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Men's Club Annual Meeting and Samuel Sacks Achievement Award Reception
Thursday, May 17th, 2018 6 PM to 9 PM

One East 65th Street
$50 for Men's Club/Women's Auxiliary members; $60 for all others
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Each year since 1977, the Men’s Club board of directors has established a committee to recommend deserving persons to receive the Samuel Sacks Achievement Award, which recognizes members of the congregation for their service and support of the temple. The award is presented each year at the Men’s Club annual meeting, which includes the installation of officers and board members. This year’s recipients are WENDL KORNFELD and MICHELLE PARETTI GOLDSTEIN.

Wendl became a temple member in 1988, but she began attending services as early as 1972, captivated by the temple’s uniquely beautiful and inspiring music. She often says, “I came for the music and stayed for the message.” Wendl volunteers with the Sunday Lunch Program and serves as a tour docent and a Sabbath greeter. She is a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Nominating Committee, is the founder/facilitator of the Community as Family group for temple members without adult children or other family to assist them and was co-chair of Club 65 (with Max Moss) during its first three years. She also is a regular attendee at our weekly Torah Study. In retirement, Wendl focuses on activities at Temple Emanu-El, volunteers with the Central Park Conservancy, and advocates for
the rights and respect of older persons.

Since retiring in 2016, after spending more than 20 years working in commercial real estate finance on Wall Street, Michelle has enjoyed being an active volunteer at Emanu-El, where she and her husband, Glenn, and their children, Brentt Jarett and Erynn, have been members since 2010. Michelle currently leads Emanu-El Cares with Lynda DeLott, is a member of the Membership Committee and leads New Member Engagement with Bettina Decker. She also serves on the Educational Leadership Team Committee and was a member of the Religious School Parents Association for four years, which she led for two of those years. In addition, she co-chaired the Religious School Simchat Torah and Chanukah dinners and sponsored the “Mom’s the Word” performance with Rabbi Ehrlich. She also served on the Woman’s Seder Committee.

A cocktail reception will start the evening; dinner will follow.
The charge is $50 per person for Men’s Club and Women’s Auxiliary members,
$60 for all other temple members and guests. All are welcome to celebrate with us.

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QUESTIONS? Contact the Men’s Club.

See the full list of Sacks Award recipients »

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