Join us as we pay tribute to Tracy and George Gordon, who as a couple and individually, symbolize and exemplify passion, leadership and dedication to our school and to the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. Share this wonderful evening with us as we showcase and celebrate the entrepreneurship that is so unique to Barrack Hebrew Academy at our special Innovation Expo.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

5:30 P.M. Cocktails, Dinner & Innovation Expo
7:30 P.M. Program & Dessert

Glatt Kosher • Business Attire
Complimentary Valet Parking

Join us as we pay tribute to Tracy and George Gordon, who as a couple and individually, symbolize and exemplify passion, leadership and dedication to our school and to the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. Share this wonderful evening with us as we showcase and celebrate the entrepreneurship that is so unique to Barrack Hebrew Academy at our special Innovation Expo.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

5:30 P.M.
Cocktails, Dinner & Innovation Expo

7:30 P.M.
Program & Dessert

Glatt Kosher • Business Attire
Complimentary Valet Parking

Honorees Tracy and George Gordon

Tracy and George Gordon are passionate supporters of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, and the proud parents of four Barrack alum, Rachel ’12, Sarah ’13, Jacob ’16, and Eli ’18. George is the Immediate Past President of the Board, has held various positions on the Executive Committee, and has been actively involved in leading a number of the school’s transformative strategic initiatives over the last few years, including the creation of the Robert M. Saligman Middle School at JBHA. Tracy served as Co-President of the Parent Teacher Organization for five years, and currently sits on the Governance and Nominating Committee, Enrollment Advancement Task Force, and the Barrack Builders Committee.

Honorees
Tracy and George Gordon

Tracy and George Gordon are passionate supporters of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, and the proud parents of four Barrack alum, Rachel ’12, Sarah ’13, Jacob ’16, and Eli ’18. George is the Immediate Past President of the Board, has held various positions on the Executive Committee, and has been actively involved in leading a number of the school’s transformative strategic initiatives over the last few years, including the creation of the Robert M. Saligman Middle School at JBHA. Tracy served as Co-President of the Parent Teacher Organization for five years, and currently sits on the Governance and Nominating Committee, Enrollment Advancement Task Force, and the Barrack Builders Committee.

Read more about Tracey and George

Guest Speaker Avi Jorisch

Avi Jorisch is a seasoned entrepreneur and Middle East expert. He is a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and founder of IMS, a merchant processing company that services clients nationwide. A thought leader in exploring global innovation trends, the Arab world, counterterrorism, and illicit finance, Mr. Jorisch previously served in the US Departments of Treasury and Defense.

Guest Speaker
Avi Jorisch

Avi Jorisch is a seasoned entrepreneur and Middle East expert. He is a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and founder of IMS, a merchant processing company that services clients nationwide. A thought leader in exploring global innovation trends, the Arab world, counterterrorism, and illicit finance, Mr. Jorisch previously served in the US Departments of Treasury and Defense.

Read more about Avi

HONORARY CHAIRS

Lynne & Len Barrack ’60

EVENT HOSTS

Joyce & Jeff Retig*
Ronit & Howard Treatman*

Gala Co-Chairs

Lee Ann & Scott Erlbaum*
Judith & Oren Friedman ’89*
Leah Lande ’89 & Marc Singer
Kami & Josh Verne
Leora & Jonathan Zabusky*

HONORARY CHAIRS
Lynne & Len Barrack ’60


EVENT HOSTS
Joyce & Jeff Retig*
Ronit & Howard Treatman*


Gala Co-Chairs
Lee Ann & Scott Erlbaum*
Judith & Oren Friedman ’89*
Leah Lande ’89 & Marc Singer
Kami & Josh Verne
Leora & Jonathan Zabusky*

Caren Barnet & Steve Abramson
Nomi Shapiro & Rabbi David Ackerman
Tami & David Astorino
Marcy & Daniel Bacine
Jeffrey Barrack
Anat & Aaron Becker
Caryn* & Jack Becker
Freda Pepper & Howard Bernstein
Nancy & Martin Black
Sivy Binder Blume ’61*
Cecily* & Warren Carel
Peggy & Joseph Carver ’64*
Laya & Rabbi Gary Charlestein*
Jackie Needleman & David Cohen
Steven Collis
Vicki & Gary Erlbaum
Michael Ferman
Margo Fine-Gabbay & Moshe Gabbay
Lewis I. Gantman
Jeffrey & Lauren Gladstone
Paula & William Glazer
Marcia* & Scott Glickman
Suzy & Scott Goldstein
Jodi & Jared Gordon*
Andrea & Richard Gottlieb
Jennifer Sherwood & Philip Hirshman
Marjorie & Jeffrey Honickman
Mindy & Jay Horrow*
Avi Watman Katz ’59* & Alan Katz
Robin & Steven Katz
Anna Kornbrot & Barry Klayman*
Linda & Jake Kriger
Yoella Epstein ’01* & Jeremy Kriger ’01

Sena Singer & David Langer
Naomi Prusky ’76 & Rabbi David Levin
Sharon* & Jonathan Levin
Lori* & Raymond Levin
Michele* & Robert Levin
Barbra Berley-Mellits & Bart Mellits
Mindy Shapiro & Alan Mendelsohn
Alicia Felton & Sherrill Neff*
Holly & Norm Nelson*
Mindy & David Oppenheimer*
Mary & Nathan Relles
Elizabeth & Hershel Richman ’59*
Shari & Stuart Rudoler
Carolyn Saligman*
Lisa* & Brad Sandler
Sherrie Savett
Julie & Jordan Savitch
Shana Schwartz
Liz & Bill Shaid
Lori Ferrara Shapiro ’91 & Josh Shapiro ’91
Danielle* & Dan Shaw
Aviva & Paul Silberberg
Cindy & Ben Singer
Jennifer & Michael Stein ’69*
Lisa & Brett Studner
Jenifer & Michael Thomas
Leslie & David Ufberg
Amy & Jay Ufberg
Jenifer Kiefer Wachs ’89 & Martin Wachs
Lisa & Michael Wachs
Carol & Bob Wilson
Shira & Rabbi Adam Wohlberg
Debra & Mark Zweben

*JBHA Board of Directors

JACK M. BARRACK HEBREW ACADEMY’S STRONG CONNECTION TO ISRAEL

Barrack forges strong ties with Israel and inspires an ongoing commitment to the Jewish homeland and people through the study of Israeli history and culture; the celebration and commemoration of Israeli holidays and days of remembrance; participation in rallies for Israel; the promotion of Panim el Panim leadership conferences; and a proactive Israel Club that organizes programs and activities. In 11th grade, students have the unique experience of studying for a trimester in Israel, creating a lifelong connection to Israel and the Jewish people.

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8TH GRADERS WENT ON THE ANNUAL TRIP TO ISRAEL

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11TH GRADERS STUDIED FOR A TRIMESTER IN ISRAEL

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CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES GEARED TOWARDS ISRAEL AND HEBREW

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AKIBA/BARRACK ALUMNI WHO CURRENTLY LIVE IN ISRAEL

Thanks to our 18th Annual Gala Sponsors List in formation

Presenting Sponsors

Madlyn & Leonard Abramson

Lynne & Leonard Barrack ’60

Charlestein Family Foundation

Robert Saligman
Charitable Foundation

Sitchin Foundation

Kami & Josh Verne

Platinum Sponsors

Steven Collis
Tracy & George Gordon
Harry Kogan z’l

Michele & Robert Levin
Gideon Naim

Lewis Shapiro Charitable Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

Michele & Robert Levin
Gideon Naim ’82
Sitchin Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Linda & Jake Kriger

Belinda & Steven Raikin

 

Silver Sponsors

Michelle & Jeffrey Barrack
Sylvia Binder Blume ’61
Tracy & George Gordon

Alicia Felton & Sherrill Neff
Ronit & Howard Treatman
Renee & Joseph Zuritsky

Bronze Sponsors

Steven Collis
Lee Ann & Scott Erlbaum
Jill & Mark Fishman
Mindy & Jay Horrow
Toby Strogatz & Stephen Klein
Rachel & Charles Korman ’75

Bryna & Josh Landes ’80 & Family
Joyce & Jeff Retig
Shari & Stuart Rudoler
Carolyn Saligman
Leah Lande ’89 & Marc Singer

Constance Smukler
Leora & Jonathan Zabusky
Olga & Steve Zelener ’80

Blue Sponsors

Judy & Paul Auerbach
Marcy & Daniel Bacine
Caryn & Jack Becker
Liz & Jeff Berger
Ilene & Steve Berger
Jordana & Benjamin Cooperberg
Ellie & Dr. Richard M. Englert
Judith & Oren Friedman ’89
Marcia & Scott Glickman

Jodi & Jared Gordon
Rachelle & Ronald Kaiserman
Ariele Zandman Klausner ’76
& Steven Klausner ’76
Anna Kornbrot & Barry M. Klayman
Yoella Epstein ’01 & Jeremy Kriger ’01
Arlyn and Bob Landow
Sharon & Jonathan Levin
Naomi Prusky ’76 & Rabbi David Levin
Lori & Raymond Levin

Holly & Norm Nelson
Patrick J. O’Connor
Mindy & David Oppenheimer
Gerald Rodos
Marcia & Ronald Rubin
Lisa and Bradford Sandler
Rachel & Ian Scheinmann
Sheila & Daniel Segal
Marilyn Z. Kutler & Ira Silberman
Daniel Silverberg
Paula & Mark Solomon
David Wachs