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Ometz Lev  אומץ לב

Please join us for a Celebration of Courageous Hearts

Sunday, March 7, 2021

6:00 pm PST Chai Circle Reception (for Chai Excellence donors who have given $3,600 or more this year)  
6:30 pm PST Program with Comedian and Emcee Elon Gold 

Join us for a night of laughs and joy as we celebrate Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School. We are privileged to honor devoted staff members Barbara Jacobs, and Karen Wagshul, and Wornick supporter and philanthropist Michael Wornick.

The silent auction is open!

Bid on a one-of-a-kind painting, unique chef and tasting experiences, Giants tickets, and more. 
Be sure to share on social, with friends and family as bidding is open to the community.
Bidding closes at 12:00 pm Noon on Monday, March 8

Start Bidding Now!

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Elon Gold
Elon Gold is is a comedian and actor who has starred in multiple comedy specials including Netflix and Amazon Prime. You may have seen him on TV on Stacked, In-Laws, Bones, Fraser, The Mentalist, and more. He will next be seen in season 3 of "Crashing" on HBO in which he plays his most challenging role yet…himself.
Barbara Jacobs
Barbara Jacobs is celebrating her 27th year at Wornick. Since she joined the North Peninsula Jewish Day School in 1994, with an enduring heart, she has touched the lives of thousands of students as a P.E. teacher, student council advisor, and the backbone of the Gesher program, engaging with students ;and parents with love and compassion.
Karen Wagshul
Karen Wagshul is celebrating her 26th year teaching first grade at Wornick. Her contagious enthusiasm for excellence in this grade level, a fearless heart, a lighthearted sense of humor, and her loyal and steadfast devotion to building community with students and families in the classroom and the Gesher aftercare program, have been the pillars on which our school continues to grow and thrive.
Michael Wornick
With a generous heart, Michael Wornick has graced our community with an effort to Sustain the Spirit of our school. For four years as a trustee, he has shown to the greater Jewish Community our school in a way that epitomizes what we want to see in each of our graduates - kindness, leadership, and a love of learning.

Registration, Sponsorship and Donations


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Click here to view the invitation.

The link for the event will be provided prior to March 7. Please do not share your personal link.

As a bonus, we will host a Netflix party for students of Wornick families who purchase a ticket during this event. Details to follow.

Ometz Lev, Courage of the Heart, is an original song by Wornick songleader Isaac Zones has inspired us during virtual Kabbalat Shabbat and Havdallah. Please enjoy the original song below.

Ometz Lev by Isaac Zones