Tristate Benefit 2022

August 1st in Englewood, NJ:

August 3rd in Lawrence, NY:


August 1st, Englewood, NJ

Congregation Ahavath Torah

240 Broad Ave
Englewood, NJ 02631


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August 3rd, Lawrence, NY

Lawrence Yacht and Country Club

101 Causeway
Lawrence, NY 11559


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Maya Bernstein is the founding co-director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership’s Certificate in Facilitation; she is also on faculty of the Masa Leadership Center in Jerusalem and Yeshivat Maharat, a women’s Rabbinical school in NY. Maya is a founder of UpStart Labs, which supports innovation in the nonprofit sector, and has consulted for many organizations in the Jewish community, including the Wexner Foundation, UJA-NY, the Jewish Federations of North America, and the Jim Joseph Foundation. Her writing on the topics of leadership and facilitation have been published widely, including in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Harvard Business Review. She has lived and worked in Belarus, China, Israel, and Germany. She is a graduate of Columbia College and has a Master’s Degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education; she is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. She is a 2012 recipient of the Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize for emerging leaders in the Jewish community. Maya recently released her debut album, “Shiviti,” with Noah Solomon, and her first collection of poetry is forthcoming from Ben Yehuda Press. Maya presented some of her poetry during Sharsheret’s quarterly Shalom, Shabbat! program. Maya lives in Yonkers, NY with her husband, Noam Silverman, and their five children. Register now.

Joy Goldsmith and Amanda Goldsmith Fein, the mother and daughter team, have been long time Sharsheret volunteers. 

Living in Bergen County, Joy was involved with Sharsheret and inspired by the incredible and indelible impact of the organization’s beloved Founder, Rochelle Shoretz A”H. As a participant at the annual Benefit, Joy was deeply moved by the personal stories of the women of Sharsheret, while secretly hoping she would never need to join this circle of inspirational women. Then, when Joy was diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 2017, she found it comforting and reassuring to know just where to go for a safe place to land – the Sharsheret community. Here, Joy benefited from the experience, expertise, and compassion of the wonderful women who walked this path before. As fate would have it, less than 2 years later, the tables turned, and Joy videotaped her personal story and shared it with thousands as her film debuted at the 2019 Benefit. 

Following her mom’s lead in caring for community and volunteering, Amanda took on social action in her day school and participated in Sharsheret Pink Day events year after year. While being moved by the cause, it was not until her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis that Amanda understood the incredibly positive impact Sharsheret has on women and their families living with cancer. Motivated by her own experience and the power of Sharsheret, Amanda took her volunteer efforts to the next level. Along with Sam Levinson, she co-facilitated the formation of Sharsheret’s Downtown Manhattan Student Board for college students. Together, they worked tirelessly to recruit and empower others to raise awareness and spread Sharsheret’s mission amongst this next generation. Amanda continues to support Sharsheret as she participates in the Young Professional Circle, joins in Team Sharsheret walks, and donates generously each month.  

Joy and her husband, Michael, Sharsheret Jewel Circle members, live in Teaneck, NJ where they raised their 3 daughters, Amanda, and her sisters, Melissa and Jennifer. Today, they are thrilled to have expanded their family to include Derek, Yaron and Jason. Amanda married Derek Fein this past December and they reside in NYC. Register now.

Aidel Miller’s connection to Sharsheret began two years ago upon being diagnosed with breast cancer.  Sharsheret supported Aidel through her diagnosis and treatment.  Aidel is now an active and dedicated Sharsheret volunteer who shares her story at outreach and education events and has volunteered to serve as a peer supporter.  She is passionate about giving back and supporting others on their cancer journey.  Aidel is the Global Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Pearl Capital, a merchant cash advance company, with offices in the tri-state area, Albania, and the Philippines. Beyond her professional responsibilities, she dedicates her time to various charitable endeavors in her community.  Aidel, her husband Charlie, and their four children, Yoni, Eitan, Zachary, and Elyana live in Woodmere, NY.  Register now.

Ellen and Rabbi Dale Polakoff are esteemed pillars of the Great Neck community serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Great Neck Synagogue for more than 34 years. For the Polakoffs, Sharsheret holds a special place in their hearts, being touched by cancer, both personally and communally. In 1997, Ellen’s mother passed away from breast cancer and in 1999, Rabbi Polakoff lost his first wife to cancer. Dedicated to raising awareness about cancer and support for families affected by cancer, the Polakoffs have led and participated in fundraising and informational events for Sharsheret from the time the organization was established in 2001, forging a close friendship with Sharsheret’s late Founder, Rochelle Shoretz. Over the last two decades, the Polakoffs referred to and relied on Sharsheret as a resource for congregants to help them address the psychosocial issues and challenges of facing a breast cancer or ovarian cancer diagnosis. Sharsheret became even more intimate to the Polakoffs when their dear daughter-in-law, Shoshana, was diagnosed with breast cancer just a few years ago. They saw, first-hand, the direct impact that Sharsheret had on their own family and grandchildren. The Polakoffs witnessed the crucial role Sharsheret played in supporting Shoshana, now a breast cancer survivor\warrior. The Polakoffs have a blended family of nine children and are the proud grandparents of many grandchildren. Register now.


NJ Benefit Chairs 

Michael Goldsmith
Aviva and Dr. Yitzy Jacobowitz
Shari and Nathan Lindenbaum
Jordanna and Marc Nadritch
Batya and Nachman Paul
Dr. Alise Reicin and Robert Boiarsky
Noam Silverman
Sydney and Daniel Silvermintz
Lauryn and Dr. Kenneth Weiser
Alissa and Sammy Zagha
Dr. Sara and Keith Zakheim
Linda and Jay Zucker

NJ Benefit Committee 

Amy and David Albalah
Shari and Dr. Robert Alter
June and Terry Aranoff
Chani and Michael Barenholtz
Shifra and Dani Bendheim
Suzanne and Stuart Beretz
Vivian and Stanley Bernstein
Andrea and Bryan Bier
Daniele and Steven Bleier
Barbara and Jonathan Blinken
Sarah and Michael Blum
Tammy and Danny Chesner
Sherry and Neil Cohen
Rena Cole and Ephie Bernstein
Lauren and Alexander Crane
Hattie and Arthur Dubroff
Thalia and Daniel Federbush
Lara and Dorian Fogel
Michal and Nathan Fox
Joy Furer
Adina Lewis Garbuz and Lawrence Garbuz
Michelle and David Gellman
Ilene and Jonathan Gershen
Sara and Ephraim Gervis
Amy and Daniel Gibber
Abigail and Ari Glass
Ilana and Stuart Goldberg
Judy Golowa
Linda and Mark Gruenbaum
Karen and Mottie Guttmann
Debbie and Raz Haramati
Sharon and Matthew Herenstein
Rachel and Danny Heumann
Shulamit and Avram Holzer
Esti and Benyamin  Kaminetzky
Dina and Daniel Katz
Tammy and David Katz
Dr. Jessica and Laizer Kornwasser
Cheryl and Lee Lasher
Limor and Manny Levy
Atara and Eric Mauskopf
Donna and Joseph A. Miele, Jr.
Dovid Mirsky
Rachel and Shlomo Mirsky
Esther and Moshe Muschel
Ellen and Michael Muss
Sara and Ira Olshin
Esther and Dr. Harold Perl
Racheli and Tzvika Poleyeff
Stephanie and Richie Pomerantz
Lawrence Rein
Zahava and Hank Reinhart
Dr. Ilana Ressler and Jared Dinkes
Dorene and Ron Richman
Gail and Binyamin Rieder
Robin and Joshua Rochlin
Elana and Marc Rothenberg
Brenda and David Ruditzky
Nikki Sausen
Tammi and Bennett Schachter
Mali and Steven Schwartz
Simone Rudoff Semer and Mark Semer
Sari and Yaakov Sheinfeld
Chana and Daniel Shields
Lillian and Bill Silber
Dr. Marjorie and Jonathan Slass
Jennifer and Seth Sokol
Benay and Steven Taub
Chani and Jason Teigman
Dr. Lisa Weinstock and Dr. Ricky Finkel
Elisa and Chaim Wietschner
Becky and Daniel Wolf
Tanya and Darren Wolf
Dr. Jill Zimmerman and Dr. Michael Stifelman

LI Benefit Chairs 

Drs. Tammy and Hillel Bryk
Debbie and Dr. Hal Chadow
Sara and Dr. Duvy Goldberg
Riva and Eli Goldschmiedt
Neera and Michael Kimmel
Ilana Scheiner Kroll and Jonathan Kroll
Naomi and Steven Levinson
Melissa and Baruch Pelcovitz
Diane and David Rein
Jayne Altman Rosenthal and Joe Rosenthal
Elana and Rafi Rosman
Dorit and Larry Schwartz
Esther and Dr. Dov Zeidman

LI Benefit Committee

Jackie and Sael Abecassis
Eve Baruch
Karen Blatt and Ari Hirt
Judy and Dr. Brett Blatter
Sara Bodner
Reva and Yumi Borgen
Suzanne and Jeremy Crane
Michele and Donny Frenkel
Sura and Bert Fried
Wendy and Chaim Frucher
Sharon and Dr. Sheldon Genack
Erica and Bryan Giller
Pearl Ginsburg
Barbara and David Goldenberg
Chani and Jeremy Goldfeder
Talia and Sol Goldwyn
Suzanne and Barry Gurvitch
Debbie and Robert Hollander
Shari and Adam Kaufman
Tami Secunda Kramer and Greg Kramer
Vivian and Nikolas Kron
Rachael and Daniel Lifschutz
Judy and Richard Lillien
Iris and Shalom Maidenbaum
Etella and Haim Marcovici
Naomi and Steven Nachman
Alissa and David Pomerantz
Dr. Sarah and Albert Rabizadeh
Lisa and Yaron Reich
Karen and Shawn Rosenthal
Melodie and Martin Scharf
Daniella and Ari Schertz
Bashie and David Simon
Susan and Mendy Sokol
Rachel and Yitzy Spinner
Estee and Dr. Arnold Stein
Orly and Alan Steinberg
Elana and Eric Sternberg
Leigh and Daniel Waxman
Linda and Steven Weissman
Heidi and Glenn Zuckerman







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