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Burn the Mortgage – Beverly Hills Synagogue paid off its mortgage last Sunday at a gala banquet at The Beverly Hills Hotel

Pictured (from left) with the $1 million check are banquet chair Dr. Bill Lopatin, synagogue President Philip Kaufler, banquet co-chair Lee Samson, donors Irina and George Schaeffer, and Rabbi Pini Dunner

Beverly Hills Synagogue paid off its mortgage last Sunday at a gala banquet at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Members and friends matched a $1 million donation from philanthropists George and Irina Schaeffer, eliminating its $2 million mortgage. The gift means the synagogue is now debt-free for its membership. Pictured (from left) with the $1 million check are banquet chair Dr. Bill Lopatin, synagogue President Philip Kaufler, banquet co-chair Lee Samson, donors Irina and George Schaeffer, and Rabbi Pini Dunner.

Photo by Axel Koester

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