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Annual Rinat Dinner to Be Held February 21

Teaneck—The annual Rinat Dinner will take place this year on Saturday evening, February 21, 2015, at Congregation Keter Torah. The guests of honor will be Barbara and Simcha Hochman, Joey and Sandra Greenberg will be presented with the Sruli Guttman Service Award, and Jennifer and Aaron Hoffer will receive the Young Leadership Award.

Barbara and Simcha Hochman have been members of Rinat since shortly after they moved to Teaneck in 1991. Barbara has served as co-chair of the Aveylut Committee for 10 years and has managed the Nerot mishloach manot project, one of the shul’s major fundraisers, for the last 14 years. Simcha has been a member of the Rinat Executive Board since 2005. As a long-time Board member, he has been involved in numerous Rinat committees and projects, including financial matters and fundraising, the assistant rabbi search, various contract negotiations and the recent Wandering Que BBQ event.

Sandra and Joey Greenberg moved to Teaneck in 2002, and promptly became members of Rinat. They both come from families with long histories of service to their respective shuls, and Rinat has certainly benefited from this mesorah of devotion. Sandra has been involved in helping craft Rinat’s visual image in a variety of ways, from redesigning the shul’s logo to reimagining the Weekly Brief. Joey has been the gabbai of the yamim noraim minyan. He is also the long-time gabbai sheni of the Beit Midrash minyan. Joey has been the primary technical resource for the office staff for a number of years, helping to maintain and extend the original membership database and records system. Additionally, he served as both a member and an officer on the Board of Directors for several terms and played a significant role in the transition of the shul’s web site and operations to the ShulCloud platform.

Jennifer and Aaron Hoffer joined Rinat in 2008 and almost immediately became active participants in shul activities. Jen started out by running the Nerot Shavuot Bake Sale for a few years, as well as volunteering for various Nerot events and programs. In 2011, Jen became Nerot’s first-ever Vice President, followed by her tenure as Nerot co-President from 2012-2014. Aaron has taken an active role in Rinat’s Youth Committee. He is instrumental in the success of the ‘House Duty’ program, which arranges for parent volunteers during youth groups each week, a program he oversees in person each week while helping the directors and leaders to make sure that everything runs smoothly.

Those wishing to salute the honorees can do so by participating in this year’s Dinner Scroll of Honor campaign and by attending the dinner. The cost of the dinner remains $400 per couple, with a discounted price of $200 per couple for Rinat members attending the dinner for the first time.* The Dinner is not only a significant source of revenue for Rinat, but it is also a lovely evening out with friends and a celebration of what makes Rinat a most special and unique makom tefillah in the community.

To donate/make reservations:

http://www.rinat.org/campaign/rinat-annual-dinner.html

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