Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 PM

Spring Fling 2016


Honoring Julie Tischler and Ed Levy

For their service to our community!


Featuring Music by Noam Israel Quartet


Amazing Auction Items!


Backyard BBQ at Katy Abel & David Brenner $300

Aji Sushi Bar $50

Bourbon tasting with Ashley Adams $180

Aquitaine Boston $100

Cape Cod Weekend from Sue Dorfman $600

Brewers Coalition $25

Garden advice + plants from Claudia Harris $118

Bukhara Indian Bistro $100

Hamantaschen & other goodies from Tammy Schneider $18

Deluxe Station Diner $25

Hand-made basket from Phyllis Haycock Poller $275

Frank Pepe's Pizzeria $25

Intro to Alexander Technique by Debi Adams $100

Henrietta's Table $100

Intro to Quilting Class with Amy Gerber $50

Himalayan Bistro $20

Lenox week from Rich Moche & Heidi Brown $2,500

Isabella Restaurant $100

Literacy tutoring with Sabina Steede $150

Judith's Kitchen $50

Pedro by Pedro Martinez and Michael Silverman $28

Masona Grill $50

Shabbat dinner at the Rabbi & Brian's $288

Otake Sushi Bistro $20

Slow-cooked, dry-rubbed beef brisket from David Brenner $50

Raising Cane's $88

Smoked chicken dinner from Jocelyn Gordon & Bruce Mallory $50

Rami's $25

Yoga classes with Laurie Rotman $130

Real Deal/Sugar Bakery $50

Redd's in Rozzie $50


Sorellina $100

Atlas True Value $50

Teatro $50

Bedouin saddle bag/wall hanging from Shelley Stevens $100

The Fireplace $60

Bissell Deepcleaner from Stephanie & Ian Sher $150

The Inn at Bay Pointe $50

China Fair platters $40

The Local $50

Circle Furniture $150

Walnut Grille $25

Creative Warehouse $25

West On Centre $70

Fuller Craft Museum bag from Shelley Stevens $60

Zaftig's $25

Haitian recycled steel wall art donated by Tim Kunin $20

Hanukkiah donated by Linda Chernick $50


Heart of the Square $50

6 Points Sports Academy $500

Kolbo Fine Judaica $18

Blithewold Mansions admission $48

Large frame from Fire Opal $50

Eureka! Puzzle $22

"Musical Inspiration" serigraph donated by Linda Chernick $500

Larz Anderson Auto Museum membership $58

Oriental rugs donated by Mark Nenner-Payton $500-$600

Learning Express $70

Red Sox coasters fromFire Opal $58

Story Land admission $66

Rwandan basket donated by Tim Kunin $50

The Discovery Museums admission $50

Table runner from Kolbo $170

Zoo New England admission $80

Tool sets from Roslindale Hardware $39


Butcherie $18


ArtsEmerson tickets $300

Catering by Andrew dinner $105

Coolidge Corner Theatre tickets $72

Coffee Exchange perfect coffee package $354

Dedham Community Theatre tickets $22

Craft Beer Cellar tasting $150

Guided tour of TripAdvisor with co-founder and CEO Priceless!

Dancing Deer Baking Co. gift basket $55

Hotel Commonwealth overnight $495

Dunkin Donuts gift basket $50

Huntington Theatre Company tickets $170

Filthy Rich Chocolates from Fire Opal $36

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum admission $60

Greek olive oil from Roslindale Fish Market $20

Jillians pool party $200

Real McCoy rum gift basket $100

"Matilda" tickets $300

Recreo Coffee gift basket

New Gallery tickets $40

Rosenfeld's Bagels $50

New Repertory Theatre tickets $130

Scotch from Murray's Liquors $40

Peabody Essex Museum admission $72

Tony's Market $25

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra tickets $146

Vino Divino wine & gift card $42

Salem Witch Museum admission $66

West Newton Cinema annual pass $500

For Her

CAbi Carol Anderson by Invitation $50

Closet Exchange $100

Autographed photo of Mookie Betts $50

Elizabeth Grady facial $110

Boston College football tickets $100

Get in Shape For Women $403

Boston Red Sox: Opening Day tickets $84

Laurel Burch handbag from Shelley Stevens $25

Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center class $125

Lord's & Lady's Hair Salon $50

Landry's Bicycles $25

Nails Maxx Co. $13

New England Revolution tickets $50

Salon Capri cut & dry $50

Portland Sea Dogs tickets $32

Scarf & hat from Fire Opal $150

Wachusett Mountain lift tickets $130

Silpada necklace donated by Katy Abel $75

West Suburban YMCA membership $189

Skoah facial $120







Spring Fling FAQs

What happens at the Spring Fling? What is the program for the evening?

The event goes from 7:30 to 10:30 and starts with schmoozing, hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer until havdalah at 7:50. Formal program starts after havdalah and lasts about 45 minutes. It includes a tribute to this year's honorees. Silent auction bidding, more schmoozing and enjoying the music of the Noam Israel Quartet and refreshments take up the rest of the evening.

 Who comes to the event?

 HBT members, long-time and new, old and young, come and many bring their friends. The Spring Fling is a great opportunity to meet new people and catch up with old friends for extended conversation in a festive setting.

What's the story with buying (or not buying) a table?

 Last year was the first time we sold tables. A few members who brought a group of outside friends found it nice to have a reserved table to sit together, and it raises a bit more money. Most people do not buy a table.

 Will it be awkward or uninteresting if I don't know the people being honored?

 We hope not! The Spring Fling is just as much about fundraising and socializing together as it is about honoring someone. Honoring someone in our community is rewarding and a wonderful way to learn about our members' accomplishments. Celebrating the work of temple leaders is a happy occasion and helps members get to know them better.

What sorts of items are up for bid at the silent auction?

The list above showed a sampling of auction items that will be for sale: theater, museum, aquarium tickets; handmade jewelry; restaurant gift cards; small works of art; a hotel stay; and personal services such as gardening consultation, massage, and Shabbat dinner with the Rabbi.

What if I can't afford to spend a lot of money?

Everyone is welcome to come no matter how much they are prepared to spend!

What kind of food and drink will there be?

Appetizer type food and desserts: hot hors d'oeuvres, hummus, cheese and crackers, raw vegetables, nuts and fruit, cakes and cookies.

Will there be entertainment?

This year musical entertainment will be provided by the Noam Israel Quartet.

 What do people wear??

 Anything they are comfortable wearing! It's a fun occasion to dress up a bit, but there will be a mix of dresses, a few suits and many people in business casual clothing.

Bottom line, the Spring Fling is for everyone! It's fun, casual, and entertaining. This important event raises much-needed funds for the temple. Come out and support HBT. It will be a lot more fun with YOU there.