At this year’s fund-raising dinner held in the Balltown Road JCC Dec. 1, the Schenectady Jewish Community Center honored Sonia Rubinstein for community service. Ms. Rubinstein is at center with Sharon Cutler (in blue dress), last year’s winner, who presented the award. Ms. Cutler, wife of Rabbi Matt Cutler of Gates of Heaven, was chairwoman of the event. Mona Golub (not shown in picture), Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services, was master of ceremonies.
From left: Andy Katz, interim director at the JCC; Beth Beshaw of M&T Bank, last year’s recipient of the corporate partnership award, with Tim Farrell of Eastern Heating and Cooling, this year’s recipient; JCC board of directors president Kathy Levy; Rubinstein, Cutler; Capital Region Chamber of Commerce’s Paula Stopera with the philanthropic leadership award, and last year’s winner, presenter Jeff Yule of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Among those enjoying the gala were: