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Spring Benefit: HaHa! A Hesed and Humor Affair

June 15 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

An evening of virtual fun and fundraising in honor of BJ’s volunteer heroes, hosted by Judy Gold, two-time Emmy Award winner, comedian, writer, BJ member. All are welcome.

HaHa! A Hesed and Humor Affair honors BJ volunteer groups that addressed particular community needs arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Represented groups include teens and young families, as well as volunteers in areas including vaccination, Bikkur Holim, the Judith Bernstein Lunch Program, Havurot, Minyan, and many more!

Hesed means lovingkindness. It is how we take care of each other. It is the safety net that catches us when we fall. It is phone calls before Shabbat, holiday visits to the homebound, and cooking for a shiva or a new baby. Hesed is our best Jewish selves caring for our community.

Funds raised will fuel our efforts to pivot from a pandemic era, remote-only existence to a reimagined, hybrid approach—to worship, to prayer, to programming, to learning, and more. We are so grateful for the dedicated work of our assemblage of member and non-member volunteers and for your support of this event in their honor. Many thanks for your generosity!

 

Judy Gold has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central, and LOGO. She has written and starred in two critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom (Outer Critics Circle Nomination) and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (GLAAD Media Award – Outstanding NY Theater, Drama Desk Nomination – Actor). Judy received rave reviews as Gremio in The Public Theater’s all female production of The Taming of The Shrew for Shakespeare in the Park. She also co-starred in Off-Broadway’s Clinton! The Musical, and Disaster! The Musical

Judy plays the role of Chaya on FX’s Better Things. She guest starred on CBS’ Madame Secretary and on the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here. She has had recurring roles Netflix’s Friends from College and TBS’ Search Party. Judy is the host of the hit podcast, Kill Me Now. She has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show. From 1999-2010, Judy was the host of HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold. Judy also won two Emmy awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show

Judy has made numerous appearances on The View, The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Steve Harvey Show. She often pops up on The Food Network, but please do not mention Chopped All Stars to her, or Rachel vs. Guy for that matter. Judy’s newest comedy album, Conduct Unbecoming, and her previous albums, Kill Me Now and Judith’s Roommate Had a Baby are available wherever you get your music.

She can be seen in the recent FX Documentary Hysterial. Judy Gold is the author of Yes I Can Say That – When They Come for the Comedians We’re All in Trouble, released July 2020 by Dey Street Books. 

HONOREE GROUPS

Teen Game Night & Virtual Hangout

Sophia Adelman
Sammy Bovitz
Sari Bovitz
Stephanie Bromberg
Abigail Bromberger
Mira Cohen
Hannah Diker
Sophie Fishman
Orli Hockenstein
Eden Holden
Joshua Kovacs
Ian Krupp
Celia Lambert
Matan Marder Friedgood
Henry Michaelson
Orli Rose
Julia Rothman
Foster Schrader
Scarlett Schwimmer
Jordan Sumberg
Eli Weiss

Tzedek Project Leadership

Abigail Bromberger
Sophie Fishman
Julia Rothman
Foster Schrader

Unstoppable: The Siggi Wilzig Vaccination Project

Harriet Abraham
Cathy Arden
Adam Arenson
Michelle Arlos *
Nancy Benowitz *
Andrea Bigelisen
Mandy Braun
Alexandra Broner
David Brotsky *
Suzana Caro
Laura Chonoles
Shira Dicker *
Hilla Drechler *
Amy Feldman
Ruthie Fierberg
Dahna Freidus *
Bia Frenkel *
Peter Geffen
Diane Glass
Linda Golding
Robin Goodstein
Harriet Goren
Micaela Greenfield *
Marcy Grau
Margaret Groarke *
Dora Hanft
Anne Herlick
David Iankelevich
Hannah Jack *
Lindsay Jacobs
Moira Jaffe-Solomon
Debra Kalmuss
Hannah Kaplan *
Tal Kastner *
Ben Katz *
Suzanne Kaufman
Robin Kerner
Rachel Klein
Harriet Klein
Guenther Krumminga
Jerry Kupfer
Rachel Laiserin
Michelle Langer *
Benjamin Laufer *
Doria Leibowitz *
Dani Levi
Florri Levy *
Robert Linderman
Fran Manushkin
Susan Margolis
Sheri Mason
Samantha Mazo *
Meryl Mazursky *
Lisa Mednick Owen
Elle Melaver
Jane Moritz
Sherrie Nachman
Daniela Nagar *
Les Nelson
Leah Oppenzato *
Sonia Orenstein
Elie Peltz *
Tara Pene
Ellen Perecman
Betsy Plush
Molly Ranson *
Laura Redruello *
Jodi Reiskind
Jennifer Ritter
Sarah Rosenthal
Robin Sanders
Harlan Saroken *
Eric Schneiderman
Oriyan Gitig Schwartz (chair)
Cecily Schwimmer
Christine Sethna *
Julian Sethna *
Sarah Shapiro *
Toni Siegel
Leah Silver
Ellen Silverman *
Sarah Simon
Natalya Sukhonos *
Craig Sumberg
Meredith Taylor *
Susan Molofsky Todres *
Evan Trost *
Kate Uziel *
Alexa Valenstein *
Sylvia Vogelman
Ayala Wasser
Paula Kramer Weiss
Joanna Weiss *
Sascha Weiss *
Diane Weisstuch
Josee Wolff
Ira Wolfman
Liz Wollman *
Alice Yaker
Lital Zohar *
* = non-members

Bikkur Holim, Shabbat Connections, and COVID Support

Harriet Abraham
Myriam Abramowicz
Rachel Abrams
Karen Adler
Gail Amsterdam
Adi Anker
Eliza Anker
Sharon Anstey
Sima Arian
Amy Bennett
Asya Berger
Meredith Berkman
Isabetl Berkowitz
Genya Bernstein
Andrea Bigelisen
Jeannie Blaustein
Barbara Blum
Sophie Bokor
Galit Lopatin Bordereau
Michal Bowen
Jordan Brail
Mandy Braun
Joni Brenner
Abigail Bromberger
Eve Brunswick
Lisa Buksbaum
Lara Caligor
Susan Charney
Jenny Chuback
Elizabeth Cohen
Madeline Cohen
Zachary Cohn
Ellen Corenswet
Thyuthi Daily
Penny Dannenberg
Helena Diamant Glass
Andrew Diamond
Sami Dines
Hilla Drechler
Sylvia Dresner
Ana Dybner
Ruben Dybner
Anne Ebersman
Susan Fein
Michael Feinberg
Ruth Feldman
Rachel Fischer
Lynda Fisher
Elissa Fishman
Sam Fishman
Susan Fishman
Fern Flamberg
Rochelle Friedlich
Deborah Friedman
Nora Gaines
Mike Gantcher
Judy Geller-Marlowe
Carol Gelles
Valerie Gerstein
Sian Gibby
Oriyan Gittig Schwartz
Linda Golding
Shoshanna Goldman
Jenny Golub
Harriet Goren
Nancy Greenblatt
Connie Gruber
Bob Gruenspecht
Dora Hanft
Miriam Harris-Kaplan
Miriam Herscher
Jennifer Hirsch
Leslie Horn
Susan Hyman
Betsy Imershein
Marc Intrater
Rae Janvey
Ruth Jarmul
Nancy Kahn
Vicky Kahn
Miriam Harris Kaplan
Rachael Kaplan
Talia Kaplan
David Katzenstein
Beth Kern
Deborah Kirschner
George Klas
Alisa Koch
Marcy Kopakin
Steve Koppel
Amy Korn
Daniel Kovacs
Toby Kovacs
Julie Kowitz Margolies
Evie Krislov
Guenther Krumminga
Neil Kurshan
Celia Lambert
Daniel Lambert
Ellen Landsberger
Debbie Lerner
Dani Levi
Shira Nadich Levin
Cindy Levy
Beth Lief
Robert Linderman
Wendy Linderman
Galit Lopatin Bordereau
Mimi Lox
Steve Luong
Alan Mantel
Fran Manushkin
Susan Margolis
Jennifer Mariaschin-Rudin
Glenn Marlowe
Linda Marshall
Rachel Mehler
Noa Mintz
Nancy Beal Mostow
Les Nelson
Sallie Newman
Maia Offitzer (z”l)
Sonia Orenstein
Lisa Mednick Owen
Laurie Pauker
Ellen Perecman
Jody Prusan
Pene Raphaely
David Rhode
Ilene Rosenthal
Irv Rosenthal
Julia Rothman
Nadine Rothman
Merryl Sack Klein
Marta Sanders
Isaac Santelli
John Santelli
Ellen Schecter
Suzanne Schecter
Eric Schneiderman
Jazmin Schwartz
Jonathan Schwartz
Cecily Schwimmer
Alexandra Sherman
Melanie Sherman
Rachel Sietz
Leah Silver
Amy Singer
Ariella Soffer
Sandy Soffin
Rachel Sotelo
Judy Spivak
Alexandra Stern
Lauren Stern
Margie Stern
Samara Stern
Lori Sumberg
Gideon Taylor
Nancy Tepper
Susan Thal
Tammy Tuller
Lauren Turk
Dorothy Tydings
Marjorie Vandow
Susan Viuker Lieberman
Syvia Vogelman
Ayala Wasser
Eli Weiss
Paula Kramer Weiss
Julie Wilcox
Barbarra Willinger
Rae Winderbaum
Harriet Wolf
Jody Zorfas Spivak
Lisa Zucker

Lunch Program

Max Bordereau
Jacob Druyan Carbajal
Jocelyn Druyan
Julie Ellis
Alyona Feingold
Louis Geiser
Dora Hanft
Paula Katz
Toby Kovacs
Rachel Laiserin
Galit Lopatin Bordereau
Ellen Melaver
Renee Rachelle
Micki Reiss
Ilene Rosenthal
Eric Schneiderman
Cecily Schwimmer
Beth Siegel

La Morada Food Delivery

Martha Ackelsberg
Anita Altman
Ellen Bender
Ted Berger
David Bernard
Norm Bleckner
Michal Bowen
Fran Colins
Fred Endelman
Rochelle Friedlich
Madeleine George
David Goldberg
Marvin Israelow
Betty Jane Jacobs
Debra Kalmuss
Elaine Klein
Jerry Kraus
Lisa Korn
Ellen Landsberger
Galit Lopatin Bordereau
Les Nelson
Judith Plaskow
Jack Richard
Peggy Samuels
Sheldon Tabak
Susan Thal
Paula Kramer Weiss
Ira Wolfman

Shanah Tovah Callers

Brad Abelow
Beryl Abrams
Rebecca Ackerman
Karen Adler
Isabel Berkowitz
David Bernard
Dale Bernstein
Jeannie Blaustein
Galit Lopatin Bordereau
Joni Brenner
Lori Bricks
Madeline Cohen
Ellen Corenswet
Debra Fine
Susan Fishman
Rochelle Friedlich
Nora Gaines
Mike Gantcher
Carol Gelles
Rina Goldman
Susan Goldberg
Linda Golding
Jenny Golub
Harriet Goren
Sally Gottesman
Joyce Gottlieb
Mercedes Menocal Gregoire
Paul Grobman
Helaine Harte
Marvin Israelow
Michelle Jacoby
Richard Janvey
Josh Penzner
Les Judd
Debra Kalmuss
Bob Kanter
Beth Kern
Susan Kippur
Steve Koppel
Guenther Krumminga
Debbie Lerner
Dani Levi
Shira Nadich Levin
Ricki Lieberman
Mimi Lox
Julie Kowtiz Margolies
Louise Matisoff
Lisa Mednick Owen
Elle Melaver
Ellen Metzger
Maia Michaelson
Les Nelson
Andrea Newman
Lisa Nivin
Sonia Orenstein
Renee Rachelle
Sandy Rocks
Ilene Rosenthal
Irv Rosenthal
Nadine Rothman
Max Rudin
Suzanne Schecter
Eric Schneiderman
Jonathan Schwartz
Stu Slavin
Sara Spinnell
Margie Stern
Lori Sumberg
Gideon Taylor
Nancy Tepper
Susan Thal
Judith Trachtenberg
Marjorie Vandow
Sylvia Vogelman
Ayala Wasser
Scott Weiner
Paula Kramer Weiss
Lisa Zucker
Ariel Zwang

Young Families Committee

Amy Bennett
Yael Buechler
Lindsay Jacobs
Michelle Lebowits
Rebecca Levine
Hilel Pohulanik
Rebecca Rosenthal
Rebecca Schofield-Cohen
Eilon Shomron-Atar
Dana Trobe
Aly Viny

Torah Readers

Martha Ackelsberg
Adi Anker
Sharon Anstey
Abigail Behrendt
Ruth Behrendt
Mel Berger
Yael Berkman Mintz
Fred Bogin
Rachel Bolton Stulman
Max Bordereau
Joshua Bordereau
Jacob Bordereau
Sari Bovitz
Eli Brisman
Joshua Bromberg
Stephanie Bromberg
Asher Brooks
Justin Fraser Brown
Mira Cohen
Micah Dicker
Rabbi Anne Ebersman
Raphaelle Eckhardt
Max Eckhardt
Susan Etra
Benjamin Feig
Eliza Fisher
Eric Fisher
Elijah Fraiman
Sofie Friedman
Benjamin Gantcher
Bob Gass
Judy Geller-Marlowe
Ethan Glezer
Noa Glezer
Samuel Gold
Joan Goldstein
Jenny Golub
Harriet Goren
Elizabeth Greenstein
Daniel Herlick
Matthew Herlick
Natan Hockenstein
Eden Holden
Moshe Horn
Alexandra Horowitz
Rabbi Margo Hughes-Robinson
Max Kirschner
Shira Kirschner
Noah Klein
Isaiah Klotz
Steven Koppel
Lizzie Kraiem
Ian Krupp
Celia Nicole Lambert
Eli Lebwohl
Sara Levine
Barry Lichtenberg
David Lieberman
Eli Lifton
Wendy Linderman
Harry Lutrin
Dova Marder
Matan Marder Friedgood
Imogen Margolies
Elle Melaver
Ian Melaver
Tova Melaver
Barry Mesch
Ellen Metzger
Rabbi Tamara Miller
Abigail Mosesson
Kate Moskin
Ariela Noy
Rabbi Shuli Passow
Rachel Penzner
Mariel Priven
Nina Priven
Nathaniel Rabin
Elenor Radzivilover
Samantha Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
Michaela Rosenthal
Sarah Rosenthal
Simon Rosenthal Arenson
Deborah Sacks Mintz
Moshe Samuels
Rabbi Joanna Samuels
Scarlett Schwimmer
Leah Silver
Sarah Silverman
Julia Slavin
Phoebe Spinnell
Arthur Staub
Miriam Suchoff
Lori Sumberg
Eliza Treuhaft
Maya Turk
Ella Vanderhoek
Jenai Vaturi
Barry Waldman
Ayala Wasser
Leonard Wasserman
Rabbi Abigail Weber
Ira Wolfman
Regina Zimmerman
Ariel Zwang

Minyan Leaders

Mark Lehrman
Shira Nadich Levin
Peggy Moss
Leah Silver

Connections Committee

Asya Berger
Galit Lopatin Bordereau
Elizabeth Cohen
Susan Viuker Lieberman
Judith Lipton
Ellen Metzger
Marcia Moosnick
Les Nelson

Community Offerings

Myriam Abramowicz
Jeannie Blaustein
Lisa Buksbaum
Betsy Diament-Cohen
Marcy Einhorn
Stephen Friedgood
Jennifer Hirsch
Taylor Jones
David Katzenstein
David Leiberman
Julie Wilcox

Havurah and Small Group Leaders

Myriam Abramowicz
Carole Balin
Mandy Braun
Ellen Carni
Marcy Einhorn
Carol Gelles
Nili Gitig
Marisa Harris
Miriam Herscher
Anne Millman
Ben Piven
Jonathan Silver
Jennifer Sylvor
Leslie Verter

High Holy Days Care Packages & Mahzor Deliverers

Max Bordereau
Ian Callender
Alisa Doctoroff
Paul Grobman
Robin Honig
Rae Janvey
Richard Janvey
Abby Katz
Carl Leibowitz
Seth Park
Ellan Perecman
Judith Safran
Eric Schneiderman
Gail Tuzman
Ayala Wasser
Paula Kramer Weiss
Benjamin Wexler

COVID-19 Task Force

Brad Abelow
Dale Bernstein
Chris Falkenberg
Jennifer Hirsch
Steve Koppel
Shira Nadich Levin
Alan Mantel
Ilene Rosenthal
Irv Rosenthal
Suzanne Schecter
David Stern
Dana Trobe

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Remote Access Only
NY United States

Organizer

B’nai Jeshurun
Phone:
(212) 787-7600
Email:
info@bj.org
View Organizer Website