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Disco Gold Rush Gala -- Thank you!!

It was quite a night indeed - fabulous outfits, schmoozing, noshing, dancing, auctioning off Manischewitz wine! To see our community in glittery Gala garb click HERE for the professional photographer photos, click HERE for the photo booth photos.

The party doesn’t have to stop with the Gala, we still have a few spaces left for the Count-Me-In event “Concert & Cocktails” on September 6th, with a special performance by our own Jonathan Dimmock and the High Holy Days soloist. LINK FOR DETAILS.

A bit of kvelling about some people who helped make the Gala possible:

  • Thank you to our Cookie Baking Affinity Group including Nancy Sheftel Gomes, Sarah Pelzner and of course rugelach maker extraordinaire Ruth Auerbach.
  • Thank you to the set up volunteers Stacie Katz, Debra Katz, Rebecca Bayrer and SITY (Sherith Israel Temple Youth). FYI, those kids can really sell raffle tickets, too!
  • Thank you to the Hills of Eternity board members who sponsored the bar, greeted us with champagne, added to the Disco-vibe and created the signature cocktail!
  • Thank you to Sean Dodge for donating all the wine for the second year in a row!
  • Thank you to Gordon Gladstone for serving as the auctioneer!
  • Thank you to the Sherith Israel staff for helping coordinate, set up, break down, clean up and much, much more!

And a big yasher koach, to our Gala Sponsors who help put the fun in fundraising:

  • Mensch: Rabbi Graf & Dr. Jonathan Graf, Diane Green and Evan & Alicia Kletter

  • Macher: Susan Borkin & Jerry Hurwitz, Julie Lekach House & Stanley Lekach, Tiffany Loewenberg & Todd David, Stuart & Lee Pollak and James & Hilary Van Trees

  • Maven: Karen Aidem & Harry Maring, Lindsay & Warren Braunig, Claire & James Davis, Cantor Martin Feldman & Nancy Feldman, Diane Fellman & Alan Mirviss, Erin Gordon & Craig Etlin, Nancy Igdaloff & Monica Levin, Christina Jefferson & Julie Driscoll, Nancy Sheftel-Gomes & August Gomes, Shira & Bill Shore, Gabriella & Michael Makstman, Denise & Erik Migdail, Lisa Palmo & Michael Moss, Roz & Greg Tolson, Sharon & Steven Wasserman, Shellie Weiner & Alan Geist, Judie & Howard Wexler

  • Mishpacha: Rachel Breuer & Mike Feldman, Richard Johns, Jami & Aaron Johnson, Lida & David Morgenstein, Ilana Tova Gauss

We are looking for volunteers to join our Gala committee and help work on next year’s event. Think that is you? Please email Talia (

Until next year,

Cece Kaufman-Himelstein and Maacah Marah

Co-Chairs Gold Rush Gala

The Gold Rush Gala Auction! May 6, 2023

Sign up for the 'Count-Me-In' events  and learn more about the four Auction items that we will be auctioning off the night of the Gala

  • 'Count-Me-In' events are events hosted by Sherith Israel families and provide fun and unique opportunities for us to get together while raising funds for our synagogue.
  • Come ready for a live auction at the Gala! Our very own Gordon Gladstone will serve as our auctioneer for these wonderful travel and event opportunities

We are Raffling off the Rabbis the night of the Gala!

  • Just to be clear...we are raffling off "Lunch for 2 at Troya, with Rabbi Graf and Rabbi Altshuler!" Plan on buying your raffle tickets at the Gala for a chance to win!

2nd Annual, Sherith Israel Gold Rush Gala ~ May 6, 2023

Event details

Oh What a Night it will be as We Shake Our Groove Thing to raise funds so Sherith Israel can keep Stayin’ Alive.  No need to be a Dancing Queen or king to Turn the Beat Around.  Just come join the fun because We are Family

When: Saturday (Night Fever), May 6th from 6:30 - 10:00pm.

Location: "Club 2266" aka Sherith Israel, Newman Hall.

Details: Hearty Appetizers & Cocktails, Schmoozing, Dancing, Community Dessert Bar. New this year: Online Auction. LINK to Menu

Tickets: $85/person; ages 10-21: $40/person. Please consider a sponsorship with proceeds benefiting Sherith Israel.

Parking: Paid parking available at Clay Street Garage.  Complimentary parking for Maven Level ($500) and above sponsorships.

Under 18: Programming available for tweens and teens only (ages 10+) for $40/person. Please contact Talia at 415-349-5209 for more information.

Need to get in the mood?: CLICK HERE for a little Donna Summer singing "Last Dance" from VH1.

Registration is now closed. Thank you to everyone who donated to make this evening a success!!


Thu, June 8 2023 19 Sivan 5783