Kulanu of Cedarhurst to honor four award winners


Cedarhurst-based Kulanu Center for Special Services will host its annual scholarship dinner at the Sands of Atlantic Beach on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8:30 p.m. Hurricane Sandy forced two postponements of the event.

Longtime Woodmere residents Dr. Stanley and Brenda Goldstein will receive the Founding Parents Award. The Goldsteins helped to establish Kulanu in 1999 and create an inclusive environment in the Five Towns. Their son, Jonah, who is known as JJ, is a student at Kulanu Academy and takes part in its after-school and recreational programs.

Raquel Bernstein, an 18-year-old senior the Henry Viscardi School, and Adam Steiglitz, will receive Kulanu’s Friendship Award. As a volunteer at Kulanu’s Camp Discovery this summer, Bernstein was paired with Steiglitz, who suffers from a neurodegenerative disorder. Through their friendship they learned how to help one another.

In addition to the awards, there will be a buffet dinner, desserts and music. For tickets visit www.kulanukids.org or call (516) 569-3083x106.