Friends and supporters of Emunah of America will gather on Saturday, November 14, at 8 p.m. at the Sheraton New York for its Circle of Life benefit dinner. The event will recognize the organization’s accomplishments and their effects on Israelis, and laud outstanding people who have had an impact on the lives of the children and families who benefit from Emunah’s services. Proceeds raised will benefit people who are relying on Emunah now, as the situation in Israel continues, as well as its year-round projects.
Mindy and Muttie Stein of Teaneck are the Presidential Leadership awardees; Sarah Struhl of Boca Raton, Fla., and New York, formerly of Englewood, is the Young Leadership awardee; Maureen and Larry Eisenberg of Los Angeles are the Bonei Yerushalayim awardees, and Eva Palgon Traub of Brooklyn will receive the Aishet Chayil award. The Steins’ families long have been involved with Emunah. “I am proud to be part of the second generation that has made Israel and Emunah such a priority,” Mindy Stein said. Sarah Struhl, a student at Stern College, spent the last five summers working with the children who live at Bet Elazraki Children’s Home.
Chanie Greif and Sheryl Schainker are dinner chairs, and Karen Spitalnick is Emunah’s national president.
Emunah maintains 250 social welfare and educational projects in Israel. It has had to take urgent security measures to ensure the safety of the children in its 135 day care centers and four high schools. Emunah’s 13 family and crisis counseling centers have seen a large influx of people suffering from anxiety and seeking treatment. Children in its five children’s homes are being instructed on how to practice extra vigilance and caution in school and in transit.
For reservations or information call (212) 564-9045 ext. 303, or reserve online at emunah.org/dinner.