We look forward to celebrating together at our annual gala, Manna from Heaven, in its second virtual form! On the evening of June 3rd, we will come together to celebrate the history of our beloved school, pave the way for its future, and honor a very special family that has been there all the way through. We hope you will join us for an evening of ideas, inspiration, and joyful distraction as we honor the Akabas family & raise critical support for our scholarship fund.

The Akabas family has been with Beit Rabban since its inception and remains committed to this day. This year, we are honoring Meg and Seth, Shai, Tal, Shoshana and Lev Akabas for their ongoing and loving investment in our community.

Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 8:00-9:15PM | Your Couch

A Virtual Ticket covers all adult family members on one screen. The Zoom link for event and the breakout session you are assigned to will be shared Sunday, May 30th. Virtual Ticket is for all adult family members on one screen. 

The event includes a brief program with all attendees, followed by intimate conversations in break-out rooms with a fabulous array of presenters. Guests will be divided among presentations/workshops based on their preferences shared in advance of the event.

Please email Laura@beitrabban.org with any questions. 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

The Akabas family has been with Beit Rabban since our earliest days in 1991, when Meg and Seth read an article in the Jewish Week about a new, progressive Jewish school on the Upper West Side. When it came time to look for Kindergarten for Shai later that year, they visited the Beit Rabban open house and met our founder Dr. Devora Steinmetz. They immediately connected with the values of the school, and so, this began the Akabas family's 16 years of attending Beit Rabban and many more years, continuing through this day, of volunteering, board service, and shared values that were shaped and grounded in the Beit Rabban experience.

We look forward to you joining us virtually at Manna from Heaven on Thursday, June 3rd at 8:00 PM. Please RSVP and Submit E-Journal by May 27, 2021.

GIVING LEVELS:

BUILDER - $10,000: Ticket, Builder Ad in E-Journal, Dinner for 4, Dessert, Wine, and Sponsor a Day of Learning

SUSTAINER - $5,000: Ticket, Sustainer Ad in E-Journal, Dinner for 2, Dessert, Wine, and Sponsor a Day of Learning

BENEFACTOR - $2,500: Virtual Ticket, Benefactor Ad in E-Journal, and Full Catered Dinner for 2 plus wine

PATRON - $1,000: Virtual Ticket, Patron Ad in E-Journal, and Full Catered Dinner for 2

SPONSOR - $750: Virtual Ticket, Sponsor Ad in E-Journal, Dessert, and Wine

PARTNER - $500: Virtual Ticket, Partner Ad in E-Journal, and Dessert

SUPPORTER - $300: Virtual Ticket, Supporter Ad in E-Journal

FRIEND - $100: Virtual Ticket

BUSINESS LISTING - $150: E-Journal Business Listing, including logo, website and short mesage

CLICK HERE TO RSVP and Submit E-Journal

For any questions please email laura@beitrabban.org.

Show your support for Beit Rabban Day School, students and faculty!

Whether you are able to attend the event or not, consider purchasing a e-journal ad to be included in the 5781/2021 Manna From Heaven e-journal, to be shared with the community and the event participants. 

  • Recognize the Akabas Family with a thoughtful e-journal ad
  • Recognize your children, grandchildren or their teachers with a picture or loving comment
  • Recognize the school and share a business listing to indicate your professional support for community building

E-JOURNAL AD LEVELS:

BUILDER - $10,000: Ticket, Builder Ad in E-Journal, Dinner for 4, Dessert, Wine, and Sponsor a Day of Learning

SUSTAINER - $5,000: Ticket, Sustainer Ad in E-Journal, Dinner for 2, Dessert, Wine, and Sponsor a Day of Learning

BENEFACTOR - $2,500: Virtual Ticket, Benefactor Ad in E-Journal, and Full Catered Dinner for 2 plus wine

PATRON - $1,000: Virtual Ticket, Patron Ad in E-Journal, and Full Catered Dinner for 2

SPONSOR - $750: Virtual Ticket, Sponsor Ad in E-Journal, Dessert, and Wine

PARTNER - $500: Virtual Ticket, Partner Ad in E-Journal, and Dessert

SUPPORTER - $300: Virtual Ticket, Supporter Ad in E-Journal

FRIEND - $100: Virtual Ticket

BUSINESS LISTING - $150: E-Journal Business Listing, including logo, website and short mesage

All ad listings are the same size, with different backgrounds. This is a virtual journal that will be displayed on our website and sent out to our attendees and community. If you would like to include a PHOTO or LOGO, please send a camera-ready image to laura@beitrabban.org. If you have any questions please email laura@beitrabban.org.

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Please purchase and submit text for all E-Jounral ads by May 30th. Journal entries can be submitted 2 ways:

  1. Filling out this RSVP page and writing your E-Journal message in the "E-Journal Ad" section. 
  2. Making a direct donation on our Support page and selecting Annual Gala Manna from Heaven, in the dropdown menu. Please​ include your E-Journal message, your name, and who you are making the donating in honor of in the "notes" section before you complete your donation.

Make a gift of any amount. You can give a direct donation on our support page, select "Annual Gala Manna from Heaven," in the dropdown menu and include any names of who you would like to honor in the "notes" section before you complete your donation.

You can also donate directly with Zelle. Send donations to nicole@beitrabban.org and enter in the notes/message field "Manna from Heaven."​

Click here for speakers bios and session descriptions.

  • Text Study with Rabbi Tali Adler from the Hadar Institute

  • Session with Dr. Jeremy Dauber of Columbia University on Jews and Comics (SESSION FULL)

  • Cooking workshop with Sandra Di Capua founder of co-founder of Union Square Play and former maitre d' at Eleven Madison Park

  • A conversation between Dr. Jessica Lang, author of Off the Derech: Leaving Orthodox Judaism, and Shulem Deen, author of the award-winning memoir All Who Go Do Not Return (SESSION FULL)

  • Session with Rabbi Marc Margolius from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality

  • Musical session with Deborah Sacks Mintz of the Hadar Rising Song Institute

  • Ktivat Stam Torah writing workshop with Soferet Julie Seltzer

  • Cartooning session with Avi Steinberg, New Yorker cartoonist & Beit Rabban teacher (SESSION FULL)

  • Pop-up giving circle facilitated by Amplifier@JFNA