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Congregation Ohr Tzafon Joyfully Invites You to Our

GALA 2021 

Honoring Rabbi Janice Mehring

Sunday, May 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM PDT

Join co-hosts Jerome Becker and Larry Caris as we honor
Rabbi Janice
with heartwarming speakers, inspiring videos,
musical interludes and tribute opportunities.

            Our Rabbi 

We are excited to honor our beloved Rabbi Janice Mehring and her 20+ years of service to Congregation Ohr Tzafon. In addition to being our rabbi, she is a humanitarian and civic leader involved in interfaith and community projects throughout San Luis Obispo County.  This is because of her commitment to building respect and understanding among all people.

Our synagogue, the center of Jewish life in the North County since 1996, is dedicated to social justice and to our community at large. We support the El Camino Homeless Organization and the Food Bank of San Luis Obispo. We participate in interfaith outreach through the SLO Ministerial Association and the North County clergy group. We advocate and educate in our North County school districts teaching anti-bias programs to our youth. We also host an annual community Passover seder.

Proceeds from Gala 2021 will be used to sustain our synagogue as well as establishing  

The Rabbi Janice Mehring Scholarship Fund.


Slide show TRIBUTE LEVELS honoring Rabbi Janice are below. 


Click here to make your tribute/donation. 

Ner Tamid Tribute                             $1000.00 or more 

(Full page tribute, 40 words max, one photo or graphic)

Melany and Larry Spielman

Fred and Frieda Russell

Jerome and Rita Becker

Michael and Susan Aroner

Dale and Julie Yahnke and Family 


 Torah Tribute                                              $500.00

(Full page tribute, 40 words max, no photo)

Caris and Kirschenstein Families

Jerry Pollack and family

Phil Cohl - Stiffel 

JCC San Luis Obispo

People of Faith for Justice

Megan's Organic Market


Jack Posemsky Real Estate

Rick and Leslie Moss

Theresa Hirsch 

 Social Justice Tribute                                          $360.00

(Half page, 20 words max, one photo)

Naomi and David Blakely 

Daniel Becker and Tanner Fry

Lance Becker and Bernice Rees

Monique and Sidnie Becker

Mimi Naish and Chris Toews 

Cricket Handler and Jerry Boots


Star of David  Tribute                                      $180.00

(Half page tribute, 20 words, no photo) 

Evelyn Gross

Joan, Frieda, Naomi and Mary - Bat Mitzvah Gang

Andi and Jeff Portney 

Pat and Jim Paulson

Susan and Ed Russell

Rud Stone

COT Supporter___________________$100.00

(Name on Tribute page)

Lauren and Armin Bandari                          Hospice SLO 

Cheryl and Irv Shelub                                    Charles and Barbara Brogan

Susan and Jason Burns                                Janet Kershaw-McLennan

Donna Weisz Jones                                        Amy and Erik Hormann

Nancy Cohn                                                     Jennifer Kay 

Susan Dressler                                                Arlene MacDonald

Elie Axelroth and Maxine Stein                 Katie Herzog

Pastor Diane and Mark Rehfield                Edward and Kim Zimmerman     

In memory - Larry Hirsch                         

In memory - William Cullen

In memory - Robert Hirsch

Delia Horwitz and Michael Arcuri                                                        

Business Supporters 

Mechanics Bank

Central Coast Coffee

Four Sisters Ranch Winery 



































Thank you to Muriel Dance and the Sandra Caplan Community Beit Din for graciously sharing their gala format and forms with us.

Fri, April 16 2021 4 Iyar 5781