Picture a beautiful, balmy evening sailing off into the New York harbor sunset with good friends, great food, and bountiful beverages on a glamorous 87’ private yacht and you will have an idea of the fabulous time had by all at the Hillel at the College of Staten Island’s yacht party benefit last Thursday night.

Event chairs Murray Berman, Jackie Reiter, and Adrienne Setbonne hosted an elegant and fun fundraiser that was completely sold out, raising approximately $6,000 to benefit students at CSI and Hillel.

Several students from CSI acted as ambassadors while guests enjoyed a delicious onboard buffet catered by Kaplan’s. Award-winning artist Alisa Grodsky entertained the crowd with hand-drawn caricatures.

Highlights of the evening included sailing under the Verrazano Bridge and circling the Statue of Liberty, then watching the spectacular post-game fireworks display of the Staten Island Yankees from the deck of the yacht.

Hillel at CSI provides the support and resources for Staten Island students to build a strong community on campus through values-based opportunities for leadership, service, socializing, and Jewish spiritual and intellectual enrichment. Hillel is committed to a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment and is proud to be a part of the Multifaith Center at the College of Staten Island. All young adults ages 18 to 26 are welcome at Hillel. For more information about upcoming events, including Birthright Israel registration, visit the Hillel at CSI Website or call Amy Posner, Executive Director, at 718.982.3006.