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Enchanted Garden Gala

On Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 6:30pm, Beth Yeshurun Day School hosted its annual fundraising gala. The theme this year was "The Enchanted Garden Gala: 70 Years and Growing".

This year we honored Marian and Gabriel Braun with the Rabbi Jack Segal Excellence in Education Award and Barbara and Ron Brounes with the Robin and Josh Berry Volunteer Award. Thank you for joining us, and our BYDS family, in thanking our honorees by attending our “Enchanted Garden Gala: 70 Years and Growing.” Your support will ensure that BYDS students will continue to graduate from our school with a love of learning and a devotion to Jewish values, all thanks to our incredible faculty and staff.

The Enchanted Garden Gala was a beautiful evening with a SOLD OUT crowd. You can still participate in our fundraiser by making a gift below. We appreciate your continued support!




Long-time Beth Yeshurun supporters, alumni parents, and current BYDS grandparents, Marian and Gabriel Braun were honored with the Rabbi Jack Segal Excellence in Education Award. This honor is given to individuals who have shown overwhelming commitment to the BYDS mission and who continue to work hard on behalf of our school. The Brauns have been intensely dedicated to their service towards Jewish education for more than 40 years supporting BYDS and The Emery/Weiner School. Marian and Gaby are particularly passionate about Jewish youth and the importance of them understanding their heritage. They believe very strongly in educating our children with that knowledge so their Jewish identities and connections to the State of Israel are solidified.

Barbara and Ron Brounes are the well-deserved recipients of the Robin and Joshua Berry Volunteer Award, which recognizes individuals for their ongoing demonstration of initiative, leadership, responsibility, and involvement in school-related activities. The Brouneses became highly engaged as BYDS volunteers the moment they enrolled their eldest daughter (now an alumna herself), by chairing numerous school events and campaigns. As an alumnus, Ron’s dedication to BYDS is second nature, both as a parent and Board Member, while Barbara serves an advisory role assisting the school in all legal matters.

A Special Thanks to Our Enchanting Sponsors

Platinum Guardian

Marian and Gabriel Braun & Taryn and Dan Braun

Guardian

Insgroup, Inc.
Charter Title Company
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, PC

Dream Catcher

Michael and Natasha Bleyzer
Boxer Property
The Margolin Family/M&M Lighting
The Swartz Family/ABC Doors

Rainmaker

Iberia Bank
The Schuster and Zadok Families/Zadok Master Jewelers

Star Gazer

Julie and Michael Kaplan
Joseph Kornfeld
Eric and Carol Samet
The Kaufman Family/ZeusLending.com

Enchanter

Randee and Howard Berman, Jodi and Josh Skorupski
Helen Brounes
Jessica and James Fitch
Leon and Agi Goldenberg
Diane and Mitch Levy
The Levy, Miller, Trachtenberg, and Wolf Families
Origin Bank
Roberta and Lee Schwartz and Family

Cultivator

The Aronstein and Tucker Families
Elizabeth and Ed Berzin
Barbara and Ron Brounes
The Bormaster and
Kuperman Families
Catherine M. Daly, CPA
Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry Group
Jennifer and Allen Deutsch
EasyPark/Jesse Levine
Frankfort Lipp Capital Advisors, LLC
Anissa and Reid Friedman
Frank Goldberg
Courtney and Eric Haas
The Hill and Saka Families
Rett Holidy of Germer PLLC/
Nistico, Crouch & Kessler PC
Sharon and Arnold Kagan
The Leibman Family/FROSCH
The Levy and Mele Families
Karol and Daniel Musher
Lydia and Benjamin Musher
Season Paquette and Jessi Gordon, BYDS PTO Co-Presidents
Carolyn Plessner
Susie and Jeff Raizner
Louise and Stewart Rosenthal
Sprint by Connectivity Source/Lindsay and Scott Aronstein
The Slawin and Winograd Families
Jennifer and Scott Tiras
Jamie and Bert Wolf
Jennifer and Ron Zach

Wish Granter

The Barvin Group
Alvin Brown
Bar-Yadin Family Foundation
Debbie and Eitan Bernstein
Faiza and Jason Boorstein
William Caplan
Kelly and James Cersonsky
Janice and Larry Finder
Jessica and Ronald Fleischer
Esther and Doug Freedman
Karen and Buster Freedman
Carol and Larry Fradkin
Tootie and Steve Fradkin
Sam Gotsdiner
Steven Goldberger
Amy and Joe Grinstein
Gruber Friedman Restaurant
Healthcare Consultants/
Carol and David Neider,
Rachel and Levi Strauss
Laina Miller and Read Hammond
Lindsey and Jesse Hirsch
Barbara Horwitz
Julia and Stephen Jacobson
Lois and Lary Kupor
Donna and Robert Lane
Kris and Richard McGee
Donna and Arthur Miller
Valerie and Jeff Newberg
Linda and Jerry Paine
Barbara and Allen Pauly
Paula and Irving Pozmantier
Joe Rice
Stacy and Andrew Robinson
Danielle & Jude Rolfes
Marci and Rabbi David Rosen
Robyn and Kevin Rosenblatt
Louise and Stewart Rosenthal
Tami and Gregg Sheena
Annette and Larry Sondock
Michelle Spoonemore
Lindsy and Ryan Steinberg/
Texas Prime Insurance
Natalie and Ross Stomel
Lisa and Rabbi Brian Strauss
Josephine and Lew Todes
Lorena and Joel Waxman
Diane and Evan Weinberger
Joseph Wolf

Thank You to our Dedicated Volunteers

We need to give a huge shout-out to our gala co-chairs Randee Berman and Jodi Skorupski for leading their committees. Thank you to our Gala Committee Chairs Shannon Aruh, Dan Braun, Taryn Braun, Lindsay Brochstein, Andrea Feinman, Rori Feldman, Mollie Gordon, Courtney Haas, Amy Lerman, Naomi Levy, Michelle Mendelejis, Lydia Musher, Fannet Nater, Jennifer Rosenzweig, Stacey Shidler, Shelley Sorkin, Rachel Strauss, Hersh Swartz, Rachel Toubin, Brooke Wagenheim, and Amy Zadok and their team of dedicated volunteers. Speaking of volunteers, we are so grateful for your time, thoughtfulness, and creativity that you put into each aspect of this event.

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