MIAMI — B'nai B'rith of South Florida and more than 200 guests will salute men and women of excellence in a first-ever event at 7 p.m., Oct. 20 at the new One Event Place. Honorees include distinguished individuals and couples with Latin American ties to the city: Nancy and Morris Antar, Fanny and Samuel Assael; Elena and Joseph Edelman; Jennie and David Serur; Beth Spiegel; Moishe Smith; Irene and Daniel Belozerkovsky, of blessed memory; Ester and Salomon Garazi, of blessed memory; Jose Guttman, of blessed memory; Rachel Lior, of blessed memory. The event marks the official induction of its founding members with Gina Strauss as its first president.
Uri Strauss, AVP Store Manager at TD Bank and lodge executive board member, said, "Miami is far more than a sunny retirement area. Our location and economic impact place Miami in an important position not only in South Florida but in the Latin American hemisphere. It is most significant that we are honoring so many important individuals who've made Miami such a dynamic place for Jewish life."
Sponsorships range from $350 to $5,000. Individual tickets are $150 for BBSF Founders and $175 for guests. The reservation deadline is Sept. 20 RSVP at www.gueswtnetservices.com/bbsf/, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (786) 586-2071. The gala takes place one week after B'nai B'rith International leaders, members and supporters from throughout the world come to New York, where B'nai B'rith was founded in 1843, to celebrate the global organization's 175th anniversary.
Featured entertainment includes artists of the Spanish Ballet of Pepe Bronce.
The event chairs are Cindy and Andy Degen, Joyce and Sammy Eppel, Sher Klein, Isaac Portnoy, Doris & Isaac Salinas, Gina and Uri Strauss and Cintia and Sergio Sverdlik.
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