2022 Spring Benefit


Dinner- Dancing – Entertainment – Auction
It is time to celebrate our congregation and well-deserving honorees with an evening featuring the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of an Israeli market. And what could be more appropriate for honorees who have brought bountiful gifts to Emanu-El? To purchase tickets, packages, online journal ads, and make donations, please click here. Contact Denise with any questions about donations or purchases.

The Auction is LIVE!
Some of this year’s exciting offerings are a 5-night stay at a fabulous Snowmass condowine tasting in the Napa Valley, VIP tickets to the musical adaptation in of Winnie the Pooh, a private at-home Israeli cooking class, gift packages to local beauty and fitness spots, artwork, and so much more! Get your bids in early here!


Ticket & Journal Packages

Jerusalem Shuk
$5,000: 10 tickets & 2 Ruby Page Journal Ads
($6,000 value)

Tel Aviv Shuk
$2,500: 6 tickets & 2 Citrine Page Journal Ads
($3,200 value)

Haifa Shuk
$1,000: 2 tickets & 2 Amethyst Page Journal Ads
($1,400 value)



Journal Ads

Emerald Page   $5,000

Sapphire Page  $3,500

Ruby Page          $2,000

Citrine Page       $1,000

Turquoise Page   $750

Amethyst  Page   $500

Tourmaline Page $250

Friend Listing        $100


Honoree Bios

Margie McCabe

A Jersey girl, Margie McCabe learned to play ball on her block in her hometown of Teaneck, and to perform song and dance numbers in school talent shows. She was voted “Class Clown” in high school, and danced for 28 hours straight in a college dance marathon. Margie was tear gassed protesting the Vietnam War, and once shook hands with Salvador Dali. Two weeks after graduating from Emerson College, Margie moved to New Hampshire where she was the only Jew in a 10-mile radius. While there, she performed in community theater (Eliza Doolittle, Aldonza/Dulcinea, Miss Adelaide, and more), dinner theater, and straw-hat theater with Betsy Palmer. Margie even had her own singing telegram business called “Messages by Margie”. Meanwhile, she honed her skills as a secretary in engineering, membership organizations, and government. One of her bosses was Stephen McCabe, now her husband of almost 38 years. After moving to Rye, Margie responded to Congregation Emanu-El’s ad for a temple and Rabbi’s secretary, and because she could read Rabbi Wolk’s left-handed chicken scratch, she got the job. After his retirement in 2010, Margie had the pleasure of introducing Rabbi Goldsmith to our temple community. Margie retired in 2012 after 26 years at the temple, including 10 years as a 3rd and 5th grade Religious School teacher. She continues to bring endless energy, joy, and song to our community. Since her retirement, Margie has performed her own cabaret act, led a 20 voice singing group of senior citizens, played on a championship women’s softball team, lowered her golf handicap, and has traveled and enjoyed extended stays in California, Barcelona, Nova Scotia and the south of France. Margie and Steve live in Greenwich, and enjoy time spent with their children, Mike and Danny, with Steve’s children Steve, Erin, Lauren, with their six grandchildren, and many dear friends.

Darren Fogel

Darren Fogel is a Managing Director and Partner at Neuberger Berman, where he has worked for the past sixteen years as an investment manager. Darren was raised outside of Philadelphia before attending The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduating in 1993, he embarked on a career in finance and later earned his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1998. Darren lives in Rye with his wife Jeanne and their two children, Eliza (age 18) and Henry (age 15). Darren has been an active member of the community and previously served on the Board of Trustees at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, The International House of New York, and Century Country Club. He has also been actively involved in the fundraising efforts of StreetSquash, a comprehensive youth enrichment program based in Harlem that combines academic tutoring, leadership development, and mentoring with squash instruction. Darren joined Congregation Emanu-El’s Board of Trustees in 2015, and served as President from 2017-2019, and Co-President in 2020. Under Darren’s leadership, alongside the board, clergy, and staff, the synagogue underwent a fiscal revitalization program that helped strengthen its finances and extinguish its mortgage, thus sustaining Congregation Emanu-El for future generations. He continues his involvement as Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Executive Committee.