August 11, 2022

JGS Lifecare’s 41st Annual Frankel-Kinsler Classic Day of Tournaments Rallies Support for the Care of our Elders

Josh Weiss and Eric Castonguay in a golf cart

Under beautiful skies, JGS Lifecare hosted the 41st Annual Frankel-Kinsler Classic Day of Tournaments at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow. Drawing over 200 guests attracted to golf, card-playing tournaments, and a celebratory awards dinner, the event raised over $115,000 to support senior care at The Leavitt Family Jewish Home, Ruth’s House Assisted Living, Sosin Center for Rehabilitation, Wernick Adult Day Health Care, Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care, and Genesis House.

“We’re overwhelmed by the tremendous show of support from businesses and individuals throughout Western Massachusetts, said vice president of development and communications Susan Halpern. “Event proceeds will enrich programming and services for the more than 400 people cared for each day across the JGS Lifecare family of services, as well as support staff skill and career advancement through the funding of educational scholarships.”

Co-Chairman, Jeff Grodsky, welcomed participants at the awards dinner and reminded them that the event honors the memory of Michael Frankel, a past Chairman of the JGS Board who died suddenly in 2013 at the age 49, and the Raymond and Herman Kinsler families, longtime leaders and supporters of JGS Lifecare.

Dr. Stuart Anfang, chairman of the JGS Lifecare board of directors, offered his greetings and gratitude to all supporters and attendees, and provided an update on recent achievements at JGS Lifecare. He noted recent renovations to Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence, made possible by a generous contribution from the Ruth and David B. Katz Family and the Ralph and Ruth Webber Family. He also noted that Northeast Rehab Associates, Inc., under the direction of Cherie Stack, has now moved its practice to the JGS Lifecare campus, bringing its specialized orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary and respiratory care, to Sosin Center for Rehabilitation, taking advantage of Sosin’s non-institutional setting to offer person-centered rehabilitation services.

Israel Schepps awarded tournament prizes and Richard Halpern announced raffle winners. Event Sponsors include The Lynn D. and Gilbert A. Haberman Family Fund at the Jewish Endowment Foundation, a division of the Jewish Federation of Western MA – on behalf of the Haberman, Katz and Webber families; Harry Grodsky & Co., Inc.; Kleeberg Sheet Metal & Mechanical Services; Steven & Georgianne Roberts; HUB Retirement & Wealth Management formerly Epstein Financial Services; PeoplesBank; The Albert & Judith Goldberg Family Foundation; Alekman DiTusa LLC; Century Investment; CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP; Donna, Emma & Joely Frankel; Kaste Industrial Machine Sales, Inc.; NEFCO; ProCare LTC Pharmacy; and Spartan Auto Care Centers.

“As an organization whose majority of funding comes through Medicaid, the Frankel-Kinsler Classic is an enormously successful and fun way for us to engage the community to provide fiscal resources to help us maintain our quality of care and enrich our programming,” commented Halpern.

2022 Frankel-Kinsler Classic Golf Tournament Champions:

  • Low Gross – David Ference, Matt Perry, Bruce Devlin and Rick Paixao
  • 2nd Gross – Craig Lacey, Colin Dunn, Tony Strycharz and David Rydingsward
  • Low Net – Irwin Weitz, Kelly Koch, Tom Orszulak and Barbara Orszulak
  • 2nd Net – Michael Lefebvre, David Cibrowski, Adam Cibrowski and Kevin Wood
  • 3rd Net – Brian Zippin, Steve Korn, Jim Byrne and Jeff Goldberg
  • Closest to the Pin – (hole 3) Jim Byrne; (hole 9) Jack Dowd; (hole 13) Barbara Orszulak; (hole 18) Matt Perry
  • Longest Drive – David Ference, Patti Glenn
  • Straightest Drive – Josh Weiss

Congratulations to all!

A big THANK YOU to our Sponsors and to our 2022 In-Kind Donors for the Great Raffle Prizes!