Sunday, November 20, 2022
5 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue
Ner Tamid Honorees: Wendy Lovell-Smith and Colin Smith
In 2004, Wendy Lovell-Smith and Colin Smith walked through the doors of what would become their second home for the next 18 years. Noah, the oldest of their four children, was applying to kindergarten. The Smiths recall being warmly welcomed to the (then) Minneapolis Jewish Day School, a community that they would grow to love. Wendy had a long tenure as a member of the Heilicher Board of Trustees and subsequently served as president from 2019 to 2021. Wendy and Colin are the co-chairs of Heilicher’s endowment campaign, As They Planted for Me, and have committed to a $1 million endowment contribution to the school.
“We feel so honored and blessed that all four of our children have been given the gift of a strong Jewish education,” said Wendy and Colin. “They are proud of their heritage and stand firmly in their Jewish identity and with Jewish communities around the globe. They take the 10 core values of Heilicher to heart, especially ‘כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל עֲרֵבִים זֶה בָּזֶה’ — ‘All Jews are responsible for one another.’ Our children stand loudly and proudly, and we have much nachas (pride) from them.”
The Smiths’ youngest child, Leah, graduated from Heilicher in June 2022. Even though they will no longer be Heilicher parents, Wendy and Colin are committed to making sure that all Jewish families in our community will have an opportunity to provide to their children a strong academic and Jewish foundation. Heilicher is thrilled to honor Wendy and Colin at our Fall 2022 Annual Benefit on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
There are many opportunities to sponsor the gala in honor of Wendy and Colin and all they have done for Heilicher. Select a sponsorship level.
Please join us on November 20 to celebrate Heilicher, honor the generosity of the Smith family, and help support future generations of Jewish learners. Invitations will be mailed in September 2022.