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October 15, 2023 — 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Connecticut Tower of Hope Gala 2023


Join us for an entertaining and enlightening evening to celebrate our awardees, science, and hope! We come together at our annual event to recognize the strides we’ve made in the fight against cancer and pave the way for future achievements.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Rockrimmon Country Club
2949 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903

5:30 PM VIP Reception
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception with Silent Auction
Followed by Food Stations and Sit-Down Dinner and Program 

Dietary laws observed (Vaad of Fairfield County approved) | Business attire 

Master of Ceremonies and VIP Reception Host

Judy Gold

Judy Gold

Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and author Judy Gold is known for her tv appearances, including Better Things and The First Lady. She is the author of Yes I Can Say That: When They Come For The Comedians, We Are All In Trouble, a critically acclaimed book about free speech and cancel-culture that was featured in the New York Times Book Review. In addition to My Life as a Sitcom (Outer Critics Circle Nomination) and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (GLAAD Media Award – Outstanding NY Theater, Drama Desk Nomination – Actor), her current solo show, Yes I Can Say That!, premiered in March 2023 and received rave reviews. Judy is also the host of the hit podcast Kill Me Now with Judy Gold and will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.


Leslie Freedman

Leslie R. Freedman, PhD

Leslie R. Freedman, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Stamford, CT, and New York City. With over forty years in practice, he works primarily with adults and couples. In addition, he consults with synagogue Boards of Trustees on matters of governance and succession. Leslie was the Chair of the ICRF Connecticut Chapter’s Board from 2018–2022. He is also on the ICRF International Board of Trustees Executive Committee.

Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz

Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz is the Senor Rabbi at Temple Sholom in Greenwich. He is a scholar, teacher, community activist and preacher, and is recognized as one of the prominent religious leaders in the Greenwich area and beyond. He is a noted authority within the Conservative movement on how to create a welcoming environment for Interfaith families in congregations. An author of numerous popular and scholarly articles, he has also written the “Introduction to the Jewish Faith” and the Encyclopedia of Judaism for publisher Facts on File. He is the Co-Founder of The Sholom Center for Interfaith Learning & Fellowship. Rabbi Hurvitz is also an outspoken advocate for cancer research in the community.

Registration, Sponsorships and Tributes

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Host Committee (in formation)

Justin Battaglia
Laura Beck
Kerrin & Stephne Behrend
Stuart* & Bran* Berni
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Wil & Carol* Brewer
Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Alan Falkoff, MD
Jay & Esta Feinsod
Jason Fischel, MD & Robin Fischel
Susan Frieden
Stan & Barbara Friedman
Bob and Sandy Goldstein
Howard & Judy Goldstein
Larry & Joyce Haber
Rabbi Josh Hammerman
Yoav & Meg Haron
Allen Hindin, DDS* & Debby* Hindin
Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz
Rabbi David Israel & Shara Israel, MD
Mark Israel†, MD & Susan Israel
Peggy Kalter*
Peter Kempner
Rabbi Eli Kohl

Lorraine Kweskin*
Steven Lander
Fred Landy, DDS & Fran* Landy
Ted Listokin, MD
Norman & Nina Lotstein
Renee Manger
Roz Mangot*
Len† & Susan Mark
Mayor David Martin
Melanie Massell*
Bill and Kori Meyers
Lee Miller
David* & Stephanie Ochs
Craig Olin, MD
Anne Peskin, PhD*
Burt Rubin, MD* & Sharon Rubin
Dena Schulman-Green, PhD
Edward Schuster, MD
Marsha Shendell
Jerry* & Bracha Silber
Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons
Rabbi Jay TelRav & Julie TelRev
Bernie & Sheila Teig
Rich & Pam Vogel
Carl & Dana Weinberg

*ICRF Connecticut Chapter Board Member
†ICRF International Board Member

Past Chapter Honorees

Stuart Berni**
Beverly Drucker, MD, PhD
Bill Meyers**
Rabbi Andy Sklarz
Paul Weinstein, MD
Richard Zelkowitz, MD
Ben z”l & Joan z”l Zinbarg

**Host Committee

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