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Annual Gala



On May 18, 2024 Temple Beth Emet and Beth Emet Schools (3 months – 8th grade) will join together to host our 44th Annual Gala Fundraiser “It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere”. Our 300+ guests will delight in a night of music, innovative food stations, dancing, open bar and so much more! We invite you to celebrate with us too.

48 years ago, 15 families came together to build the TBE community and since then we have grown to over 800 families. Our schools now accommodate 500 students on a daily basis, who participate in an engaging journey of exploration and discovery.

Sponsorships, donations and silent auction items are essential to the success of this important fundraiser. All proceeds directly benefit program expansion, elevating our academic curriculum and financial assistance for those in need.


Melissa Blum
Lauren Feibelman

Melissa Blum  joined the Temple Beth Emet community in 2019, when her now 5 year old son began Tiny Tots. On her third day on campus a friendly face brought this scared mother to her first Early Childhood Center PTO meeting and the rest is history or rather beshert. Melissa quickly became room mom, joined the gala committee and soon after assumed the role of PTO Treasurer followed by Co-President of The Parenthood. She strives to make all families new and old feel welcome and a part of the TBE family. Melissa embraced Judaism from an early age. She grew up at the Michael Ann Russell JCC, enjoyed many summers at Camp Coleman and served as President of her college campus’ Hillel chapter. She is thrilled to be a part of this years gala committee and to raise funds for Beth Emet Schools and our campus.

Lauren Feibelman has been a part of the TBE community since 2020. Both of her sons are enrolled at our ECC, her oldest is in Pre-K and her youngest is in Ready, Set, Go. Lauren has been involved in Jewish life since a young age, starting with becoming President of her youth group in high school, then taking on an active role in her Jewish sorority and finally, becoming a director at an Israel educational non-profit. She is currently a stay at home parent and is grateful for all of the opportunities she’s been given to get involved at TBE including being a room parent, ECC Parenthood Board member and co-chairing our gala for the second year in a row. Lauren is excited to use her knowledge and assets to give back to this beautiful community and expand our outreach. 



Thank you to the Gala Committee for the time, talent, and expertise you have given. You have made a difference through your dedication and continued support. Your ideas, input, and enthusiasm were most helpful.

Marissa Benjamin
Michelle Bernstein
Leigh Flanders

Samantha Galbo
Jaime Gazes
Eden Katz
Ilana Kidwell
Laurel Lehman
Samantha LeWinter
Danielle Novick
Jaci Plask
Stacy Seedman
Rachel Weis

Nathalie Zabow

Wed, May 22 2024 14 Iyyar 5784