Annual Gala

We are pleased to announce that the 2014-2015 Annual Gala will take place at Congregation Beth Yeshurun motzei Shabbat, January 31, 2015. The event will honor Board Member Carolyn Plessner with the Rabbi Jack Segal Excellence in Education Award, and Hayley Feldman will receive the Robin z”l and Josh z”l Berry Volunteer Award.


Beth Yeshurun Day School holds an Annual Gala each winter that raises funds for the school and brings together the entire school community for a night of fun. Every year, our community selects two dedicated members to receive its highest honors:

  • The Rabbi Jack Segal Excellence in Education Award Honoree
  • The Robin z”l and Josh z”l Berry Volunteer Award (est 2011-2012)
Year Segal Honoree Berry Award Event Chairs
2014-2015 Carolyn Plessner Hayley Feldman To be announced
2013-2014 Robert and Judy Komorn Cari Brandt Barb and Ron Brounes
Laina and Stuart Miller
2012-2013 Lee Wunsch on behalf of
the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
Shelley Sorkin Jaffray Getz
and Julie Kaplan
2011-2012 Build Our Future Chairs
(G. Swartz, E. Daniels, S. Raizner)
Julie Kaplan Gavi Roisman
2010-2011 Margie and Clive Fields Linda Sheldon
and Eleonora Leibman
2009-2010 Devorah Urkowitz z”l Jeanette Bedine, Jennifer Cowan,
Jill Kaminsky, and Shelley Sorkin
2008-2009 BYDS 60th Anniversary
and all BYDS Alumni
Robin Berry z”l
and Jennifer Deutsch
2007-2008 Jordana Slawin Andria Frankfort
and Taryn Daniels
2006-2007 Marilyn Albert Tara Sondock
and Elisha Selzer
2005-2006 Gary Swartz
2004-2005 Rabbis of
Congregation Beth Yeshurun
2003-2004 Annette Sondock
2002-2003 Elaine Epstein