Amit salutes 6 Long Islanders


Six distinguished Long Islanders will be honored for their longtime service to AMIT and its 34,000 children at this year’s Greater Long Island Gala, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6:30 pm at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst.  

Regional Honorees include Debra and Daniella Haft, of Cedarhurst, representing Sabra Massada Chapters; Aviva Hoschander Sulzberger, of West Hempstead, from the Shoshana Chapter; Ilene Feldstein of Plainview, the Batya Chapter; Suri Kufeld of Great Neck, Shalhevet Chapter; and Mona Stern of Long Beach, from the Daroma Chapter.

Haft, a member of the Midreshet AMIT class of 2017, will present a dvar Torah. Midreshet AMIT in Jerusalem is a post-high school program that combines a year of intensive Jewish studies and working with foster children.  

The Long Island Gala is co-chaired by Debby Gage of Merrick; Risë and Harvey Kaufmann of Woodmere; Reva and David Kirshblum; Faye and Steven Krawitz of West Hempstead; Zipporah and Rabbi Arnold Marans of Cedarhurst; Barbara and Jules Nordlicht or Long Beach; Esther and Donald Press of Long Beach; Betty Atlas and Owen Rumelt of West Hempstead; Sami Schindelheim of Long Beach; Ellen and Joseph Tuchinksy of Great Neck; Barbara and Mark Weinblatt of Great Neck; and Sharon and Joseph Wiesel of West Hempstead.

Couvert for the event is $100 per person and many sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds will benefit the AMIT educational network of 110 schools and programs now serving more than 34,000 students throughout Israel.

For further information, please contact Debby Gage at 516-551-1058, or Genene Kaye at 212-477-5465, Register online at