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Sapphire Celebration Gala

Temple Emanu-El's Sapphire Celebration

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We look forward to celebrating Temple Emanu-El's 65th Anniversary Gala honoring Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman on February 27th. Due to the highly contagious nature of the Omicron variant of COVID, and to keep everyone safe, the event will now be held outdoors under a spectacular tent on the Temple Green. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination card or a negative test dated within 24 hours will be required to attend. 

On February 27, 2022, Temple Emanu-El will present its 65th anniversary Sapphire Celebration, honoring Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman for her many contributions to the temple’s growth and vibrance. The goal for the fundraising event is to raise $150,000; proceeds will be used for the Religious School, Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center and temple enhancements. 

Since the Glickmans arrived in Sarasota in 2006, as Rabbi Brenner Glickman assumed the post of Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Elaine Glickman has contributed tremendously to the building of community – particularly among the fast-growing family population – among the congregation, presented innumerable parent and adult education offerings, greatly expanded community service offerings, and provided skilled and effective public relations services on behalf of the congregation. Her efforts are a significant part of the reason Temple Emanu-El was recently named one of the friendliest and most welcoming congregations in North America by Reform Judaism magazine. She has also been recognized among our community’s rabbinic leadership, serving as a member and a past president of the Sarasota-Manatee Rabbinical Association. 

Co-chairs of the event are past presidents and longtime temple leaders Gloria Weed and Michael Richker. The Sapphire Celebration takes place on Sunday, February 27, 11am at the Benderson Family Hall of Temple Emanu-El (151 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota). Brunch will be catered by Michael’s On East. Tickets are $75/person; sponsorships and tribute book ads are available. Call 847-331-8518 for sponsorships and ads

Fri, May 27 2022 26 Iyar 5782