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Nine to be honored by Chabad of the Five Towns


Chabad of the Five Towns will honor nine people at its 25th annual dinner on Sunday, Jan. 12. Avi and Karen Shapiro and Haim and Jackie Svartz are the Guests of Honor.

Paula Friedman will receive the Pillar of Chessed Award, and Barry and Sandy Goldsmith and Moshe and Ahuva Rubel are the Dor L’Dor Award winners. The Goldsmiths and the Rubels are also the Gan Chamesh (nursery school) Family of the Year.

The Shapiros were among the first 10 members of the Five Towns Chabad. Haim and Jackie Svartz moved to the U.S. in 1999. He was born in Russia and raised in Israel. Born in Argentina, Jackie was and raised in Paraguay. 

A native Bostonian, Friedman is always there to help anyone she believes needs assistance. Rides to doctors’ appointments, meals, babysitting and errands are all part. Her appointment calendar is filled with other people’s appointments.

The Rubels are native Five Towners. They have two children, Aaron and Rosie, a Gan Chamesh student. The Goldsmiths are Ahuva’s paternal grandparents and original active supporters of the Chabad.

The dinner is at 6:30 p.m., at the TWA Hotel, Terminal 5 JFK, Constellation Ballroom. Tickets are $600 per couple. Book at Chabad5Towns.com or (516) 295-2478.