2013 ANNUAL DINNER
We celebrate all that is Rashi and honor outstanding members of our community with the "Kehillah Award" award for their leadership and commitment to Rashi. We encourage all Rashi parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents and friends to support the Annual Campaign by attending the Annual Dinner our largest and most important event of the year.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Seaport Boston Hotel
Event Chairs: Jim and Jodi Blankstein
2013 Honorees: Alumni Parents Marilyn and Dale Okonow
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Swartz, Former President and CEO, The Timberland Company
Live Auction and Raffle Items:
VIP New England Patriots Experience
Experience a Patriots game like a celebrity. You will receive four tickets in the lower bowl of Gillette Stadium and four on-field pre-game passes. No need to look for parking, as you will be transported from your home to the game and back by limo. A visit to the booth for 98.5 The Sports Hub at halftime, a football signed by Rob Gronkowski, and an opportunity to meet and send off Wes Welker at a private event on June 18 completes this fantasy Patriots fan package. Mutually agreed upon game date.
Luxury Bermuda Vacation
Relax in luxury for seven days at The Reefs Resort & Club in Bermuda. You will have access to a magnificent three-bedroom residence and all its amenities. This item includes four round-trip tickets on JetBlue Airways for the two-hour flight from Boston. Must be redeemed by March 31, 2014. Mutually agreed upon date; subject to availability.
Boston Sports Fanatic Package
A unique opportunity to see all four of Boston's major professional teams play in style. You will be pampered with two to four premier seats to the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and Patriots, with special priceless perks like VIP parking, food and beverage, behind-the-scenes tours, pre-game on-field visits, a "producer for a day" experience at 98.5 The Sports Hub, and autographed memorabilia.
VIP DreamWorks Experience/Trip to Los Angeles
Who knows what stars you may encounter when you are a VIP in LA? You and three special guests will fly from Boston to LA, courtesy of JetBlue Airways. You'll stay for three nights at the exclusive Shutters on the Beach, where you can relax and get ready for your adventures. You'll begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of Universal Studios and four tickets to the Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park. You also will see a live taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! (you must be 21). And you'll have cocktails with Holly Bario, President of DreamWorks, so you can pitch your best movie idea. Remember your wonderful experience with lots of movie "swag" from DreamWorks, including a signed Steven Spielberg baseball cap. Mutually agreed upon meeting date.
Twin-size Baseball Bed signed by the 2013 Boston Red Sox!
Imagine your child sleeping every night with a smile on his or her face in a bed signed by every member of the 2013 Boston Red Sox! What true Red Sox fan wouldn't want this one-of-a-kind, priceless twin bed from Jordan's Furniture? Complete with Red Sox super fan bedding and a framed list of all of the players who signed, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Only 100 tickets offered!
- Four executive suite tickets for the Justin Timberlake-Jay Z concert at Fenway Park, August 10
- Neiman Marcus Beauty Event for four: skin care consultations, treatments and four $50 gift cards
- Two tickets for Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles, 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 Two tickets for Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18
- Sterling silver cufflinks and bracelet from Dorfman Jewelers
- Two tickets to a 2013-14 preseason Boston Bruins game
- One-night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston and dinner for two at the Bristol Lounge
- $100 gift card to Wasik's Cheese Shop
- $50 and $100 gift cards to Mistral and Teatro
- Four custom-made shirt's from Mr. Sid, a $425 value
Rashi SUPER Raffle!
Only 50 tickets offered!
Summer 2013 JCC Outdoor Pool Family Membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton, Must be first-time members of the outdoor pool.Value of $1,600!
Alumni Parents Marilyn and Dale Okonow
Rashi is proud to honor Marilyn and Dale Okonow, our longtime supporters and Rashi alumni parents to Hannah ('05), and Ben, with the "Kehillah Award". Dale is a partner of The Watermill Group, a private equity investment and management firm. He serves on the Board of Trustees of CJP, Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) of Greater Boston, The Rashi School, Friends of Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel and Temple Beth Elohim. He also serves on the Hematology/Oncology visiting committee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Board of Directors of the iF Foundation. Marilyn, a music educator, was instrumental in developing a music curriculum for the Rashi School, and was responsible for creating the position of full-time music educator at Rashi. She is currently the musical director for two choruses: The Tremble Clefs, a chorus of Parkinson's patients and their caregivers, which is part of the JF&CS Parkinson's Family Support Program, and the NewBridge Chorus at NewBridge on the Charles. She is also the Outreach Coordinator for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. She is on the Board of Directors of the Vilna Shul/Boston's Center for Jewish Heritage and serves on the Hematology/Oncology visiting committee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the JF&CS Board of Advocates.
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Swartz,
Former President and CEO, The Timberland Company
Jeff spent the last 26 years at The Timberland company, a global brand of footwear and apparel, the last 15 years as CEO. He was the third generation of his family to lead the Company. Having sold the business to VF Corporation in September 2011, Jeff now primarily focuses his time on sustainable social change, both in Israel and in the United States. He received his MBA from Dartmouth in 1984, and a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown in 1982. In the US, Jeff chairs Yeshivat Rambam/Maimonides in Brookline, and he serves on the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. In Israel, he helped found and chairs MAOZ-SEAL, a leadership program aimed at transforming Israeli civic society, and he serves on the board of haShomer haChadash, a Zionist educational program.