Eugen Gluck welcomes Tim and Nina Boxer to
American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center 18th
annual (Chai) dinner at Marriott Marquis on

Eugen Gluck Pays Tribute
To Supporters of Learning

T was a night of tribute to several individuals who have been crucial in the support of educational institutions at Bet El, a religious town in Samaria, north of Jerusalem. Eugen Gluck, who has devoted his life to the upbuilding of the yeshiva center there, presided over the 18th annual dinner of the American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center, held at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky and wife Karen were the guests of honor. He is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, N.J. He is a board member of Pro Israel and the One Israel Fund. He also serves as the American spokesman for the International Rabbinic Coalition for Israel. Karen is a speech-language pathologist.

The Keter Torah Award was presented to Rabbi Elyahu Ben Haim and his wife Edna. A native of Jerusalem, Ben-Haim was recognized as a brilliant student and received ordination at age 17.

As a reserve soldier in Gen. Ariel Sharon’s division in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, he participated in the crossing of the Suez Canal.

He is the rabbinic leader of Congregation Shaare Torah in Kew Gardens, Queens. He also serves as rosh yeshiva of the Department of Sephardic Studies at Yeshivat Rabbeinu Yitzhak Elchanan of Yeshiva University.

David Romanoff and wife Syndi received the Shomer Bet El Award. He established a software firm in Elizabeth, N.J. where he and his wife raised eight children. He serves on the boards of the town’s Jewish Educational Center and the YM-YWHA of Union County.

Mrs. Bonny Silver, the recipient of the Aishet Chayil Award, is well known in the Toronto for her charitable work in Jewish education and bikur cholim (tending to the needs of the sick).


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