Th evening started off with a blessing and welcome from Rabbi Kadden and the Sisterhood president, Sarah, followed by a prayer from the son of one of the honorees.
After dinner the speeches and entertainment started. We got to hear from the children of the honorees, and some absolutely hilarious stories from the honorees themselves. Then Sarah played a version of The Newlywed Game to see how well these couples knew each other after so many years together. Luckily, they got almost all the answers right!
Jim Friedman and Lin Spellman
The Newlywed Game
Sarah kept us running right on time. The evening ended with Cantor Elstein leading the group in Mazal Tov, accompanied by the ukelele. Apparently the uke came from a somewhat disastrous hula performance at a previous tribute dinner. :)
Thanks again to the Haas, Friedman-Spellman and Levine families. You absolutely deserved this evening! And a big thanks to everyone who organized it!