From Left: Joel Givertz & AnnBeth Cohen, George Latimer, and Sandy & Morris Schoeneman

From Left: Rabbi Evan Hoffman, the Perlsteins, the Turjemans, the Shelegs, and President Yael Schulman

Anshe Sholom of New Rochelle Marks its 128th Year with Testimonial Dinner

On Sunday, June 9, Congregation Anshe Sholom of New Rochelle marked its 128th year with one of its most successful Testimonial Dinners ever.

Honorees Drs. Sandy and Morris Schoeneman have been pillars of Anshe Sholom since joining ten years ago.  As Shul President Yael Schulman put it, “they are Doers, Daveners and Donors.”

AnnBeth Cohen and Joel Givertz received the Allen Glick Memorial Service Award for their many outstanding contributions to the congregation and to the community at large for many years. They recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. 

Also recognized for the bravery and dedication of three of their members, Israeli Shlichim, who heeded the call to return to Israel to fight in the IDF in the current war against Hamas: Orzion Perlstein,  Ariel Sheleg, and Michael Turjeman. The congregation thanks G-d for their safe return to their families and to Anshe Sholom.

The ballroom was filled to capacity with friends and families enjoying the great food, music, and joy that was apparent throughout the evening.  The honorees received proclamations from the State, County, and Municipal Governments.  A special visit from long-time friend, Westchester County Executive, George Latimer, was a highlight of the evening.

All in all, it was a wonderful event that will bring warm memories and spark renewed energy as everyone moves forward.