Over 180 friends and supporters of Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services teed off on a picture-perfect day at the Fresh Meadow Country Club for the Annual Ohel—Rosemil Healthcare Golf Classic.


It was a day of record-breaking and spirited camaraderie–and all for a great cause; golfers also enjoyed great prizes, giveaways, a sumptuous breakfast, barbecue lunch on the greens, and a delicious buffet dinner that is a hallmark of Ohel’s Golf Classic. Best of all, all proceeds benefited Ohel’s Children Home and Family Services–a winning event for players and Ohel.

Ohel’s Golf Classic committee, headed by Ben Englander, Izzy Kaufman, Jeffrey Schwartz, Jonathan Marks, and Michelle Sulzberger, worked tirelessly recruiting friends and sponsors, creating this special event for a very special cause.


Robert Katz, Ohel’s chief development officer, commented, “This year’s Golf Classic was Ohel’s most successful ever in fundraising dollars secured, and we commend and thank the hardworking golf chairs who are dedicated to the success of this important annual fundraising event.”

A fantastic day featured a scramble format, special gifts for every golfer, and numerous raffles with super prizes. At the conclusion of the tournament, players enjoyed a relaxing cocktail-hour reception which transitioned into the sit-down awards dinner when the winning foursomes and raffle winners were announced and the prizes awarded. During the dinner, guests heard a moving and inspiring story from Dawn, a former Ohel foster child, who spoke about how her life had been positively transformed by her loving Ohel foster parents–Bernie and Elaine Shickman–who sat at her table, together with her husband.


The Ohel—Rosemil Healthcare Golf Classic proceeds benefit the thousands of children and families served by Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services.

Ohel thanks Marc Herskowitz and Infinity Land Services LLC, who were the premium giveaway wedge sponsors, as well as raffle sponsors ION Media and the Kanefsky family. Ohel is also grateful to its other corporate sponsors including OMNI, Gitty and Ezra Birnbaum, Gourmet Glatt, Investors Bank, Mutual of America, Sterling National Bank, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

Since 1969, Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages effectively manage disability, surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crisis.

Driven by service excellence, Ohel’s professional staff meet the myriad social-service needs of the general community, while at the same time providing culturally sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew, and Russian speakers.


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