June 2017 -- Sivan-Tammuz 5777,  Volume 23, Issue 6

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Shames JCC on the Hudson’s 18th Annual (Chai) Community Celebration

On Tuesday, May 16th, the Shames JCC on the Hudson will recognize the strength of their partnership with the Rivertowns Jewish Consortium by celebrating Inspiration and Tradition, and honoring seven Jewish Community leaders at the JCC’s  18th Annual (Chai) Community Celebration Golf and Tennis Classic.  The event will be held at the Elmwood Country Club in White Plains and will feature cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and optional daytime golf or tennis. Proceeds will go toward JCC scholarships and the new CHAI Fund supporting programs for those with Special Needs.


The JCC will recognize Board members Rebecca Schleifer and Liza Wang, both of Irvington. Schleifer had chaired the Parent Committee of the JCC’s Early Childhood Program, and Wang, through her strong family influence, had deep experience in JCC life.  Their networks, knowledge and passion enabled, among other things, creation of Rivertowns Socials – a program that has strengthened the JCC and the community at large.  Rivertowns Socials design and implements appealing community events that include social action components.  To date, Rivertowns Socials has attracted over 300 families and supported four different charities.


Also being honored are Lynne Ecker and Karen Ecker Greenbarg of the Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Paul Neustadt of Rosh Pinah Chavurah of the Rivertowns, Marla Peers of Temple Beth Abraham and Corey Friedlander of Woodlands Community Temple.

The event committee, chaired by JCC Board member Lisa Cohen of Irvington, includes Donna Fleming of Hartsdale, Beth Geiger of Tarrytown, Lois Green of Hartsdale, Allen Halpern of Irvington, Faye Kimerling of   Ardsley-on-Hudson, Nancy Lonky of Irvington, Esther Mildner of Ardsley and Mark Shevrin of Irvington.


  For reservations, see http://tinyurl.com/18thAnnual