With much gratitude and appreciation
It is with tremendous excitement and gratitude to Hashem that we announce the completion of building the S. Jose Community Eruv. The Eruv took thousands of hours planning and arranging. At this time, we would also like to thank those who gave of their time, efforts and financial contributions to make this vision a reality:
President of the Eruv – Ephraim Lindenbaum, who devoted hundreds of hours on the Eruv project for almost ten years to bring it to this point.
Our Builders – Coastline Installation led by Ralph Farias for their professional, knowledgeable and timely
Our Lawyers - Boris Feldman, Bart Hechtman and Ignacio Salceda, who gave of their precious time and
experience pro bono for the community’s benefit.
Public Officials – Many politicians assisted us, but we owe a particular debt of appreciation to Former SJ
Councilmember Pierliugi Oliverio, to Santa Clara Sheriff Laurie Smith, and to Santa Clara DA Jeff
Engineers – Our civil engineers, Mike Sheehy and Stephen Sherman of Ruth and Going Civil Engineers and Consulting, whose expertise was crucial for handling the many complex aspects of the Eruv.
Rabbanim – Many rabbanim assisted in the planning of the Eruv, but we particularly thank Rabbi Raphael
Szmerla of Lakewood, NJ; Rabbi Avi Lebowitz, and Rabbi Yitzchok Feldman for their contributions.
We would also like to thank each individual and family whose financial contributions were the final step to
bringing this vital project to fruition. The total cost of the Eruv planning, permitting and building costs came out to approximately $500,000. And we raised that, bs’d, thanks to the very generous support of our donors!
The following individuals and families each donated at least $10,000. Thank you!
Mrs. Rachel Balter and her sister Miriam Turk (l’zecher nishmas their father Chaim Avigdor Turk)
Mr. Ephraim Lindenbaum
Dr. and Mrs. Leon Lubianker
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roberts
Mrs. and Mrs. Eli Reinhard
Mr. and Mrs. David Raccah
Mrs. Malka Reeder
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Sidorovsky
Mr. and Mrs. David Zalk
Anonymous-(As a merit for a Refuah Shleima for Linda Lindenbaum, Toba bas Farha)
The following individuals and families each donated at least $5,000. Thank you!
Dr. and Mrs. Andy Hartman
Dr. Marvin Kirsch
Mr. Ben Mazin
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Orrin
The following individuals and families each donated at least $2,500. Thank you!
Mr. and Mrs. Shmuel Adler
Mrs. Pat Bergman
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Bron
Mr. and Mrs. Heshy Fried
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Kaye
Rav and Rebbetzin Menachem Levine
Mr. and Mrs. Shimon Chaim Penkar
Mr. and Mrs. Meni Peretz
Mr. and Mrs. Ezequiel Singer
The following individuals and families each donated at least $1000. Thank you!
Dr. Harvey Belsky
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Fagan
Rabbi and Mrs. Joey Felsen
Rabbi and Mrs. Shaye Guttenberg
Mrs. Etti Ish Shalom
Mr. and Mrs. Shiran Koriat and Ohad Baruch
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Mirkin
Judge and Mrs. Brenton Rogozen
Mr. and Mrs. Donny Shapiro
Dr. and Mrs. Joe Sonnenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Stolin (in memory of Baisa bas Michel and Dvorya bas Dovid)
Mrs. Joyce Tachner
The following individuals and families each donated at least $500. Thank you!
Dr. Joel and Toni Adler
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cosden
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Feinberg
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gallant
Mr. and Mrs. Roni Greenblum
Mr. and Mrs. Stephane Kahloun
Mr. and Mrs. Gidon Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Eliyahu Kohanteb
Mr. and Mrs. Moshe Kohanteb
Mr. and Mrs. Shmuel Lagun
Rabbi and Mrs. Dovid Lieberman
Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Londner
Mr. and Mrs. Avrohom Milrod
Mr. and Mrs. Eitan Napolitano
Mr. and Mrs. Michel Rynderman
Mr. and Mrs. David Smith
Mrs. Evelyn Smith (l’zecher nishmas Dolly Myriam bat Ida Esther Kamami)
Mr. and Mrs. Noam Syrkin
Mr. and Mrs. Leonid Sokolovsky
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Tachner
With Much Appreciation on behalf of the S. Jose Community,
Rabbi Menachem Levine
Rav, Kehillas Am Echad
Vice President and Rabbinical Authority SJCE