Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Celebrates Leadership and Legacy 

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Baltimore, MD – On Motzei Shabbos, January 20, 2024, Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion was filled with almost 250 people celebrating BJSZ’s Special Event, which honored Phil and Rivka Bogart, and Andrew and Lenie Singer and Family.      

The theme of the special event was “Tapestries of Leadership and Legacy”.  Our evening’s honorees exemplify leadership and commitment to the shul and the Baltimore community.   The Bogarts are role models of initiative, thoughtfulness, and dedication.  The Singers are role models of commitment to family and community, and they have imbued their children with the same commitment.   BJSZ was delighted to honor these two wonderful families.

The evening began with a buffet reception and then continued with a dinner, at which the guests were entertained by the wit of BJSZ’s favorite MC, Shimon Marciano.   The program included a dynamic and uplifting performance by well-known performer, Eitan Katz.   There was also a beautiful video tribute to the evening’s honorees; the video included remarks by Rabbi Rose, given with his hallmark grace and warmth.   After the video, the evening concluded with a dessert buffet, a round of spirited dancing, and an uplifting kumsitz.  

This special event concluded an unforgettable, special Shabbos at BJSZ during which Eitan Katz led the tefillos with passion and inspired song.  Despite the inclement weather, Shabbos also included a ruach-filled oneg at the Reitberger home.   It was a Shabbos and a special event to remember, in our classic BJSZ style.  If you have not experienced it, we invite you to come join us at BJSZ and see what our Shul is all about!   

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