The 2012 AMIT Greater Long Island Gala has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, October 23, at 6 p.m., at The Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst. With the theme “New Horizons for Children,” the event will pay tribute to a distinguished group of local residents for their longtime service to AMIT. All proceeds will benefit the AMIT network of 108 schools and programs now serving more than 25,000 students throughout Israel.

The Keter Shem Tov Award will be presented to Barbara Nordlicht, a resident of Long Beach and member of the Daroma Chapter. Mrs. Nordlicht currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of AMIT and formally chaired its Board of Governors.

Regional Honorees include Sheri Feldman of West Hempstead, representing the Shoshana Chapter; Nancy Karp of Lawrence, the Masada Chapter; Faye Krawitz of Plainview, the Batya Chapter; Hope Berger Nathan of Lawrence, Sabra Chapter; and Eva Torczyner of Oceanside, the Aliza Chapter.

Elizabeth Luxenberg of Great Neck, a member of the Midreshet AMIT class of 2012, will be presenting the d’var Torah, in honor of the program’s fifth anniversary. Midreshet AMIT in Jerusalem is a program for post-high-school young women that combines a year of intensive Jewish studies with working with foster children in the care of AMIT.

Shlomit Ebbin, daughter of Chevi and Rabbi Ira Ebbin of Congregation Ohav Sholom in Merrick, will speak about her experiences participating in AMIT’s twinning program.

The Long Island Gala is co-chaired by Debby Gage of Merrick; Risë and Harvey Kaufmann, Woodmere; Zipporah and Rabbi Arnold Marans, Cedarhurst; Esther and Donald Press, Long Beach; Betty Atlas and Owen Rumelt, West Hempstead; and Sami Schindelheim, Long Beach.

Couvert for the event is $100 per person and many sponsorship opportunities are available. The evening will include a boutique and cocktails as well as dinner and a program. For further information, please call 212-477-5465.


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