Annual Golf Classic is a winner


The 36th Annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic on July 11 offered golfers a beautiful day on the links and a chance to raise funds to benefit programs of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.

This year’s event at Lake of Isles Golf Course in North Stonington, Connecticut, raised over $85,000 thanks to the generosity of our Eagle Sponsors, Bonnie and Donald Dwares and The Miriam Hospital, and our other sponsors, participants and donors. The Golf Classic, chaired by Jeffrey Brier, Doug Emanuel and Jeffrey Vogel, was originally scheduled for June 27, but had to be postponed due to inclement weather. Twenty-five foursomes played the 18-hole course.

Contest winners were:

Mens: Mark Krauss, Gregory Sherwin, Jason Sherwin, Robert Sherwin

Mixed: Joel Maybruch, Lisa Maybruch, Rob Maybruch, Kyle Steinhauer

Putting Green: Paul Nadeau

This year’s fund-a-need beneficiary at the Dwares Jewish Community Center was J-Fitness. The goal was to upgrade some of the equipment in the fitness center in order to help current members meet their health and wellness goals and attract new members.  A multi-item raffle included prizes donated businesses such as M.S. Walker, Providence Diamond, Lake of Isles, and so many more.  More than $5,000 was raised to purchase new fitness equipment.

In addition to the chairs, thanks goes out to the golf committee – Stewart Lander, Lawrence Sadwin and Mindy Sherwin – as well as the honorary chairs – Richard Bornstein, Bruce Leach, Alan Litwin, Rose Malkin, Mark S. Mandell, Richard Mittleman and Sam Suls – for their support of this event.

ABI WEINER ( is the development officer for the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.