Jewish Louisvillians, whether they have been here for generations or just a year, are invited to join the JCC as it convenes a celebration of the people who comprise the fabric of this vibrant community.
The first Generation to Generation Celebration, a community-wide event, will be held Sunday evening, August 27, at the Louisville Marriott East. It will feature dinner, dancing to hits from all generations, and a tribute to Annette Simon Sagerman, Z’’L, who dedicated 65 years of service to the Jewish Community Center.
“She truly assisted families from one generation to another,” Jaye Bittner, an event co-chair, said of Sagerman. “During her career, she lovingly cared for the servicemen at Ft. Knox, the cultural arts programs, the welcoming of new members and her favorite job of all, the Hospitality Queen.”
During the celebration, The J, in partnership with Bittner and her family, will present the inaugural Annette Simon Sagerman L’dor V’dor Award and The Next Generation Annette Simon Sagerman Award to two people who embody Sagerman’s spirit.
“We view this event as an opportunity to singularly recognize their efforts and to encourage their participation in the years to come,” said Bob and Margie Kohn, also event co-chairs.
Several months into planning, the Generation to Generation Celebration is co-chaired by Bob and Margie Kohn and Jaye & Bob Bittner. The event will also include a Young Adult Division “After Party” chaired by Jodi Halpern.
Committee members include: Carey Addison, Shellie Benovitz, Dr. Shellie Branson, Perry Factor, Tracy Geller, Nacy Goodman, Olga Itkin, Lisa Kaplin, Dr. Laura Klein, Dr. Lisa R. Klein, Duby Litvin, Shmully Litvin, Marcy Rosengarten, Cori Roth, Maxine Rouben, Susan Rudy, Mona Schramko, Julie Strull, Hunter Weinberg and Frank Weisberg.