Ignite the light 2014

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  • 1. Lawrence ReinLawrence Rein HonoreeHonoree IGNITE THE LIGHT Wednesday, April 30, 2014 30 Nissan 5774 The Partnership for Jewish Learning and LifeThe Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life Aidekman Family Jewish Community CampusAidekman Family Jewish Community Campus Whippany, New JerseyWhippany, New Jersey

2. is pleased to announce and to honor the founding members of Gary Aidekman Family Foundation Ellen and Alan Goldner Paula and Jerry Gottesman Archie Gottesman and Gary DeBode Lawrence Rein Ira A. Roschelle M.D. Family Foundation Sharon and Jimmy Schwarz ATIDIM are optimistic about our future as a Jewish community and entrust The Partnership with their unrestricted investments to Bring Jewish Learning to Life for young people and their families. Visit ThePartnershipNJ.org/atidim for details. ATIDIM are optimistic about our future as a Jewish community and entrust The Partnership with their unrestricted investments to Bring Jewish Learning to Life for young people and their families. Visit ThePartnershipNJ.org/atidim for details. 3. The Partnership would like toThe Partnership would like to acknowledge the past honoreesacknowledge the past honorees of our annual event.of our annual event. Milly Iris and Family Ellen and Alan Goldner Leslie Dannin Rosenthal Merle and Martin Kalishman Archie Gottesman and Gary DeBode Thank youThank you for your commitment tofor your commitment to BRING JEWISH LEARNING TO LIFE.BRING JEWISH LEARNING TO LIFE. 4. STARSTAR LARRYLARRY Thank youThank you for being the Menschfor being the Mensch you are!!you are!! PAULA and JERRY GOTTESMANPAULA and JERRY GOTTESMAN 5. STARSTAR SOWE LOOKED UP MENSCH IN THE DICTIONARY, AND GUESS WHAT?! Definition ofMENSCH : a person of integrity and honor; noun,pluralmenschen [men-chuh n] mensches.Informal. menschyadjective Origin ofMENSCH Yiddishmentshhuman being, from Middle High Germanmensch,from Old High Germanmennisco;akin to Old Englishmanhuman being, man First Known Use: 1856. Synonym: Larry Rein. Mazal Tov Larry,Mazal Tov Larry, Archie Gottesman and Gary DeBodeArchie Gottesman and Gary DeBode 6. STARSTAR Thank you so much for bestowing this honor on me.Thank you so much for bestowing this honor on me. I would like to dedicate this page inI would like to dedicate this page in Honor ofHonor of My parents,My parents, Julius and Vivian zl ReinJulius and Vivian zl Rein They embodied the vision and goals of The Partnership.They embodied the vision and goals of The Partnership. Their daily lives were toTheir daily lives were to Bring Jewish Learning to Life.Bring Jewish Learning to Life. The PartnershipThe Partnership should continue to flourish and grow forshould continue to flourish and grow for many, many years to come.many, many years to come. LAWRENCE REINLAWRENCE REIN 7. SUSTAINERSUSTAINER 8. Some translate Tzedakah as Righteousness. We translate Tzedakah as Larry ReinLarry Rein Your generosity, your values, your life example. We send you thanks! Ellen and Alan GoldnerEllen and Alan Goldner FIREWORKSFIREWORKS 9. LarryLarry You are an inspiration to us all!You are an inspiration to us all! Karen and Paul MengdenKaren and Paul Mengden FIREWORKSFIREWORKS 10. BEACONBEACON Dear Larry With admiration and gratitude for the many ways in which you share your insight, connectedness, warmth, enthusiasm, and friendship, and for all the things you do for the community. Vicki Weber and David Behrman 11. BEACONBEACON Mazal TovMazal Tov, Larry, Larry Your commitment to our community inspires us all!Your commitment to our community inspires us all! With Gratitude,With Gratitude, Jody and Jonathan CaplanJody and Jonathan Caplan 12. BEACONBEACON Our warmest Congratulations to honoree, Larry Rein. We are proud to share this special night, and to support The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life. SHIRA AND RANDALL ROTHSCHILD 13. BEACONBEACON Congratulations and Thanks to Larry Rein. We join the community in saluting you for your leadership and thanking you for your generosity. We are pleased to join you as we Bring Jewish Learning to Life through The Partnership. ROBIN AND ANDY STAMLEMAN 14. BEACONBEACON We are truly happy to honor our friend LARRY REINLARRY REIN for his unyielding optimism and ongoing, energetic leadership of THE PARTNERSHIP FOR JEWISH LEARNING ANDTHE PARTNERSHIP FOR JEWISH LEARNING AND LIFELIFE. We extend our deepest appreciation to the Trustees and Professionals at The Partnership whose generosity and creativity BRING JEWISH LEARNING TO LIFEBRING JEWISH LEARNING TO LIFE for so many young people and their families today and for our future. NATALIE AND ROBERT LICHTMANNATALIE AND ROBERT LICHTMAN 15. ONE HAPPYONE HAPPY CAMPER NJCAMPER NJ HAS GRANTEDHAS GRANTED $1.2 MILLION$1.2 MILLION FORFOR CHILDREN TO ENJOYCHILDREN TO ENJOY JEWISH SUMMERJEWISH SUMMER CAMP FOR THE FIRSTCAMP FOR THE FIRST TIME.TIME. 16. TORCHTORCH CongratulationsCongratulations toto Larry ReinLarry Rein on this well deserved honor.on this well deserved honor. Your friends and colleagues are so proud of yourYour friends and colleagues are so proud of your accomplishments both at work and in youraccomplishments both at work and in your community service.community service. IDT CorporationIDT Corporation 17. TORCHTORCH Mazal TovMazal Tov ToTo Larry ReinLarry Rein on a well deserved honoron a well deserved honor for his leadership and dedicationfor his leadership and dedication to the bettermentto the betterment of the Greater Jewish Community.of the Greater Jewish Community. Marilyn SmilowitzMarilyn Smilowitz 18. TORCHTORCH Best Wishes and Mazal Tov to LARRY REINLARRY REIN on his well-deserved honor and to THE PARTNERSHIP for all their efforts. Keep Up the Good Work! Robin and Brad KlattRobin and Brad Klatt 19. MITZVOT OFMITZVOT OF GREATERGREATER METROWESTMETROWEST ATTRACTSATTRACTS 1,0001,000 CHILDREN AND THEIRCHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTSPARENTS ANNUALLY TOANNUALLY TO LEARN ABOUT EXCITINGLEARN ABOUT EXCITING MITZVAH PROJECTS FORMITZVAH PROJECTS FOR THEIR BAR OR BATTHEIR BAR OR BAT 20. MENORAHMENORAH You could not pick a better honoreeYou could not pick a better honoree Mazal Tov!Mazal Tov! West Orange always supplies the best!West Orange always supplies the best! Love,Love, Sheila and Robert BenrimonSheila and Robert Benrimon 21. MENORAHMENORAH Mazal TovMazal Tov Larry!Larry! Richard and Thelma FlorinRichard and Thelma Florin 22. MENORAHMENORAH The "West Orange Shuls" community is GLOWING with nachas from one of its own! LarryLarry, you ignite the light in all of us to care more, give more and do more for Klal Yisrael. MAZAL TOV!MAZAL TOV! 23. MENORAHMENORAH Great are those you give graciously,Great are those you give graciously, Even greater are those who anticipate needs before being asked.Even greater are those who anticipate needs before being asked. - Maimonides- Maimonides In HonorIn Honor ofof LARRY REINLARRY REIN Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor. Your leadership, vision, and commitment to The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life and our Jewish community are an inspiration to us all. Yasher Koach! ROB BILDNER and ELISE SPUNGEN BILDNERROB BILDNER and ELISE SPUNGEN BILDNER 24. SENIOR-ITISSENIOR-ITIS ENGAGESENGAGES HIGH SCHOOLHIGH SCHOOL SENIORSSENIORS WITH JEWISHWITH JEWISH ROLE MODELS INROLE MODELS IN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS,SUMMER INTERNSHIPS, PREPARING THEM FORPREPARING THEM FOR JEWISH COMMUNALJEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVISM.ACTIVISM. 25. MENORAHMENORAH In honor ofIn honor of Larry ReinLarry Rein A man who wakes up every day and asks:A man who wakes up every day and asks: What can I do to make the Jewish community a better place in which to live?..... And then goes out and does it. Ad meia vesreem and Mazal Tov! With much love, Marion Jacobson and Stan SchwartzMarion Jacobson and Stan Schwartz 26. MENORAHMENORAH Mazal Tov to Larry ReinMazal Tov to Larry Rein On this wonderful honor.On this wonderful honor. It is hard to think of anyone who is more dedicated to theIt is hard to think of anyone who is more dedicated to the Jewish community than Larry.Jewish community than Larry. Larry, we know that any encounter is a possible solicitationLarry, we know that any encounter is a possible solicitation meeting. Yet, you continue to inspire us and make us feelmeeting. Yet, you continue to inspire us and make us feel good to contribute to the many worthy causes that yougood to contribute to the many worthy causes that you support.support. We are proud to call you our friend.We are proud to call you our friend. Sue and Richie KelinSue and Richie Kelin 27. MENORAHMENORAH To Larry Rein,To Larry Rein, a most worthy honoree ,a most worthy honoree , and in support ofand in support of The Partnerships ongoing efforts toThe Partnerships ongoing efforts to Bring Jewish Learning to Life.Bring Jewish Learning to Life. Barbara and Charlie HirshBarbara and Charlie Hirsh 28. MENORAHMENORAH We are proud to support The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life in honor of our dear friend Larry ReinLarry Rein An exemplary Jewish LeaderAn exemplary Jewish Leader May he continue to go from strength to strength. Mazal Tov!! Alice and Jacob KleinAlice and Jacob Klein 29. MENORAHMENORAH Larry,Larry, The Partnership and Greater MetroWest are very fortunate to have you working tirelessly on behalf of the Jewish community. You are such a mensch! Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor. Daniel and Alia RamerDaniel and Alia Ramer UBS Financial ServicesUBS Financial Services 109 North Avenue109 North Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090Westfield, NJ 07090 Tel: 908-789-3171, Fax: 855-781-5979Tel: 908-789-3171, Fax: 855-781-5979 daniel.ramer@ubs.comdaniel.ramer@ubs.com 30. MENORAHMENORAH Larry,Larry, Thank you so much for all you have done, are doing, and will do to light the way of our Jewish community. David and Leslie RosenthalDavid and Leslie Rosenthal 31. MENORAHMENORAHIN HONOR OF LARRY REIN FOR HIS OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP OF THE PARTNERSHIP SAMUEL PEPPER, PRESIDENT METROPOLITAN MORTGAGE AND REALTY, INC. THE ARLYN/LYSAR COMPANIES 80 MAIN STREET SUITE 560 WEST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY 07052 Phone (973) 325-1800 *** Fax (973) 325-8322 e-mail: spepper@metropolitan-mortgage.com Real Estate Financing Nationwide Sales Consulting Licensed New Jersey Real Estate Broker Member Mortgage Bankers Associations of New Jersey, New York and America Member of New Jersey Apartment Association and Property Owners Association Member of the Industrial & Office Real Estate Brokers Association Member of Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey Direct Lending **Real Estate Development **Management And THE PEPPER FAMILY Lynn, Sam, Andrew, Robert, Danielle and Emma 32. MENORAHMENORAH To Larry,To Larry, Who is our dear friend and much, much more. He has made the Greater MetroWest community his priority and The Partnership has benefitted from his sage leadership and wise counsel. His ability to network and to be a true partner in any endeavor he undertakes is what makes Larry one of a kind! We are lucky to have him as a sterling member of Congregation AABJ&D. LarryLarry - You are the man who keeps on giving and then gives some more. May you continue on your path of communal service for many more years to come with strength and vigor. Mali and Steve SchwartzMali and Steve Schwartz 33. MENORAHMENORAH In Honor of Larry ReinLarry Rein Thank you for your leadership, generosity, and commitment to The Partnership and to the Jewish community. Mazal Tov! Sharon and Stephen SeidenSharon and Stephen Seiden 34. MENORAHMENORAH Mazal TovMazal Tov ToTo Larry ReinLarry Rein From our days on UJA Young Mens CabinetFrom our days on UJA Young Mens Cabinet toto Missions to IsraelMissions to Israel Best wishes,Best wishes, Mark WilfMark Wilf 35. MENORAHMENORAH Shammai said, Make your Torah (study) a habit; say little, but do much; and greet every person cheerfully. (Pirke Avot 1:15) Larry,Larry, You have done so much to bring Torah to life for our entire community. You have led with thoughtfulness, great ideas and with abundant cheerfulness and an open heart; you are always ready to help and to serve. Your leadership has been an invaluable gift to The Partnership and all who are blessed to serve with you. With gratitude, we are honored to honor you! Your friends,Your friends, Rabbi Amy and Bob SmallRabbi Amy and Bob Small 36. MENORAHMENORAH Mazal Tov And Thank You To LARRY REINLARRY REIN For all you do for our community and the Jewish people. Helene and Gary WingensHelene and Gary Wingens 37. MENORAHMENORAH LARRY ,LARRY , You have applied your passion for Jewish education to leadership in The Partnership from its inception. You should be so proud of the accomplishments of this agency! The Partnership and the Jewish community are lucky to benefit from your commitment. Yasher Koach! Susan WeinstockSusan Weinstock 38. MENORAHMENORAH We are delighted to join in this well deserved tribute to LARRY REINLARRY REIN In recognition of his dedicated leadership of numerous Jewish community causes. Larry, may you continue to go from strength to strength. LINDA AND MURRAY LAULICHTLINDA AND MURRAY LAULICHT 39. MENORAHMENORAH Mazal Tov to Larry Rein On this Well-Deserved Recognition of your Endless Dedication to the Needs of the Jewish Community Your Can-Do Attitude, Your Attention to Detail, Your Ability to Juggle So Many Balls In the Air at One Time and Most Importantly, Your Way of Doing It All with a Smile, No Matter How Outrageous the Job to be Done, Make you the Go-To Guy at the Office. It is these Same Skills and Attitude that Make you So Successful in all Your Community Endeavors. It is our Hope not only that you Continue your Amazing Work and Leadership but that you Continue to Demonstrate How to Do it with such Grace and Style. Marcelo Fischer Yona Katz Jonathan Nierenberg Ben Hirsch Esti Witty Laya Zentman Joe Farber Gabi Schechter James Raanan Kiran-Kumar Raya Katrona Tyrrell Ami Reschke Tony Davidson Bill McGlinn Moshe JaphaDavid Bernstein David Weiss Tzipi Kaminer Harley Greenbaum Michal Londinski Yusuf Samantar Jonah Fink Vicki Krief 40. MENORAHMENORAH In honor of Larry Rein for your leadership and inspiration! From the professional staff at The Partnership:From the professional staff at The Partnership: Mark, Suzi, Lydia, Linda, Natalie, Bob, Leemor, Shmuel, Marni, Andrea, Tracy, Rebecca, Molly, Alisha, Emmy, Dara and Shaina 41. WE WILL INTRODUCEWE WILL INTRODUCE HEBREWHEBREW AS A FOREIGNAS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN PUBLICLANGUAGE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.SCHOOLS. 42. CANDLECANDLE Dear Larry: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. WilliamWilliam Butler YeatsButler Yeats Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor at The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life IGNITE THE LIGHT. Your dedication, commitment, and passion at The Partnership has truly lit the fire, by nurturing and advancing the Jewish identity development of ch...