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CORNERSTONE EVENT 2004 Federation Opening Dinner raises more than $800,000

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s 2004 Campaign Opening Dinner – The Cornerstone Event, drew more than 1,100 Jewish community leaders to the Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel January 15 and raised more than $800,000. The event helped launch the 2004 Federation/UJA Campaign, which provides a vital lifeline of services to people in Miami, in Israel and in 60 countries around the world. The dinner was chaired by Isaac K. “Ike” Fisher, with Clarita Kassin, Wendy Koenigsberg, David Scharlin and Gary Yarus serving as Vice Chairs. Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary, was the keynote speaker, and Sen. Bob Graham was honored with the Federation’s Friend of Israel Humanitarian Award, in recognition of his many years of outstanding friendship and support for the Jewish people in Miami and in Israel.
The Federation thanks the following corporate sponsors for helping to make the evening such a success. Silver Sponsors were: ABC Telephones and The Miami Herald.
Bronze Sponsors were: Akerman Senterfitt, AON Risk Services, BellCare Nurses Registry, FMSbonds, Inc., Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, Gibraltar Bank, Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and Seitlin Insurance.
Pearl Sponsors were: Atlantic Hosiery Outlet, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Carlton Fields, City Furniture, EAP Management Corp./KFC, Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel, Kornreich NIA Insurance and Financial Services, Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Macaulay, P.A., Perry Ellis International, Podhurst Orseck, P.A., Publix, Ryder, Steel Hector & Davis, Sweet Paper Sales Corporation, TransAtlantic Bank and Trien & Associates, Inc.
For more information, please call 305-576-4000
or visit us online at www.JewishMiami.org.

Federation President Ezra Katz, left, and Federation Past President Aaron Podhurst, right, present Sen. Bob Graham with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Friend of Israel Humanitarian Award
From left: Federation President Ezra Katz, Sen. Bob Graham and Federation 2004 General Campaign Chair Michael M. Adler
From left: Guest speaker Ari Fleischer and Event Chair Ike Fisher
From left: Event Vice Chair Clarita Kassin and Bobbie Higer
From left: Event Vice Chair David Scharlin and guest speaker Ari Fleischer
From left: Event Vice Chair Wendy Koenigsberg, Leslie Kaplan and Ian Kaplan, the Federation’s 2004 General Campaign Vice Chair for the Cornerstone Campaign
Robin Jacobs and Event Vice Chair Gary Yarus
Federation Women’s Department President Raquel Scheck and General Campaign Vice Chair for Major Gifts, Saby Behar
From left: Federation Past President Isaac Zelcer, Miki Arbel, Israel’s Consul General to Florida and Puerto Rico and Deputy Consul General Matty Cohen

From left: Mitch Feldman, North Dade/Aventura Branch Chair Martin Scheck and Young Leadership Division Campaign Chair Lenny Feldman

Federation Immediate Past President Norman Braman and Gloria Scharlin
From left: Karen Serure, guest speaker Ari Fleischer and Federation South Dade Branch Chair Dr. Alan Serure
From left: Ruben Kloda, Federation Pacesetter Chair William Lehman, Jr., guest speaker Ari Fleischer, Federation Executive Vice President Jacob Solomon and Shirley Lehman
From left: Jose Minski, Rafael Russ, Federation Latin Division President Leo Ghitis and Latin Division Vice President Isaac Mendal
From left: Dror Zadok, Stephanie Trump, Maxine Schwartz, Gloria Scharlin and Jules Trump
Cuban Division President Isaac Olemberg and wife Nieves

To learn more about the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, call 305-576-4000
or visit www.jewishmiami.org.


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