Yad Ezra’s Annual Fundraising Dinner

On September 25, 2019, Yad Ezra hosted its annual fundraising dinner paying tribute to a person or couple in the community whose efforts on behalf of our organization are recognized. This year, we honored Michele and Eli Saulson at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, starting with a strolling supper provided by Quality Kosher Catering, and followed by a brief program. The event, combined with a Program Journal, accounts for a major portion of Yad Ezra’s operating budget and is used to purchase nutritious groceries, healthcare items and household goods for the organization’s 1,250 client families. Over 2,500 individuals rely on Yad Ezra every month for assistance. One in twenty members of the metro Jewish community relies on Yad Ezra!

Yad Ezra, an independent agency, is supported by the generosity of thousands of families in metro Detroit. The partnership between Yad Ezra and the community enables more than 1,100,000 pounds of groceries to be distributed annually.

Sincere thanks to Michele and Eli, our honorees; and, to Bob Aronson and Bryce Sandler, our dinner co-chairs.

Congregation Shaarey Zedek: 27375 Bell Rd, Southfield 48034

Previous Honorees

  • 1991 Rabbi A. Irving Schnipper
  • 1992 Arthur Horwitz and The Jewish News
  • 1993 Florine Mark
  • 1994 Shelley and Michael Eizelman
  • 1995 Susan and Howard Tapper and family
  • 1996 Sharon Hart
  • 1997 Doreen Hermelin
  • 1998 Susie Citrin
  • 1999 Barbara and Irving Nusbaum
  • 2000 Ruth and Irwin Kahn
  • 2001 Bluma and Bob (z”l) Schechter
  • 2002 Susie and Norm Pappas
  • 2003 Esther and Neal Zalenko
  • 2004 Edie and Don Slotkin
  • 2005 Joel Jacob
  • 2006 Ellen and Jim Labes
  • 2007 Beverly and Arthur Liss
  • 2008 Sally and Richard Krugel
  • 2009 Ron Charfoos
  • 2010 Margot and Jerry Halperin
  • 2011 Jan and Mark Hauser
  • 2012 Rissa and Sheldon Winkelman
  • 2013 Nicole and Matt Lester
  • 2014 Anita and Bob Naftaly
  • 2015 Linda and Tom Klein
  • 2016 Rachel and Jason Zimmerman
  • 2017 Aimee and Richard Simtob
  • 2018 Ellen and David Sherman
  • Michele and Eli Saulson