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ClergyTeamRjTributeSmallMore than 700 Westchester Reform Temple (WRT) congregants celebrated Rabbi Richard Jacobs and his family on Saturday, March 17, 2012 with an afternoon of social action and an evening of music and tribute. During this special event, the community honored the Rabbi’s 20 years of service to WRT by naming an education wing for him – The Rabbi Richard Jacobs Beit Midrash. Completed last year, the Beit Midrash (House of Learning) consists of 16 classrooms, a library and two gathering spaces – all built as part of Rabbi Jacobs’ vision of a learning community for all ages. Rabbi Jacobs left WRT to become the President of the Union for Reform Judaism, the roof organization for over 900 congregations and 1.5 million Jews.

(pictured at top from left to right) Cantor Mia Fram Davidson, Cantor Jill Abramson, Rabbi Richard Jacobs, Rabbi Jonathan Blake and Rabbi/Cantor Dan Sklar

Photo Credit: Bill Fredricks



JLCW8432The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) announced today that its 65th Anniversary Gala, on March 16, 2012 at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, far surpassed its fundraising goals with proceeds over $65,000. The Gala celebrated the JLCW’s growth over 65 years, and the organization’s commitment to promoting volunteerism; developing the potential of women; and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The success of the Gala, co-chaired by Marcy Berman-Goldstein and Leslie Chang, will provide essential financial support for the JLCW’s educational and charitable projects.

The theme of the gala was “Lights, Camera, ACTION!” After a walk down the red carpet, over 330 guests were transported back to Old Hollywood with glamorous event décor that was largely donated by Diana Gould.

Master of Ceremonies, Brian Conybeare, Anchor from News 12 Westchester, led an awards program for the evening’s honorees. Susan Wayne,JLCW8453President and CEO of Family Services of Westchester (FSW) was on hand to accept FSW’s Community Partner Award for its demonstrated excellence in partnering with the JLCW. Assemblywoman Amy Paulin presented the Distinguished Sustainer Award to JLCW member and Scarsdale resident Lynne Clark. Lynne was welcomed to the stage with a standing ovation for her tireless commitment to serving the community through the Junior League and beyond. Delly Beekman, President of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), was in attendance to induct many past presidents into the JLCW’s Circle of Leadership with engraved sterling silver compacts donated by Links of London.

Guests danced the night away to music by The Del Bocas, a 6-member band of Scarsdale and Edgemont residents. They were made to feel like true celebrities with many photo opportunities by Londin Photography including on the red carpet and in the very popular photo booth. During the cocktail hour and dinner, there was a silent auction, including exciting one-of-a-kind items from Neiman Marcus, the Ritz-Carlton, New York Knicks, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and The Palm Tribeca.

The JLCW is grateful to all of its 2012 Sponsors, particularly their Emerald Level sponsors, Morgan Stanley, Neiman Marcus, and American Airlines, the official airline sponsor of the JLCW. Other gracious sponsors include: Hyde Park Gourmet Food & Wine, TD Bank, Houlihan Lawrence, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, KOS Building Group and Advocate Brokerage Corp.

“Our 65th Anniversary Gala greatly exceeded our expectations and we are so grateful to our community for the outpouring of generosity and support of our organization,” stated Lynn Marvin, President of Junior League of Central Westchester. "We are proud that this year's gala will increase our ability to promote the literacy, health and welfare of children and families in the JLCW service areas of White Plains, Greenburgh, Eastchester and Scarsdale.”

About the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW)

The JLCW is a non-profit women’s organization committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Headquartered at historic Wayside Cottage, the JLCW has served the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains for more than 65 years.  Approximately 250 active and sustaining members are accomplished collaborators who identify community needs and develop effective and responsive programs to serve those needs. The JLCW invites women of all races, religions and national origins who are committed to volunteerism to become a member. (Additional Information at

Pictured at top: Lynn Marvin, JLCW President; Delly Beekman, President of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.; Lynne Clark, Distinguished Sustainer Honoree; Assemblywoman Amy Paulin; Susan Wayne, President and CEO of Family Services of Westchester.

Second Photo: Marcy Berman-Goldstein, Event Co-Chair; Brian Conybeare, Master of Ceremonies and Anchor from News 12 Westchester; Lynn Marvin, JLCW President; Leslie Chang, Event Co-Chair.



hotchocolateWarm some hearts at Evan and Joshua Greenberg’s 6TH Annual Hot Cocoa stand while they raise money to help children with cancer. Event will take place at All Good Things in Scarsdale, 1076 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY 914-725-5932. The dates and times are: March 10, 11:30am-6pm and March 11, 11:30am-5pm.

Sponsors include: All Good Things, The Peak, Chocolations, The Nautilus Diner Restaurant, Party Around, Sammy’s Bagels, and The Dollar Foundation.

Pediatric Cancer Foundation President, Cheryl Rosen, embraces this event and says about the boys: “Evan and Joshua Greenberg embody what our charity is about. These boys demonstrate that our mission to ... hold the hand of a child can begin at a young age with small hands. Evan and Joshua’s energy, spirit and kindness are priceless. This cocoa stand is a success of the heart."

Pediatric Cancer Foundation has been a leader, raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer for 40 years. As a non profit organization, PCF funds the vital work of hospitals by allocating money for treatment, patient/parent care, fellowships and research equipment in the study of pediatric cancer. The Foundation supports several hospitals in the NYC metro area and their affiliates including:

  • The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
  • The Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Lagone Medical Center
  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center

To learn more about how you can get involved with Pediatric Cancer Foundation go to: or call: 914-777-3127



savethedateThe spring fundraising season is here.  Save the date for these important community events: On March 16, the Junior League of Central Westchester will celebrate their 65th Anniversary with a gala: “Lights, Camera, ACTION!” at 7:00 pm at Lake Isle Country Club. The JLCW will celebrate 65 years of growth and will help them continue to promote the literacy, health and welfare of children and families in the JLCW service areas of White Plains, Greenburgh, Eastchester and Scarsdale. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and dancing and the emcee of the event will be Brian Conybeare, Anchor from News 12 Westchester. Honorees of the evening will be Family Services of Westchester, Scarsdale resident and JLCW member Lynne Clark, and Past Presidents of the JLCW. To RSVP contact Angela Manson, (914) 420-9878 or

On Wednesday April 18, Florie Wachtenheim will be honored for outstanding volunteer community service at the Scarsdale Bowl Dinner at Lake Isle Country Club. Wachtenheim will be the 75th recipient of the Scarsdale Bowl Award and the 22nd woman selected. Nominators on the Scarsdale Bowl Committee recommended Wachtenheim as “a volunteer leader in Scarsdale who worked cooperatively with neighbors to make the right choices as a group.” The dinner will be held at Lake Isle Country Club at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $80 each and can be purchased at

Pediatric Cancer Foundation is rocking to ‘80’s flavored funk as well as songs by the Beatles, Clapton, and Stones, Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 7-11pm at Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, 555 South Barry Ave., Mamaroneck, NY. Four bands including The Del Bocas, Not Dead Yet, The New Irrelevants and Route 9 are donating their time and music to benefit children with cancer. Bianca Muniz, a 17 year-old cancer survivor and vocalist will be the keynote speaker. This adult only, denim chic attire evening will include a silent and live auction. To register go to: or call: 914-777-3127. Cost is $175 per person.

Let’s Get Ready will hold their Sixth Annual Gala Event at 583 Park Avenue (at 63rd Street) on Monday, April 23rd. The event will honor the Cornell Let's Get Ready Program and Chase. Let’s Get Ready expands college access for motivated, low-income high school students by providing FREE SAT preparation and college admission counseling. They mobilize and train college student volunteers to be the "Coaches", mentors, and role-models who provide not only SAT instruction and college admissions guidance, but the encouragement and inspiration students need to succeed. LGR runs 63 programs throughout the northeast serving about 2,560 students with the assistance of over 1,000 college volunteers. Let's Get Ready has guided more than 13,000 under-served students through the college process. Learn more and purchase tickets at:

Westchester Jewish Community Services will hold their 2012 gala at the Moderne Barn in Armonk on Tuesday April 24 at 6:30 pm. The event will honor Victor Hershaft and Laura Klenhandler. There will be hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and food stations. Proceeds from the event support WJCS initiatives including, KICS School-Based Mental Health in Yonkers, Off the Streets" in Mt. Vernon, a Heart" for the Holidays and other programs that support Westchester’s neediest. To learn more, go to:

The Auxiliary of White Plains Hospital is holding their Annual Spring Event on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 11:30 am at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY. The featured speaker will be Andrew Ross Sorkin, a Scarsdale High School graduate of the class of 1995. Mr. Sorkin is currently an anchor on the CNBC TV show Squawk Box as well as financial columnist for The New York Times. He is also the author of the award-winning book, Too Big to Fail. For more information call 914-681-1040 or e-mail Tricia Laine at

Scarsdale and Edgemont Family Counseling Service will host the Gourmet Galaxy at Westchester Country Club in Rye at 6:30 pm on May 2, 2012. This year the Open Door Award honors Women and Girls Around the World and will be accepted by Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize Winner. Honor this cause with tastings from fabulous Westchester eateries and help support Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling. For tickets and information visit here.

The JCC of Mid-Westchester will celebrate their revitalization with dinner and dancing at a gala on Tuesday May 22 at 7:00 pm at the Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase. Ophira Cukierman will receive the Young Leadership Award. Tickets are $250 per person. For further information, contact: Milton Sussman, Director of Development, at 472-3300, x302, or by email at:

DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. They serve the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals. In 2004 DOROT expanded to Westchester County. DOROT Westchester will hold their Spring Event on Thursday, June 7th 2012 at Monet’s Garden at The NY Botanical Garden with a Brunch and Tour-at 10:30 AM. Please register online at (registration opens on 4/20). For more information please email




The Junior League of Central Westchester JLCW announced it has selected Scarsdale resident Lynne Clark to be awarded the inaugural Distinguished Sustainer Award at its 65th Anniversary Gala on March 16, 2012 at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester. Lynne Clark was selected based on her noteworthy contributions to the JLCW and her leadership in the community. The 65th Anniversary Gala will celebrate the JLCW’s growth over 65 years and celebrate the organization’s commitment to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Gala celebration is open to the public and will be attended by JLCW members and other prominent members of the community. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, dancing and an auction. Tickets are now available at .

Lynne joined the Junior League in 1956 and enjoyed the combination of volunteer service, training in leadership and service and vibrant friendships among young adult women. She served on many committees and was president of the chapter from 1974 – 1976. In recent years, she has continued to support the League in many ways, including serving as Sustainer Chairman, serving on the Community Advisory Committee, recruiting new members, and attending as many fundraisers as possible. Lynne has made vast contributions to the local community starting with her days at Scarsdale High School when her class had the foresight to name her “Done Most for Scarsdale.” Currently Lynne Clark serves on the Conservation Advisory Committee for the Village of Scarsdale, the Steering Committee of “At Home in Scarsdale Village” (a service of Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service), the Board of Directors of the Greenacres Neighborhood Association (and on the Greenacres Centennial Celebration Committee). An Elder at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, Lynne is serving as a Deacon, is on the Endowment Committee and, with her husband Merrell, is Co-Chair of a Steering Committee that is planning a Centennial Celebration Year in 2013. She is Vice President of a group buying organization she co-founded, the Greenacres Oil Purchasing Consortium (GOPC), which has grown to 900 members. Lynne’s demonstrated volunteerism and leadership exemplify the mission of the JLCW. Highlights of her many services include Class President of Mount Holyoke College, Chairman of the Human Relations Advisory Council for the Village of Scarsdale, Co-Chair of the Scarsdale Advisory Committee to the Trustees on Downtown Development, Founder and Director of Hitchcock Play Care and Chairman of the Scarsdale Bowl Committee. For Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service, Clark served on the Board of Directors for twenty years, provided her home and family as host family for youth in crisis and was awarded a Silver Box for outstanding volunteer service. Other organizations she has served include United Way of Scarsdale Edgemont, Youth Employment Service and Scarsdale Forum. As Reunion Chairman, she managed the Scarsdale High School Class of 1952 reunions for the 25th and 50th gatherings. Lynne Clark’s real estate career began in 1976 and since then she has completed over 1200 transactions.

She was one of the owners of the original Julia B. Fee firm where she served on the management team for 15 years. Now at Houlihan Lawrence, she enjoys helping people through major life transitions from moving to a bigger house for starting a family or scaling down to a smaller house for retirement. “It is our profound honor to recognize Lynne Clark with our Distinguished Sustainer Award during this monumental year in JLCW history,” stated Lynn Marvin, President of the Junior League of Central Westchester. “As a true pillar of the community, Lynne’s volunteerism, leadership, and distinguished career inspire our membership every day.” Lynne currently resides in Scarsdale with her husband Merrell Clark where she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, gardening, dancing and trips to New York City for museums, concerts and theater. They have three daughters Lisa Clark Jenks, Aimee Clark Peterson, Catherine Merrell Clark and nine grandchildren. Amy Paulin, New York State Assemblywoman (88th District) and friend of Lynne Clark will be at the Gala to present the Distinguished Sustainer Award.

Those interested in congratulating Lynne Clark on this honor can purchase an advertisement in the Gala Journal by calling (914)723-6130 or emailing Tickets to the Gala are now available at . For more information on the Gala, becoming a sponsor, advertising in the journal, or donating to the silent auction, please contact the JLCW office at (914) 723-6130, or email



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