Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Generosity Leadership

The 3rd annual “Green Bean Bash" to benefit the Horticultural Society of New York.
Last Saturday afternoon at Temple Israel on 112 East 75th Street, the Horticultural Society of New York held its 3rd annual “Green Bean Bash.” This is the Society’s educational activity in teaching these (mainly city) children the wonders of Mother Nature and respect for their world. Not to mention the gift the magic of beauty and wonder for the child’s mind.

It was an afternoon of just that with a host of activities to engage the imagination of the little ones. A sweet day.
Jackie and Fritz Keber
Alison Strong, Kamie Lightburn, Mary Van Pelt, and Lindsay Smith
Larry Cook
Melanie Chisholm, Kevin Chisholm, and Kristen Genovese
Mac Peter, Sara Peters, and Rocky Peters
Paige Boller Malik
Aurora and Sharon Monahan
The Ryerson family
Leslie Heaney, Anya Shiva, and Isabel Shiva
Meg Chamberlin and Kelly Sidley
Dana and Plum Schiff
Lisa Martin, Debbie Knight, Olivia, Cecily Martin, and Aurora
Natasha Brown, Jackie Keber, Ashley Christopher, and Heather McAuliffe
Mr. Green Bean
The Associate Committee of the Doubles Club in The Sherry-Netherland had a Ball at last Thursday's SNOW BALL. Everyone enjoyed the snow outside and the blue and white balloons, the delicious Pastrami Smoked Salmon, Chicken Milanese and Tiramisu inside.

Some of the first Committee members to dance included: Kemp and Mike Steib, Chad Conway, Sloan and Alex Overstrom, Mark Gilbertson, Mary and Guy Van Pelt, Kamie Lightburn, Amy Hoadley, Wandy Hoh, Tracey and Craig Huff, Whitney and Henry Topping, Holly Hunt, Bryan Colwell, and many more.
Mike and Kemp Steib with Dr. Doug Steinbrech
Iguagio and Ariadna Bustivdui
Jenny and Justin Green
Louis Kreisberg, Lily and Lauren Rosenkranz, and Chad Conway
Guy and Mary Van Pelt
Marc and Anna de Biron
Brent and Michael Winston with Sloan Overstrum
Mark Dorfman and Kamie Lightburn
Adam and Elena Lollos
Claire Capello, Susanna Hong, Kim Church, Andrea Burns, and Wandy Hoh
Scott and Aleksandra Cragg, Jenny and Justin Green, and Marisa and Robin Van Bokorst
Tracey Huff, Mark Gilbertson, and Paige Rustum
Roberto and Claudia Severin with Whitney and Henry Topping
Amy Hoadley and Bill McKeever
Caroline and Eric Villenic with Claire Gudefin
Sana and Todd Clegg
Michelle Mallol, Bryan Colwell, and Leah Kelly
Kate Wood and David Sprouls
Ginny Moore and Holly Hunt
UJA-Federation of New York hosted its 10th annual Generosity Signature Event on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Gotham Hall in New York City, bringing together Jewish philanthropists in their 20s and 30s for an evening of music spun by D.J. Nick Cohen, mingling, and fundraising. The event sold nearly 700 tickets.
Generosity Leadership Board and Host Committee
Generosity founding members
The Generosity Leadership Board is chaired by Jackie Friedman Brogadir and Kyle Koeppel Mann, and is vice chaired by Jonathan Jesselson and Tammy Schlosberg. Harry Kastenbaum, Cassandra Siegel, and Johnny Sirulnick chaired the Generosity event.

UJA-Federation's Generosity division is a community of New York's socially conscious young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Through exclusive events, programs, and trips, Generosity inspires future philanthropists who will create positive, meaningful, and lasting changes in the lives of those most in need.
For more than 95 years, UJA-Federation has inspired New Yorkers to act on their values and invest in our community for the biggest impact. Through UJA-Federation, more than 50,000 donors address issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jews everywhere, to connect people to their Jewish communities, and to respond to crises close to home and around the globe. Working with nearly 100 beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, UJA-Federation is the world's largest local philanthropy; our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at
Generosity co-founder Abby Levin Brody
Dana Weintraub and Generosity co-founders Michelle Waranch Ben-Aviv and Pamela Wohl
Event chair Cassandra Siegel and Jenny Friedman
Blake Friedman and Aaron Zises
Michelle Waranch Ben-Aviv and Matan Ben-Aviv
Event chairs Johnny Sirulnick, Cassandra Siegel, and Harry Kastenbaum
Generosity vice chair Jonathan Jesselson and Erica Simon
Generosity vice chair Tammy Schlosberg and guests
Jaime Gage, Max Koeppel, Melanie Eisman, and Zachary Price
Josh Friedman, Erica Friedman, Generosity chair Jackie Friedman Brogadir, and Ben Borgadir
Josh Goldsmith and Lee Brodsky
Lisa and Andrew Silverman
Peter Stern, Michelle Waranch Ben-Aviv, and Generosity chair Kyle Koeppel Mann
Stuart Tishman and event chair John Sirulnick
This past Monday night at the City Winery, Mandy Greenfield, Artsitc Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival announced its 2015 Season, the 61st for the Tony Award winning theatre company.

The season runs from June 30th through August 23rd.  The Main Stage lineup includes a world premiere production of William Inge’s “Off the Main Road” directed by Evan Cabnet and featuring Kyra Sedgwick; also the world premiere of “Paradise Blue” by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson; plus O’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten” with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson. And that’s just the beginning of an extraordinary season in that most beautiful part of the Berkshires.
Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein
Kyra Sedgwick
Kathleen Marshal and Martin Short
Mandy Greenfield
Katie Finneran and Martin Short
Mandy Greenfield
Matthew Harris
Ben Scheuer
Rebecca Naomi Jones
Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Horticultural Society ); Xanthe Elbrick (Williamstown Theatre Festival).