Saturday, August 08, 2020

(l-r) Seri Diamond-Zamir, Meir Kay and Malka Husarsky, event chairs.

(l-r) Emunah Past National President Marcia Genuth, National President Johanna Guttmann Herskowitz, Past National Presidents Charlotte Dachs and Heddy Klein, Meir Kay and Benny Friedman.


(Courtesy of Emunah) On August 15, Shabbat Nachamu, Emunah welcomed Benny Friedman to Vacation Village who filled the room with light! It was an incredible concert attended by over 350 people to benefit Emunah’s children at risk in our five residential homes in Israel. 

To kick off the evening Meir Kay, an internet personality best known for his vlogs on YouTube and his social media presence with upwards of one million followers was the master of ceremonies for the evening. Kay exuded his signature positivity and energy, getting the crowd pumped up for the concert.    

Friedman sang his greatest hits and for his signature song, Ivri Anochi- I am a Jew and Proud, the children attending the concert were invited to come on stage to sing along and dance. Johanna Guttmann Herskowitz, Emunah national president said, “Emunah has been doing an event at Vacation Village for over 30 years every summer. We are grateful to the Vacation Village Board for supporting Emunah and giving us the opportunity to raise the necessary funds needed to help break the cycle of distress for children in Israel.”

VIP concert-goers enjoyed a delicious buffet catered by R&Z Kosher Smoked Meats. 

In addition to the fabulous food, there were fantastic boutiques featuring some of the best names in Jewish fashion, accessories and more! Emunah thanks Elan Kornblum of Great Kosher Foodies and Shiloh Winery for helping sponsor the wine tasting.

This event would not be possible without our incredible chairs, Malka Husarsky and Seri Diamond-Zamir, the volunteers at Vacation Village and ticket sellers for their tireless efforts to help make the concert a huge success. To support Emunah projects go to

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