Emunah gathers in support of Israel at benefit dinner
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Emunah gathers in support of Israel at benefit dinner

Emunah honorees included Chanie Greif, Sheryl Schainker, Muttie and Mindy Stein, Fran Hirmes, and Karen Spitalnick. (Courtesy Emunah)
Emunah honorees included Chanie Greif, Sheryl Schainker, Muttie and Mindy Stein, Fran Hirmes, and Karen Spitalnick. (Courtesy Emunah)

Friends and supporters of Emunah of America gathered last month at the Sheraton New York for the group’s Circle of Life benefit dinner. The dinner recognized the accomplishments of the organization on behalf of people in Israel, and lauded outstanding volunteers who have had an impact on the lives of the children and families who benefit from Emunah’s services. Funds raised benefit those who rely on Emunah in Israel and will fund projects it operates during the year.

Mindy and Muttie Stein of Teaneck were the Presidential Leadership awardees; Sarah Struhl from Boca Raton, Fla., and New York, formerly of Englewood, was the Young Leadership awardee; Maureen and Larry Eisenberg of Los Angeles were the Bonei Yerushalayim awardees, and Eva Palgon Traub from Brooklyn received the Aishet Chayil award.

The Steins come from families who have a history of involvement with Emunah. Sarah Struhl, a student at Stern College, spent the last five summers working with children who live at Bet Elazraki Children’s Home.

The dinner chairs were Chanie Greif and Sheryl Schainker of Teaneck. Karen Spitalnick is Emunah’s national president. Emunah maintains 250 social welfare and educational projects in Israel. Find more information at emunah.org.

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