Park East Synagogue and RASPEDS Celebrate 132nd Anniversary Dinner Dance

On June 8, 2022, the Park East Synagogue and Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School communities gathered to celebrate the institution’s 132nd Anniversary Dinner Dance, “132 Years Strong.”

This joyful evening of togetherness began with a cocktail reception in the Karten Gallery, after which guests proceeded to the main sanctuary for the evening’s program. The program featured performances by Chief Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot as well as the Park East Children’s Choir, led by Maestro Meir Briskman

Park East Children's choir

Eric and Morgan Mendel were honored as Guests of Honor. 

Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Eric and Morgan Mendel and their children

Dr. Joshua and Jessica Rein were honored with the Young Leadership Award.

Elisabeth Schneier, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Jessica Rein, Dr. Joshua Rein, and their children

Carla Rothman was honored as Woman of Valor.

Carla Rothman and Rabbi Arthur Schneier

Fran Margolin was honored as Educator of the Year. 

Following the dinner program, guests proceeded to the Charles Brooks Ballroom. The second half of the evening included an invocation by Rabbi David Flatto, remarks by Israel Nitzan, Deputy Consul General of Israel in New York, and President Herman Hochberg, followed by dinner, dancing, music, and entertainment by ventriloquist John Pizzi

See the dinner journal

View the video highlights from the 132nd Anniversary Dinner Dance.

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