On April 14th, 2016, Benjamin and Vanda Treiser Maison Shalom , a home and respite place for people with special needs, had a fundraiser event called “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” at the Living Room. Featured MC, from Just For Laughs, was Ryan Wilner who, together with comedian Mike Patterson wowed the crowd. Talented entertainers were “The Rocket Band”, an Elton John tribute band. A highlight of the evening was a performance by Treiser Maison Shalom respite clients Josh Benlolo and Robbie Zunenshine singing, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”
Treiser Maison Shalom is a professionally run group home where people with intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities are cared for in a safe, stimulating and family style atmosphere.
Over 200 people attended the event co-chaired by Dr. Shelley Alper and George Stern, and Dr. Rosanne Superstein and Perry Kliot The guest list included Terry and Sam Minzberg, Steve Tauben, Leesa Steinberg, Dr. Deborah Alper and Jay Aaron, Carla and Lorie Stein, Aviva Orenstein and Dr. Michael Kalin, Lynne and Dr. Jack Glay, Francine Elhadad and Claude Lanctot, Eric Maldoff and Andrea Wolff, Karen and Jeff Waxman, Holly Botner and Marvin Simms, Ronda Diamond and Richard Cherney, Jordana Pekofsky and Dr.
Morrie Levy, Bonnie Lester and Henry Mizrahi, Karen Sigman and Eric Laxer. The event raised over $150,000.