Annual Gala Luncheon, June 11!

Please mark your calendar for Sunday, June 11, 2023 (details are below). You can reserve your place now with your payment on Shulcloud, click here. Ad forms are available from the office or you can book your ads online.

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s deserving honorees are our Treasurers, past and present, Helene Smith and Jennifer Tattenbaum.

Helene proudly served both Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Shalom and B’ShERT, first as Financial Secretary and then as Treasurer for a total of 20 years. Her many years of work in an accounting firm and her commitment to temple helped guide us through the challenging first few years after the consolidation. Helene still found the time to become catering chair and to make sure that all Temple events which required food were properly cared for.

Jennifer took over from Helene in 2021 and helped manage the transition to our new accounting system (ShulCloud). As Treasurer, Jennifer used her facility with, and love for, numbers to unravel glitches and put in place processes that will carry us forward for years to come. Jennifer works full-time, has a child in B’ShERT’s Religious School and celebrates her family’s simchas while continuing to make sure Temple finances are taken care of.

We continue to be blessed to be able to keep our community together and to have members who volunteer their time and talents to keep B’ShERT active and well.

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Time: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Gargiulo’s Restaurant, 2911 West 15th Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn
Cost: $90 per person
Details: Appetizers, a multi-course meal and unlimited wine and soda are included.

Back by popular demand, music and entertainment will be provided by

Bobby Harden Entertainment.

We hope you place a personal ad expressing your thanks to our outstanding honorees and in support of our Temple. You may also want to place an ad to celebrate an important life-cycle event or honor a beloved relative or friend. In addition, please make every effort to obtain ads from friends, family, and businesses that you frequent. Ad forms are available from the office or you can book your ads online.


The Journal Luncheon Committee,

Chair: Phyllis Schweiger and Adrienne Knoll, Charlotte Russell, Doreen Aronow, Helene Smith

Karen Eichel, Mona Goldberg