BJ Community Shabbaton 2023

Exactly 601 people registered for our second Community Shabbaton on December 8–10, 2023, bringing together BJ members of all ages—and from many places outside of New York City—to celebrate Shabbat and Hanukkah, and to honor Rabbi Felicia Sol for her more than 20 years of service and dedication to BJ and her 2021 appointment as senior rabbi.

The Shabbaton would not have been possible without the leadership and work of our Shabbaton committee, and the 60 BJ members who volunteered over the course of the weekend.

We wish a big yasher koah to the Shabbaton co-chairs: Elizabeth Greenstein, Ruthie Fierberg, Marvin Szneler, and Elain Calmon Waldman.

Please see the table below for the complete list of Shabbaton committee members and volunteers.

Thank you.

Shabbaton Committee Members and Volunteers

BJ Shabbaton Committee Co-Chairs
Ruthie Fierberg
Liz Greenstein
Marvin Szneler
Elain Waldman
BJ Shabbaton Committee Members
Vitina Biondo Rina Goldberg Florence Manson
Robert Daley Alice Greenberg-Sheedy Meryl Ravitz
Micah Dicker Jenna Hirsch Toni Siegel
Ken Druker Sofia Hubscher Eva Stern
Allaya Fleischer Jenny Ingber Donna Willoughby
Eric Fleischer Ellie Krupnick
BJ Shabbaton Volunteers
Harriet Abraham Frank Kern Sheila Rothman
Sharon Anstey Paula Kramer Weiss Bette Samuel
Marjorie Backman Martha Kransdorf Susan Sanders
Dale Bernstein Linda Lager Marie Sevy
Sheila Bleckner Gail Landis Martha Sherman
Joni Brenner Ellen Landsberger Leah Silver
Edward Brill Geoffrey Lewis Steven Sklar
Madeline Cohen Mimi Lox Laurie Spear
Elizabeth Cohen Susan Margolis Howard Spivak
Evy Farbstein Lisa Mednick Owen Judy Spivak
Stefanie Gedan Ellen Metzger Sara Stein
Carol Gelles Anne Millman Judith Trachtenberg
Martha Ginsberg Anne Mintz Dana Trobe
Jenny Golub Sonia Orenstein Susan Viuker Lieberman
Sally Gottesman Sara Petitt Sylvia Vogelman
Joyce Gottlieb Pene Raphaely Joan Westreich
Robyn Henzel Judith Rosenbaum Helen Yezerets
Susan Hyman Ilene Rosenthal
Ruth Jarmul Jerry Rothman