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Stepping Out 2020

Cancellation of Stepping Out 2020

To Our Beloved Temple Israel Community,

In the past few days, it has become clear that our desire to protect the health and wellness of our community now mandates a change in the way we gather. These are precarious times both for our bodies and souls, and though our mission is to Live Judaism Together, it is now apparent that we must shift course. As such, our leadership at Temple Israel has reached the conclusion that we will no longer hold Stepping Out on April 4, 2020.

Our event chairs, Rachel and Michael Wexler and I are so grateful for the spirit of generosity that our congregation has shown. While we can’t predict the future, we’re hopeful that we will be able to come together at a later date to celebrate the vibrant, generous community of Temple Israel, and honor Cantor Einhorn as he prepares to enter retirement.

Our community has made it through challenging times before, and we will do so again. While we may not be Stepping Out together on April 4, 2020, we hope that you will “step up” in this moment to continue to support Temple Israel. If you have already purchased a ticket to Stepping Out, we ask that you consider donating the full cost of your ticket to the Friends Annual Fund. In addition, we hope you will also contribute any amount you planned to donate during the event to help sustain us during these challenging times. Your donation will also recognize our honoree, Cantor Roy B. Einhorn, and thank him for his 37 years of service to our congregation.

The Friends Annual Fund

The Friends Annual Fund provides the essential resources needed to sustain our extraordinary educational opportunities, our innovative and timely social justice initiatives, and our extensive and inclusive spiritual experiences.

Making a new or additional gift will help us meet our goal of $550,000 by June 30, 2020.

Stepping Out 2020

Our beloved Cantor Einhorn will complete his long and distinguished service to Temple Israel of Boston, and will retire on June 30, 2020. Come party the night away as we celebrate Cantor Einhorn with some of his favorite songs!

Friends Annual Fund

The Friends Annual Fund provides the essential resources needed to sustain our extraordinary educational opportunities, our innovative and timely social justice initiatives, and our extensive and inclusive spiritual experiences. Buying a ticket (or table) at Stepping Out, participating in the paddle raise, or making a new or additional gift will help us meet our goal of $550,000 by June 30, 2020.

Giving Levels

Wisdom: $20,000+
Includes ten tickets to stepping out, listing in Insight, and in event program

Understanding: $15,000
Includes eight tickets to stepping out, listing in Insight, and in event program

Strength: $10,000
Includes six tickets to stepping out, listing in Insight, and in event program

Kindness: $5,000
Includes four tickets to stepping out, listing in Insight, and in event program

Inspiration: $3,600
Includes two tickets to stepping out, listing in Insight, and in event program

Vision: $1,800
Listing in event program and in Insight

Connection: $1,000
Listing in event program and in Insight

Friend: Up to $999
Listing in event program and in Insight

Schedule of Events

Please join us on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Temple Israel of Boston. Festive attire requested.

6:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception

7:30 p.m.: Havdalah

7:45 p.m.: Stepping Out Gala, Live Auction, and Live Music

Chairs & Host Committee

Stepping Out 2020 Chairs

Rachel & Michael Wexler

Stepping Out 2020 Host Committee

Jennifer & Eric Aronson

Alex Chinks & Ilan Goldberg

Matthew Feinberg

Georgia & Jesse Feldman

Michele J. Fishel & Barry Weissman

Barbara Frank & Michael Mazzello

Karin Freed

Rachel & Glen Goldman

Joshua & Sarah Greenhill

Lisa Gross & Richard Hoffman

Michelle Kalowski & Peter Shorett

Andrea & Meredith Lesser-Gonzalez

Nicole & Paul Lipson

Marc Maxwell

Susan & Robert Michaels

Leslie Myers

Daniella & Kevin Prussia

Erica & Daniel Queen

Polly & Gregg Ribatt

Caitlin Rollins & David Paredes

Leah Rosovsky

Sharon & Craig Sender

Emma & Harrison Shulman

Lonna Steinberg & Mike Offner

Karen & Ben Stern

Bea & Sam Wilderman

Stepping Out 2020 Sponsors