piano.jpgJoin us for “an evening of inspiration” benefitting Chabad of the North Peninsula.

When: Sunday, January 27th 2008. Cocktails at 5:00 PM, dinner at 6:00 PM.

Where: Hillsborough Estate, email us for address. 
Cost: $150 per person.
Last year’s gala got us off to a great start. It was fun, inspirational, and a good fundraiser!

So we’re doing it again….on January 27th.

We’re looking forward to some tasty cuisine, musical entertainment and an overall good time while celebrating the work of Chabad NP in the past year and forging ahead for bigger and better things in the future.

We’ve booked Benny Friedman of Minnesota, an up-and-coming Jewish singer, whose beautiful voice has inspired audiences all over the world. He will be accompanied by pianist Sharone Kushnir, who is coming back by popular demand!  We have also booked Rabbi Dov Greenberg, of Chabad at Stanford, to deliver the keynote address and to perform with Benny the unique show, “Judaism, the Story and the Song.”

We’re calling it “An Evening of Inspiration” and look forward to just that.

We hope that the work of Chabad in the past year will inspire you to continute to support us financially by attending the dinner.

We hope you will consider one of the sponsorship levels listed below. Please bear in mind that although Chabad is an international organization, it is de-centralized.  We do not receive any funding from Chabad headquarters or the telethon. Our entire budget for programs, salaries, etc. must be covered by local fundraising.

We are very glad to be honoring two special couples, who have contributed immensely to the Jewish community:

Aylon and Barbara Engler

Dr. Barry and Sandy Oberstein


The cost to attend the dinner is $150 per person.

VISIONARY $25,000+

PILLAR $12,000+

LEADER $5,400+

PARTNER $3,600+

BUILDER $1800+



FUNDER $360+

DONOR $150+ (includes 1 ticket to the gala)

CONTRIBUTOR $90+ (does not include ticket)

All donations will be acknowledged in the J. ad that will follow the gala.

Please also consider a gift for our silent auction, which will benefit the Chai Preschool.

To reserve your seat, email us at: info @ chabadnp.com.

Benny Friedman was born in the Twin Cities, MN to a family of 14.

From his earliest years music was always a part of Benny's life, whether it was joining in the Shabbat zemirot of his father, Rabbi Manis Friedman or singing along with the latest hits from his uncle, the internationally acclaimed Avraham Fried.

Benny's studies took him to Iowa, LA, Miami, Tucson, and Israel, and wherever he went his talent was quickly discovered. Still a teenager, he was doing all sorts of performances.

Benny has recently jumped to the big stage and has performed before audiences all over North America from California to Miami, Chicago to the Catskill Mountains, Minneapolis to Tucson, Seattle and Toronto. He's being sought after by audiences as near as Montreal and as far out as Holland.

Benny has performed with all the greats - MBD, Oif Simchas, Piamenta, Yehuda!, Shloime Dachs, Lipa Schmeltzer, Shlomo Simcha, Yeedle, 8th Day, and of course his uncle Avraham Fried. He is currently studying voice in LA, under Seth Riggs, the legendary vocal coach.

Benny 's new moving show entitled "Judaism: The Song and the Story" has become a huge hit all along the west coast. The second in this series, "The Songs and Stories of Shabbat" opened this February in California.

Benny does not have an album yet, but don't blink. Because you know how it works with shooting stars!

Born in Israel and raised in South Africa, Sharon Kushnir, discovered his passion for music at the tender age of five. By the age of eight Sharon was touring and soloing throughout South Africa. The media discovered Sharon at the age of 10, featuring the child prodigy on national television and in Cosmopolitan International.

Expanding his musical horizons, Sharon moved to the United States and attended the Berkley College of Music. After graduating with honors and receiving his BMus in film scoring and composition, Sharon moved to Malibu, California and began his now world famous career.

Recently back from a world tour that included a special apperance in Germany for ISAM, Sharon received rave critical acclaim and followed with a highly successful world tour.
He says, “When I sit down in front of the piano I pour my heart and soul into the keys.” With his unique classical jazz style along with his now famous imporvisational skills, Sharon Kushnir is an absolute delight to listen to.

Mr. Kushnir is the recipient of numerous awards and sponsorships including the Pro Musicis Foundation's International Award, The Belsky Music Award, a Music at La Gesse Fellowship, and The Jerome Foundation debut recording grant.

Rabbi Dov Greenberg studied Talmud and Kabbala at Rabbinical schools in Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Israel. His recent lectures include appearances at the GA Conference in Toronto, the Auersberg Castle in Vienna for the Lauder Business School, and appearances across the United States and Canada, from Malibu to Washington D.C.. He is director of Chabad at Stanford.

To reserve your seat, email info @ chabadnp.com