Harry &Amp; Celia Litwak Chabad Center Of East Boca Holds Gala, Concert


Staff report
Celebrate the Harry & Celia Litwak Chabad Center of East Boca on Dec. 19 at Share the Light gala and concert.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Boca’s new Hyatt Place Hotel, 100 E. Palmetto Park Road.
“From its very founding over 200 years ago, Chabad has been dedicated to Sharing the Light–the light of G-d, Torah and the Soul,” said Rabbi Ruvi New of Chabad. “From ignorance to hatred, darkness takes on many forms.”
The event recognizes the “New Year” of the Chassidic movement by commemorating the release of Chabad founder Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi from Czarist prison in 1798. His first name, Schneur, means two lights.
Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie and Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven L. Abrams will present Boca Raton resident Marc Goldman with the Lamplighter Award at the event. Other recipients include media personality Arlene Herson and voice of the Miami Heat Eric Reid.
Marc Goldman, who has been an active supporter of Chabad of East Boca for the past decade, is the former President New Jersey’s Farmland Dairies and was responsible for numerous industry developments. Marc is on the advisory board of the Jerusalem based Aish HaTorah and is a board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition. He was appointed by President Bush to the U.S. Holocaust Museum Council in Washington D.C. and was the recipient of the First Annual Crain’s New York Business All Stars.  He also received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the 2016 King David Award from The Jewish Heritage Commission.
Share the Light chair is Mitch Kirschner with Sheri Farbish serving as the event co-ordinator; David Berkowitz is serving as the major underwriter of the event.
Tickets are $180 per person and are available by calling 561-394-9770 or by visiting www.BocaBeachChabad.org/ShareTheLight.