Broadway stars come out to support Haiti relief
PC(USA) churches, synagogue unite to benefit Haitian families, children
February 18, 2010
Leading stars from Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall will perform “Sending Our Love to Haiti,” a benefit concert Feb. 21 at the Bergen (N.J.) Performing Arts Center.
The benefit concert is co-underwritten by The Presbyterian Church at Tenafly (N.J.) and Temple Sinai of Bergen County. Organizers promise that 100 percent of the proceeds from the gala will go Haiti relief efforts of Church World Service, United Jewish Appeal of Northern New Jersey, Catholic Relief Services and the Reformation Hope Orphanage in Port au Prince and Hospital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti.
Honorary co-chairs of the event are The Rev. Eileen Lindner, pastor of the Tenafly Church and interim executive for Palisades Presbytery, and Rabbi Jordan Millstein of Temple Sinai of Bergen County.
“We’re blessed with an abundance of talent, energy, and generosity of spirit in Manhattan and Bergen County,” said Lindner. “This initiative began when one person asked, ‘What can we do to help?”
Millstein added, “I am thrilled to be part of this groundbreaking interfaith event to help the people of Haiti. There is nothing more inspiring than people of different faiths joining together to make a difference in this world. I am confident that the citizens of Bergen County will support this evening of entertainment for a critically important cause.”
The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday night and will be preceded by a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. for premium sponsors of the event. Highest-level sponsors will also be invited to a post-show party to meet members of the cast.
For more information, please call Cecilia at the Presbyterian Church at Tenafly at (201) 567-0111 or Michele at Temple Sinai of Bergen County at (201) 568-3035.