Dinner Journal

We are truly grateful for the continued generosity of our community. Your generous support helps to make the NSHA experience extraordinary for all of our students.

Pillar $50,000
Orbach/Silverman Family
Guardian $10,000
Pary LeVian and Family
Platinum $5,000
Betti and Ramin Abdolazadeh
Lital and Joshua Amini

Mazal Tov to Melody Etessami and Family on this well-deserved honor. May the memory and legacy of Rafael z"l continue to inspire us to perform acts of kindness and chesed.

Lisa and Michael Aryeh
Black Tie Security Inc.
Madeline and Michael Brisman
Dell Transportation
Margot and Glenn Ettlinger
Elane and Russell Friedman
Doreen and Charlie Hadid
Sarah and Justin '93 Hakimian
Natasha and Jason Hakimian
Sadie and Michael '97 Hakimian

What an incredible year to honor two of the strongest and bravest women in the Jewish community!
Dear Melody, you are a pillar of strength and an inspiration to our community.
May G-d continue to watch over you and your children, always. May the memory of Rafael (z”l) always be a blessing.
To my own Morah Lieberman, who has shaped so many generations in the ways of Torah,
with discipline & veiled love. Woe to the generation that you won’t teach!
May your lessons be carried from student to future student, in the chain that Moshe started on Sinai.
Thank you both for all that you do.
Sadie & Michael Hakimian

Melanie '06 and Bobby '96 Hematian
Larry Horn and Family
Judith and Ramin Kamali
Marla and Micah Lemonik
Blanche and Elliot '95 Nassim
Natascha and Parham '87 Shaer
Sarvenaz and Pouya Toobian
Gold $3,600
Alexandra and Arie Aboulafia
Melissa '07 and Rami Ben Yehuda

Mazal tov to our dear Melody, Adam, and Lia on this honor.
Melody- we are so proud of you. Keep shining and being the amazing mom that you are.
Love, Aviva Ben Yehuda and family

Susan '80 and Bruce Decter
Natalie and Oliver Etessami
Polina '09 and Sammy Ghassabian
Sherri and Martin Ghodsi
Stacey and Kevin Gorjian
Eliana and Justin Gorjian
Rachel '14 and Cobby Gorjian
Jessica and Matin Hakimi & Family
Daniela and Omid Hakimi & Family
Eva and Rex '86 Hakimian
Adina and Shawn '90 Hakimian
Debbie and David Kamali

Mazal Tov and Best Wishes to our dear Melody, Adam, and Lia on this honor.
Bahman & Ruth Kamali
David & Debbie Kamali

Charlotte '06 and Jonathan Kashanian
Anita and Farzan Kashimallak
Naomi and Adam '07 Kordvani
Karen and Matthew '92 Livian
Chantal '07 and Daniel '06 Nassimi
Carolina and Shahyad Nassimian
Bonnie and Michael Orbach
Marci and Murray '87 Rabinowitz
Aliza and Dov Sassoon

Mazal Tov to all the honorees on their dedication and service to NSHA.

Rebecca '91 and Eric Senderowicz
Jessica and Evan Shusterman
Jessica and Noah '96 Steinberg
Silver $2,600
Nazanin and Albert Aghalarian
Debbie and Doron Hakimian

Mazal Tov to Melody, Adam, and Lia on this great honor.
Rafael was an amazing person, a dear friend, and a symbol of courage to all who knew him.
May his memory be a blessing to your family.

Penina and Benjamin Kelaty
Jennifer and Ronnie '96 Kordvani
Tovah '93 and Josh Marmer
Caroline and Pedram Nemati
Abigail '96 and Seth Weiss

Mazal tov to Gary and Beth Orbach,
Melody Etessami and Family,
and Morah Susan Lieberman.
Thank you for your dedication and leadership to the NSHA Community!

Kathleen and Shmuel Yekotiel
Amanda '05 and David '94 Zar
Copper $1,800
Sharleen and Arun '93 Bassalali
Beth and Marc Gottlieb
Mindy and Charles Hercman

Congratulations To our dear friends Beth and Gary Orbach on this well-deserved honor.
Your tireless work for chessed and the community is incredible.
Mazal Tov To our favorite Morah Susie Lieberman Upon receiving the Lifetime achievement award.
You are an inspiration to us all.
Mindy and Charles Hercman
Bradley, Rachel, Zachary, Dayna, Hannah, and Ella Hercman
Jennifer, Itamar, and Aya Futterman
Scott and Zoe Hercman  

Trudy and David Justin

Mazal tov to our dear friends Beth & Gary on this well-deserved honor.
Your devotion to our school and community is boundless.
Yasher Koach to Morah Lieberman on this honor.
Your dedication to our children and your mentchlichkeit is an inspiration to us all.

Debbie '77 and Alan Kestenbaum

Mazel tov to Susie Lieberman
On this well-deserved honor! Will always remember and cherish the
years you taught me and our children... you are a true role model!
And to our friends Beth and Gary Orbach
A huge mazel tov on this well-deserved honor!
May you continue to do chesed for the Jewish community at large!
Debbie and Alan Kestenbaum and Family

Jennifer '02 and Jason '04 Kordvani
Randi and Arthur Luxenberg

Mazel Tov and Best Wishes to our good friends Beth & Gary Orbach on your prestigious honor this evening.
Kol Hakavod on being recognized for your years of selfless dedication to NSHA,
and for your personification of all the ideals the Yeshiva instills within our children.
Your activism and T'zedakah transcend our Kehila, and reflects magnificently upon all of us.
We are proud to celebrate with you tonight.
Morah Lieberman, you are a staple of the school.
Your honor is very well earned and deserved.
You have instilled the love of Israel and the Hebrew Language on so very many students that you taught year after year.
Congratulations to all the honorees.
Tikzu L'Mitzvot
Randi & Arthur Luxenberg

Ellen and Avery Modlin
Jacqueline and Dan Nissan

Mazel tov to Beth and Gary Orbach,
Melody Etessami and Family,
and Mrs. Susan Lieberman.
May you continue to go from strength to strength.
With gratitude,
Dan and Jackie Nissan
Raphie, Rebecca, Gabriella, Michelle, and Rebeka

Joseph Orbach and Family

In honor of my niece and nephew, and our cousins, Gary and Beth.
May the wonderful work you do on behalf of North Shore Hebrew Academy and all other Jewish organizations
always be a blessing for your fathers and bring an aliyah to each of their neshomah.
Joesph Orbach and Family

Rama and Reuben Seltzer
Porcelain $1,500
Erica and Eliot Heisler

Wishing all of the dinner honorees continued success in all of their endeavors! We at Elite Dental Spa are proud to support them and the entire North Shore Hebrew Academy community.
Eliot and Erica Heisler
Amanda(EC,ES,MS,HS), James(EC,ES,MS,HS), Jason(EC,ES,MS) and Chloe(EC,ES)

Tahra and Benny Mastour

Mazal Tov to all Honorees.

Barrie and Eliot Peyser

Mazel Tov to Beth and Gary Orbach on this well-deserved honor.
May you continue to inspire us with all your noble endeavors.
Mazel Tov to Morah Susie Lieberman.
Thank you for your decades of tireless dedication to the children of the North Shore Hebrew Academy.
Your incredible devotion to our children is an example to us all.
Barrie and Eliot Peyser
Alex, Katie, David, and Joshua

Keli and Judah '94 Rifkin
Rachel and Yitzy Spinner

We are so blessed to be a member of the NSHA Community. Thank you to our teachers, staff, administrators, lay leaders, involved parents and donors for making NSHA the most amazing experience for our children,

Helen and Howard Zimmerman
Bronze $1,000
Ruthie and Chaim Anfang
Debbie and Simon Auerbacher
Viviane and Arnold Breitbart

In honor of Beth & Gary Orbach for their generous service to the NSHA.
Your warmth, dedication, and kindness continue to inspire us all.
In honor of Susan Lieberman for her unique contributions to our children.

Naomi and Adam '93 Cohen
Joan and Henry Katz
Lisa Kaufman
Sydelle and Rob Knepper
Suri and David '72 Kufeld

Our warmest congratulations to Beth & Gary and to Morah Susie!
And we honor the memory of Rafael, z'l.
B'Chavod, Suri and David Kufeld

Rabbi and Mrs. Yaacov Lerner, Young Israel of Great Neck
Fran and Bernie Mermelstein

A huge Mazal Tov to:
Beth and Gary Orbach Upon this well-deserved honor!
We join the community in saluting them for their involvement,
passion, and acts of chesed on behalf of Klal Yisroel and Eretz Yisroel.
With much love, respect & Admiration,
Fran & Bernie Mermelstein and Family

Millamar Construction Corp
Karen and Eric Miller-North Shore Bottling Co.
Christopher G. Gegwich, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP
Leah and Terry Rifkin
Hannah Flamenbaum and Charles Segal, Liz Segal '07 and Eric Weiss

Congratulations to Beth and Gary Orbach on a well-deserved honor
and to Morah Lieberman for all your years of dedication to NSHA.

Karen and Robert Spitalnick
Sue and Arthur '63 Talansky

Mazal tov to our dear friends,
Beth and Gary Orbach
Who lend graciousness and dignity to every institution they embrace
and to teacher par excellence
Morah Susie Leiberman
A Chumashtician, a Mensch, an NSHA Treasure.
If Hogwarts had a Tanach department you would be its wizard!
Rashi teaches that Torah students become the children of their teachers. Your career has been a perfect illustration of that truth.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your fifty years of selfless devotion to our/your children.
Sue and Arthur '63 Talansky
Jonathan '93, Michael '96, Ruthie '99, and Families.

Lisa and Dov '96 Weinstein

Mazal tov to Gary and Beth Orbach on this well-deserved honor.
Mazel tov Melody Etessami & family. May Rafael's memory be a blessing to you and your beautiful family.
And to Morah Susan Lieberman. Thank you for being our incredible teacher and inspiring generations of children.
We are so thankful to each of you for your passion, dedication, and commitment to NSHA.

Sustaining Sponsor $750
Sari and Stuart Braunstein

Mazal Tov to Beth and Gary Orbach.

Natalie and Oliver Etessami, Karen and Matt Livian, Blanche and Elliot Nassim, Lauren and Michel Nematnejad, Talia and Ilan Zabihi, Amanda and David Zar

Mazal Tov to Mel, Adam, and Lia on this great well-deserved honor.
You’re an inspiration to us and the entire NSHA community.
Your strength, kindness, and courage are beyond words.
We are extremely grateful to have you as friends.
May Raf’s memory be a blessing always and continue to inspire chesed, kindness and good deeds.
With Love,
Natalie & Oliver Etessami
Karen & Matt Livian
Blanche & Elliot Nassim
Lauren & Michel Nematnejad
Talia & Ilan Zabihi
Amanda & David Zar

Providing Sponsor $500
Randi Barenholtz
Haim Chasman
Miriam and Gilad Ellenberg
Fran and Stuart Feintuch
Joyce and David Friedman

In honor of our neighbors, Beth and Gary Orbach.

Aliza Herzberg, Managing Member Herzberg Law Group
The Kamelhar Family

Mazel Tov to our dear friends Beth and Gary Orbach on this well-deserved honor.
Your work on behalf of the North Shore Hebrew Academy is remarkable.
Thanks Morah Susie Lieberman for your outstanding dedication to Torah scholarship.
The Kamelhars

Rosalie and David Kamelhar
Penina Kraut

Mazel tov to my long-time friend and colleague, Susie Lieberman,
whose exceptional work in Jewish education has been an inspiration to us all!!

Tania Materman

Mazal tov to my friend Susie Lieberman on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Her contribution to Jewish Education is unparalleled.
With Much Love,
Tania Materman

Sharon and Izzy Metal

Privileged to have Susan Lampert Lieberman as a dear friend for over 60 years,
I only regret that she was never my teacher.
Morah Susan Lieberman is a giant of Torah education.

Supporting Sponsor $250
Adina and Mark Abraham
Zelda and Sol Berger
Arel Golombeck '93

Congratulations Morah Lieberman on a lifetime of exceptional work.
Your dedication to chinuch over so many decades is truly inspiring.

Rita Gordonson

In honor of the most beautiful, wonderful teacher, Susie Lieberman.
Thank you for your 50 years of service to our school.
Rita Gordonson, Sara (Gordonson) Culang, Rina Gordonson and Family.

Fred Hakim
Paula and Mark Lev
Cindy and Jeffrey Liebmann
Lyle Mitzner '81

Morah S: You made 4th /7th grades Chumash and Navi exciting and enjoyable!
(הַצְּבִי, יִשְׂרָאֵל, עַל-בָּמוֹתֶיךָ, חָלָל: אֵיךְ, נָפְלוּ גִבּוֹרִים (שמואל ב א:יט
Thank you for never following through with the thumbtack threat! Until 120 in good health.

Anida and Edwin Rosman
Ellen and Mitchell Siegel
Pauline Cheifetz and Gerald Silverman
Shoshana and Martin Sokol
Listing $180
Gayle and Stewart Ashkenazy
Mel Fox
Gloria Grossman
Yola Jacobson
George Lieberman
Ruth and Milton Mitzner
The Olshin Family
Pam and Baruch Toledano
Laura and Errol Uhr
Michael Warren
Rafael's Angels
Lital and Joshua Amini
Tiffany and Brian Hakimian

May we all live life with the same strength and perseverance
that Raf taught us all to live by.

Melanie '06 and Bobby '96 Hematian
Jennifer '02 and Jason '04 Kordvani
Suri and David '72 Kufeld
Pary LeVian and Family
Susie and Irwin Lieberman
Nurit and Bahram Livi

Dear Melody, May you raise your children in health and happiness,
May Rafael's Neshama be elevated and his memory cherished by all the chesed your family does.
Edo and Nusha Livi

Kelly and Joseph '13 Nitzani

In memory of Rafael Etessami.
With love,
Joseph & Kelley Nitzani

Lisa and Dov '96 Weinstein
Abigail '96 and Seth Weiss
Morah Susan Lieberman Scholarship Fund
Beth and Morris Apfelbaum

Mazel tov Susie on this well-deserved honor.
It was a privilege to have known you from High School on up.
We know you taught and influenced many students over the years.
Mazel Tov.

The Block Family

Morah Lieberman,
Words are inadequate to express the hakarat hatov we have for your being such an important
inspiration and role model in our formative years, helping shape our love for Torah.
הצבי ישׂראל על בּמותיך חלל איך נפלו גיבּורים
Your love for teaching impacts on us, your students, each and every day.
We are forever grateful for your life lessons and instilling that same love of Torah that is apparent in you.
May you continue to affect so many, in each and everything you do מחיל אל חיל.
Respectfully and with love and appreciation,
Elisha Block '91, Tamar Block Weiner '93, Akiva Block '94, Shoshana Block Bender '96, Avi Block '99, Yakov Block '00

Viviane and Arnold Breitbart

Thank you, Morah Lieberman, for your outstanding teaching to our children Morris, Charles, and Marcelle. We appreciate your incredible contributions and are grateful for your presence at each of our children's simchas. We wish you continued energy and many blessings.
With love,
The Breitbart Family

Marcie and Yaakov Calm

In honor of Susan recognizing the wonderful work she did for the many students who were fortunate to learn in her classroom over the many years at North Shore Hebrew Academy.  She is most deserving of this special recognition and we look forward to see what she does during her retirement.
With best wishes and admiration,
Marcie and Yaakov

Chaya Duchin '75

Mazal Tov to Mrs. Susie Lieberman - With deep love and appreciation for fifty years of teaching, inspiring and instilling excitement for, and love of Torah, for your wisdom, strength, support, and friendship to this very day! May you continue to go from strength to strength in good health, happiness, and joy.
With Love,
Chaya (Hurewitz) Duchin and Family
Graduating Class of '75
Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

Zvi Erenyi, Zoltan Erenyi Charitable Trust
Florence and Robert Feder

Mazal Tov on your well-deserved honor and on your retirement.
We have enjoyed sharing backyards with you and have many happy memories of our shared simchas.

Sara Brownstein Goldman '80

Mazal Tov Morah Susie Lieberman on your retirement! My life would have taken a different path without you!
Much love always,
Sara Brownstein Goldman '80

Arel Golombeck '93
Barak Greenfield '82

Thank you, Morah Lieberman, for educating me personally, and by extension, generations of Torah Jews.

Amy Fox Griffel and Martin Griffel
The Gurland Family

Mazal Tov!
Leslie, James, Ariel, Anita and Carole

Dina '90 and Natan Hamerman
Zisi Horowitz

Dear Susan,
There is no one more deserving of this honor. My husband ע"ה thought the world of you as a person and an unusually gifted educator. Mazal Tov and my best wishes to you and your family. I will be with you in spirit.

Suri and David '72 Kufeld
Debbie and Arthur Lampert

My sister, Morah Susan Lampert Lieberman, is the quintessential teacher. She has been dedicated to Jewish Education for as long as I can remember. She immersed herself in Tanach, Midrash and the classic commentators since elementary school. There are always divrei torah at her table at home, and she teaches Torah to young adults at the North Shore Hebrew Academy, to adults at the Queens Jewish Center, and she has spoken to our shul in Ra’anana as well. 

From the time Susan became Morah Lampert, then Morah Lieberman, when she began teaching at North Shore in 1970 (!), the focus on her students was amazing. Susan conveys not just her in-depth knowledge of Tanach but her love for Torah and for the Jewish traditions. And that is what it is all about.

She loves her students like family, and they love her back. Wherever we go a chorus of “morah” follows her, from the multiple generations of students that she has taught. Little did we know, when growing up, that my sister would become a celebrity in the Jewish community.

We are proud of all of her accomplishments as a teacher, a lecturer, and a model for young women. She is a treasured asset to her family, her students, the North Shore Hebrew Academy, the Queens Jewish Center, and to us, her Israeli family.

Susan is a modern, old school, Mrs. Chips. Would that I had a teacher like Susan when I was in school.

Arthur and Debbie Lampert
Ra’anana, Israel

Lieberman Family

Mazal Tov, MOM, On this well-deserved honor. You are the best mother and role model that we ever could have asked for.
Growing up, your love of Torah learning permeated our home, and because of you, we try to create that same love of Torah atmosphere in our own homes for our own children. We know how much the North Shore Hebrew Academy means to you, and our entire family is forever grateful that they’ve taken such good care of you these past 50 years. It will be hard for all of us to say goodbye.
We love you,
Tzippy and Yoni
Avi and Esther
Miriam and Naor

Cindy and Jeffrey Liebmann
Sharon and Izzy Metal
Ruth and Milton Mitzner
Alan Mitzner '77
Queens Jewish Center

We honor our dear friend Susan Lieberman, who is not just an Eishet Chayil to her own family, but is a role model for all of us with her compassion, her gracious hospitality, her sensible approach to all situations and her willingness to share her love of Torah by giving shiurim and divrei Torah to her very appreciative Queens Jewish Center family.

Eliana & R’ Judah Kerbel
Janie Algaze
Michele Antis
Helen Baruch
Miriam Blustein
Carol & Sheldon Borgen
Tami & Nathan Braun
Annette Browdy
Robert Burger
Janey Ciner
Margy Cohen
Jeffrey Dicker
Hilda & Reuben Epstein
Zvi Erenyi
Barbara & Richard Etra
Judy & Allen Fagin
Les Farber
Florence & Robert Feder
Amy & David Ferstendig
Sol Friedman
R’ Shmuel & Chai Soreh Gold
Toni & Nick Gordon
Sandy Greenblatt
Sosha & Jules Halpern
Neva Goldstein Hellman & Simcha Hellman& Family
Chana Hochman
Seymour Kaplan
Esther Katz
Rita Katz
Renee & David Leibowitz
Herbert Levy
Carol Lippman
Tania Materman
Lillian & David Nelson
Jack Nussbaum
Naomi Nussbaum-Antis
Gloria Rapoport
Francine Raubvogel
Larry Raubvogel
Shirley & Aryeh Rendel
Helene Rubenstein
Eva & Manny Sack
Herb Schonhaut
Phyllis & Baruch Sendic
Yehudis Silberberg
Lainie & Alan Slomowitz
Daisy Stark
Esther Weinstock
Mendel Weiss

Deena and Larry Rabinovich
Keli and Judah '94 Rifkin

Words cannot express our hakarat hatov to Morah Lieberman and everything she has done for NSHA and for our family.
We have enjoyed a rare two generations of her wonderful teaching and mentoring.
We are forever grateful and wish her a wonderful (and well deserved) retirement!

Rachel and Yitzy Spinner
Ilene Stallman '80

You are vividly remembered as a dear and insightful teacher. You made NSHA a wonderful home.
I hope you are well and sending you the best.

Sue and Arthur '63 Talansky
Roselin Wagner
Lisa and Dov '96 Weinstein
Abigail '96 and Seth Weiss