Dear Members and Friends,
It is with great pleasure that the East Midwood Jewish Center announces that our 83rd Annual Journal Dinner Dance will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. Our honorees this year reflect the past, present and future of the synagogue - they are Cantor Sam Levine, longtime members Phyllis and Joseph Rothstein, and our historian Toby Sanchez.
Cantor Sam Levine began his affiliation with EMJC in 2002. He is a graduate of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School and the Seminary College of Jewish Music at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He initiated and directs the EMJC Adult and Children's Choruses. In addition, he composes and arranges music for the synagogue, and writes and records original songs. He is a performer at our Club Oasis and throughout the metropolitan area. Cantor Levine lives in Brooklyn with his wife Courtney and their son Micah.
Phyllis and Joe Rothstein have been members of EMJC for 50 years. Joe has been a trustee for many years, and as a result of his perseverance over the past nine years, our synagogue received historic designation. Phyllis taught in our Day School and is active with the Adult Institute. They both contribute and participate in numerous aspects of synagogue life. They, their children and grandchildren represent three generations at EMJC.
Toby Sanchez has been a member of EMJC since 1990. Putting her professional research and grant writing expertise to use, Toby was instrumental in gaining historic designation for EMJC. Her efforts have earned her the title of EMJC Historian. She is also a driving force on the Interfaith Committee.
Please join us in honoring Cantor Sam Levine, Phyllis and Joe Rothstein, and Toby Sanchez, who have given so much to East Midwood, and help us celebrate the 83rd anniversary of our Center.
Gail Hammerman, President
Susan Margulies, Journal Dinner Co-Chairs