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OHEL’s 48th Annual Gala Planned for November 19

(Courtesy of OHEL) “A New Chapter Begins: OHEL Is Home” is the theme for OHEL’s 48th Annual Gala, taking place on Sunday, November 19, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

At OHEL, our book is filled with stories of perseverance, strength and hope.

This year, we invite you to help write the next chapter in our new home, your new home, the New OHEL Jaffa Family Campus in Flatbush.

Through the expansive new OHEL Jaffa Family Campus, OHEL will be able to more effectively meet the ever-increasing and diverse needs of a growing community, and write new life stories for those who yearn for new beginnings.

This year’s guests of honor are Miriam and Irving Langer, who are celebrating the dedication of the Irving and Miriam Langer Center for Developmental Disabilities at the new OHEL Jaffa Family Campus. Longtime champions of OHEL, they are joined by Pinky and Miri Friedman, Joe and Deena Eisenberger and Shalom and Zahava Hurwitz, who will be honored as well.

Pinky and Miri Friedman are driving motivators to a new major OHEL initiative, “Sign of Strength.” This soon-to-be-launched campaign will drive increased awareness of anxiety and the treatment available, and act to further break down the stigma associated with mental health issues in the community.

Joe and Deena Eisenberger are passionate advocates for people of all abilities who frequently interact with OHEL individuals at Shabbatons and at Camp Kaylie.

Shalom and Zahava Hurwitz and their four children are the foster family of the year and recently welcomed two OHEL foster children into their home.

Says Irving Langer, “We are blessed to build on a decades-long relationship with OHEL, and Miriam and I are excited to play an integral part of OHEL’s future.”

It is OHEL’s honor to celebrate these pillars of the community and as Moishe Hellman and Mel Zachter, OHELs co-presidents convey, “We look forward to warmly welcoming over 1,000 friends and supporters at our annual gala. This support stands testimony to OHEL’s stellar reputation of a preeminent and trailblazing organization of over 1,200 dedicated employees, who through the generous support of the community we serve, can continue to protect, comfort, help and elevate the lives of thousands of individuals and families in need and the most vulnerable in our community.”

David Brecher, the gala chairman added, “With your help and continued support, we will continue to effectively respond to the increasing need in our community.”

Now is the time to be a part OHEL’s story!

Together, we can write new life-changing chapters, making a profound difference in the lives of thousands and realizing stories of hope and fulfillment.

To make reservations or place journal ads, please visit ohelgala.org or call 718-972-9338.

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