Chabad to celebrate with festive gala

DONORS—Chabad of the Conejo will acknowledge David and Hannah Horenstein for their contributions during the organization’s annual banquet gala Sun., June 10 in Westlaka Village. Courtesy photo

DONORS—Chabad of the Conejo will acknowledge David and Hannah Horenstein for their contributions during the organization’s annual banquet gala Sun., June 10 in Westlaka Village. Courtesy photo

Chabad of the Conejo will present its annual banquet gala at 5 p.m. Sun., June 10 at the Four Seasons Westlake Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village.

With a theme of “Aspire to Inspire,” the fundraiser will feature entertainment by violinist Asher Laub, singer Itay Benda and comedian Avi Liberman.

The event will also honor activists and entrepreneurs David and Hannah Horenstein and Robyn Perchik.

The Horensteins participate in many of the organization’s programs along with their two children, and also support Chabad financially and “aspire to inspire” their friends to get involved.

David Horenstein is the founding president of D.H. Holdings Inc., a real estate development company with commercial and residential properties throughout Southern California.

Hannah Horenstein is the executive vice chairman of Virtuity Financial Partners, a financial services company headquartered in Westlake Village, with 17 locations and 450 associates.

Perchik is a senior executive with over 29 years of experience in risk management underwriting. She is the owner and managing partner of Beverly Hills Egg Donation.

Perchik and her husband, Dr. Michael Feinman, who works in the field of reproductive endocrinology, have been among Chabad’s pioneering families for nearly three decades. Their three children and their families remain involved with Chabad and the Jewish community in their cities of residence.

Organizers say the gala serves as Chabad’s primary fundraiser for the year and also brings awareness of the many programs offered while encouraging laypersons to play a more active role in inviting others to become part of the supportive community.

“The hallmark of Chabad is that we are a nonexclusive, non-membership organization, making our programs and services available to people from all walks of life,” says Rabbi Moshe Bryski, executive director.

“This year we’d like to take it a step further by reinforcing the notion that you don’t have to be a board or clergy member to be a source of encouragement and inspiration to a friend or neighbor,” said Bryski.

Established in 1979, Chabad of the Conejo operates nine community centers from Calabasas to Moorpark with the central headquarters, which houses the Center for Jewish Life and the CJAAdult Education Institute, on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills.

In addition, Chabad of the Conejo provides: schools, children and youth programs, services, Shabbat dinners and holiday programs.

Chabad’s Friendship Circle offers support for children with special needs and their families.

The Sunshine Club organizes events and home visits for seniors.

Chabad also operates a food bank, crisis-counseling programs and visitation to hospitals and detention centers.

For more information about Chabad, visit chabadconejo.com.

For gala information, go to jewishacademy.com/gala/2018.