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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Special Features

On Sunday evening Eleanor Koski an 11-year old Long Island City resident joined 12-year old Maya Karp to open the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene Annual Gala concert at the Skirball Center at NYU in Manhattan. The show was hosted by international performing artist Tova Feldshuh with live performances by David Hyde Pierce, Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove. David Hyde Pierce had just finished doing the Sunday matinee of Hello Dolly on Broadway before arriving at the Skirball Center to do his shtick.

The two girls sang the opening number to the gala that brought 1,000 theater goers to the Skirball Center across the street from Washington Square “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” in Yiddish, a language which belonged

Lawyers, accountants, government officials, underwriters – all working in unison to sift through financial statements, analyze business plans and find out every detail about you and your firm - a private company’s worst nightmare. Same process, different country, and of course, all part of the standard procedure for taking a company to the public markets. And let’s not forget the grueling “road show”, where these same companies spend weeks gauging the demand for their offering from

 The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS) held its annual Spring benefit on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at the Plaza Hotel with cocktails beginning at 6:30 PM.  For more than 140 years the Board has been helping New Yorkers with mental illness, chemical dependencies, and special needs.  The evening was sold-out with more than 400 people attending and more than $1.8 million raised-a record for this organization. 

 The evening’s honorees were Mark H. Rachesky

Israel Chessed Mission Participants Come to Aleh Bearing Gifts; Leave Inspired

On Wednesday, May 10, a group of 60 students, alumni and faculty from the Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School visited ALEH's Jerusalem facility as part of their “Chessed Mission to Israel,” a biannual goodwill initiative led by the high school's Dean of Students, Rabbi Naftali Besser.  In addition to an orientation about disability inclusion and the crucial work done at ALEH (

Shalva, the Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities was privileged to host a group of some 60 people from the Yeshiva of Flatbush, under the tutelage of Rabbi Naftali Besser.  The group, many of whom were familiar with Shalva from before, were left speechless by their tour of the new state of the art Shalva National Center.  Shalva, is dedicated to providing transformative care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting