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The Community Builders Bash
Yachad's Annual Fundraiser

"For me, the Community Builders Bash is a chance for me to network with my professional cohorts, celebrate the life of a community leader and raise funds for Yachad to ensure that the great work they do can continue."

- Community Builders Bash Attendee

Every year, Yachad celebrates the accomplishments and dedication of a local leader who embodies the spirit of "community building." This celebration is a chance to honor the achievements of this leader and come together as a community of real estate and building professionals, nonprofit leaders, community activists and supporters of Yachad to raise funds for Yachad's programming.

The honoree is presented with the Rabbi Joseph P. Weinberg Community Builders Award, named for a devoted spiritual leader and one of the original Yachad founders.


The Yachad Board of Directors invites you to join us as we honor
Irma Poretsky
with the Rabbi Joseph P. Weinberg Community Builder Award
Adas Israel
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Temple Micah
Temple Rodef Shalom
Washington Hebrew Congregation
will be recognized for 20 years of volunteerism in support of Yachad's Sukkot in Spring Home Repair Program and a special acknowledgment to Hillel Chapters from
American University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
University of Maryland
Sunday, November 9, 2014*
Cocktails at six o'clock in the evening
Awards presentation at seven o’clock
Dinner to follow
The Katzen Arts Center at American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington D.C. 20016

Parking is available
Business Formal Attire

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*(November 9, 2014 marks the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Yachad commemorates this historic day in the history of the Jewish people with a celebration of our acts of loving kindness in our community.)

Irma Poretsky, as many of us have experienced, is a force of nature. Lucky for Yachad, that force has been a part of Yachad's work ever since her husband Lester Porestsky z"l, first served on the Board of Directors a decade ago. Irma acknowledges that she comes from very humble beginnings and her compassion and philanthropic generosity is motivated by that experience. Two years ago, Irma launched Yachad's Neighbor to Neighbor Initiative which in its first year raised $100,000 to repair many of Yachad's homes. Her own gift went to renovate a home in Anacostia to make it fully accessible for the homeowner who had suffered a stroke. When it was time to celebrate the project's completion, Irma joined the backyard barbeque party on a muggy August afternoon to help cut the ribbon. Her presence was appreciated by everyone.


2013: Martha and Stuart Bindeman
2012: David Reznick
2011: Nancy and Alan Bubes
2010: Kenneth J. Luchs
2009: Lois England and Ellen Lazar
2008: Albert H. Small and Albert H. Small, Jr.
2007: Marvin Weissberg
2006: Leonard Abel
2005: John Eichberg
2004: Abe Pollin

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