Annual Tribute Event 2016
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Group cut-off Date: EXTENDED until November 9, 2016
Group reservation code for Belleclaire Hotel: MOG16
Special Tribute rates:
Deluxe Queen/King $269 plus tax
Deluxe Double $289 plus tax
Rabbi Marcelo Rittner – Rabbi Mordecai Waxman Rabbinic Leadership Award
Rabbi MARCELO RITTNER was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina Rabbi Rittner is married to Ruthy, He is proud father of three children; Sharon (Suri), Karen and Gabriel (Sonia) and grandfather of nine; Estrella, Moi, Paulina, Bernardo, Natalia, Bernardo, Victor, Samuel and Linda.
He holds a B.A. in Sociology from the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires. and was ordained in 1975 at Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano Marshall T. Meyer, He served CIP community in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 1975-1985 and has been spiritual leader of Bet El community in Mexico since 1985.
In 2001 he received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Jewish Theological Seminary and was president of the Latin American Rabbinical Assembly.
As a Board member of Masorti Olami, Rabbi Rittner has made many missions to Cuba to help support the local Jewish community.
He actively participates in interfaith dialogue and shepherds various Mexican social justice projects.
Rabbi Rittner has authored “Learning to Say Goodbye”, “If Not Now, When?”, and other liturgical texts such as “Boi ve Shalom” and “Vezot ha Tora”.
Marion Mayman – Rabbi Benjamin Z. Kreitman International Leadership Award
MARION MAYMAN was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia. In 1957 she and her husband Shlomo made aliyah to Moshav Shitufi Timorim. After returning to North America in 1962, they lived in Boston and Winnipeg before moving to Ottawa, where they lived for 20 years. While in Ottawa, she served as National President of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO and was President of Agudath Israel Congregation. They moved to Toronto in 2004 and joined Beth Tikvah Synagogue, where Marion served on the Ritual and Membership committees. They now belong to Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am and split their time between Toronto and Delray Beach.
Marion and Shlomo have three sons, Gadi (married to Judy Steiner with three children – Samantha, Aaron and Jesse), Gershy z”l, and David (married to Alana Serota with two children – Sloane and Tanys).
Marion is Immediate Past President of MERCAZ-Canada and currently serves as a Vice President for MERCAZ Olami and the Canadian Zionist Federation. She also sits on the Boards of Masorti Olami, the Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism and JNF Toronto. In addition, she is a Committee member of the Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Governors and the Va’ad HaPoel of the World Zionist Organization.
Marion has also been very active in the broader Canadian community. She acted as the Campaign Manager for Beryl Gaffney (Canadian member of Parliament) and was awarded the Government of Canada’s Commemorative Medal celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Confederation.
Cantor Elias Rosemberg – Hiddur Mitzvah Award
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Elias’ grandfather was a Hazzan and his father was a clarinetist. In 1994 he was ordained in Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano innagrual Beir Asaf Cantorial class. He completed his BA in Pathology, Audiology and Speech Therapy at the School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires. In December 1998, he won the vocal contest: “Argentina Sings for Israel,” organized by the Israeli Embassy of Argentina.
In 1988 at the age of 18, Elías started to work as a Hazzan at Chaim Weitzman community in San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina and from 1990 to 2000, Cantor Rosemberg served as Hazzan at Lamroth Hakol Synagogue, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 2001, He moved to the United States and joined the Cantors Assembly of America and served Temple Emeth of Chestnut Hill, from 2001 to 2007.
Hazzan Rosemberg currently serves Temple Emanuel in Newton, the largest Conservative Synagogue in New England.
Hazzan Rosemberg performs regularly with The Bostonian Opera and Concert Ensemble and the Zamir Chorale of Boston. Hazzan Rosemberg is currently the New England Region Chair for the Cantors Assembly and is on Faculty at Hebrew College. He is featured on three of Cantors Assembly CDs: “Encore” and “The Spirit of Jewish World Music” and “The spirit of Celebration” and has released his own second CD: My beloved Prayers and Songs”.
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Annual Tribute Event Committee Members 2016
Vivian Braun Adler, Bet El, Mexico City
Joyce Bohnen, Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA
Rabbi Analia Bortz, Or Hadash, Atlanta
David Bunis, Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA
Gillian Caplin (President), New North London, UK
Cantor Luis Cattan, TCS, West Port, CT
Marilyn Cohen, Beth Tikvah, Toronto
Rabbi Felipe Goodman, Temple Beth Shalom, Las Vegas
Oscar Gorodzinsky, Bet El, Mexico City
Lisa Hills, Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA
Rabbi Mario Karpuj, Or Hadash, Atlanta
Rabbi Leonel Levy, Bet El, Mexico City
Marion Mayman, Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am, Toronto
Rabbi Marcelo Rittner, Bet El, Mexico City
Hazzan Elias Rosemberg, Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA
Mary Sanders (Tribute Chair), Habonim, NY
Rabbi Philip Scheim, Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am, Toronto
Alain Schwartz, Bet El, Mexico City
Rabbi Randy Brown, Washington DC
Heather Chait, New York
Ariela Rosemberg-Garbatzky, Jerusalem, Israel
Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, Jerusalem, Israel
Tehila Reuben, Jerusalem, Israel
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Cantors Jack & Daniel Mendelson
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Masorti Olami Tribute Event 2013
Not snow nor cold could stop Masorti Olami supporters and friends and family of our Honorees from coming out to our Evening of Tribute held on December 8, 2013 at North Shore Suburban Beth El synagogue in Highland Park, IL. It was a wonderful evening of song, tribute, delectables and a great show of support for the important work of Masorti Olami around the world.