Beth David Congregation Centennial Gala
More than 300 people gathered at Beth David Congregation to celebrate the synagogue’s 100th anniversary with a festive gala. Beth David, founded in 1912 as Miami’s first synagogue, honored 14 multi-generational pillar families who have played an integral role in the congregation’s establishment.
The Beth David Centennial Chair was Alecia Sachs, who also chaired the gala alongside long-time member and synagogue past president, Lesley Tobin.
The festive evening was kicked off with a cocktail reception and a video message by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who delivered congratulatory remarks to Beth David from the Floor of the House of Representatives. The event also included a cocktail reception, silent auction, live music by the Latin/American/Israeli band, Shajar Orchestra, and festive dinner catered by Special Events Catering by Les. The evening also included an award presentation and candle-lighting ceremony, during which each multi-generational pillar family lit a candle and received a commemorative Centennial Coffee Table Book.