31st Annual Founders Celebration

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JCC Rockland

Founders Dinner

Honoring Our Parents

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Rockleigh | 26 Paris Ave| Rockleigh, NJ

HONOREES:

Robin & Mitch Brill
Melissa & Frank Borelli
Senator David Carlucci
Our Parents

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Melissa and Frank Borelli

Melissa and Frank Borelli

JCC Rockland is proud to honor Melissa and Frank Borelli at this year’s Founders Dinner. The Borelli’s are committed members of the JCC, as well as dedicated members of the greater Rockland community.

Melissa and Frank believe in the importance of being welcoming in the community. Over the years, they have regularly opened their home to the JCC and the community for fundraisers and community events. Last year they welcomed four Israeli teens to their home for home hospitality for five days. Melissa shared that when they left “She cried so much!! It was one of the best experiences! Thank you for sharing those special girls with us!” The reality is that the Israeli teens found what we have all known that the Borelli’s make a difference in the lives of so many in and outside the community because they believe in being part of a welcoming community.

Frank has been an active member of the JCC Board of Directors since 2008 and will be leaving the board the end of this year due to term limits. Frank also serves on several other not for profit boards and has an extensive record of community involvement. He has been a Town of Clarkstown Councilman since being elected to that office in 2007. Over the years Frank has volunteered regularly coaching his three daughters in youth sports including coaching in the JCC basketball leagues. Melissa volunteered regularly in her children’s schools over the years, as well as various activities where her children participated.

Frank is an insurance broker with CLG/Acrisure in Nanuet, NY where he provides risk management and insurance services to his clients in the Northeast. Melissa and Frank have been married for 28 years. They have lived in New City for 25 years where they raised their three daughters: Amanda, Danielle, and Francesca.

Robin and Mitch Brill

Robin and Mitch Brill

Robin and Mitch Brill are the perfect couple to be honored at this year’s Founders Dinner. The passion and commitment the Brills bring to everything they do and every organization they support has benefitted not only the JCC Rockland but also the Rockland Jewish community as a whole. They are a great example for other rising leaders in our community to get involved, stay involved and help the Rockland Jewish
community to flourish.

Mitch has served on the JCC Rockland board since 2010. In June, he will complete the third year of his two year term. Mitch also currently serves as the Chair of the Jewish Community Campus Capital Campaign.

Mitch also shows his passion for Judaism through his work at his synagogue, Orangetown Jewish Center (OJC). He currently serves on the OJC Budget and Finance Committee and has been the OJC Youth Chairperson since 2001. Additionally, Mitch has been the United Synagogue Metropolitan New York Youth Co-Chair since 2017.

As if his volunteering is not enough of his day, Mitch is a Managing Partner and founder at Altium Wealth Management LLC.

Robin also has a great passion and belief in serving her community. In 2010, Robin became a member of the OJC Board of Trustees. She served on this board for the next 8 years, with the last 6 of those years as an Executive Vice President. As a long-time committed member of OJC, Robin still serves on the OJC Budget and Finance Committee, their Capital Campaign Committee, and their Life and Legacy Committee.

Every year, Robin travels with the OJC in November on their mitzvah mission where the focus is strictly on community service in Israel. Robin’s commitment also extends outside the Jewish community. Currently, she is the Co-Legislative Lead for the Rockland County Group of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Robin and Mitch have been married for 27 years and they reside in New City. They have three wonderful children, Morgan, Mia and Michael.

David Carlucci

Senator Democrat David Carlucci

Senator and Democrat David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) represents the 38th District in the New York State Senate and has been in office since 2010. He has distinguished himself as a lawmaker who delivers results for residents in Rockland and Westchester Counties. Since taking office, he has passed more than 100 pieces of legislation, including making Naloxone available over the counter to help save lives and fight the Opioid epidemic.

Senator Carlucci has worked with the Governor each year to promote fiscal discipline by passing on-time budgets, passing tax breaks for the middle class, implementing a property tax cap, and fighting for millions for public schools. He has pushed legislation to create jobs and grow our economy. This includes Jobs for Heroes, providing tax credits to businesses that hire returning veterans serving overseas, including his work to reduce burdensome regulations and promote entrepreneurism.

Senator Carlucci also played an instrumental role in standing up for progressive issues and helped pass: same-sex marriage, the SAFE Act, Raise the Age of criminal responsibility, a $15 minimum wage plan, and the nation’s strongest Paid Family Leave policy.

Senator Carlucci currently resides with his wife and two children in New City, New York, which is in Rockland County.


Auction

ABOVE & BEYOND TRIP

DONATED BY ATLANTIC TOMORROW’S OFFICE – LINDA & LARRY WEISS
Luxurious Vacation with 2 Round Trip Coach Tickets Included
Choice of beautiful destinations including Aruba, St. Maarten, Punta Cana,* Cancun,* Los Cabos, Key Largo, Hawaii, Jamaica,* Las Vegas, Alberta Canada, Disney World, Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. *All inclusive
5 days and 4 nights for most vacations. Cruises are 7 nights.

Retail Value: $4,000
Opening bid: $2,500


CRYSTAL CRUISES

DONATED BY ACTIVE INTERNATIONAL – BONNIE & ALAN ELKIN, ELLEN & ARTHUR WAGNER
$10,000 Credit towards the payment of Accommodations on Crystal Cruises. Airfare and ground transportation are not included and are the sole responsibility of the holder. Credit to be used by the designated holder and one guest solely for the payment of the “Cruise Only” brochure price for one cruise line cabin (double occupancy) booked through Active International on certain Crystal Cruise Ships which are – Crystal Serenity, Crystal Symphony, and Crystal River Sailings on Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Mozart, Crystal Ravel and Crystal Esprit. If you are already booked on a Crystal Cruise, you are not allowed to cancel and re-book with this certificate.
New Bookings Only and Black-Out Dates may apply. No extensions.
Must be booked and sailed by 12.15.19

Retail Value: $10,000
Opening bid: $5,000


TENNIS MEMBERSHIP – PARAMOUNT COUNTRY CLUB NEW CITY, NY

DONATED BY PARAMOUNT COUNTRY CLUB
This is a Tennis Membership for a family. Includes the member, spouse and any children under 19 and allows the family unlimited use of the tennis courts, swimming pools, playground, miniature golf, and fitness center. Members will be welcomed to attend all dining and social events. This donation will waive the due fees but all additional usage fees will be the responsibility of the member. (Ex. Guest fees, food & beverage minimum, purchases in pro shops & lessons.)
New Members only. Membership effective for 2019 year.

Retail Value: $5,700
Opening bid: $3,000


CASA DE CAMPO RESORT & VILLAS – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

DONATED BY PARAMOUNT COUNTRY CLUB

  • Five (5) nights/ Six (6) days for 2 persons, accommodation in one Elite room
  • One (1) four-passenger touring cart for transportation within the Resort during stay
  • Daily Breakfast (delivery charge applicable for room service orders)
  • Three 18-hole rounds of golf for 2 persons on Teeth of the Dog, The Links or Dye Fore (green fees only)
  • One complimentary 90 minutes massage for 2 persons at Casa de Campo Spa
  • 28% of tax and service charge
  • This prize is valid from May 1, 2019 to December 20th, 2019. Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply
Retail Value: $6,820
Opening bid: $3,400


ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL SMILE! PORCELAIN VENEERS ON 6 UPPER AND 6 LOWER TEETH

DONATED BY DR. STEVE BLECHMAN, DENTAL ARTS OF ROCKLAND, ORANGEBURG, NY

Retail Value: $15,000
Opening bid: $5,000


If you would like to place a bid contact Elena Heydt, 845.362.4000 ext. 106 or elenah@jccrockland.org