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CSAIR's first
(and hopefully last)


Sunday, June 14, 2020 

Thank you all for helping us exceed our goal!
Donations are still greatly appreciated!

Missed the event - View it here!




Purchase your unTicket & Ad in the Emunah Journal here


Why are we doing this? First, we miss seeing you while the doors of CSAIR remain closed by the unprecedented Coronavirus health crisis and look forward to the day when we can be together again. Second, while our physical building is closed our shul remains a vibrant source of support and programming for our community, and needs your financial support now more than ever! 

Keeping those virtual doors open requires significant financial resources. June normally marks the time when we come together for our annual Spring Gala; an event of community celebration that is also an essential fundraiser for the shul. We aim to raise $25,000, by asking everyone to donate $100 per person or $180 per family, to replace the net donation to the synagogue from every Gala ticket in a normal year.  

So join us at the unGala as we: support, unite and celebrate our amazing community!  You can participate and support CSAIR and our un-Gala by: 

Purchasing an unTicket ($100 per person or $180 per couple, replaces net donation to synagogue for each ticket)

Purchasing an ad in our virtual Emunah Journal: These ads can be used: to thank a hero in your life, send a message of hope, celebrate a life-cycle event, milestone or share your vision for 2020.   

Funds raised are essential for us to balance our budget, continue to pay our staff their salaries, continue our virtual programming, continue to support our community and ensure that we can seamlessly reopen our building when the crisis has passed. 

Please support CSAIR. Mark your calendar and join us on June 14th. Let’s together close the end of the year gap in our budget and keep our virtual doors open!  Further details regarding the event are forthcoming.

Ellen Goldberg and Bernie Goldstein
CSAIR Un-Gala Co-chairs

*All members of the congregation are welcome to join us at the Un-Gala regardless of making a donation. We hope to see you all there! 



CSAIR's Un-Gala  June 14, 6:00 PM  Featuring:

  • Videos: from Michele Weber Cohen, Barry Stern and Deborah Shapria, Steve Gleit, and Nadine Cohen
  • CSAIR sings
  • An auction to buy a 10 person dinner with Rabbi Katz and personal career coaching with Bernie Goldstein
  • Music and dancing with Ben Freed, Eliza Fisher, Esther Bezborodko, Cantor Elizabeth Stevens, Eric Dinowitz, Deborah Lupkin-Unger, Richie Cabo, Rabbi Joshua Cahan, Noga Cabo, Ray Riccomini,Sheila Reinhold, Monica Krausz, Zohar Cabo , Adam Cabo and Dassi Rosenkrantz
  • Trivia with Ben Freed
  • Pre-show with Magic Dave at 5:45 PM

CSAIR 20/20 Vision unGala Presents a Very REAL Auction with Amazing Items

Your Own Personal Gala - Catered Dinner for 10 with Rabbi Katz. Catering provided by Foremost Ram, NY area’s premier Glatt Kosher Caterers

What are you looking forward to after the restrictions are lifted?  Imagine a special birthday, anniversary, chag, or any gathering of family or friends, enhanced by the the innovative fine dining of Foremost Ram caterers. 

Add the amazing Torah and company of our own Rabbi Barry Dov Katz, and you have a night to remember!   Gather your friends and plan your bid strategy today!  

Opening Bid: $750  Generously Donated by: Bob Jacobs 

Dinner is for 10 people including Rabbi Katz.  Date and menu must be mutually agreed upon by you and Foremost Ram caterers. Date must be mutually agreed upon by Rabbi Katz as well.  The synagogue can be made available free of charge as venue for the dinner, subject to date availability.  All dining subject to health & safety rules covering public gatherings.  You may also take delivery of food at home and personally arrange contact-less distribution  for a zoom dinner.   Synagogue Zoom platform available for us free of charge.  No expiration date.  

Re-Design Your Career or Job Search with a Package of Personal Career Coaching from Columbia University trained Executive Coach 

Are you or someone you love currently looking for a new job?  Hoping to re-design your/their career path?  Navigate the choppy economic waters and THRIVE not just survive?  Then this package of 5 customized coaching session is just what you need!  The perfect gift for a new graduate or experienced job seeker, all sessions customized to meet your needs. 

Bernie Goldstein, an experienced, Columbia University Certified Executive Coach will be your guide through five, highly customized career coaching sessions: 

1) Telling Your Story - The Power of Your Personal Brand 
2) Playing from Strength - Harness Your Signature Style
3) Supercharge Your Resume & Social Media Strategy 
4) The Art of Networking in a Virtual World
5) The Impactful Interview 

Opening Bid: $500 Generously Donated by: Goldstein Professional Development  

Package includes 5 individual 60 min coaching sessions. Sessions can cover any combination of the 5 topics listed above. All assessments and materials are included.  All sessions will be conducted via Zoom, at mutually agreed upon times by you and Bernie Goldstein.  Sessions are subject to terms and conditions of Goldstein Professional Development Coaching agreement.  

Bernie Goldstein founded Goldstein Professional Development in 2016, based on the belief that high impact coaching should be available to everyone.  He's committed his entire career to helping people achieve their goals.  As a certified executive coach, he is uniquely positioned to help you develop the mind-set and skill-set you need to embrace your moment, overcome obstacles and get to the next level.  In addition to his focus on GPD, Bernie is also an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., in the asset management business.  Immediately prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Bernie was Director and Head of Global Sales Training at Legg Mason. He is also a regular speaker at industry conferences, presenting on topics such as Coaching & Sales Leadership, Storytelling, Emotional Intelligence, and The Art of Influence. His background in sales and coaching shapes his approach to leadership and business strategy.  Bernie earned his Professional Certified Coach designation from the Columbia University Executive Coaching Certification Program. He received his BA in History from Columbia University, BA in Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and MBA from the University of Florida.  When he's not coaching, you can find him hanging out with his wife and 2 children, volunteering for Food Bank for NYC, cooking and cycling across NYC and beyond.

(Bidding with take place during Un-Gala)

Thu, August 6 2020 16 Av 5780