Celebrate Giborim Gala 2016



2016 Giborim Gala Sponsors



  • Service Keepers


  • Team Dillon


  • The Dermer Family (Heidi, Scott, Shawn and Megan) in Memory of Evan Reed Dermer
  • Cheryl and Neal Hochberg
  • Special Education Advocacy Services, LLC


  • The Rosenberg Family
  • Reuben M. Schneider
  • Ms. Erica Shapiro
  • Mr. Roger Tanfield


  • Cheryl and Jay Frost and Family
  • The Green Family: Lori, Mitch, Heather & Jeremy
  • The Riggott Family
  • The Shacter Family
  • Sterling Dry Cleaners

(as of January 28, 2016)

Silent Auction Items

Brimstone Woodfire Grill Git Certificate

BSO 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.

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

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

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

$300 SOBE Bucks (credits) towards the purchase of tickets to the 2016 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.

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

Value: $400

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

Click here to view pictures & relive all of the fun of our 2015 Maccabi Madness Gala!