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 (Courtesy of Rutgers Chabad) In the spirit of rejoicing and celebration, Chabad House Jewish Student Center at Rutgers University and its 10 affiliate Chabad ouhses serving central and southern New Jersey will celebrate their 44th National Founders Anniversary Dinner at the Grand Ballroom of Chabad House, 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. More than 600 community leaders and supporters are expected to pay tribute to the legacy of Edward Mosberg with the dedication of the Edward & Cecile Mosberg Residence Hall by Brock Pierce, chairman of the Brock Pierce Foundation; Israel Nitzan, deputy consul general-Israel; and Eitan Itzkowitz, 2014 Rutgers Chabad alumnus.

This gala dinner is celebrating the 44th anniversary of Chabad House at Rutgers and the tenth year of operation of the 90,000 square foot mega Les Turchin Chabad House. This complex features housing facilities for 107 students (separate men and women dorms), the Franco-Ashkenazi Sephardic Synagogue and Library, the Shevell Family Ashkenazi Synagogue, international coffee shop, student lounges, gyms, counseling center, and a 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 United States.

The dinner will honor and commemorate all the educational Holocaust activities that Mosberg accomplished over many decades in the U.S., Europe and Israel. A special musical presentation will be performed and Brock Pierce will be honored for his global leadership and philanthropy through the Brock Pierce Foundation.

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.; Rabbi Shalom B. Drizin, Brooklyn; Dr. Barry Elbaum, Oakhurst, New Jersey; Donald Epstein, CFO, Matrix Companies; Roger Fine, corporate vice-president, Johnson & Johnson (Ret.); Isaac Gindi, Century 21 department stores; Lita Greenberg; David Halpern, Atlantic Realty; Jeremy Halpern, Atlantic Realty; Michael Hecht, Citrin Cooperman; Leslie D. Hirsch, president and CEO, St. Peter’s Healthcare Systems; Dr. Jonathan Holloway, president, Rutgers University; Ruth Hyman, philanthropist; David Kahane, developer; Caroline and Darren Karger, Powder Mill Heights, LLC; Steven Katz, partner, Sterling Properties Group; Charles Kushner, Kushner Companies; Jonathan Kushner, president, KRE Group;

Also, Murray Kushner, chairman, KRE Group; Louise and Stuart Levine, Powder Mill Heights, LLC; LTG (ret) Michael S. Linnington, CEO, Wounded Warrior Project; Amy Mansue, president, Southern Region, RWJ Barnabas Health; Isaac Massry, the Wharton Group; Sir Michael “Meir” Melnicke, ambassador-at-large, Granada; Ephraim and Ahuva Morris, Edison, New Jersey; Jack Morris, Edgewood Properties, Inc.; Beatrice Mosberg, Baltimore, Maryland; Yidel Perlstein, chairman, NYC CB12, and chief of staff Brock Pierce; Sammy Saka, Sakar International, Inc.; Richard Saker, president and CEO, Saker ShopRite, Inc.; Rick Schottenfeld, chairman, the Schottenfeld Group; Jeffries Shein, JGT Management; Ken Silverman, chairman, the Silverman Group; Leonard Wilf, Garden Homes, Inc.; Mark Wilf, Garden Homes, Inc.; Zygmunt Wilf, Garden Homes, Inc.; David Young, president, A&M Supply; Jerold Zaro, Esq., Sills, Cummis & Gross.

Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, director of Chabad House, will report on the past year’s outreach programs and activities, which were challenging but successful despite the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as its diversified work in the Rutgers and surrounding communities. Participants at the dinner will receive a special coffee table “44th Anniversary Album,” a pictorial depiction of 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 44th Anniversary Album, contact Chabad House at (732) 296-1800, write to Chabad House, 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, or email
[email protected]

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