On Saturday, March 3, Temple Sinai held its annual gala presented this year in honor of three couples for their years of service and friendship to Temple Sinai and the greater New Orleans community: Amy Gainsburgh-Haspel and John Haspel, Pamela and Rob Steeg, and Jennifer and Jack Benjamin, Jr.
A cocktail party for gala patrons and underwriters, with food courtesy of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Galatoire’s, kicked off the evening. The gala theme was “Temple Sinai Dines and Dances Through the Decades,” and the program featured a slideshow with photos from throughout Temple Sinai’s history, complete with comical wig and costume changes by emcee David Bernard.
Entertainment was provided by jazz singer Angie Z and pianist Harry Mayronne, who performed popular songs from the 20th century, as well as dancers Tammy Clark Duke and Alex Thomas, who impressed with classic dances from different decades.
The festivities also included a silent auction and a raffle for earrings from Friend & Company, won by honoree Amy Gainsburgh-Haspel. Dinner was provided by the New Orleans Marriott.
The gala committee was chaired by Susan Hess. Temple Sinai is extremely grateful for the generosity of the Goldring Family Foundation, a super sponsor, as well as the following underwriters: Sue and Herbert Barton, Clare and Jack Benjamin, Jennifer and Jack Benjamin, Jr., Joan and Dr. Gerald Berenson, Caroline and Bob Brickman, Marianne Cohn, Current Electric, Judge Robin M. Giarrusso, Jane Goldring, Hancock Whitney Bank, Amy Gainsburgh-Haspel and John Haspel, Susan and Bill Hess, Lee Isaacson, Evie and Keith Katz, Renee and Charles Levy, III, Modern Flooring in memory of Arnold Levy, Carol and Dr. Al Merlin, Julie Grant Meyer, Max Nathan, Jr., Postlethwaite & Netterville, CPA, Aimee and Michael Siegel, Pamela and Rob Steeg, Steeg Law Firm, LLC, Amy and Mark Stein, and Luis Zervigon, Crescent Capital Consulting.
Click on the arrows on the right and left of the picture below to browse through the gala slideshow.