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Sports Dinner

November 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sports Dinner


Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016  
6:30 PM

Keynote Speaker:


Young Leadership Award:

Spirit of JCC Maccabi Award

Steven Blechman

Steven Blechman is a longtime supporter of JCC Rockland, who has served on the JCC’s board of directors and been a JCC Maccabi® coach. He is a tennis enthusiast, and principal owner of Dental Arts of Rockland, always generous with donating his services for JCC fundraisers.

Gerald Tobias

Gerald Tobias, a past president of the former Dellwood Country Club, has also been a strong supporter of the JCC. He is a partner in the Signature B&B Companies, a larger insurance company, and is an avid golfer with a heart of gold: last year he donated $5,000 in tournament prize money his team won to the JCC.

Orlee Krass

Orlee Krass has belonged to the JCC since before it had walls, and grew up attending its programs. She has strong ties to the local Jewish community and works professionally as an inclusion specialist for the Jewish Journey Project a unique Hebrew school partnership of the JCC in Manhattan and several New York synagogues.

Jason Sheff

Jason Scheff is a senior at Solomon Schechter High School in Westchester, where he is a peer leader for 9th graders and is captain of the Boys Varsity Basketball team. He has led his team in scoring for the past two seasons and has been named All-League three times. Jason has participated annually in the J’s basketball program, and played for 10 years in the J’s flag football league. During 10th and 11th grades, Jason had the pleasure of coaching a flag football team of 3rd and 4th graders.

Bernie Williams

Bernie Williams is a NY Yankee all-star and retired centerfielder. In his 16 year career as a centerfielder, Bernie Williams was a 4 time World Series Champion and a 5 time All Star. In 2015, the Yankees retired Bernie’s uniform number 51 and a plaque was dedicated and placed in Monument Park in Yankee Stadium, cementing his legacy as an all-time Yankee great.

Contact and Tickets

To RSVP or for more information contact Elena Heydt at 845.362.4400 ext. 106 or
$99 per person
$75 youth (18 and under)
Family Ticket: $250
Includes 2 adults & 1 youth
($75 each additional youth)

The Larry Weiss Teen Sports Leadership Award
The Larry Weiss Teen Sports Leadership Award will be presented at the Sports Dinner annually to two outstanding Jewish high school seniors, one male, and one female. The award is named in honor of Larry Weiss, a long-serving member of the JCC’s board of directors and JCC Maccabi coach, who has shown outstanding dedication to the J’s sports program.
We seek well-rounded applicants who excel in athletics, have a commitment to community service and maintain an excellent academic record. We judge our candidates on these qualities, as well as the strength of an essay they submit along with two recommendations: one from a coach or athletic director, the other from a rabbi, youth leader, teacher or supervisor in community service. Each winner will receive a $1,000 Israel Bond for their accomplishments.




November 16, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Elena Heydt
845.362.4400 ext. 106