Tristate Benefit 2024

Tuesday, August 6th in New Jersey

Thursday, August 8th on Long Island

REGISTRATION

 

New Jersey Barbecue

Tuesday, August 6th

The Rockleigh

6:15 PM

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Long Island Barbecue

Thursday, August 8th

Lawrence Yacht and Country Club

6:15 PM

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BIOS

Keren Ehrenfeld 

Life took an unexpected turn when Keren received a call with the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer in January of 2023, just a year after her mother had passed away. Despite the fear and uncertainty that loomed ahead, she resolved to confront the disease with unwavering courage and resilience, choosing to aggressively pursue a double mastectomy. Sharsheret’s staff, educational resources and peer support network armed Keren with the much-needed information to make an informed decision. It’s through her personal experience that Keren understood the importance of a strong support system and felt compelled to dedicate her time to helping other women facing similar challenges.  

Keren has become an active Sharsheret volunteer and has been a broader advocate to fight cancer of all kinds, including co-chairing events such as the JCC’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer Wellness Initiative. Her dedication to fighting this disease dates back to her childhood, when she participated in and raised funds annually for the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research. She now carries on that tradition with her husband, Ziv, and two boys, Ethan and Daniel, every year.  She credits her loving and supportive family for helping her maintain her positive outlook every step of the way.  

Keren is a finance professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She served as managing director and head of Morgan Stanley’s Investment Grade Healthcare Practice in their Global Capital Markets division, helping many large pharma and life sciences organizations raise the capital they need to continue to fight disease. With a passion for wellbeing in the workplace, she also spearheaded many employee talent retention initiatives and served on Morgan Stanley’s Global Wellbeing Board. Keren is an avid learner and lover of life and volunteers regularly in her local community’s synagogue and school.

 

Sydney and Daniel Silvermintz 

Sydney and Daniel Silvermintz, this year’s Next Gen Award recipients, are valued Sharsheret volunteers. They are active members of Sharsheret’s Jewel Circle, proud athletes on Team Sharsheret, and alumni of the Sharsheret Young Professionals Circle. Currently, Daniel serves on the Sharsheret Executive Board and the Men’s Leadership Council. Sydney and Daniel are proud to also be involved in several other philanthropic organizations, including Friends of the IDF and the UJA Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors Committee. Sydney works in human resources at Ruder Finn, an integrated communications agency. Daniel is a vice president at Hornig Capital Partners, a real estate investment & development firm, as well as finance lead for Sportime Pickleball. Sydney and Daniel live in Englewood, NJ with their daughter, Maya, and their dog, Gouda.

 

Danielle Aronovitz 

Danielle Aronovitz is an outgoing, warm person who is involved with many Jewish causes worldwide. She volunteers and hosts numerous charitable events. Danielle works as a speech-language pathologist, where she has helped many individuals develop their speech and language skills. Danielle’s other job is as a shadchan, where she has helped over 40 couples find their true love. 

Danielle is a supporter of Sharsheret Long Island and feels privileged to be able to help others navigate their own breast cancer journeys.  While Danielle is always available to coach and advise daters worldwide, her greatest achievements are her children and grandson and her supportive husband of 30 years, Avi. 

 

Rivka Agin 

Rivka Agin is a social worker in private practice, committed to helping individuals and couples navigate challenging times with compassion and expertise. Her dedication extends beyond her professional work, as she is actively involved in her community. Rivka volunteers at her synagogue, her children’s school, and various local organizations. Despite her professional and communal commitments, family is at the heart of Rivka’s life, and she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.  

Rivka is profoundly grateful for the support she received from Sharsheret, an organization that has been a vital part of her journey. In turn, she volunteers for Sharsheret by speaking on webinars and serving as a peer supporter, sharing her experiences and offering guidance to others. Her strength, empathy, and generosity continue to inspire those around her, making Rivka a true asset to her community and a shining example of Sharsheret’s mission. 

 

Dr. David Light 

David Light, MD is a fellowship trained, board-certified plastic surgeon with a dual practice, focused on breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery.  A native New Yorker, Dr. Light completed a general surgery residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. He then went on to complete a plastic surgery residency at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic and a reconstructive microsurgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Light is currently the managing partner at NYBRA Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Light has authored multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on breast reconstruction and has earned Best Presentation and Best Research Paper Awards by the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and serves on the EdNet Editorial Breast Work Group Subcommittee and the Coding and Payment Policy Subcommittee.

As an advocate for patient rights and shared decision making, Dr. Light believes every patient should have the opportunity to make their own informed choices. Dr. Light has partnered with Sharsheret on educational programs to raise awareness about breast reconstruction options. He is also a founding board member for BreastReconstruction.org, serves on the American Cancer Society’s Long Island Board of Advisors, and authored the breast reconstruction section of Outcomes4me.

Dr. Light lives on the north shore of Long Island with his wife, Amanda, a real estate agent with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. They have three sons Ethan, Julian, and Luca.

 

Ari Hirt 

A longtime volunteer and Sharsheret supporter, Ari Hirt has helped spread the word about Sharsheret to potential donors and those who require the assistance of Sharsheret. Ari serves on the Sharsheret Men’s Leadership Council, is a member of the Jewel Circle and has competed in the TCS NYC Half Marathon for Team Sharsheret. Professionally, he serves as a managing director for the NYC Capital Markets Group of Walker & Dunlop, where he co-heads the firm’s placement and execution efforts for commercial real estate developers, owners and investors nationwide, in addition to serving as an adjunct professor of finance at Yeshiva University. Ari is a vice chair of AIPAC’s New Leadership Network, where he works with members of Congress in advocating for a strong US-Israel relationship. He also serves on the UJA Federation of New York’s Real Estate Council. Ari, the father of four and grandfather of eight, lives in Atlantic Beach, New York and is married to Karen. 

EVENT CHAIRS & COMMITTEES

NJ Benefit Chairs 

Shifra and Dani Bendheim
Ziv Ehrenfeld
Joy and Michael Goldsmith
Shari and Nathan Lindenbaum
Suzy and Lon Merin
Jordanna and Marc Nadritch
Batya and Nachman Paul
Lauryn and Dr. Kenneth Weiser
Alissa and Sammy Zagha
Dr. Sara and Keith Zakheim
Linda and Jay Zucker

NJ Benefit Committee 

June and Terry Aranoff
Chani and Michael Barenholtz
Martha Baum
Vivian and Stanley Bernstein
Daniele and Steven Bleier
Barbara and Jonathan Blinken
Tammy and Danny Chesner
Sherry and Neil Cohen
Rena Cole and Ephie Bernstein
Lauren and Alexander Crane
Hattie and Arthur Dubroff
Michal and Nathan Fox
Amy and Daniel Gibber
Shaina and Matthew Giller
Linda and Mark Gruenbaum
Karen and Mottie Guttmann
Yonina and Greg Haber
Debbie and Raz Haramati
Suri and Marc Helwani
Sharon and Matthew Herenstein
Goldie and Josh Hertz
Shulamit and Avram Holzer
Esti and Benyamin Kaminetzky
Dina and Daniel Katz
Tammy and Dr. David Katz
Dr. Jessica and Laizer Kornwasser
Limor and Manny Levy
Margaret and Andrew Levy
Rebecca Zagha and Benji Markoff
Atara and Eric Mauskopf
Miriam and Daniel Michael
Dovid Mirsky
Rachel and Shlomo Mirsky
Esther and Moshe Muschel
Ellen and Michael Muss
Susan and Brett Nadritch
Esther and Dr. Harold Perl
Stephanie and Richie Pomerantz
Dr. Ilana Ressler and Jared Dinkes
Dr. Alise Reicin and Mr. Robert Boiarsky
Gail and Binyamin Rieder
Robin and Joshua Rochlin
Ayelet and Brian Rosen
Lisa and Elliot Rothschild
Hedda Rudoff
Brenda and David Ruditzky
Nikki Fuchs Sausen
Tammi and Bennett Schachter
Lisa and Jonathan Schechter
Michal and Yaniv Schiller
Mali and Steven Schwartz
Simone Rudoff Semer and Mark Semer
Sari and Yaakov Sheinfeld
Lillian and Bill Silber
Jennifer and Seth Sokol
Dr. Diana and Joseph Straus
Joy and Dr. Mark Sultan
Chani and Jason Teigman
Chantal and David Ulmer
Penina and Tommy Weinberger
Dr. Lisa Weinstock and Dr. Ricky Finkel
Elisa and Chaim Wietschner
Becky and Daniel Wolf
Tanya and Darren Wolf
Lynne and Aaron Yunis
Dr. Jill Zimmerman and Dr. Michael Stifelman

LI Benefit Chairs 

Zusha Agin
Avi Aronovitz
Drs. Tammy and Hillel Bryk
Riva and Eli Goldschmiedt
Neera and Michael Kimmel
Ilana Scheiner Kroll and Jonathan Kroll
Naomi and Steven Levinson
Cindy and Jeremy Merrill
Dorit and Larry Schwartz
Esther and Dr. Dov Zeidman

LI Benefit Committee

Rachellie and Samuel Baratz
Eve Baruch
Neda and Samuel Behnam
Zahava and Roni Benjamini
Hannah and Dr. Ezra Berry
Esti and Rav Channan Bina
Karen Blatt and Ari Hirt
Sarah and Ian Boczko
Reva and Yumi Borgen
Devorah and Ronnie Borochov
Paula and Marc Bruh
Rena and Dr. Bentzy Chill
Suzanne and Jeremy Crane
Bini and Adam Dachs
Rachel and Gregg Duftler
Michele and Donny Frenkel
Wendy and Chaim Frucher
Sharon and Dr. Sheldon Genack
Erica and Bryan Giller
Pearl Ginsburg
Chaya and Josh Glikman
Sara and Dr. Duvy Goldberg
Barbara and David Goldenberg
Chani and Jeremy Goldfeder
Rina and Yaakov Greenwald
Suzanne and Barry Gurvitch
Debra and Josh Haft
Shiva Hakimian
Lisa and Elie Hecht
Shani and Shaye Hirsch
Dr. Chani and JJ Hornblass
Laura and Murray Huberfeld
Lori and Dr. Shalom Huberfeld
Nancy and Larry Irom
Penina and David Klein
Risa and Ian Landow
Ilana and Dr. Joseph Lichter
Rachael and Daniel Lifschutz
Iris and Shalom Maidenbaum
Etella and Haim Marcovici
Talia and Menachem Ostreicher
Altchie and Dr. Nochi Pelcovitz
Melissa and Baruch Pelcovitz
Shifri and Tzvi Perl
Dr. Shoshana and Eliezer Perl
Sara and Harry Pfeffer
Lisa and Yaron Reich
Leah and Dr. Terry Rifkin
Jayne Altman Rosenthal and Joe Rosenthal
Karen and Shawn Rosenthal
Dr. Elana and Rafi Rosman
Michelle and Eli Salig
Melodie and Martin Scharf
Andrea and Robert Schechter
Susan and Mendy Sokol
Jessica and Steven Spector
Rachel and Yitzy Spinner
Nicole and Dr. Jeff Spivak
Orly and Alan Steinberg
Katie and Michael Weisz
Linda and Steven Weissman
Heidi and Glenn Zuckerman

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