Celebrate Giborim Gala 2016

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Click here to view pictures & relive all of the fun of our 2016 Heroes Gala!

Take a look back at 25 years of Giborim!


2016 Giborim Gala Sponsors



  • The Konhauzer Family
  • Service Keepers
  • Southern Wine & Spirits / Abbe and Steven Becker





  • The Longman Family
  • Orvieto's Awards & More
  • The Mazur Family
    Davia, Jim, Andrew and Brian
  • The Rosenberg Family
  • Reuben M. Schneider Foundation
  • Serenity House Detox and the Shapiro Family - Billy, Erica, Ana, Azzi
  • Laurie, Lenny, Wesley and Russell Suskind
  • Roger Tanfield


(as of February 25, 2016)

Goal Thermometer

Silent Auction Items

4 Sisters 1 Closet

A Nose for ClothesGift Certificate

Acquolina WestonGift Card

Anthony's Coal Fired PizzaGift Certificate

Beef 'O' Brady'sGift Card

The Beverly Hills CafeGift Certificate

Bokampers Sports Bar & GrillGift Certificate

Bonny & Read's Toucan HideoutGift Certificate

Brimstone Woodfire GrillBrimstone Woodfire Grill Gift Certificate

Broward Sheriff's OfficeBSO Firefighter for the Day

Four individuals will get to be a Firefighter for the Day (children must be 12 years or older; those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult)! Tours are performed during the week, Monday - Friday. Please click here for more details and a tentative tour schedule.

Value: Priceless

Camp Giborim offers you the opportunity to name a room for the summer in honor of your child.

Gift Certificate

Child's Diamond Accent Heart Locket Necklace

Win a private cooking class for 6. Taught by Chef Alan Bergman at your home or his location.

Value: $750

Must be redeemed by October 2016; some Saturdays excluded.

One-month family membership to The Club at Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Jewelry chest made of bubinga wood with elm burl inlay and black accents, finished to a high gloss.

Value: $735

David Jewelers of Broward, Inc.

Sterling Silver Mabe Pearl Ring ($75); Sterling Silver Pink Quartz Ring ($125); Sterling Silver Mother of Pearl Watch ($85)

1-Year Individual Membership

Value: $600

Two brightening facial treatments with Yopp.

A two-night stay in a Water View Deluxe Room at the Diplomat Resort & Spa

Value: $800

Donna Toft, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Three, 1-hour personal training sessions.

Value: $150

DRW Magazine Gift Basket

  1. 3 months free of DRW ads, 1/2 page
  2. Facial from Ageless Medical
  3. Tooth whitening, x-rays and exam from Best Smith Cosmetic Dentistry
  4. 8 tickets to the Panthers vs New Jersey Devils game on March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
  5. Haircut from Redhead salon
  6. NUCCA Spinal Examination from Thrive Spinal Care

Value: $4,650

Gift Card

$100 Gift Card

Visit our Kosher location on 3951 Stirling Road • Hollywood, FL 33312

Family Bagels of Long Island

A dozen bagels and a pound of cream cheese once a month for a year!

Value: $210


Fandango Movie Gift Card

$100 Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate

Grand Palms 2 Night Stay

Grand Palms Hotel-Spa and Golf Resort 2 night-3 day stay for two including: deluxe suite accommodations, complimentary green fees, continental breakfast, valet parking and WiFi.

Value: $500.00

All food, beverages, cart fees, gratuities, and taxes are the sole responsibility of the recipient.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Experience Package - a collection of family-friendly activities around the Fort Lauderdale area.

Special evening for 4 at The Hoffman's Chocolate Factory with a tour, chocolate making and other goodies!

Value: $200

Jason Taylor Autographed Football

Value: Priceless

Certificate not included.

The KITCHEN SINK Plus Candy & PopCorn for 4

Value: $100

Gift Certificate

10lb Premium Filet Mignon

Value: $300

Gift Certificates

One-night stay and spa certificate

Value: $400

Massage Envy Cooper City

Enjoy a relaxing one-hour massage– right around the corner and open 7 days a week and late nights too!

Expires on 6/30/16.

Miami Dolphins - 4 tickets and parking

Value: $850

Singed Jersey: Miami Heat's #20 - Justise Winslow

Value: Priceless

Certificate not included.

Signed Basketball: Miami Heat's #5 - Amar'e Stoudemire

Value: Priceless

Certificate not included.

Two Miami Open box seats with parking for the 3/26/16 night game.

Value: Priceless

4 tickets to a Marlins Game

Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium’s Dolphin Encounter Experience, for two, at the Dolphin Harbor. Enjoy a one and a half hour program that offers an insightful look into dolphin behavior and beauty, up close and personal. You will discover exciting facts about these extraordinary animals, before you slip on a wet suit and wade into the water for a shallow-water, up-close encounter with a dolphin.

Value: $297.46

Participants must be at least 5 years of age; children 9 and under must be accompanied into the water by a participating parent, guardian or older sibling.

Michael Kors Women's Slim Runway Black Watch MK3221

Value: $185

Gift Certificate

Hand vein injections, $2,500 value, minimum bid $1000. Choice of ofices in NYC or Manhasset, NY. Lifetime guarantee.

Gift Certificate

Be a VIP in NYC! This exciting package includes Good Morning America VIP show tickets, GMA Summer Concert Series tickets, Matilda tickets on Broadway, The Ride NYC and more is being added!

Value: $1,000


2 Tickets to Matilda on Broadway

Value: $500


The Ride NYC

Four tickets to The Ride NYC: an interactive entertainment experience where the streets of New York are the stage!

Value: $296

          VIP Tickets
          Tickets to attend a concert

Gift Certificate

2 Tickets to the Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Game
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Section 108, Row 1; Club Level access; Parking included

Value: $425

2 Tickets to the Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings Game
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Lower goal zone, Row 26

Value: $150

2 Tickets to the Panthers vs New Jersey Devils Game
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Club Level 27, Row 4; Parking included

Value: $300

One-of-a-Kind, Hand Painted and Embellished PEACE-ful Art by Laurence Abensour

Value: $500

One year family membership at the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Value: $95

Expires March 2017.

Gift Certificate

Gift Card

$100 Gift Card

Gift Certificates

One-night stay at the Plantation Renaissance Hotel (valid for the Plantation location only)

Drink & dine at Rocco's Tacos & Tequilla Bar

Gratuity not included.

Tax Services

Services: $250

Four Tickets to SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando takes families below the surface, above the waves and beyond their expectations. More than 200 acres of up-close animal encounters, thrilling attractions and lavish performances immerse guests in the mysteries of the sea.

SeaWorld Orlando’s epic new realm, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin transports you into the icy world of the penguin like never before. It’s a thrilling, chilling family experience combining innovative, trackless ride technology and up-close encounters with a colony of more than 200 penguins.

Value: $368

Four Tickets to Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark

From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and the remarkable animal habitats that are the hallmark of SeaWorld, Aquatica delights all ages and interests. The one-of-a-kind water park is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 36 slides, six rivers and lagoons and more than 80,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Aquatica’s exclusive attractions promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures and through breathtaking animal exhibits.

Value: $234.32

Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel

Enjoy a two night stay with breakfast for two at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruse Port Hotel.


Expires 5/31/16; blackout dates apply.

Shortys BBQ Gift Cards

Skagen Women's Gitte Brown Leather Strap Watch 38mm SKW2138

Value: $135

Smuggler's Notch: One-week Lodging, SmuggsPasses, Kids Kids Campgen Women's Gitte Brown Leather Strap Watch 38mm SKW2138

Value: $3800

Certain restrictions apply, not available for use on July 4th. Plus smuggpass.

$300 SOBE Bucks (credits) towards the purchase of tickets to the 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Value: $300

Not valid towards the purchase of select events including but not limited to sold out/seated events. Cannot be combined with other offers/discounts. Must be redeemed January 13, 2017

Shabbat Diner for 10

Value: $450

Gift Card

Private wine class for 20 in any local store with a private classroom for the event.

Value: $400

Gift Card from Village Tavern in Pembroke Pines

1-Night hotel stay in a beach front room

Expires 8/31/16

4 One-Day, Park Hopper Tickets

Value: $620

Check back soon for more Silent Auction items!


Carolyn and Jonathan Shapir
Tikkun Olam - Community Service Award

Carolyn and Jonathan Shapir’s extensive involvement with the JCC has been a family affair. They are the very proud parents of Dustin, who grew up at the JCC and is now a successful young man. Carolyn has been involved with the JCC since the years when it was housed in a storefront venue. She was the first chairperson of Jewish Book Month and Jewish Film Festival and is a past JCC president. During her presidency, the JCC acquired a million dollar grant from the Weinberg Foundation. Carolyn is currently a Jewish Federation board member and a co-chair of the Government Relations and Impact Team Allocations Committee.

She is the recipient of numerous community leadership awards for her commitment and advocacy on the local, state and federal level for Jewish agencies.

Jonathan is currently a practicing radiologist at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Dr. Shapir began his academic career at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. In South Florida he was instrumental in developing the Department of Radiology at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

Lou Brickman
Ruach - “Spirit of the J” Award

Lou Brickman was born in 1920 in a tenement building under the Williamsburg Bridge in Manhattan. In 1938 he began working in the printing business, which he left for four years to serve in World War II. Upon returning home Lou continued his career, eventually owning his own company.

Lou has been doing volunteer work on behalf of children almost his entire adult life, both in New York and South Florida, where he retired in 1978 and became involved with the JCC. Lou was the first person to raise significant monies for Camp Giborim, when he hosted a fundraiser in his home. Throughout the years Lou, personally, has given generously to the JCC. He has donated funds for preschool classrooms and a play center, established the Brickman Family Foundation Theatre and has helped hundreds of children attend camp through his endowed scholarship fund.

Lou has three children, Mark, Lisa and Lee, and four grandchildren. In May Lou will celebrate his 96th birthday.

Scott Dermer
Rachel Greenhawt
Lev Tov - Big Hearted Award

Scott Dermer was born in New York but grew up in South Florida where he graduated from Nova High School. In college Scott studied special education with a focus on emotional and behavioral disorders. Scott’s resume includes: behavioral specialist, special education teacher and for the past 23 years, director of the JCC’s Camp Giborim. He is married to Heidi, a fellow special education teacher, and they have a son, Shawn, a junior in high school and a daughter, Megan, an eighth grader. Scott’s many passions include travel, handyman projects, and of course, Giborim.

Rachel Greenhawt was born in Miami, grew up locally and graduated from University School. In college she studied varying exceptionalities. Rachel has been working for the Broward County school system and Camp Giborim for over 20 years. Rachel is from a close knit family and is enjoying her newest title: “Aunt Rachel.” She also loves animals, Disney, the Miami Dolphins and her Giborim family.

Gala Committee Chairs

  • Cheryl Frost
  • Jared Blaut
  • Ysela Heim
  • Amy Shutter

Gala Committee

  • Sarah Harrington
  • Ashley Kauffman
  • Maggie Kauffman
  • Stephanie McLaine
  • Cindy Schneider
  • Erica Shapiro


  • Beverly S. Bachrach, Director of Philanthropy
  • Shari Mac Keen, Program Director
  • Rozana Vasserman, Assistant to the Director of Philanthropy