from Scott Ash - Chair of the Fund Raising Committee
Check out the kippah on Oscar!!
And the winner is …. KSS!
Erev Oscar a success!
Many thanks to all who came out for Erev Oscar night on
March 1st. There was a good crowd, great food and lots of
movie-focused fun. Plus, we raised more than $1300 for the shul!
The evening got off to a good start thanks to the evening’s
emcee Billy Crystal-nikoff (aka Zack Murdock). He gave us all his perspective
on movies, America and politics fresh from his having been at the Sochi
While greeting old and new friends, we all took in the
decorations. Cliff Broffman and Barbara Feder-Murdock transformed the sanctuary
with stars in honor of each of this year’s Oscar nominees, movie-themed
centerpieces, and an 8-foot tall Oscar statuette complete with yarmulke. The
look of the room was completed with Oscar nominated movie posters on loan from
Cinema Arts; thanks go out to Abby Pariser for making that happen.
Folks enjoyed another delicious KSS event thanks to the food
provided by our own Julie Barkan. While eating and circulating, we all bellied up
to the KSS bar. It was well staffed, organized and supplied thanks to Margaret
and Martin Roche. Jane Kunstler, Cliff Broffman, Bob Kersch and others provided
additional help at the bar. At the end of the evening, Abby Pariser made sure
that dessert featured cake and fruit, and Ileen Koenig contributed fabulous
As part of the evening’s entertainment, there was a Movie
Quote quiz featuring 10 famous quotes from films throughout the years. Howard
Globus took home the prize for the most correct answers: film historian Robert
Osborne’s authorized history of Oscar’s first 85 years. There was also a raffle
of a dual membership at the Cinema Arts Centre won by Scott Ash; the proceeds
went to the shul. Finally, towards the end of the evening, people could
participate in a 50/50 Oscar pool to predict who won take home the statuettes
the following evening, and Steve Siegler read the tea leaves best.
Once again, KSS proved that it can put on fun and unique
home-grown entertainment. Many thanks and praise go out to all the members of
the Fundraising Committee for doing so much work to organize, promote and make
the evening a success. Who knows? Maybe this will be the start of a KSS
All we need to make the next event as successful or even more so is you!
Here's what's happening at Hebrew School in the next few weeks: March 30 - 8am sharp!! Skype with our friends at the Brandt school in Israel. April 6th - 10:30am All Classes for Freedom Tales with Heather Forest Also April 6th - PACKS program for the little ones April 8th - Tuesday Seders (volunteers needed for food - talk to Dalia)
It can feel frustrating not knowing what to do to bring positive change when facing the gun lobbies. Join us as we welcome Leah Barrett, the Executive Director of NYAGV - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence for a special forum after services.
March 28th, 2014
Services are at 7:30pm sharp
Congressman Steve Israel might pop in for a cameo appearance.