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Friday, October 18, 2019

Blue. Pink. Purple. Green. Bursts of color were everywhere on the Paramus campus of Yeshivat Noam on Monday, May 26 for the Inaugural Color Me Fun-two mile family fit­ness experience. Over 1,100 people participat­ed and enjoyed getting splattered with color. Over 50 volunteers, including several alum­ni, assisted as course marshals, color throwers, and event staff.

The weather could not have been more perfect: sunny, 80° with a slight breeze. A 25- foot tall wavy man and men in colored sumo wrestler suits greeted the participants upon arrival. To reflect the fun and the spirit of the event, adults and children came dressed in rainbow accessories, including multi-colored Mohawks, tutus, and other fun stuff. At the conclusion of the colorful experience, the DJ and MC pumped up the crowd and led con­tests and song with intermittently synchro­nized color tossing. The color canon was a huge hit and proved to live up to the hype.

This event was made possible due to the dedication and commitment of a strong steering committee led by Ilana and Azriel Rauzman, Jennie Mohl and Da­vid Isaacson. The committee met weekly for several months in order to prepare for the flawless execution of this complex and super fun experience. The feedback is tre­mendously positive, and we are confident a memorable day was shared by all who at­tended.

Yeshivat Noam is especially grateful to the event sponsors for making this a reality: Back to Health Physical Therapy, Palisades Dental Care, Links Residential Real Estate, Dash Print­ing, Growing Smiles of Engelwood, Rubin & Domeck, Esq., Tenafly Pediatrics, and Cedar Market, NJ Pediatric Neuroscience Institute, Krinitz, Krinitz & Sperber Accounting, JCC on the Palisades and Washington Avenue Pedi­atrics. In addition to these business sponsors, the Color Me Fun raised money through fami­ly sponsor pages. Congratulations to Elijah and Lea Mosberg for raising over $1,800 and win­ning the first place mini-iPad!

Pics and videos are available on the Yeshivat Noam web page and the many Fa­cebook pages of the participants and the school. Stay tuned for the 2015 Color Me Fun details!

Amy Vogel is Director of Development, Yeshivat Noam

By Amy Vogel Photos by Lisa Appelbaum.