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Solomon Schechter to honor the Gelles Family

Phyllis & Gerald Gelles

Phyllis & Gerald Gelles

The Gelles family of West Hartford will be honored by the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford at the school’s 2014 Ner Tamid Gala, to held on Sunday, May 18 at The Bushnell in downtown Hartford. Family honorees include Phyllis and Gerry Gelles, Robin and David Gelles and their children Alisha, Stefanie and Matthew.

“The Gelles family embodies a multi-generational commitment to our school and its sustainability and growth. Robin and David and their family’s visionary leadership, are foundational to our school’s long-term success, and the realization of an innovative, integrated general and Judaic studies academic program,” said Solomon Schechter President Robert Kessler.

The Gelles family: (l to r)  Ron Cipriano, Robin Gelles, Ella Cipriano, Matthew Gelles, Jordan Cipriano, Stefanie Gelles, David Gelles and  Alisha Cipriano.

The Gelles family: (l to r) Ron Cipriano, Robin Gelles, Ella Cipriano, Matthew Gelles, Jordan Cipriano, Stefanie Gelles, David Gelles and Alisha Cipriano.

For almost 40 years, the Gelles family has been devoted to a quality Solomon Schechter Day School education. In addition, the family support for Jewish life in the greater Hartford area has extended to nearly every local Jewish agency.

“The school represents our fundamental belief that Jewish continuity lies in the hands of our children.  At Schechter students can learn who they are, where they came from and where they must go to build any community as future Jewish leaders.   Schechter is on a path to fulfill the dream of a state-of-the-art twenty-first century school,” said Robin Gelles.

The May 18 event will feature a performance by two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, and Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky. For information about tickets and sponsorships, call Kim at (860) 561-0700.

Megan Hilty

Megan Hilty

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Patti LuPone will not be able to perform at the Ner Tamid Gala of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford. The good news is – Megan Hilty, star of NBC’s SMASH (and several Broadway shows) is stepping in! Tickets already purchased will be honored.

 

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