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National Founders 38th Anniversary Dinner



In a spirit of rejoicing and celebration, Chabad House Jewish Student Center at Rutgers University and its ten affiliate Chabad Houses serving central and southern New Jersey, will celebrate their National Founders Dinner at the Grand Ballroom of Chabad House, 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, on Monday December 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM.  More than 600 community leaders and supporters are expected to pay tribute to the honorees Christopher S. Porrino, NJ Attorney General Colonel Rick Fuentes- Supt., NJ State Police,  Michael A. Fedorko- Supt., Port Authority of NY-NJ Police Dept., Christopher Trucillo- Chief, NJ Transit Police, Dennis M. Kelly, and Brian G. Kelly,- Honoring the Memory of Col. David B, Kelly.

This gala dinner is celebrating the 38th Anniversary of Chabad House at Rutgers and the  fourth year of operation of the 90,000 square foot mega Chabad House.  This complex, features Housing Suites for 107 men and women, a Sephardic Synagogue, ashkenazi Synagogue, Judaica Library, International Coffee Shoppe, student lounges, computer areas, and a 750 person Kosher Dining Hall with enlarged Kitchens.  Chabad House serves a population of seven thousand Jewish students at Rutgers University - the largest Jewish student body in the USA.  

In addition, this year's Gala Event will focus on the "untold story', of how Chabad Rabbis have worked closely with many law enforcement agencies for the betterment of many individuals and communities throughout New Jersey.  Over the past decades, many hundreds of lives have been improved, and even saved, due to this close  working relationship that is not commonly known. 

The Honorary Dinner Chairpersons include:

Mr. Ed Cetnar, Deputy Supt. Port Authority of NY-NJ Police Dept., Mr. Doron Cohen, Chairman, Dun & Bradstreet, (Latin America & Israel) Ltd.; Honorable Danny Danon, Israel Ambassador to the U.N., Mr. Yoram Elgrabli, CEO, North & South America, El Al Israel Airlines, Mr. Donald Epstein, CFO, Matrix Companies; Mr. Roger Fine, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson (Ret.); Mr. Isaac S. Gindi, V.P., Century 21 Dept. Stores; Mrs. Lita Greenberg; Mr. David Halpern, Atlantic Realty; Mr. Donald Hecht, Partner, Hecht & Co.; Mr. Michael Hecht, Partner, Hecht & Co.; Mr. Danny Kahane, Developer;  Mr. Steven Katz, Partner, Sterling Properties Group; Amy B. Mansue, President, Southern Region, RWJ Barnabas Health; Sir Michael 'Meir' Melnicke, Ambassador -at-Large, Grenada; Mr. Ronald C. Rak, JD, President and CEO, St. Peter’s Healthcare System; Mr. Sammy Saka, Sakar International, Inc.; Mr. Richard Saker, CEO and President of Saker ShopRites, Inc.; Mr. Myron P. "Mike" Shevell, Chairman and CEO, The Shevell Group, NEMF;  Mr. Rick Schottenfeld, Chairman, The Schottenfeld Group; Mr. Jeffries Shein, Long Branch, NJ; Mr, Kyron P. “Mike”Shevell, Chairman and CEO of the Shevell Group, NEMF; Mr. Ken Silverman, Chairman, The Silverman Group; Mr. Jerold Zaro, Esq., Sills, Cummis, and Gross.

Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, Director of Chabad House, will report on the new complex and its outreach programs and activities this past year. Participants at the dinner will receive a special coffee table "38th Anniversary Album" pictorially depicting the history of Chabad House from its first days in 1978, in a rented room at the Rutgers Student Center, to its location today as the largest Jewish Center on any public university campus in the world.

For more information, reservations, or journal advertising for the Gala Dinner or to receive the "38th Pictorial Anniversary Album", please contact Chabad House at (732) 296-1800 or write to:  Chabad House, 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 or email



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