Earlier this year marked the 4th Annual Above & Beyond event, bringing together men from the community to show the power they have when they work together. The power to care for the vulnerable, to commit to the survival of the Jewish people, to invest in the future of their children, and to rescue those in need, no matter where they live or how they worship.
The event was held at the Alpert Jewish Community Center on the Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus.
“We didn’t want any Jewish male to miss an opportunity of a lifetime to hear the outstanding panel of speakers and to honor men who contributed so greatly to our Jewish community!” stated A&B Chair Aaron Kern. "The evening began with a reception, which included appetizers and drinks in the Lenztner Family Promenade and Shoag Rotunda. After the reception, audience members were moved into the Lipeles Family Auditorium for the special Success from Schmaltz Panel."
There was a great line-up of men from our community who shared a little about their lives and success stories. The moderator for the panelists was Sasha Strauss, a product of the area, along with Josh Lowenthal and Richard Wolpow. From just over the far away hill, the San Fernando Valley, Steve Meister. The local Jewish Community e had a delight in honoring 13 men from our community organizations and local synagogues who went “above and beyond” right here at home.
Alpert Jewish Community Center
Congregation Shir Chadash
Jewish Community Foundation
Jewish Family & Children's Service
Long Beach Hillel
Shul By The Shore
Temple Beth David
Temple Beth Ohr
Temple Beth Shalom
Photos Credit: Jessie Butler