Virtual Banquet 2021 Highlights

YES Virtual Banquet

With a crowd of over 150 devices logging in, we all virtually joined together honoring and celebrating our students, faculty, parents and donors, as well as paying tribute to this year's Community Leadership Award recipients, Rabbi Yosef and Mrs. Yoni Schlussel.


Rabbi Borsuk, live from the YES Atrium, hosted the livestream and shared videos of students asking trivia questions. Rabbi Kossowsky spoke live about the ways that challenging times can help us grow, leading into a beautiful video compilation of YES students talking about how they have grown from the past year. Charlie Harary shared beautiful and timely thoughts on rowth during hard times.

Moshe Katz, Board of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, shared a special message expressing appreciation for the ongoing relationship between the two organizations.


YES Video: How We Grew from COVID

Special Message from Charlie Harary


Rabbi Michel and Rebbetzin Feige Twerski, Rabbi Benzion Twerski, and several friends of the Schlussles shared video messages highlighting the many wonderful things the Schlussels do for our school and community.

Rabbi Schlussel spoke passionately about the importance of volunteering for YES and the community.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in person next year!


Honoree Video: A Tribute to The Schlussels

Click here for an expanded version of the Schlussel Tribute Video


Thank you to everyone who submitted an ad for this year's Virtual Tribute Journal honoring the Schlussels and to our volunteer journal committee for doing a fabulous job putting it together.

Click here to view the Digital Journal


During the livestreamed program, the audience submitted words describing the Schlussels. The words were collected and made into a word cloud, which was framed and presented to the Schlussels at the end of the program:


Dinner Platters

One of the new features needed for this year were the delicious catered dinner platters delivered to door-to-door.

Thank you to Paci Elbaum of Preferred Kosher Catering for making fabulous dinners and to Abie and Chani Eisenbach and Family for doing an amazing job taking care of all of the deliveries!


Our Sponsors

We are grateful to everyone who attended and joined with us in celebrating our accomplishments and in honoring the Schlussels. And especially to our sponsors:

We thank the following businesses for their professional services provided:

- Avi Bergman from JOR Productions

- Scott Steele of Scott Steel Media Group

- BLM Creative- Mrs. Blimie Twerski

- Paci Elbaum of Preferred Kosher Catering

A special thank you to the Banquet Committee volunteers, who dedicated their time and energy to make this event a success, including Mrs. Broch, Mrs. Censor, Mrs. Eckhardt, Mr. Eisenbach, Mrs. Eisenbach, Mrs. Hyman, Mrs. R. Goldner, Mrs. Margolis, Mrs. Meister, and Mrs. Robbins.