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Celebrating and Honoring Cindy Smukler and Jeffrey Barrack

Celebrating and Honoring Cindy Smukler and Jeffrey Barrack

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
6:00-8:30pm at the Kaiserman JCC

Please join us to celebrate and honor Cindy Smukler and Jeffrey Barrack for their longstanding leadership in our community and for their work strengthening our ties to Israel.

Event co-chairs:
Bill and Paula Glazer & Chris and Irma Fralic

Ticket details below please RSVP by May 15
Sponsorship Opportunities Available

A portion of event proceeds benefit rebuilding efforts in Sderot.

In the company of:

Alon Davidi, Chair and Mayor of Sderot
Alon Davidi was born and raised in the Negev, becoming a much respected educator and serving in several national advisory roles, including that of advisor to the Minister of Housing. With a young family to raise, he moved back to the Negev and settled in Sderot, soon becoming a member of the municipal council. In 2013 he was elected mayor, and reelected in 2018. So far under his watch, five new neighborhoods have been built and Sderot, despite being the target of rocket fire, has achieved financial stability.

Hagit Yaso, Winner of Kokhav Nolad (Israeli Idol) and survivor of October Seventh
Singer Hagit Yaso was born in Sderot to parents who escaped poor conditions in an Ethiopian village by walking four months through the desert to reach Sudan and fly to Israel. She began singing at a young age and was a member of the singing group Sderot Youth in elementary school, then sang in a military band during her army service. She won a spot on “Kochav Nolad” in 2011. She sang throughout the season in Hebrew, English, Amharic and Moroccan Arabic, all of which she continues to incorporate into her music. Yaso won the competition with 60% of the votes, earning a scholarship and a record deal with producer Ivri Lider. She has toured internationally, including performances in the United States under Jewish National Fund sponsorship in 2013. Yaso is one of the artists featured in the 2014 documentary “Rock in the Red Zone,” about the bands and musicians that emerged from Sderot after years of rocket attacks from the nearby Gaza Strip.


Tickets and Sponsorship:
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Cindy and Jeff
Invitation STD
Final Sponsorship