(Courtesy of Ohel) A hot, sunny day greeted the 165 players who supported Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services at Ohel’s Rosemil Healthcare Golf and Tennis Tournament on Monday, June 21, at Alpine Country Club in Demarest. The annual event supports Ohel’s many essential services including mental health services, which never faltered during the global pandemic that saw soaring rates in depression, anxiety, stress and grief.
“This summer’s tournament is different than last year, as it feels like we’re really seeing the end of the crisis,” said Michelle Sulzberger of Woodmere. “We know, however, that mental health issues don’t recede so easily. While we’re happy to enjoy a round of golf or tennis game together, we’re happier still to know that it’s all in support of a great cause that will help thousands of people get back to their best, healthiest selves.”
Through the dedication and leadership of the event co-chairs, the event raised a record-breaking sum and signaled the community’s support for Ohel’s impact in our community. Ohel is grateful to Steve Milstein and Zalmie Rosenberg of Rosemil Healthcare for its lead sponsorship and to excellent co-chairs: David Brecher, Yossie Eisenberger, Mendy and Kiki Haas, Mendy Schreiber, Yaakov Zachter, Ben Englanger, Izzy Kaufman, Jonathan Marks and Michelle Sulzberger.
“This was a beautiful day of golf, but, more importantly, the day allowed us to support lifesaving work,” said Eisenberger, president of The Triple Net Group, another major sponsor. “As a co-chair of this tournament for a second summer, I’m so proud that we can come together as an expression of our mutual values and in support of Ohel, especially in light of the increased need for mental health services in the past year and a half.”
Ohel has long been a leading expert in the field of mental health. Its expert staff is trained to help people and communities cope when crisis hits. When Covid-19 forced new social distancing mandates, the organization quickly pivoted to offer remote counseling and support to thousands of families with children with special needs who were forced to stay home. Ohel created toolkits for students dealing with an unprecedented school year to be able to acclimate to a rapidly shifting landscape, and launched support groups for new populations of people who lost a loved one to Covid-19. Ohel is able to pivot so quickly thanks to its expertise, experience and the partnership of those who sustain its services and allow it to be the lifeline the community needs in diverse situations.
Ohel congratulates the tournament winners in golf and tennis:
First Place Foursome: Zalmie Rosenberg, Liz Breed, Yair Talmor, Eric Hackel
Second Place Foursome: Larry Rosman, Rafi Rosman, Josh Rosman, Scott Fein
Third Place Foursome: Ben Englander, Aiden Englander, Michael Schreiber, Ben Schreiber
Closest to the Pin: Eli Lunzer
Longest Drive: Jeff Landy
Straightest Drive: Gary Katz
First Place Team – Nechemia Weiss and Howie Hershkovich
Second Place Team – Menachem Gelbtuch and Michael Pilevsky
If you, or someone you know needs assistance with mental health services, please contact Ohel at 1-800-603-OHEL.