Hosts
Libbie Mugrabi & Family

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Herschel Bonchek

Honoring
Herschel Bonchek

Herschel Bonchek was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the son of Dr. Meyer and Marjorie Bonchek.

After attending public school, Herschel met The Rebbe and Chabad while in his late teens. Herschel then studied Architecture at the University of Bombay, while opening the first "Chabad House" in all of Asia.

His hospitality in Bombay to diamond merchants lead to his working for 30 years in the Diamond and Jewelry Industry in the USA.

Two years ago, his interest in Sports, lead to a new venture, with his combining Sports and Social Media.

Herschel's primary goal has been and is--- to try to connect his business and personal encounters with the Rebbe's thinking and the Torah.

Herschel has five children and 5 grandchildren and now lives in Palm Springs.

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Lieba Nesis

Keser Shem Tov Award
Lieba Nesis

Lieba Nesis grew up in Manhattan the daughter of prominent physician Dr. Norton Nesis and his wife Roslyn. Lieba attended Yeshiva University High School and The Syms School of Business at YU with a full academic scholarship. After graduating summa cum laude at the top of her class with a B.S. in Accounting and winning awards in Accounting, Business Law and Judaic Studies, she was the first student from Syms to attend Harvard Law School, where she headed The Jewish Law Students Association and wrote for The Business Law Journal.

After graduating Harvard she became a commercial litigator at Jones Day, where she represented mega clients such as IBM and Tylenol. Currently, she is a lead writer and photographer for The Jewish Voice and Lookonline, writing hundreds of articles on the New York socialite, fashion, political and entertainment scene. She has written numerous cover stories for The Jewish Voice and has been featured in various blogs for her fashion sense and style. She has also conducted interviews with fashion luminaries Ken Downing, Thom Browne and Marc Jacobs and covered the red carpet for the Costume Institute Gala,-the most star-studded event of the year.

She currently resides on the Upper West Side with her daughter, Rachel, who attends Frisch.

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Jane Scher

Keser Shem Tov Award
Jane Scher

Jane Scher grew up in Monmouth County New Jersey, the daughter of Real Estate developer Joseph Goldfajer and Gloria Nissenblatt. After graduating first in her class from Monmouth County Nursing School and scoring the highest on her boards in New York State she married prominent plastic surgeon Charles Scher and gave birth to daughters Libbie and Mia.

After moving to New York to work at Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Jane met Dr. Norman Rowe whom she introduced to her daughter Mia and they are now happily married with two children David and Ella. Jane also introduced her other daughter, Libbie, to David Mugrabi and they have two children Joseph and Mary.

Janeís devotion to her children and four grandchildren is unparalleled while she also runs Skintight Med Spa on 3rd Ave between 61 and 62nd street-one of the premier clinics in Manhattan for facial injections and non-invasive surgical procedures. Jane lectures to doctors and aestheticians all over the world on how to safely inject patients with optimal results and minimal pain. Her creativity and expertise has been heralded by numerous beauty magazines as she has become the go-to clinician on the Upper East Side.

This evening is especially meaningful to Jane as she received a blessing from "The Rebbe" in the 80ís and frequently visits his grave with her daughters.

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