Whether you have memories of growing up at the JCC, attending camp, learning to swim, going to Hebrew School or being part of a teen club where you made lifelong friends or you are new to Louisville’s Jewish community and have found the JCC a great place to work out, meet people and bring your children, you know the JCC is a great place to be.
Throughout this year, the JCC has been celebrating its 125th anniversary with events for one and all. Now it’s time for the grand finale – a huge blowout gala on Saturday, February 20, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. So put on your cocktail attire and dancing shoes. The evening will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will include dinner, specialty cocktails and dancing with The Sly Band.
If you’ve ever participated in a JCC program, attended a CenterStage show, swam in the pool, played a game of pickup basketball or on the softball fields, read a book from the library, taken a fitness class or come to the JCC for any reason, this party is for you. We are celebrating all of the incredible people who have made our JCC what it is today and we’ll take this opportunity to share with you some of the exciting things on the horizon for the JCC tomorrow.
“We’re looking forward to this being an event for all members of the community, whether you are currently a member of the JCC or you are a past member of if the JCC has ever touched you or your family’s life in any way,” said 125 Gala Chair Robin Miller. “We want you to celebrate with us.
“We’re looking forward to honoring all past presidents of the JCC, the Federation and the JCL,” she added, “and we have some exciting announcements to be followed by a fabulous party.”
“I am honored and excited to chair this hard-working committee,” Miller said.
So, gather your friends from camp, club, BBYO, sport teams and maj group and reserve your table today. Tickets are $125 each and a table of 10 is $1,100. Next generation tickets will be available at a discounted rate for those under 30 years old.
Do you have photos and memorabilia from any JCC program that you’d like to share? A commemorative program sharing highlights and memories from the JCC during last 125 years is being created. Tribute ads are available for $36 to all community members who wish to share a favorite photo and a one-line memory or tribute to someone special. All proceeds from ad sales in the commemorative program will support the JCC’s camp and membership scholarship funds.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. This is a great opportunity for both the JCC and its many business partners to honor each other’s roles in the community over the past 125 years.
To reserve your space or become a sponsor, please contact Lenae Price at 502-238-2768 or go to www/jewishlouisville.org/125Gala.
RSVP for the 125 Gala by calling Paula DeWeese at 502-238-2764.
The 125 Gala Committee includes Chair Robin Miller, Dr. Karen Abrams, Dr. Shellie Branson, Logan Buren, Mark Eichengreen, Dr. Julie Ellis, Julie Ensign, Tracy Geller, Abby Green, Dr. Ralph Green, Abby Green, Meredith Gregory, Kim Hales, Abby Kamen, Dr. Laura Klein, Dr. Lisa R. Klein, Marjorie Kohn, Tina List, Joan Lustig, Marcy Rosengarten, Stephanie Rosenthal, Maxine Rouben, Jill E. Simon, Julie Strull, Aaron Tasman, Michelle Cohen Tasman, Dr. Jeffrey Tuvlin, Hunter Weinberg and Frank Weisberg.
JCC Development & Special Events Director Lenae Price is coordinating the event.