Dinner Theme

"Planting the Seeds of Eternity"

The Talmud relates that Choni Ha’maagel met a man planting a carob tree. Upon observing the effort expended by this individual, he was troubled that the person would literally never reap the benefits of his labor, since fruit would not emerge from the tree for another 70 years. When asked by Choni whether he would live to see the fruit, the man replied: “Just as my ancestors planted for me, I am planting for my descendants.”

(Ta’anit 23A)

Guests of Honor

Lisa and Paul Glazer

Polina and Michael Liberman


Bryna and Josh Landes

Elli and Israel Krakowski Memorial Award

Lizzy and Sam Zakay

Carl and Sylvia Freyer Young Leadership Award

David Pine

Leslie Nelkin Special Service Award


Elon Gold

Comedian and Actor

Lisa Cabrera Scharf

Master of Ceremonies

Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald

Founder and Director of NJOP

Honor Roll

Memorial Tribute to Rabbi Hyman Arbesfeld and Warren Weiss

Rabbi Hyman Arbesfeld, z"l

Warren Weiss, z"l

About NJOP

NJOP*, an independent, non-denominational, Jewish non-profit organization, was established in 1987 by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald in response to the spiraling losses of Jews from Jewish life due to assimilation and lack of Jewish knowledge.

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