NHBZ ‘S 116th Anniversary Celebration – Thank You

NHBZ ‘S 116th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, December 12, 2021

It takes a lot of work to put on an event like the 116th Anniversary Dinner. We have many people to thank …

We thank our honorees

Lenny & Fran Alper, Guests of Honor
Alan Haber, HaKaras HaTov Award recipient
Shaving Israel, Israel Advocacy Award recipient

Dr. Laura Goldmeier, President
Irl Solomon accepting award for Shaving Israel

Anniversary Dinner Committee

Sandie Abrams, Lenny & Fran Alper (co-chairs), Jesse Barash, Teree Farbstein, Marsha Feenberg, Rhonnie Goldfader, Dr. Eliot Katz, Robin Rickerman, Nancy Rush, Nancy Stenn, and Anna Rose Tendler who worked as a team to create a very successful event.
Plus our ad solicitor specialists: Marcie Brook, Denny Feit, Sandie Greenberg, and Jay Umansky

We thank the program participants (in order of appearance)

  • Cary Alper and Mike Minoff outstanding emcee duo
  • Cantor Murray Hochberg for leading us in beautiful renditions of the national anthems
  • Jesse Barash for his welcome back poem
  • Menachem Szus for his welcome message
  • Howard Sandler for leading HaMotzi and piano entertainment
  • Rabbi Ze’ev Smason for his inspirational presentations introducing each honoree
  • Rhonnie Goldfader for presenting the ‘Pearls of Wisdom” Silent Auction
  • Rachel Miller, Founder of Shaving Israel, as surprise guest
  • Rabbi Avi Okin for his motivating remarks and for leading Bircas HaMazon

Special thanks to

Robin Rickerman, catering and venue
Bobby Levine, invitation & journal cover design
Kenny Bressler, set-up and consulting
Joni Kaiser, Jewish Light submissions
Dr. Eliot Katz, event photography
Nancy Stenn, administrative specialist
Hindy Anton, event accounting
Allan Swan & Teretha Carter, logistics

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the event sponsors

Gold Pillar – Michelle Shower and Suzanne Shower Walch & Tony Walch
Pillar – Lenny & Fran Alper; Don & Julie Eisenberg
Sustainer – Zev & Arin Rosenberg
Sponsor – Caryn & Joanna Alper; Berger Memorial; Jesse & Debbie Barash; Stan & Rhonnie
Goldfader; Alan & Janet Haber; Jewish Federation of St. Louis; Bob & Joni Kaiser; Mark Ragin & Gail Rose; Timekeepers; Mickey Ariel, Joel Garbow, & Stuart Zimbalist

Thanks to the early bird raffle prize donors

Stanley Steemer
Sunshine Drapery & Interior Design Trader Joe’s
Clayton Plaza Hotel

Jesse & Debbie Barash
Joanna Alper
Anna Rose Tendler

Thank you to everyone who sent in RSVPs and Ads before the November 12 Early Bird deadline …
… and Congratulations to the Winners of the Early Bird Raffle:

Stuart Klamen – Stanley Steemer gift certificate
Shaul Ganel – Hydro Flask lunch box & food jar
Aaron & Nancy Novack – Sunshine Drapery and Design gift certificate
Howard & Phyllis Loiterstein – Original 7 qt. Crock-Pot
Stuart & Betsy Zimbalist – Trader Joe’s gift basket
Tony Granillo – 2 tickets to the Fabulous Fox Theatre
Bob & Joni Kaiser – One night stay at the Clayton Plaza Hotel

Thank you to Michael Genovese Jewelers and to all those who participated in our Pearls of Wisdom Jewelry Auction
… and Congratulations to the Top Bidders:

Arin & Zev Rosenberg – Pearl Necklace and Pearl Bracelet
Dr. Faye Cohen & Brian McCary – Diamond and Gold Ring

And, finally, the Committee and the Board of Directors thank everyone who attended the 116th Anniversary Celebration and all those who purchased Tribute Ads in the Commemorative Ad Journal

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