration.
Guests enjoyed the beautiful environs of the Van Alen Mansion on East 65th street and were treated to a special performance by the Richard Samuels Musical Ensemble and vocalist Aryeh L Hurwitz. Exquisite food and drink was served throughout the evening.
Mistress of Ceremonies, Jessica Abo of NY1 News opened the program with remarks about her on air Chanukah reporting. Charles Glatter, CEO of BSD Equities shared insight on how he incorporates Jewish wisdom in his business affairs. Rabbi Berel Lerman, director of Chabad North Haven in The Hamptons and Spirituality For ALL thanked all the guest for supporting such an important cause. Rabbi Lerman challenged the audience to learn from the Menorah and shine with radiance in one’s day to day life. Philanthropist Denise Wohl was presented with an award for her outstanding work.
The highlight of the evening was a unique menorah lighting ceremony. All guests held candles and each person turned to his or her neighbor and kindled her candle. Signifying how each person is a figurative candle who has the ability to shine and illuminate another individual. Before long all candles in the room were lit. Alan Levin was honored with kindling the beautiful silver Menorah.
A special thank you is due to all those who made the event possible. Much gratitude is due to our generous supporters who participated in the sponsorship levels of the honor scroll; DIAMOND – Denise Wohl, SILVER -- Elena and Tamir Sapir, Michael Heller, PATRON – Dean and Roxanne Palin, DONOR – Ahron Ahronow, FRIEND – Phyllis & Garry Buchwald, Charles & Gili Glatter, Randy Fields.
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