Rinat dinner will honor five

Rinat dinner will honor five

Leora and Jonathan Kukin, left, Susan Richmond, and Howard and Shira Forman (Photos courtesy Rinat)

Teaneck’s Congregation Rinat Yisrael will hold its 32nd annual dinner on February 22, at 8:30 p.m., at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck. Leora and Jonathan Kukin are the guests of honor; Susan Richmond is the Sruli Guttman Community Service awardee; and Shira and Howard Forman will receive the Young Leadership Honoree award. Tova Cohen and Rena Zelig are the event chairs.

In recognition of Rinat’s youth department programming, the dinner will honor Rinat’s graduating group leaders and shadows for their service to the children of the community.

The 32nd “Lev” dinner celebrates the established yet growing community that flourishes under the leadership and guidance of Rabbis Yosef Adler and Ezra Weiner.

Leora Kukin is on the sanctuary design committee, which helped create the new sanctuary interior, its stained glass windows, and the donor recognition wall. She continues to assist with the refurbishment of the social hall and  is a member of the Rinat Yisrael community security service team and the Teaneck Yoetzet Initiative committee. Jonathan Kukin has been a member of the board of trustees as an officer, and recently completed his two-year term as president. Leora and Jonathan lead the shul’s capital campaign with the lead gift for the last two sanctuaries, the first in honor of their parents, and the second in honor of the shul’s senior rabbi, Yosef Adler, and his wife, Sheryl.

Susan Richmond came to Rinat with her husband, Michael, in 1985, and they been active members ever since. Ms. Richmond has been president of Nerot, Rinat’s sisterhood, chaired the shul dinner, organizes the Simchat Torah women’s shiur, heads the women’s chevra kadisha, and chairs the High Holy Day seating committee.

Shira and Howard Forman moved to Teaneck in 2015, and joined the shul then. Shira co-chairs the Social Action committee, is a member of the welcoming committee, and assists with planning shul events. Howie is a member of the youth committee and speaks at events to welcome new members. The couple are founding members of the Circle of Giving’s Emerging Leadership Group.

For more information, go to www.Rinat.org/Dinner.

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