92nd Anniversary Banquet - Tuesday, December 9th at 5:45 PM - Westin Ohare

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Westin O'Hare

Reception 5:45 PM   Dinner at 6:30 PM 

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miller web picBeryl and Florence Miller exemplify the teaching of our Sages to “say little and do much” (Avot 1:15). Throughout their lives, concern for family and the Jewish community has been their hallmark, evidenced by their quiet generosity toward causes that positively impact the entire Jewish community. Leadership has been a family tradition for many years. Beryl’s father, Sam Miller, served as the treasurer and vice president of Shaarei Tzeddek shul in Minneapolis before assuming the role of president, a life mission to which he faithfully devoted himself for the last 28 years of his life. Following in Sam’s footsteps, it was only natural for Beryl to take over his father’s position as president. Beryl’s leadership in Jewish communal life was already prevalent in his high school years when he became very involved in the Menorah Society. His later involvement in the Talmud Torah led Beryl to become an officer of the Talmud Torah’s Alumni Society. In his college years, Beryl’s activism and concern for Jewish life was taken to the next level, as he served as President of the Hillel Foundation of the University of Minnesota. Together, Beryl and Florence have brought up a wonderful family that works closely together in Mill Place, the family business.

Their daughters and sons-in-law are Hindy and Arnie Frishman, Eve Miller, Debby Rich, and Riva and Craig Kupritz. They take great pride in their eleven grandchildren, three of whom have attended Fasman Yeshiva High School; Shlomo, Akiva and Eli Frishman. It comes as no surprise that all three have carried on the family tradition of leadership, with each elected his class president and Shlomo serving additionally as vice president of Yachad. It is a privilege and an honor for Hebrew Theological College to have Beryl and Florence as Guests of Honor at our Ninety Second Anniversary Banquet.


klein web picJordan and Sue Klein have “rolled up their sleeves” to work for HTC in many capacities, without any desire for or expectation of recognition. Each has applied his or her unique talents to the advancement of HTC’s goals and purposes. Both are Chicago natives, having met many years ago through NCSY. Jordan attended ICJA, University of Pennsylvania and University of Chicago Law School. He is a partner at the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP and is the head of its Private Clients, Trusts and Estates practice. Sue attended college locally, and worked at the Jewish Federation, having “retired” many years ago to raise their family and run the household, and to devote significant time to many community organizations, including HTC. Jordan has served on the board of directors of HTC fora number of years. He has also served other community organizations. Jordan was co-chairman of the board and banquet co-chairman for Arie Crown Day School, has served on the board of directors of Congregation Or Torah, has been a long-time vice president of the Skokie Eruv Committee and has volunteered with other community organizations.

Sue has served HTC in many ways, including being an active member of the education committee and the shalach manos committee. Sue was also HTC cookbook liaison and has hosted HTC Ongei Shabbos in her home. Additionally, Sue was PTA president and banquet coordinator for Arie Crown Hebrew Day School, past president of her AMIT chapter, and has spent many hours volunteering for a number of other community organizations such as Skokie Community Kollel, the Chevra Kadisha, Congregation Or Torah and Hanna Sacks.

Jordan and Sue are the proud parents of Avigayil Zabludowski, and her husband, Yitzchak who live in Lakewood, NJ, Shira (former TI student) Marcus and her husband, Phil, who also live in Lakewood, Yoni (Fasman class of ’13), currently learning at Ohr Yerushalayim, and Dovy (Fasman class of ’15), a Senior at Fasman Yeshiva High School and a member of the senior varsity basketball team. Jordan and Sue are also the proud grandparents of Chayala and Tzipora Zabludowski and Nechama Marcus.


levinson krauss web picHebrew Theological College is proud to present this year’s Amudei Chesed Awards to Mrs. Pnina Levinson and Mrs. Zehava Krauss for their tireless efforts on behalf of the Rabbi William Z. and Eda Bess Novick z”l Bigdei Yisrael clothing drive. Since the project’s inception in 2002, Pnina and Zehava have exhibited selfless dedication by overseeing the growth and success of this Yeshiva project for well over a decade. Under their leadership, HTC has sent over 65 tons of clothing to Israel in the last 14 years. This year alone, 379 large boxes of gently used clothing for men, women and children, have been shipped to ten charitable organizations throughout Israel. Without their energy and determination the Rabbi William Z. and Eda Bess Novick z”l Bigdei Yisrael project would not be what it is today.

Their countless hours sorting, folding and boxing the clothing, and leading the volunteers who perform this chesed, benefit hundreds of families in Israel every year. The Yeshiva is proud to join in their success and to honor Pnina and Zehava for exemplifying chesed and community leadership.