Temple Beth Torah To Honor Inaugural Gala Service Award Winners

Honorees Roger and Stephanie Grave de Peralta. Photo by Sunman

Temple Beth Torah, in recognition of the remarkable contributions of members Roger and Stephanie Grave de Peralta, will be celebrating them both with its inaugural Temple Beth Torah Gala Service Award.

Additionally, three students from the temple will be announced as recipients of the Student Service Award and recognized monetarily. These awards honor members of the Temple Beth Torah community who have dedicated their time and efforts to its growth and prosperity and who inspire the involvement of others.

The gala will be held at the Wellington National Golf Club on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. More information can be found at www.templebethtorah.net/gala2020. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the temple directly at (561) 793-2700.

The theme of Temple Beth Torah’s gala this year is “masquerade” and guests will enjoy festive entertainment, a variety of wines and specialty cocktails, and delicious and diverse cuisine. Guests can bring their own masks or purchase one crafted by religious school students. Pairing the food and wine with great music, casino games and a silent auction will ensure a lively, celebratory evening.

Roger and Stephanie Grave de Peralta joined Temple Beth Torah in 2009, sending all three children through its preschool, two to the bema as bar and bat mitzvahs, and one currently in religious school. In addition to her role on the board of trustees since 2016, Stephanie has served as chair of the religious school committee, of which she has been a member since 2009. Her tenure has overseen the success of both religious and preschool events and fundraisers, and she prides herself on the active volunteerism she promotes.

Roger, meanwhile, has actively grown the temple’s brotherhood and also served as vice president of the organization in 2016 and 2017. His contributions include assisting with the annual golf tournament, the temple directory and the gala ad book. He has been involved with the nominating committee for temple board members, as well as his repeated commitment to high holiday responsibilities.

The event will be made possible by the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Pike and Lustig LLP; Diamond Sponsors Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod, Kantor Scott & Marcia Weber and the Barron Group at UBS Financial; Pearl Sponsor Herman Law; Topaz Sponsor Diagnostic Centers of America; Gift Bag and Silent Auction Sponsor Provident Jewelry; Vodka Sponsor Tito’s Vodka; Craft Beer Sponsor Lagunitas Brewing Company; Beer Sponsor Heineken Company; and Fresh Juice Sponsor Kennesaw Fruit & Juice.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for those interested in underwriting this event.

Serving on this year’s gala committee are Ron and Liz Herman, Lee and Robin Kantor, Todd and Debra Barron as co-chairs, Michael and Pamela Pike and Daniel and Dara Lustig as honorary chairs, and committee members Jill Cohen, Samantha Fishman, Roger Grave de Peralta, Sharon Lowenstein, Marcy Samuels, Kevin and Jen Shapiro, Tyler Shernoff, Alan and Sarah Shullman, Pam Tahan, Marcia Weber, Adam and Megan Wellikoff, and Janna Zaidspiner.