Ridgewood April 8, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 9 Barnert Temple invites the community to “A Celebration of Giving” on Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m. Robert and Ellen Gutenstein will be honored at this event, which will be held at The Tides Estate in North Haledon. The Gutensteins, long-time Ridgewood Barnert Temple hosts ‘Celebration of Giving’ residents, will be presented with the first Rabbi Martin Freedman Humanitarian Award in recognition of their dedication, leadership, and charitable work. Their tireless support of innumerable Jewish causes, The Valley Hospital Foundation, and the Wharton Business School epitomizes the Former two-term Barnert Temple President Robert Gutenstein and past Sisterhood President and Lifetime Trustee Ellen Gutenstein, active members in Barnert Temple for 40 years, will be honored at on April 30. spirit of the award. “For so many years, Bob and Ellen Gutenstein have devoted themselves to helping others,” explained Elisse Share, co-chair of the event. “We take pride in recognizing their commitment to Barnert Temple and to their strong belief in helping to repair the world by giving back to the community and building leadership through service.” The event, which includes cocktails, dinner and an auction, will feature music by the Aztec Two-Step performing the Simon and Garfunkel Songbook. The musical part of the event will be hosted by Pete Fornatale, rock and roll historian, and veteran DJ. Proceeds from the event will support Homes for Our Troops, and Barnert Temple education and outreach programs. Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit organization founded in 2004, builds new homes and adapts existing homes for handicapped accessibility for returning veterans who have selflessly served and returned home with serious disabilities. There is no cost to the veterans served. Reservations for “A Celebration of Giving” may be made by contacting Barnert Temple at (201) 848-1800 or by visiting online at www.barnerttemple.org. For more information about the event or about joining Barnert Temple, contact Alice Kintisch, at (201) 848-1800.