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Please join us for an evening of community, inspiration, and joy at our annual gala, finally back in person!

Manna from Heaven 5782, a Bikkurim Celebration

This year we mark Beit Rabban’s bikkurim, the blessing of our first graduating middle school class! Just as we did in the Temple times, we will celebrate these first fruits of our labor by recognizing all that brought us to this moment. We will also enjoy fabulous food and drink inspired by the seven species of Israel.

Event Details

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022/5782

6:30PM - 9:30PM
Congregation Bnai Jeshurun

257 W 88th St, New York, NY 10024

Tickets and RSVP

BUILDER $36,000: Includes 15 gala tickets, 10 faculty sponsorship tickets, E-Journal Ad, and Sponsor a Day of Learning

SUSTAINER $18,000: Includes 12 gala tickets, 5 faculty sponsorship tickets, E-Journal Ad, and Sponsor a Day of Learning

BENEFACTOR $10,000: Includes 10 gala tickets, E-Journal Ad, and Sponsor a Day of Learning

PATRON $5,000: Includes 8 gala tickets, E-Journal Ad, and Sponsor a Day of Learning

SPONSOR $2,500: Includes 6 gala tickets and E-Journal Ad

PARTNER $1,800: Includes 4 gala tickets and E-Journal Ad

SUPPORTER $1,000: Includes 2 gala tickets and E-Journal Ad

FRIEND $360: Includes 1 gala ticket and a mazal tov listing in E-Journal

MAZAL TOV LISTING $180: Includes mazal tov listing of name or business in E-Journal (no tickets included)





With deep gratitude, we will honor Lianna Levine Reisner who invested boundless energy and wisdom in co-chairing the middle school design committee, and we will feature Maya Bernstein, who expertly guided us through a communal design thinking process.


We are also honoring beloved teacher, Miri Pyle, on her bat mitzvah year at Beit Rabban!

Lianna Levine Reisner


Lianna Levine Reisner and Elnatan Reisner have been Beit Rabban Day School parents since 2015 and residents of the Upper West Side since 2011. Their children, Maayan (Prachim, 6th) and Lev (Anafim, 3rd) will be joined next year by Aviva (entering Garinim, Kindergarten). Lianna co-chaired the BRDS Middle School Design Committee during the 2017-2018 school year with infant Aviva in tow. Outside of school life, she has been an officer and a member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Shaare Zedek since 2014, supporting the community through major change including vacating their century-old building for a major redevelopment project and initiating an operational partnership with Kehilat Hadar.

In her day job, she is building a multicultural movement for health as President and Network Director of Plant Powered Metro New York, an organization she co-founded in 2019 to empower residents of NYC and surrounding counties to prevent, treat, and reverse many common health concerns through whole food, plant-based nutrition. Previously, she worked as an independent coach and consultant serving UJA-Federation of New York and providing organizational change support to New York area synagogue leadership teams. While living in Silver Spring, MD, she served as the development director of a dynamic social change organization, IMPACT Silver Spring.


Lianna has a Master's degree from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Positive Organization Development and Change, as well as certificates in Appreciative Inquiry and Emotional Intelligence, and she holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell.

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Miri Pyle

Miri has been a teacher at Beit Rabban Day School for almost ten years. She is currently teaching kindergarten, and has been for over two years. Prior to teaching kindergarten, Miri taught first grade for three years and second grade for four. Miri collaborates with her amazing co-teacher, Avi Steinberg, to teach all subjects, from reading and writing to Hebrew.

Before Miri began her teaching career at Beit Rabban Day School, she taught third grade at Magen David Yeshiva. While doing her graduate work at Bank Street College of Education, Miri taught at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School. Miri also holds a B.A. in Media and Communications from Queens College.

Miri is humbled to be an honoree at Manna from Heaven. Teaching at Beit Rabban has been, and continues to be a blessed experience for Miri. She looks forward to celebrating the school with the Beit Rabban community, friends and family. 


If you have any questions regarding Manna, please email or call 212.595.1386 ext. 113.

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