Nearly 60 women and men attended MBIEE Sisterhood’s June 18 Torah Fund Event. It is the annual recognition event for all donors who make a gift of at least chai to our Torah Fund campaign. Donors who made a gift of 10 chai ($180) received an Atid (Future) pin/pendant. Sisterhood bestowed its highest accolade, the Woman of Achievement honor, on the three women who comprised the 2016-2018 Sisterhood Presidium:Rebecca Gellman, Sherry Kohn Eisman, and Susan B. (Susie) Markowitz.
In advance of the event, MBIEE Sisterhood surpassed its campaign goal of $4,200. Our sisterhood is linked by Women’s League in 2013 with Kehillat Veahavta in Israel, and it is to the Masorti Foundation that we send our annual gift check designated for Veahavta.
Following an Israeli dinner, Gideon Aronoff, executive director of the Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel, spoke on “The Flowering, the Challenges and the Future in Israel of Conservative Judaism.” Mr. Aronoff’s presentation described the Masorti Foundation’s vision for Israel: religious pluralism, women praying without threat at the Kotel, youth trained to become the next generation of Masorti leaders and full inclusion in Jewish life for children and adults with disabilities. The Masorti Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
A VIP Reception for leadership Torah Fund donors from MBIEE preceded the main Torah Fund Event. The
speaker at the reception was Rabbi Moriah Simon Hazani, director of Golden Slipper Gems on the Main Line.