Local Leaders To Be Honored At AMIT Greater Long Island Gala

Clubs and Organizations

September 23, 2016

CEDARHURST, New York Hundreds of supporters are expected to attend AMIT's Greater Long Island Gala which will pay tribute to a group of distinguished local supporters for their long-time service to Israel's premier education network. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. at The Sephardic Temple located at 775 Branch Boulevard in Cedarhurst.


The region will award the Marvin Leff Leadership Award to Sharon and Bill Rothchild of Cedarhurst. The Chapter Honorees for the event are Chayala Liebman of West Hempstead, Liza Rosenthal of Merrick, Elaine Gross of Plainview, Sari Braunstein of Great Neck, and Sami Schindelheim of Long Beach.


Marisa Braunstein from Great Neck, a graduate of the Midreshet AMIT post high school program for young women, will be honored as well and present the Dvar Torah.


"The Greater Long Island region has time and time again shown their strong support for AMIT, and by effect Israel's children," said AMIT National President Debby Moed. "All of the honorees have invested their time, energy and support towards developing the educational network's support here in the United States and in its educational prestige in Israel, ensuring that our students are capably instilled with the frameworks of academic excellence, religious values, and Zionist ideals."


The evening will feature a boutique and cocktails followed by dinner and the formal program. All proceeds from the event will benefit AMIT's network of 110 schools and programs serving more than 33,000 students throughout Israel. For more information or to register, please visit www.amitchildren.org/longislandgala.


The Gala is co-chaired by Debby Gage of Merrick, Risë and Harvey Kaufmann of Woodmere, Reva and David Kirshblum and Faye and Steven Krawitz from West Hempstead, Zipporah and Rabbi Arnold Marans from Cedarhurst, Barbara and Jules Nordlicht and Esther and Donald Press of Long Beach, Betty Atlas and Owen Rumelt from West Hempstead, and Sami Schindelheim of Long Beach.


Founded in 1925, AMIT is the premier education network in Israel, serving more than 33,000 students each year in its 110 schools in 29 cities throughout Israel. AMIT enables students to realize their fullest potential and strengthens Israeli society by educating and nurturing children from diverse backgrounds within a framework of academic excellence, religious values, and Zionist ideals. For more information, please visit www.amitchildren.org