Join Us For Prayer, Lunch, and Learning
We are honored to host Rabbi Shirley Idelson, dean of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s New York campus, for our Annual Schwartz Goldstein Lecture and Kehilat Shabbat on Saturday, February 27, at 10:00 a.m. Among her many accomplishments, Rabbi Idelson wrote her dissertation on the founding of the Jewish Institute of Religion by Rabbi Stephen Wise.
ECC Winter Auction a Roaring Success
On January 30 the Stephen Wise community joined together for a spectacular evening of support for our Early Childhood Center (ECC). This year’s Winter Auction, spearheaded by Lauren Kaplan and Marissa Miller, with Dan Arnall, Sima Schaye, Jackie Stern, and Rachel Tannebaum, raised more than $300,000 for the ECC.
Themed around the Roaring Twenties, with a speakeasy and signature cocktails, the evening featured more than 200 donated silent auction items, from a home sing-a-long with Cantor Daniel Singer to seven nights at St. James Club Antigua. A live auction offered such priceless events as a catered Chanukah dinner with Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch and raised funds for this year’s special project, a special water exploration area for the ECC’s rooftop play space. Contributions for this magical addition are still welcome!DONATE NOW
Explore Israel’s Innovation Economy
As part of our ongoing programming on key issues in Israel, Steven Schoenfeld of BlueStar Indexes will join us on Thursday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m., to offer an overview of Israel’s economic success and its key challenges. A pioneer in developing benchmarks and investment strategies for efficient exposure to Israel’s economy, Schoenfeld will also detail how institutional and individual investors are allocating their portfolios to Israeli equities.