From L: Marji Rosenbluth Philips -Rodeph Shalom and Gregg Epstein - PhillyIsrael's Chairman of the Board.of Directors.
From L: Rodeph Shalom's Rabbi Eli Freedman and Stephen Spielman - PhillyIsrael's Vice Chairman - Board of Directors.
Laurel Klein - Rabbi's beloved , Louanne Spielman - Stephen's beloved and a PhillyIsrael's Board of Director, Marsha Flager and many volunteers were busy organizing, schmoozing.and welcoming the crowd.
Thank you very much - Toda Raba!!!!
Other Board of Directors that attended: Michelle and Steven Berk, Rivka and Doron Kreitman, Steven Katz, Ariella and Shmuel Yankilowitz and Devora Selber,
Hadag Nahash's Band Members, PhillyIsrael Board of Directors, Rodeph Shalom's Senior Rabbi William Kuhn (second on the right, Rodeph Shalom's President Dena Herri (fourth on the right). Marc Nadelman Director of Development at Bnai Zion Foundation. (third on the right).
Rabbi Freedman, Sharona Durry and Stephen Speilman recognized the hard work of Galit Iloni and Marji Rosenbluth Philips and the large contribution from the Joseph W. Rosenbluth Memorial Fund.
Great evening at RS's magnificent and historic sanctuary.
Deputy Consul General to the Mid-Atlantic Region,the Hon. Elad Strohmayer, attended the Hanukkah celebration and concert with Hadag Nahash on Dec. 6th at Rodeph Shalom. The event was a joint venture between PhillyIsrael and Rodeph Shalom. Click here to read Strohmayer's moving speech.
Singing "Ani Ve'Ata Neshane Et Ha'Olam"-You and I will Change the World.
Lighting the candles together on the final night of Hanukkah: 12/4/2013
*Dena Herrin - President Congregation Rodeph Shalom
*Deputy Consul Elad Strohmayer - Consulate of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region
*Linda Mizels - Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia - Israel Advocacy.
*Ariella & Shmuel Yankelewitz - Ahava Village For Children and Youth
*Sandi & Gregg Epstein, Rivka and Doron Kreitman - PhillyIsrael
* Jewish Agency of Israel - Slichim: Neta Burshtein -- Fellow for Tzofim - Friends of Israel Scouts, Dorin Elhadad Fellow for Upenn Hillel, Shai Israel Fellow for Temple Hillel and Noa Swisa - Fellow for Habonim Dror.
*Makella Craelius, Emily Pratt and Ken Greenberg- Young Adults
*Yarden James, Gili Fleekop, Shira Epstein, Naama Malomet, Gracie Gottlieb, Ben Chevlin, Nora Able, and Hannah Wishnia - High School Seniors.
Singer Hadar singing Israeli and Hanukkah songs.
From L: Galit Iloni - PhillyIsrael's Director of Events and Programming, Yonit Neeman, Sharona Durry - PhillyIsrael's Founder and Executive Director, Karnit Asher --Biran, Naama Yarden. and Pnina Kuznits.
8 Hanukkah candles and 2 yahrzeit candles in
memory of legendary Israeli singer-songwriter Arik Einstein and comedian and actor Sefi Rivlin.