The Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy

Annual Gala Dinner

Children Are Our Masterpieces

Monday April 3rd, 2017

Star Award

 Ann and Jeremy Pava

Ann and Jeremy were among the founders of the Hebrew High School of New England, where Ann served as the founding president and Jeremy served as the school’s president in 2009-2011.
Ann, who has long been a leader in day school education at both the local and national level, is currently serving as a vice-president of the Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy. She is also the Immediate Past Chair of National Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federations of North America. She serves as annual campaign chair of the Jewish federation of Greater Hartford.
Jeremy is a partner at Aspen Square Management, a national real-estate and property  management firm where he serves as chief financial officer, Jeremy is a trustee of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Together, Ann and Jeremy are pillars of our community and are undeniably deserving of the Star Award.

Young Leadership Award

 Aviva and Matthew Braunshweiger

Aviva and Matthew Braunshweiger have been active in the Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew
Academy for many years, well before their three children, Elaine, Max and Sophia began attending the school.
Aviva is a leader of the school’s Parent Teacher Organization, serving on its executive board. For the past several years, Aviva has been the driving force of the PTO’s most successful fundraising event. Together with her dedicated team, they have created yearly themed  askets for the Purim Mishloach Manot project. In addition to her duties at the Hebrew Academy, Aviva sits on the board of Yedai Chesed of the Young Israel of West Hartford.
Matthew has served on the executive boards of the Young Israel of West Hartford, and the Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy, as well as being a member of numerous other committees. Matthew has been involved with many community organizations such as the Hartford Kashrut Commission, and Mikvah Bess Israel of West Hartford.
As members of both Beth David Synagogue and Young Israel of West Hartford many new families to the area are directed to the Braunshweiger’s for information and hospitality. Aviva and Matthew are sincerely dedicated to the success of the Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy, and the greater Jewish community of West Hartford.

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