2018-05-23 / Local News

Four women to be feted at M’kor Or, an annual evening of honors, June 3

Four women will be in the spotlight at Congregation M’kor Shalom on Sunday, June 3 at 5 p.m. when they are recognized at an “Evening of Honors.”

This annual event, known as M’kor Or “Source of Light”, will present three different awards to four “shining lights” of M’kor Shalom for their outstanding service to the congregation. The Honorees are: Harriet Uris and Judi Weinberg as Guiding Light Educators; Sarah Zalcmann for the Rising Star Award; and Rolane Sunshine as the recipient of the Marylee and Stuart Alperin Leadership Award.

The evening will include a cocktail hour, dinner and dessert with musical entertainment featuring Nefesh Mountain, the acclaimed Jewish Bluegrass group.

The Rising Star Award recognizes

Sarah Zalcmann, a congregant who is selfless and a game-changer. She is a tireless champion for the Early Childhood Center, Parent Teacher Organization and the synagogue. Zalcmann is committed to Social Action Committee events and programs, especially those for families that “take action” and present opportunities for doing works that repair the world. In Hebrew that is the treasured action of “tikkun olam”.

Harriet Uris and Judi Weinberg deservedly will receive the Guiding Light Educators Award. Since 2001, they worked as a teaching team and nurtured, taught and loved hundreds of three-year-old children. Their commitment to creating a classroom environment that excites and rewards young learners and allows them to explore and express their own curiosity and talents unquestionably reflects the essence of the Guiding Light Educators award.

Rolane Sunshine will be presented the Marylee and Stuart Alperin Leadership Award. Rolane Sunshine exemplifies what the Marylee and Stuart Alperin Leadership Award represents: dedication and commitment to Congregation M’kor Shalom through years of devotion and a unique style of giving of oneself. As the sixth president of M’kor Shalom, her capable leadership was key in the many important synagogue special events that occurred during her term. A piece of the fabric of Congregation M’kor Shalom, her radiant smile is always present bringing warmth and sincerity to every experience at the synagogue.

Nefesh Mountain describes themselves as “the place where Bluegrass and Old-Time music meet with Jewish heritage and tradition.” Husband and wife team Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff are the pioneers of this new blend of spiritual and American music and each brings their unique knowledge and passion for these two beautiful worlds to the fore with songs in English and Hebrew alike.” The group just released “Beneath The Open Sky,” the full-length follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled CD debut.

A portion of the ticket proceeds will support the Religious School Scholarship Fund of Congregation M’kor Shalom, to provide tuition and programming for our students. Additional information is available at www.mkorshalom.org or 852-424-4220. s

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