Congregation Tifereth Israel

Spotlight 2023

Thank you for helping us make this event a success!

We were glad to collect the following tributes and memories to share with our honoree, Reid Wasserstrom, at Spotlight.

Spotlight 2023 was a night of laughs with standup comedy by Mark Schiff, as we gathered to honor our longtime member and friend, Reid Wasserstrom.

We thank our sponsors, including:

Media Sponsor

Columbus Jewish News

Presenting Sponsors

Ohio Heating & Refrigeration, Inc
The Wasserstrom Family

Platinum Sponsors

Jack Gold & Jeff Griss

Gold Sponsors

Fort Washington Private Client Group
Jon Groner & Cathy Levine
NAI/Ohio Equities Realtors, Sandy Simpson, Mike Simpson, Dan Sheeran, Sr., Mike Semon, Dan Sheeran, Jr.
The Patel Family

Silver Sponsors

Gary & Margery Cheses
Judd & Teresa Foster
Lewin Family/Hamilton Parker Foundation
Susan H. Mott
Alan & Carol Radnor
SYNERGY HomeCare of Columbus

Bronze Sponsors

Dan & Nicki Bloch
Erwin S. Cohen
Dr. Arnold Good & Lisa Newmark
Greg & Mary Margulies
Bruce McComb & Jan Lyddon
Stephen Manos
Michael & Beth Margolis, and William & Barbara Rudner, and Mark & Marcia Ungar
Marty & Debby Rosenthal
Karl Rubin & Sharon Simon
Howard & Linda Schottenstein
Joe & Ruth Sniderman
Sokol Eisenberg Insurance
Ronald & Donna Solove
Doug Stellar – DRC Marketing Group
Joan Wallick


Alto-Shaam, Inc.
Rabbi Harold & Beth Berman
Brad & Susie Blair
Ronald Blank & Beverly Weston
Ted & Bonnie Bloom
Rabbi Alex Braver & Alex Weisler
Victoria Canter
Rob & Wendy Cohen
Jeff & Corrine Covel
Bob Fredman
Nelson & Carole Genshaft
Larry & Marilyn Gill
Nathan Gordon
Graybar Electric
Lee Hatch
Israel Bonds
Jeff & Alison Merzel
Barbara Miller
Neil & Karen Moss
Office City Express – Andrew & Michelle Ives
Bob & Marsha Polster
Mark & Martha Rosenson
Doug Segerman & Shana Raisman
Robert Shalwitz & Paula Krasnoff
Rabbis Hillel & Sharon Barr Skolnik
Greg Stak
Fred & Jill Winer


Barry & Debbie Adelman
Phil Chamberlin
Cantor Jack Chomsky & Susan Gellman
Murray Davis and Jeff Meyers – Clean Title Agency
Sharon Eisenberg
Epstein Memorial Chapel
Susie Fredman
Bruce & Lorraine Gilbert
Bruce & Nancy Gurwin
Brandon Hensley & Jake Freisthler
Linda Katz
Michael & Melissa Littman
Michael & Helen Miller
Stuart Mangel & Rebecca Gurk
Pat Rexer
Leslie Rosen
Aaron Rosenfeld & Adele O’Connor
Lee & Stacy Rosenthal
Janet Schwarz
Chris & Jane Scott
Sheila Sokol
Mike & Hilary Talis
Larry Yarkin & Reesa Goldsmith Yarkin

In-Kind Sponsors

Portia’s Cafe
Flowerama Reynoldsburg

Featuring Comedian Mark Schiff

“Mark Schiff is one of the funniest, the brightest, the best stage comics I have ever seen.” —Jerry Seinfeld

Schiff will take the Tifereth Israel stage for this year’s Spotlight main act. You don’t want to miss it! Schiff has been working as a standup comedian for over 30 years and is currently touring with Jerry Seinfeld after recently working with Jay Leno. His new book “Why Not? Lessons on Comedy, Courage, and Chutzpah” is now available.

You can watch his reel here.

A Night in Tribute to Member and Friend, Reid Wasserstrom!

This year we honored Reid Wasserstrom, a lifelong member of Tifereth Israel and a friend of many.