OHELâ€™s 47thANNUAL GALA - If OHELâ€™s Walls Could Talk â€¦
Honoring OHELâ€™s Builders, Pioneers, Advocates
If OHELâ€™s Walls Could TalkÂ is the theme of OHELâ€™s 47th Annual Gala, on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm at the New York Marriott Marquis.Â It speaks to both the cries for help, and the words of comfort that OHEL provides, and the new walls of the Jaffa Family CampusÂ that will enable OHEL to meet the ever increasing diverse needs in the community.
As a member of the community, youÂ have listened, heard and responded to the voices of people in need in our community â€“ youâ€™ve helped create and support new programs, thus helping individuals at OHEL embrace their challenges. OHEL will honor the Jaffa Family Campus Builders including theÂ Jaffa Family,Charles and Patricia Schwartzapfel, Registered Architect andÂ Mendy and Chani SchrieberÂ of AirMark. OHEL will celebrate the evolution of the new Jaffa Family Campus, to open in 2017. In our expansive new space, OHEL will meet the increasing needs of the community thanks to your generous support.
Rabbi Harry and Dr. Elizabeth Rieder Aâ€™H, OHEL Vice President, and long-time Board Member will be honored. Their children Annette and Dr. Menachem Rubin and Julie and Kenneth Pinczower will dedicate theÂ Rieder Mental Health CenterÂ at OHEL continuing their parentsâ€™ legacy. The Rieders were visionary advocates for members of our community who have psychiatric and mental health challenges. They believed that every voice deserves to be heard. The Rieder Mental Health Center will have a prominent role in OHELâ€™s new Jaffa Family Campus in Flatbush.Â
Bert and Renee GrossÂ andÂ Rose Pollak will receive the Parents Lifetime Advocacy Award for their three decades of tireless efforts on behalf of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Together, they helped found OHELâ€™s first residence for adults with psychiatric disabilities. BrakingÂ barriers of stigma, these men and women with psychiatric disabilities, now numbering in the hundreds, in OHEL homes and apartments are able to live more independently and thrive in their communities.
Aaron Jungreis, Jay Kestenbaum, Dr. Edward Lebovics and Shmuel Pollak are Co-Chairmen of the Gala.Â Moishe Hellman and Mel Zachter, OHEL Co-Presidents, invite you to join OHEL and the distinguished honorees at this Gala. Â
With your help and continued support, OHEL can continue to effectively respond to the increasing voices of need in our community. To make reservations or place journal ads, please call 718-972-9328 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.