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Chabad Gala Will Celebrate 41 Years at Rutgers

(Courtesy of Chabad at Rutgers) In the spirit of rejoicing and celebration, Chabad House Jewish Student Center at Rutgers University and its 10 affiliate Chabad Houses serving central and southern New Jersey will celebrate their National Founders 41st Anniversary Dinner at the Grand Ballroom of Chabad House, 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick, on Monday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m. More than 600 community leaders and supporters are expected to pay tribute to the honorees, the attorney general of the state of New Jersey, the Honorable Gurbir Grewal and Ed Mosberg, developer, partner with the Wilf Family of Companies, Holocaust survivor and educator.

This gala dinner is celebrating the 41st anniversary of Chabad House at Rutgers and the seventh year of operation of the 90,000-square-foot Les Turchin Chabad House. This complex features dorming facilities for 107 students (separate men and women dorms), the Franco-Ashkenazi Sephardic Synagogue and Library, The Shevell Family Ashkenazi Synagogue, International Coffee Shoppe, student lounges, gyms, counseling center and 750-person kosher dining hall with commercial kitchens. Chabad House serves a population of 7,000 Jewish students at Rutgers University—the largest Jewish student body in the USA.

In addition, this year’s gala event will also commemorate the passing of Cecile Mosberg, wife and life partner of Ed Mosberg. The dinner will honor and commemorate all the educational Holocaust activities that Ed and Cecile accomplished over many decades in the U.S., Europe and Israel. A special musical presentation will be performed by the world-renowned chazan Shai Abramson, chief cantor (ret.) of Israel Defense Force. The attorney general of the state of New Jersey, the Honorable Gurbir Grewal, will be publicly acknowledged for his tireless efforts and role in combatting anti-Semitism in New Jersey and for his leadership in the recent events of Jersey City and Ocean County.

The honorary dinner chairpersons include Harry Adjmi, A & H Acquisitions; Joe Cayre, chairman, MidTown Equities, Inc.; Doron Cohen, chairman, Dun & Bradstreet (Israel and Latin America) Ltd.; the Honorable Danny Danon, Israel Representative to the UN; the Honorable Dani Dayan, consul general of Israel; Rabbi Shalom B. Drizin, Brooklyn; the Honorable Andrzej Duda, president of Poland; Yoram Elgrabli, CEO, North & Central America, El Al Israel Airlines; Donald Epstein, CFO, Matrix Companies; Roger Fine, corporate VP, Johnson & Johnson (ret.); Isaac Gindi, Century 21 Department Stores; Lita Greenberg; David Halpern, Atlantic Realty; Jeremy Halpern, Atlantic Realty; Donald Hecht, Partner, LM Cohen & Co.; Michael Hecht, Citrin Cooperman; Leslie D. Hirsch, president and CEO, St. Peter’s Healthcare Systems; Ruth Hyman, philanthropist; David Kahane, developer; Caroline and Darren Karger, Powder Mill Heights, LLC; Steven Katz, partner, Sterling Properties Group; Charles Kushner, Kushner Companies; Murray Kushner, chairman, KRE Group; LG Michael S. Linnington (ret. US Army), CEO, Wounded Soldier; Amy Mansue, president, southern region, RWJ Barnabas Health; Isaac Massry, The Wharton Group; Beatrice Mosberg, Baltimore, Maryland; Sammy Saka, Sakar International, Inc.; Richard Saker, president & CEO, Saker ShopRite, Inc.; Rick Schottenfeld, chairman, The Schottenfeld Group; Jeffries Shein, J.G.T. Management; Myron P. “Mike” Shevell, Palm Beach, Florida; Ken Silverman, chairman, The Silverman Group; Leonard Wilf, Garden Homes, Inc.; Mark Wilf, Garden Homes, Inc.; Dr. Stephen L. Winters, Morristown, New Jersey; Jerold Zaro, Esq., Sills, Cummis and Gross.

Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, director of Chabad House, will report on the past year’s outreach programs and activities, as well as its diversified work in the Rutgers and surrounding communities. Participants at the dinner will receive a special coffee table “41st Anniversary Album” pictorially depicting the history of Chabad House from its first days in 1978, in a rented room at the Rutgers Student Center, to its location today as the largest Jewish center on any public university campus in the world.

For more information, reservations or journal advertising for the gala dinner or to receive the “41st Pictorial Anniversary Album,” please contact Chabad House at 732-296-1800 or write to Chabad House, 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick, or email [email protected].

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