NYC Gala Celebration 2023

Thank You To Our Supporters

NYC Gala Celebration 2023
Photo by Ilya Melnikov

AFB Gala Celebration Planning Committee

Nurit Amdur, Co-Chair
Tony Felzen, Co-Chair
Nitsan Alter
Ella Baff
Susan Ennis
Naomi Grabel
Tyler Greif
Edna Harel
Donna Bonem Rich

Batsheva Dance Company returned to New York for the first time in four years! The Company performed Ohad Naharin’s Hora at The Joyce Theater for a 2-week run from Tuesday, February 28th to March 12th. In honor of this return, the American Friends of Batsheva hosted a Gala Celebration to praise Batsheva’s dancers, choreographer, and team on the opening night (pictures to come).

The February 28th tour premiere of Hora and the American Friends of Batsheva Dance Company’s Gala Celebration were fabulously sold out and the performance received rave reviews from New York dance critics!

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AFB Thanks Our Supporters for Their Generosity

Premiere Benefactor

 Jody and John Arnhold | The Arnhold Foundation


Nurit and Rick Amdur • Deborah Goodman Davis and Gerald Davis • Anonymous, USA • First Republic • Goldman Sachs • Mary and Saul Sanders • Debra Fine and Martin Schneider


Judith Bernstein Bunzl and Nick Bunzl • Delta Galil • Perry and Marty Granoff • Mark Moskowitz and Yuval Hadadi •  Sheila and Bill Lambert

Director’s Circle

Ariel Amdur • Robert de Rothschild • Judith and John Hannan • Soteria Wealth Management


Anonymous • Deborah and Charles Adelman • Sima Ariam • Felicia Herman and David Ben-Ur Nili Lotan and David Broza • Claire Ellis and Chad Cooper • Deborah Edell • Judith and Alan Fishman • Jack Gindi • Alice Gottesman • Nitsan Alter and Tyler Greif • Lili Almog and Elazar Grinstein • Amy and Ron Guttman • Edna and Chaim Harel • Harkness Foundation for Dance • Marti Meyerson and Jamie Hooper • IDB Bank • Jill and Harry Kargman • Melissa and Rabbi Paul Kerbel • Andrea and Dr. Robert Meislin • Julie Menin • Dr. Lilly Zborowski Naveh and Avner Naveh • Jennifer Deppe Parker and Stan Parker • Michele and Steve Pesner • David Roll • Thomas Rom • Carol and Lawrence Saper • James Snyder • Robert Weil

Young Patron

Emily Carey • Donna Fish and Michael Davis • Willow Arts Foundation

Supporting Friends

Roland Augustine • Ella Baff and John Badanes • Raphael Camp Carl Carlsen • Patricia Colangelo Craig DeLaurier • Gina Gibney • Judy Taub Gold • Shelley and Avner Hershlag • Karen Brooks Hopkins • Marcie and Fredric Imberman • Elizabeth Kehler Allison and David Kochman  Naomi Grabel and Neil Kutner • Susan Ennis and Owen Lewis • Nancy and Jonathan Littman • Marsha and Jonathan Medows • Caila and Eric Moed • Mark Perwien • Adina Poupko • Erica Preiss Regunberg • Donna and Martin Rich • Cheri and Daniel Rothman • Ilana and Dr. Reuven Sacher • Susan and Judd Shoval • Liev Schreiber Susannah Sirkin • Sarah and David Steinhardt • Jodi Stern • Dr. Andrea Marks and David Warmflash • Gillian Warmflash 

Honorary Host Committee

Sarah Arison ○ Darren Aronofsky ○ Mikhail Baryshnikov ○ Robert Battle ○ Daniel Craig ○ Michele Denegri ○ Aurelie DuPont ○ Jonathan Safran Foer ○ Danni Gee ○ RoseLee Goldberg ○ Karen Brooks Hopkins ○ Rabbi David Ingber ○ Judith Jamison ○ Maira Kalman ○ Nicole Krauss ○ Sharon Luckman ○ Alicia Graf Mack ○ Simony Monteiro ○ Letty Cottin Pogrebin ○ Michal Rovner ○ Rabbi Joanna Samuels ○ Liev Schreiber ○ Linda Shelton ○ Taylor Stanley ○ Rachel Weisz ○ Wendy Whelan

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