Friends of Montefiore celebrate 30 years

June 7, 2013 by Ayal Tusia
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The Friends of Montefiore Annual Brunch has celebrated its 30th year.


Enjoying the brunch

Enjoying the brunch

The fundraising event was  at Leonda by the Yarra in Hawthorn, served up a Broadway style event that had an audience of almost 300 singing, whistling and humming to well-known Broadway theatre and show tunes.

Mike Debinski and

Mike Debinski and Delysia Pahoff

Special guest this year was renowned Australian born composer, musical director and performer Warren Wills. After speaking about his incredible journey from his days at Mount Scopus College to his rise at becoming a world renowned composer and performer, Wills took to the stage and performed a solo piece on the piano and was later joined by the amazing voices of Fem Belling and David Gould.

Delysia Pahoff, who has chaired the Friends of Montefiore committee for the past 30 years, was extremely proud to announce that $950,000 has been raised over that period. The additional funds raised from this year’s event will take total donations over $1million and will be used to purchase new low beds and pressure relieving tub and mobility chairs for Jewish Care aged care residents.

To celebrate and honour Mrs Pahoff’s dedication and service, Jewish Care President Mike Debinski presented her with a certificate and gift.

“The commitment, hard work and generosity demonstrated by Delysia is something we are extremely proud of. Supported by her loyal and long standing committee, their contribution to the health and wellbeing of the Jewish community is worth a million and more!” Debinski said.

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