On Sunday June 2nd Chabad @ the Beaches Celebrated 10 years of service to the community with a Gala hosted at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
One of the dinners highlights included Mr. Michael Scharf, who spoke about his dad – a longtime Ponte Vedra Resident – Mr. Aaron Scharf OBM, who passed away a few weeks ago. Both he and his wife Blanche OBM are Chabad Beaches’ namesake.
Congressman Ron Desantis spoke about his love for Israel and how he and his wife will be traveling there in a few weeks. he also gave the Community Service award to Mr. Yaakov Starr, a Ponte Vedra Resident and a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp. Mrs. Rickie Ben Simon received the Women of Valor award.
Chabad at the Beaches is directed by Rabbi Nochum and Leah Kurinsky, along with Rabbi Yisroel and Esther Wilansky who serve as program directors.
Photos by Alexander Motorca