CELEBRATE an exceptional community with the exceptional, world-renowned Israeli recording artist NOA. Join us on the evening of Thursday, September 22nd as we kick off the 2012 UJA Federation Campaign in style.
We will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of Federation Executive Director Larry Fine's tenure in Rochester. Larry will be formally presented with the Harold H. Hecker Lifetime Achievement Award at the event.
The Federation is grateful to the following corporate sponsors of this event: Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (platinum sponsor), Brighton Securities (emerald sponsor), EFP Rotenberg LLP (ruby sponsor),Guthinger and Madeb, MDS PC & Newark Wayne Urology, PLLC (ruby sponsor), Manning & Napier(ruby sponsor), Nixon Peabody LLP (ruby sponsor), Rochester Brain & Spine - Seth M. Zeidman, MD, Roger Ng, MD, Satish Acharya, MD, David Chang, MD, PhD, Christie McMorrow, MD (ruby sponsor), Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP (ruby sponsor), Burke Group (diamond sponsor), Insero & Company (diamond sponsor), Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Corporation, Eidlin-Kilmer Group(diamond sponsor) and M&T Bank (diamond sponsor).
Noa is Israel's leading international concert and recording artist. Noa, whose family is originally from Yemen, was born in Tel- Aviv in 1969 with her given name Achinoam Nini. She lived in New York City from age 2 until her return to Israel alone at the age of 17. After serving the mandatory two years in the Israeli army in a military entertainment unit, Noa studied music at the Rimon School where she met her long-time partner and collaborator Gil Dor.
Noa's Yemenite roots and Gil Dor's strong background in Jazz, Classical and Rock, have created their unique sound, manifested in hundreds of songs written and performed together. Noa plays percussion, guitar and piano. The song writing duo have sold over a million and a half copies of their current catalogue. Hear Noa at noasmusic.com.
Larry Fine’s tenure at the Jewish Federation, the central planning, community relations and fund raising body for the Jewish community, has been notable for its enhanced consensus among Jewish leadership and community partners, and by successful fund raising, including the 2006 Israel Emergency Campaign and special campaigns on behalf of Soviet and Ethiopian Jewish immigration. Among many other achievements, The Federation, with Fine at the helm, has enhanced support and programming for families and teens; the Federation introduced “public space” Judaism, hosting Jewish community events in public institutions. Fine has overseen two successful demographic studies that have helped chart the community’s course. He is highly sought after as a media spokesperson on issues concerning the Jewish community and speaks widely on Israel and the Middle East on area campuses and for church and civic groups.
The opening event will take place at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main Street. The format will be new this year. The evening will begin with dinner, consisting of gourmet grazing stations catered by Main Event Caterers of Englewood, NJ, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. The program and performance by Noa kicks off at 7:00 and will include a special presentation by Kathy Manning, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America.
Cost for the evening is $60 per person. A minimum gift of $500 to the 2012 UJA Federation Campaign, strengthening Jewish life in Rochester, Israel and throughout the world, is suggested.
For further information, please contact Jay Podolsky, firstname.lastname@example.org.