JNF dinner announces honorees
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JNF dinner announces honorees

Millie Leben, left, and Reuben and Joan Baron
Millie Leben, left, and Reuben and Joan Baron

For more than 50 years, the Jewish National Fund has been honoring area residents with its prestigious “Circle of Excellence” awards; its first honoree was the late New Jersey State Senator Matthew Feldman.

This year’s JNF awards dinner is set for Monday, December 14, at 7 p.m., at Congregation Beth Sholom, 354 Maitland Ave., Teaneck. Shani Abrams Simkovitz, the director of the Gush Etzion Foundation, is the guest speaker. Joan and Reuben Baron of Congregation Beth Sholom, Joyce Bendavid and Millie Leben, both of Congregations Rinat Yisrael and Bnai Yeshurun, and Rabbi Steven Penn of Young Israel of Teaneck are Circle of Excellence award honorees.

Ma’adan of Teaneck will cater the buffet and dessert reception. Proceeds will benefit JNF’s work with Gush Etzion. For information, call Jocelyn Inglis at (973) 593-0095, ext. 823, or email her at jinglis@jnf.org.

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