Monday, March 19, 2018

Anthony Scaramucci (Courtesy of People.com).

(Courtesy of National Council of Young Israel) The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) will celebrate 70 years of the state of Israel and applaud the United States’ declaration of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel at its gala dinner, which will be held on Thursday, March 15, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with an elegant buffet dinner prior to the program, which will commence at 7:30 p.m. and be followed by a lavish Viennese dessert.

The NCYI gala dinner will pay tribute to a host of worthy honorees, including current and

former government officials, and several visionaries and activists who embody the values and core mission of the National Council of Young Israel. The guest of honor is former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. Congressman Ron DeSantis of Florida, chairman of the National Security Subcommittee and a member of the foreign affairs and judiciary committees, will be among the guest speakers.

Stuart Force, the father of Taylor Force, whose tragic death led to the landmark legislative effort to defund the Palestinian Authority until it publicly denounces terrorism, works to end violent terrorist acts, and terminates the practice of giving stipends for terrorists, will also be a featured guest speaker.

For information and reservations, visit www.YoungIsraelDinner2018.com or email [email protected]

For the past 106 years, the National Council of Young Israel has ably served the broader Jewish community. With more than 25,000 member families and approximately 135 branch synagogues throughout the United States, Canada and Israel, the National Council of Young Israel is a multi-faceted organization that embraces Jewish communal needs and often takes a leading role in tackling the important issues that face the Jewish community in North America and Israel. The NCYI provides religious, educational, Zionistic, social and communal programming for all its member synagogues and their affiliated families.

The following individuals will be recognized by the National Council of Young Israel at its gala dinner:


Guest of Honor & Guest Speaker:

Anthony Scaramucci

Former White House Communications Director and CEO, SkyBridge Capital

Guest Speakers:

Congressman Ron DeSantis

U.S. Representative for Florida’s 6th Congressional District

Stuart Force

Father of Taylor Force, whose murder led to the introduction of the Taylor Force Act

Morton Klein

President, Zionist Organization of America

Master of Ceremonies:

David Drucker

Senior editor of the Washington Examiner and CNN contributor/political analyst

Shofar Award:

Kenneth S. Abramowitz

Managing general partner and co-founder of NGN Capital

Morty and Rozi Davis

Owner and chairman of D.H. Blair Investment Banking Corp. and chairman, Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Michael and Susan Gross

Active members of the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst

Drs. Robert and Jennifer Lebovits

Active members of the Young Israel of Greater Pittsburgh

Stanley Sved

Former president of the Young Israel of Elkins Park and the Young Israel of the Main Line, former regional vice president of the National Council of Young Israel

Rabbinic Leadership Award:

Rabbi Yosef Singer

Spiritual leader of the Young Israel of Potomac, president of the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington

Young Rabbinic Leadership Award:

Rabbi Duvi Honig

Founder of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce and the non-profit Parnassah Network organization

Aishes Chayil Award:

Helen Freedman

Co-executive director of Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI)

Aishes Chayil Award:

Cindy Grosz

Pro-Israel and education activist

The dinner chairman is NCYI First Vice President Dr. Joseph Frager and the dinner co-chairman is Jonathan Burkan. The program chairmen are NCYI Executive Director Rabbi Marc Volk and NCYI Director of Rabbinic Services Rabbi Binyamin Hammer. The journal and dinner coordinators are Judah and Carol Rhine of the Young Israel of West Hempstead.