113th Anniversary Celebration

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion’s 2018
113th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, December 16, 2018

It takes a lot of work to put on an event like the 113th Anniversary Dinner. We have many people to thank …

We thank our honorees:
Bob Cohn, Guest of Honor
Kenny Bressler, HaKaras HaTov Award recipient
Donn Rubin, Israel Advocacy Award recipient

Anniversary Dinner Committee
Lenny Alper (chairman), Sandie Abrams, Fran Alper, Marsha Feenberg, Rhonnie Goldfader, Dr. Eliot Katz, Sally Katz, Jeff Miller, Robin Rickerman, Jason Rush, Nancy Rush, and Anna Rose Tendler who worked as a team to create a very successful event

We thank the program participants (in order of appearance):

Peggy and Jay Umansky outstanding emcee duo.
Rabbi Ze’ev Smason for his inspirational presentations introducing each honoree.
Cantor Murray Hochberg for leading us in beautiful renditions of the national anthems.
Irl Solomon for leading HaMotzi.
Barb Bressler for her surprise appearance.
Menachem Szus for leading Bircas HaMazon,

Special thanks to:

Robin Rickerman, catering and venue
Bobby Levine, invitation & journal cover design
Dr. Eliot Katz, event photography
Don Eisenberg, invitation & gift photos
Howard Sandler, piano entertainment
Marsha Feenberg, ad solicitation maven
Jackie Berkin, dinner consulting
Joni Kaiser, Jewish Light submissions
Laura Krueger, event accounting
Trudy Sudin, Pillar ad consultant

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the event sponsors:
Pillar – The Sheridan at Creve Coeur
Sustainer – Don & Julie Eisenberg; Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Benefactor – Lenny & Fran Alper
Sponsor – Gatewood-Spalding Wealth Management; Royal Banks of Missouri; Jay & Peggy Umansky

Thanks to the early bird raffle prize donors:
COCA (Center of Creative Arts) Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
The Magic House Trader Joe’s
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Additional thanks to:
Lenny Kohn and the staff at Kohn’s Kosher Meat & Deli
Bruno Bernardes at Minuteman Press

And, finally, the Committee and the Board of Directors thank everyone who attended the 113th Anniversary Celebration and all those who purchased Ads in the Commemorative Ad Journal.

Photos from NHBZ’s 113th Anniversary Celebration, December 16, 2018
Photographs by Dr. Eliot Katz