JTS to Honor Dix Hills Community Leaders at Brunch

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

April 22, 2008, Dix Hills, NY

Lois Reisman-Dunetz and Jeffrey Dunetz and Katherine and Arthur Hartman, community and synagogue leaders, will be honored by The Jewish Theological Seminary and Dix Hills Jewish Center at a brunch at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 4. The event will take place at the Dix Hills Jewish Center, 555 Vanderbilt Parkway.

Elana Cohen, a student in the H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music, will perform. The event will benefit JTS and sponsor The Rabbinic Training Institute, an annual continuing education program for rabbis in the field.

Lois Reisman-Dunetz is president of APJ Management, Inc., a real estate management company. A certified public accountant, she also has a diverse accounting practice which specializes in high wealth individuals and real estate. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and graduated from the State University of New York at Albany. Mrs. Reisman-Dunetz is past treasurer of DHJC’s Sisterhood and currently its M’yad L’yad (Helping Hands) representative. She is a lifetime member of Hadassah and a member of ORT.

Jeffrey Dunetz is group director of marketing at Publishing Group of America, and also graduated from SUNY Albany. He serves on DHJC’s Jewish Family Life Committee and acts as Gabbai Sheni on Shabbat and holidays. He has served on the Board of Trustees, and the Membership, Cantor Search, Nominating, and High Holiday committees. Mr. Dunetz has also given his time to the Solomon Schechter Day School’s Board of Trustees, and currently a member of the Coordinating Council on Jerusalem and the Board of Jewish–Israel Bloggers Association. His essays have been included in books published by Aish HaTorah. The Dunetz’s have two children.

Katherine and Arthur Hartman are Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the United States where they met and married. Mrs. Hartman and her family survived with the help of Raoul Wallenberg’s “protective passes.” Mr. Hartman’s tefillin, which he buried prior to escaping from a forced labor camp and later recovered after being liberated, are on display in the lobby at Dix Hills Jewish Center.

Mrs. Hartman is a member of Sisterhood, chapter board member of Hadassah, and a member of Brandeis University Women’s Association. Mr. Hartman has been a partner at Cubitek, Inc. for sixteen years. A regular at minyan, he also participates in the Rabbi’s Talmud study class. The Hartmans have two married children and six grandchildren.

The couvert is $54 per person. Reservations are required. For further information and to RSVP, please call (516) 496-9525 or contact Bonnie Epstein or Gwynne Wicks.