A Big Thank You to Our 2023 Project Prom Team and Partners

by Susan Kaufman
Chair, Tikkun Olam Committee

A huge thanks to the more than 80 volunteers who helped assist over 360 young women to prepare for their senior proms! We could not hold this event without your continued support and guidance. The room was filled with laughter, smiles and lots of giggles! The event was also covered by the media:

All our shoppers were able to leave the Temple with a NEW Prom Dress, NEW Shoes, NEW Evening Bag, NEW Jewelry and a Full Makeup bag! And snacks were even provided to all the shoppers! A huge thank you to all our partners who are so generous in donating all these wonderful items; this mitzvah would not be possible without the support:

  • Dress donations: Levy Group, Bari Jay, Adrianna Papell Group, Faviana, CamiNYC, Mori Lee, Adriennes Bridal, AMSALE, DELFICOLLECTIVE, AMANDA UPRICHARD, Alex Evenings, Mon Cheri Bridals, JOVANI and The Dessy Group
  • Shoe donations: Marc Fisher Shoes, Nina Footwear Corp., Caleres ,Dessy Steve Madden
  • Evening bag donations: EKR Designs LLC EMM KUO, Basha Accessories, Estee & Lily, La Regale, Kayu Designand Steve Madden
  • Jewelry donations: EVP
  • Makeup donations: Megababe, Amanda Smeal, Bluemercury and Estee Lauder Companies

I would also like to thank the Project Prom Committee, Debbie Halperin, Marlene Yokel, Abby Solomon, Dana Covey, Eileen Melniker, Lori Vili,  Rena Goldstein and Annette Marom who worked tirelessly throughout the year to schedule all our participating schools and solicit the many donations to make this event a huge success.

Most importantly I can not say enough about our Temple’s Maintenance staff.  Without their continued support and guidance by Jesus Toribo this event would not be able to take place.  They are always there to assist in every way imaginable. I would also like to express my extreme appreciation to Mark Heutlinger, John O’Hara and Joseph Palusevic who are available in a moment’s notice when assistance is needed.

With So Much Gratitude to All,

Susan Kaufman
Chair, Tikkun Olam Committee