Friday, December 06, 2019

Ben Porat Yosef in Paramus will hold its 11th annual dinner on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck. This year’s honorees are Sybil and Naftali Cohen of Englewood, Jonathan and Rachel Margolin of Teaneck, and Vicky and Raphael Nadel of Riverdale, NY.

Sybil and Naftali Cohen, whose daughter Eliana is a pre-K student at the school, have been actively involved with BPY for the past six years. In 2011, the Cohens dedicated BPY’s Beit Midrash sefarim collection in memory of Rav Elazar Abuchatzeira, creating a permanent and growing collection of sifrei kodesh for the benefit of BPY students and faculty; Sybil’s hand-painted portrait of Rav Abuchatzeira hangs in BPY’s library. Sybil Cohen was a member of the annual dinner committee, designing invitations and doing other graphics work to support this major annual fund-raising event. Naftali Cohen has been an active participant in the school’s annual scholarship walkathon. The Cohens are members of Congregation Ahavath Torah, Englewood.

Vicky & Raphael Nadel have been active supporters of the school since joining BPY two years ago. Their daughter Estie is in first grade at BPY and Yael is in pre-K. The Nadels have hosted parlor meetings in their Riverdale home and were instrumental in ensuring that BPY would be able to continue providing bus service for Riverdale families. Vicky also volunteers at BPY’s Discovery Learning Days. They are members of Young Israel of Riverdale.

Jonathan and Rachel Margolin have been staunch supporters of BPY since enrolling their oldest child in the school seven years ago. They have three children at BPY, Anna, 9, third grade; Jakob, 7, first grade; and Josef, 6, kindergarten. Jonathan’s private practice, Teaneck Podiatry, has been a longstanding corporate sponsor of BPY’s Annual Scholarship Walkathon. The Margolins have helped with the annual dinner and scholarship walkathon, served as anchors of the growing BPY contingent from Teaneck’s south of Cedar Lane community, and actively promoted BPY’s visibility in the community.

They are members of Congregation Arzei Darom and Congregation Ohr Saadya, both in Teaneck.