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HMI Lights Us Up: A Party 5 Years in the Making

December 14, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

This year marks 5 years since the first Honeymoon Israel (HMI) trip! Join us on the 5th night of Hanukkah for a one-of-a-kind virtual party to light candles, share meaningful memories, and celebrate the incredible community we’ve all built together. It’s a night of fun with alumni hosts, performers, and more that you won’t want to miss. We can’t wait to celebrate the love, strength, and impact of HMI together!

Thank you to our HMI Alumni National Leadership Council and Alumni Host Committee

HMI Alumni National Leadership Council

Jordy Linkow, Denver/Boulder October 2017

Kimberly Maas, San Francisco Bay Area March 2018

Ben Block, Chicago May 2018

Ben Cohen, Boston November 2018

Jonathan Kurshan, San Francisco Bay Area February 2017

Jermell Mitchell, San Diego January 2019

Sandy Myers, NYC January 2017

Melissa Opper, Los Angeles November 2018

Liz Oved, NYC February 2019

Steve Oved, NYC February 2019

William Warwick, March 2019 Washington, DC

Brian Weiss, Atlanta May 2016

Yang Yang, Atlanta May 2016


HMI Alumni Host Committee

Derrick Abrenica

Matthew Altstiel

Ellie Bahrmasel

Omar Bailey

Mike Barnett

Hailey Barton

David Barton

Allison Bekoff

Greg Berman

Elizabeth Berman

Michael Bilus

Meagan Bilus

Geoffrey Bleeker Mudd

Jennifer Briskin

Julie Carver

Erik Carver

Alison Chrisler

Mark Drits

Colie Edison

Jeffrey Eisner

Erik Emdur

Zoe Emdur

Melissa Gad

Amanda Garcia

Natalie Garcia

Joseph Garcia

Alex Goldsmith

Jorge Hernandez

Brook Hinchman

Adam Josephson

Sydney Josephson

Daniel  Joy

Tamara Kagel

Olivia Kalin

Jessica Kaplan

Ryan Kelly

Randi Kieffer

Justin Kieffer

Shayna King

Eric King

Andrew Klein

Lucy Klein

Daniel Kuenzi

Catherine Lafferman

Matthew Lafferman

Alyse Liebovich

Danny  Lin

Hilary Marcus

Michael Maziar

Kasia Maziar

Richard McVay

Marni Mendelson

Gabriel Mudd

Dennis (D.J.) Murphy

Holly Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Jerry Oswalt

Jonathan Parnes

Gary Patent

Fabiana Perera

Ally Renyi

Benjamin Rosenblatt

Lauren Rosenthal

Justin Rowe Rowe

Stephan Seabrook

Victoria Serigano

Kaiya Shepard Garcia

Haley Silverman Silverman

Yael Silverstein

Colette Sims

Kate Smith

Brian Smith

Austin Tansantisuk

Michael Turon

William van Hertsen

Samantha Vidal

Jared Weinberger

Christian Wilson

Jason Woloz

Blaire Woloz



December 14, 2020
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST