Thank You

Over 300 people attended our Benefit in April. It was a beautiful evening filled with love, joy, spirit, and an outpouring of excitement for where Romemu is today and where we are going.

Mazel tov to Pamela and Peter Takiff, our honorees, who serve as extraordinary leaders in our community. Thank you to the Benefit leadership team, the attendees, sponsors, donors, volunteers, vendors and staff who made this Benefit a success. All the funds raised go directly into the music, prayer, learning and loving that makes Romemu…Rise!

Thank yous and yasher koah’s are in order!

Thank you and yasher koah to our committed, tireless, attuned, and brilliant Co-Chairs and Co-Chair Emerita, without whom there would simply be no event!

Caroline Ellen

Susie Schein

Paula Yormak

Allegra Kochman

Thank you and yasher koah to our extremely dedicated and dynamic Benefit Committee:

Fred Imberman

Lisa Phillips

Janice Tannin

Wendy Handler

Marla Alt

Karyn Schiller

Thank you to our esteemed Sotheby’s Auctioneer who generously donated her time and talent:

Jennifer Roth

Thank you to our deeply devoted team at our marketing agency, Doublespace:

Jane Kosstrin

Kerri Bennett

Ryan Richards

If you missed last week’s Romemu Benefit, please check out this video we featured about the history and origins of Romemu, created by Romemu’s own Peabody award-winning documentarian, Judith Helfand

Thank you to our deeply generous Auction Donors:

Susan and Bryan Binder, Janice Tannin, Peridot Fine Jewelry of Larchmont, T. Gluck, The Greenwich Hotel, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rudrani Farbman, Bob Dylan Music Company, Roberta Garson Leis, Richard Edelman and Claudia Gonzalez Romo, Susan Takiff Schneider, Rena DeLevie, Debra Ann Skyler, Dawn Hendricks, Wendy Miles, Bess Eckstein, Pamela Kling Takiff, Caroline Ellen, Laurie Fermo, Judy Ribnick, David Warmflash, Carrie Imberman, Rachel Geller, Debbie B Phillips, Simone Stallman, Michael Minond, Allegra Kochman, Olga Kudacki, Wayne Sussman, Alina Bloomgarden, Cynthia Fuller Kling, Jake Takiff, Eszter Margit, Janice Tannin, Steven Weinstein, Karyn S Schiller, Lynette Shaw, Mara Sokolsky, Ronnie Scharfman, Ellen Oshinsky, Hazon/Isabella Freedman, Nancy Batterman, Julie and Joel Greenblatt, Peter Yarrow, Helene and Ziel Feldman, and Paulette Cole.

Thank you to our charitable Auction Bidders:

Allegra Kochman, Paula and Jeffrey Yormak, Marcella Kanfer and Josh Rolnick, Rebecca Sharzer, Marcie and Fred Imberman, Caroline Ellen and Rick Temerian, Bettina and Spencer Waxman, Heidi and Richard Rieger, Pam and Peter Takiff, Janice and Matt Tannin, Pamela Gross and Susan Silverstein,Debra Skyler, Karyn and Marc Schiller, Sally and Steve Paridis, Phyllis and Andy Herz, Susan and Bryan Binder, Julie and Joel Greenblatt, Betsy and Richard Shuster, Shari Melamed and Steve Kaplan, Adam and Rebekah Ingber, Liz and Nigel Savage, Jonathan and Karen Goldstick, Shelley and Jeff Cahn, Jade Netanya Ullmann, Nora and Jordan Anderson, Alex Fine, Liora and Stephen Yalof, Ariela Heilman, Amy and David Pollack, Shari Rosenfeld and Yoni Barnhard, Wendy and Howard Handler, Shelley Levine and Larry Schwartz, Angie and Norman Atkins, Abby Ingber and Jeffrey Easton, Lynn Blacker, Jennifer and Jeff Roth, Valerie Barnard Kanofsky, Ed Kremer, Marla Alt and Jeff Wallace, Joyce Bobchik, Susan Schor, Ari Wallach, Peter Coleman, Catherine Belford Budd, Gabrielle Shirazupour, Maurice Gluckstadt, Matthew Heineman, Deborah Kugelman, Marcia Meislin, Frank Levin, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, Lauren Jacobs, Judy Fried Siegel, Judith Helfand, Kim Lerner, Marina and Andrew Lewin, Karen Sobel, Dina and Yochanan Kushnir, Todd Elfman, Carol Bowen, and Robert Levitan.

Thank you to Honorees Pamela and Peter Takiff! This year’s Benefit Journal is the longest journal in Romemu’s history because of the many tributes made to you! Click here to see the 2019 Romemu Benefit Journal.

Last but not least, thank you to all of our sponsors and ticket buyers and to those who placed Benefit Journal ads:

Robert Adler, Marla Alt & Jeff Wallace, Nora Anderson, Mia Appelbaum, Michael & Suzy Appelbaum, Frances Ashley, Angie Atkins & Noman Atkins, Yoni Barnhard & Shari Rosenfeld, Caterina Bartha, Catherine Belford Budd, Eva & Sam Beller, Niki Berg, Alan J. Bernstein & Carol Bowen, Deborah Bernstein, Robin Bernstein & John Ruskay, Bryan & Susan Binder, Bruce Blank, Alina Bloomgarten, Alan Blum, Ruth Blumenstein, Joyce & Barry Babik, Diane Burhenne, Lisa Cader, Debora Cahn, Richard Chused, Paulette Cole, Karen Beckman & Peter Coleman, Eric Davis, Gary Delfiner, Kenneth Dubow, Richard & Claudia Edelman, Rick Elezi, Todd Elfman, Juliet Elkind-Cruz & Oswaldo Cruz, Rick Temerian,Caroline Ellen, Debra Ezratty, Jonathan Fassberg, Helene & Ziel Feldman, David Fishman, Carmi and Shelly Fredman, Arthur & Caren Fried, Elyse Frishman & Danny Feelander, Tom Glaisyer, Maurice & Shari Gluckstadt, Karen & Jonathan Goldstick, Evelyn Goodman, Jamie Gordon, Janee Graver, Judy-Ann Gray, Julie & Joel Greenblatt, Andy & Anne Greenfield, Pamela Gross & Susan Silverstein, Wendy & Howard Handler, Judi & John Hannan, Eleanor Harrison Bregman, Daun & Peter Hauspurg, Ariela Heilman, Matthew Heineman, Judith Helfand, Deborah Hendell, Phyllis & Andy Herz, Daniel Hoffman, Fred & Marcie Imberman, Wendy & Sidney Ingber, Lauren Jacobs, Marcy & Scott Kalish, Marcela Kanfer Rolnick & Josh Rolnick, Valerie Barnard Kanofsky, Andrea Kaplan, Steven & Shari Kaplan, Harriet Kaplan Suvall & Marc Suvall, Adam Klaber, Susan Mitrani Knapp & Fred Knapp, Allegra Kochman & Scott Osman, Paulette Kranjac, Jennifer Krawet, Edward Kremer, Deborah Kugelman, Dina and Yochanan Kushnir, Roberta Leis,Kim Lerner/IJKL, Frank & Nancy Levin, Joan Levin, Shelley Levine & Larry Schwartz, Staci Levine, Robert Levitan, Andrew & Marina Lewin, Gregg Lorberbaum, Karen & Michael Maxim, Nancy R McGaw, Wendy Miles, Jeffrey Miller, Mijanou Rachel Mosher, Carol Neiditch, Ariela Noy, William Null, Anne & Ted Oshman, Noah Osnos, Sally & Steve Paridis, Dorothy & Kenneth Pasternak, Ana Patel, Lisa Phillips, Amy and David Pollack, Inna Postolov, Hindy Poupko, Barbara G Raab, Heidi & Richard Rieger, Mira Rivera & Jerome Korman, Elliott & Phyllis Rosen, Jeff Rosen, Ed Rosenfeld, Laura & Merrill Rotter, Howard & Elise Rubin, Ilene Sameth, Elizabeth & Nigel Savage, Allison Saxe, Dara Schaefer & David Greenberg, Ronnie Scharfman, Karyn & Marc Schiller, Susan and Stanley Schneider, Susan Schor, Michael Schwamm, Dan Senor & Campbell Brown, Rebecca Sharzer, Betsy Shevey, Gabrielle Shirazupour, Elana Shneyer & Adam Kaufman, Betsy & Richard Shuster, Joan Siegel, Judy Fried Siegel, Debra Skyler, Erin & Dan Smokler, Barbara Smolek, Karen Sobel, Ronald A. Solarz, David Solomon, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, Jean Steiner, Pamela & Peter Takiff, Janice & Matt Tannin, Eric & Eloise Teitel, Gary Trock, Jade Netanya Ullmann, Nancy N Vick, Ari & Sharon Wallach, Spencer & Bettina Waxman, Steven Weinstein & Marcia Meislin, Hali Weiss & Jay Rosen, Amy & Evan Wildstein, Stacey Felice Winograd, Stephen & Liora Yalof, Peter Yarrow, Joseph & Sylvia Yasgur, Jeffrey & Paula Yormak, Jory Zimmerman, Adina Zion, Jane Zirin, and Adrian Zuckerman.