The online registration deadline has passed, but we welcome you to contact us at or 781-444-0077 ext 58 to inquire about tickets, sponsorship and more.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Temple Beth Shalom, Needham

Dear TBS Community

It is our honor to serve as the co-chairs of this year's L'Chaim Celebration. On this very special night, we will celebrate the 20 years that the Perlman Family has dedicated to our community. It will be a joyous night filled with delicious food and beverage, music, dancing, auction items, and a few surprises along the way - and, as Rabbi Jay is an avid baseball fan, all with a nod to America's favorite pastime!

An online auction will be part of this exciting event. Some of the amazing items that we have secured so far include: Red Sox tickets, Celtics tickets, a Chihuly glass piece, art by various Israeli artists including Kozo, Nir Davidson and David Gerstein, and we are especially pleased to offer creative works from some of the artists in our own community. Gift cards to local restaurants, breweries, hotels and theater tickets will add to the fun of the evening.  

L'Chaim is the largest fundraiser of the year for TBS.The proceeds from this event allow us to dream big and your support helps to make those dreams a reality!

We are anticipating a sold out event so we recommend getting your tickets early! We cannot wait to celebrate with you. 

With much gratitude, 

Bernice Sue Behar & Debbie Jacobs
L'Chaim Co-Chairs

Your support helps to make those dreams a reality.

Rabbi Jay and his family are especially interested in programs and projects that foster belonging and deepen the spirit of our community, in particular:

  • Outstanding Adult learning and Jewish cultural opportunities featuring exceptional scholars, artists, musicians, speakers, and trips.

  • Our new “Shabbat Reimagined” initiative - which is now bringing our community together on Fridays and Saturdays for enriched experiences during services, dinners, yoga, hikes, special guest speakers and more.

  • Our house band and the continued growth of our music program.

  • Support of Israel and our community during this time of war and the rise in antisemitism - including helping the Israeli families currently enrolled in our Children's Center.

  • Mental health initiatives to support our community, including adults, families, children, and our staff. 

  • The exciting re-envisioning of our TBS teen program and enhancing educational experiences across our K-12 learning programs.

The Annual Fund makes work like this and so much more happen and allows us to dream big! Your support helps to make those dreams a reality.

Host Committee Lineup


Bernice Sue Behar
Debbie Jacobs

Host Committee

Julie & Michael Bailit
Abigail Harmon
Stephanie Javaheri
Beth Pinals
Lori Shaer
Steve Snyder

Sponsor Hall of Fame

Diamond Club

David Crandell & Wendy Gutterson
Michele Marram & Jeffrey Samet

Grand Slam

Sarah & Jamie Fleckner
Susan Patkin
Stephanie & Adam Rogers

Homerun Club

Steve & Terri Snyder

All-Star Club

Sam & Bernice Sue Behar
Bob & Marilyn Brooks
Jim & Andrea Masterman
David & Sherri Noon

Power Hitter

Ken & Marcia Brier
Michael & Lauren Corkin
David & Sydney Feldman
Linda & David Hill
Henry & Carole Mittelman
Jon & Lori Shaer
Steve & Malerie Singer
Bruce & Anne Tribush

Triple Play

Rob Andrews & Ron Shiloh
Carole Aronson
Steve Barrett & Martha Cohen Barrett
Brezniak Funeral Directors
Jan & Marty Cohen
Gregg & Danielle Darish
Mark & Amy Furman
Harold & Carol Gershman
David & Dara Grossman
Jake & Liz Grossman
Louis Grossman & Amy Gerson
Debbie & Josh Jacobs
David & Stephanie Javaheri
Rita J. & Stanley Kaplan Family Foundation 
Debbie & Jeff Kublin
Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman, Larchmont Temple
Jamie & Aaron Miller
Marsha & Edward Moller
Jay & Mindy Pasco-Anderson
Beth Pinals & Bill Jewett
Ben & Ashley Rosen
Loren & Allison Shapiro
Michael & Ellen Sheetz
Jim Silver
Gertrude Silverstein
Brian & Stephanie Singer
Alan Stern & Lori Tenser
Andrea, Adam & Zach Wasserman
Richard & Sally Weitzen
Abby & Jared Wilk