MIMOUNA EXTRAVAGANZA - Sunday April 8th, 2018

Dear Volunteers:

It was wonderful meeting all of you Sunday night. Thank you for your help and encouragement to make this event happen and to Avital Fux and her team from the IAC for their partnership including the venue, helping and supervising from start to finish, to the Israeli House and Israeli Consulate for their encouragement and support; Dan Marshall who prepared the flyer who wears many hats; Amnon Benabu for all the unique Moroccan foods and Molfetta as well as the decorations; Claire for her help at the last moment. Thank you Angela Schatz- who dropped everything, brought her music and speakers and was ready to fill in with Mizrahi style and dance in case our musicians could not make it in time;Efraim Hain- my longtime friend-who is always there for us as security and more. Pre-event, I thank my volunteers for their work on Facebook, emails and phone calls: Linden, Minha, Kamilla, Sangeeta, and Tiffany. I also thank Eric Peterson for maintaining the web page.

It was absolutely marvelous watching how an event that had been planned for a month, actually took shape, came together and succeeded. All because of your efforts, your help and your willingness to commit yourselves truly shows that we ARE "Am Yisrael Echad" - One Community, One People.

Thank you to all of you from the deepest part of my soul for not only volunteering, but for doing it with graciousness, with excitement and with enthusiasm. For approaching your assignments seriously but always with a smile and a sense of humor, I thank you and I feel blessed for having worked with you.

And finally, last but not least to our Moroccan musician team. After their difficult journey from NY, Michelle Amar and Michel Cohen came with their full energy and happiness which immediately touched everyone.

Thank you, thank you, and thank you, to those you came from the North Shore, South Shore, Mosaic and all of you wherever you came from. Hope to see you at another event soon.

Annette and Jeff
Hakesher Inc

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