KI Gala | Community Celebration 2020

KI Gala – December 17, 2020 @ 7:15 pm

Every year, KI volunteers host the KI Gala, raising thousands of dollars for our Annual Fund–and we always have a fabulous time!

The theme of this year’s Gala, “BE THE LIGHT” will honor Rabbi Hamilton’s 25th Anniversary at KI.  The Gala, originally scheduled for March 2020, has been re-imagined as the  VIRTUAL 2020 KI Community Celebration:  Be The Light! on 12/17/20, the last night of Hannukah.  The Entire KI Community is invited to join us as we honor Rabbi Hamilton’s tenure, hear from close friends, and celebrate his leadership and vision.  At the end of the program, please join us as we light the Hannukiyot together as a congregation, to bring greater light and hope into this darkest part of the year.

This year, our annual auction will be transformed into a raffle.  On each of the 7 nights of Hannukah, we will be drawing winning raffle tickets; on the 8th night, we will be drawing the big prizes for Patriots, Red Sox, and WooSox packages live.  You can purchase tickets below or call the office at 617-277-9155.  Scroll down to see the Raffle prizes!!

Help Support KI!

  • Host Committee: – $1800 – includes a half page ad 
  • Silver Sponsorship: $3600 – includes a full page ad
  • Gold Sponsorship: $5400 – includes a full page ad.
  • Platinum Sponsorship: $10,000 – includes a full page ad
  • Visionary Sponsorship:  $25,000 – includes prominently placed ad

All Sponsorships include membership in the Host Committee.


Full page: $500  |   Half page: $250   |   Well Wish: $50 – SEND IN BY 5 PM 12/14

Virtual Well Wishes:  $25 – Send in a :10 second video tribute from you/your family, that will scroll at the end of the production.  SEND IN BY 5 PM 12/9


Raffle Tickets: 
We will draw raffle prizes each night of Hannukah leading up to the celebration, with a special drawing on the 8th night that will include Red Sox & Patriots Packages.  Check here each night to see if you’re a winner!!

Regular Raffle: $10 each or 12 for $100 — PURCHASE BY 5 PM 12/9

8th Night Raffle:  $50 each |  6 for $250  |  15 for $500 — PURCHASE BY 5 PM 12/16

Thank you to our Host Committee!

Geraldine Acuña Sunshine and Gabe SunshineY – Drs. Julie Altman and Alex Sagan – The Beker, Gurock, Judd, and Mintz Families** – Maria Benet and Joseph Geller – Debra and Gerry Bickoff & Alyssa and Dan Elfman – Century Bank** – Commercial Cleaning Service** – Jody Forchheimer and Louis Kaplow – Emily and Daniel Friedman – Nora and Josh Friedman – Jennifer Gallop and Rabbi David Starr – Janet Ginns – Lucy Goodhart and Gordon Bennett** – Deborah and Geoffrey Hirsowitz & Shari and Stewart Lecker – The Jacob Family – Abby and Arthur Kalotkin – Kaplan Construction*** – Heni and Marc Koenig-Plonskier* – Ruth Langer and Jonathan Sarna – Marlene and Jonathan Leffell – Sondra and Norman Levenson** – Jessica and Ron Liebowitz – The Margolis Family – Sandra and Mark Mazur – Natasha and Jamie McDevitt – Judith Merion – Scott and Candace Plotkin and Family – Jan and Stuart Rose – Leslee Rudnick – Doreen and Matthew Skolnick – Jennifer and Jason Skolnick** – Sherri Spear and Steven Isakoff – Onir and Jeffrey Spiegel** – Nyna Urovitch and David Williams**

* Indicates Gala Silver Sponsor  |  ** Indicates Gala Gold Sponsor | *** Indicates Gala Platinum Sponsor  | Y Indicates Visionary Sponsor

Raffle Prizes

We will draw raffle prizes each night of Hannukah leading up to the celebration, with a special drawing on the 8th night that will include Red Sox & Patriots Packages.  Check here each night to see if you’re a winner!!

Regular Raffle: $10 each or 12 for $100

8th Night Raffle:  $50 each |  6 for $250  |  15 for $500

December 10


A – David Williams
B – Lauren Pyes
C – Jonathan Lee
D – Tony Ciccariello
E – Jeffrey Barmach

A:  2 Tickets to an Evening with Yotam Ottolenghi at Emerson Colonial Theatre on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

B:  $25 Gift Card to Michael’s Deli

C:  2 Fire TV Stick 4K

D:  $50 Gift card to Wild Goose Chase

E:  $100 Gift Card to The Clayroom

December 11


A – Lucy Goodheart
B – David Williams
C – Esta Nissenbaum
D – Shari Lecker

A:  Yar Emanuel Shabbat Candlesticks

B:  $36 Gift Card to Kolbo

C:  Shabbos Dinner for 10 – Catering by Andrew

D:  Shabbat Challah Cover

December 12


A – Tom & Dawn Austin
B – Rod Laurenz
C – Daniel Friedman
D – Steven Isakoff

A:  Go Red Sox!  2 Reserved Grandstand Seats (section 16) to a game mutually determined (some restrictions apply)

B:  Kate Spade Tote

C:  $25 Gift Card to Rami’s

D:  $25 Gift Card to Israel Book Shop

December 13


A – Steve Isakoff
B – Jennifer Skolnick
C – David Williams

A:  One Site of Botox

B:  One HydraFacial Treatment

C:  Wyse Camera

December 14


A – Patricia Ng
B – Karen Farbman
C – Haley Adams
D – Jack Connolly

A:  Echo Dot (3rd Generation)

B:  $50 Gift Card to Trader Joe’s

C:  $25 Gift Card to J.P. Licks

D:  Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation; 4 Free Admission passes – Valid Monday through Thursday only

December 15


A – Donna Kalikow
B – Arthur Kalotkin
C – Bob Nissenbaum
D – Naomi Konikoff

A:  Breast Cancer Awareness Shabbat Candles by artist Gary Rosenthal

B:  Jerusalem Square Matzah Cover

C:  $25 Gift Card to The Butcherie

D:  Traditional Passover Seder Plate

December 16


A – Stuart Rose
B – David Blumsack
C – Linda Cohen
D – Ellen O’Brien

A:  Mixology for the Home – Williams Sonoma Cocktail Shaker & Bar Tool Set, plus a bottle of KI Rye

B:  Renpho Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

C:  Eureka Stick Vacuum Cleaner

D:  $250 Gift Card to Sorellina (Donated by Bob Nissenbaum)

Signature Prizes – Will be Drawn LIVE on Gala Night.

An official Red Sox baseball signed by J.D. Martinez, designated hitter and outfielder for Boston. (#28)

Patriots 2021 Package – (4) Tickets in the Lower Bowl, and (4) Pre-Game On-Field Passes for a Patriots Regular Season Home Game in 2021. Date Mutually agreed upon, based on availability.

Enjoy a glorious game in the PRESIDENT’S SUITE at brand-new Polar Park for up to 20 people DURING THE WOOSOX INAUGURAL SEASON!! Throw the Ceremonial First Pitch for the honoree(s) in the group. The WooSox will welcome the group and the honoree on the brand new color videoboard system, and regale them with a behind-the-scenes tour of Massachusetts’ newest ballpark during their debut season!! All on a mutually-agreeable date for a baseball-loving family. Expect some goodies and gifts as well, if you didn’t feel special already!!!

“A Great Day at Fenway” Red Sox Package! 2021 Regular Season Home Game with (4) Premium Tickets, Welcome on the New Balance Message Board, VIP Tour of Fenway Park, and Stop on the Warming Track to observe Red Sox Batting Practice. Not valid for opening day, Yankees, or Inter-league games. Dependent upon availability.