On Sunday evening, November 8, the community celebrates its children as Louisville Beit Sefer Yachad (LBSY) hosts its biennial fundraiser at the Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St.
Beginning at 5 p.m., adults can be kids again for an hour of play in the Science Center. In addition to exploring The World Around Us and The World Within Us – interactive experiences in natural, earth and body sciences – new sections have been added to The World We Create, where visitors can dive into hands-on activities related to transportation, chemistry, architecture, physics and much more. If you prefer, you can go directly to the new, permanent Science in Play installation. Build your own roller coaster, work your creative muscles inventing things in the Shapes & Stuff Store, or climb the 14-foot Happy Climber. (Obviously, dress is casual.)
At 6 p.m., those in attendance will move upstairs for a silent auction, cocktails and a kosher buffet dinner catered by the Hyatt Regency. Auction items include a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, a night at 21c Museum Hotel, and a week’s stay in a Florida condo, among other exciting offerings.
After dinner, there will be entertainment from acclaimed musician/composer/songwriter Jonathan Wolff, who created the music for 75 primetime network series and is best known for his iconic Seinfeld music. A masterful pianist (think Will & Grace), Wolff gives a Piano Concertalk about his musical journey that is both entertaining and informative. You don’t want to miss this.
It will be a fun evening out in support of an essential element of Louisville’s Jewish community, our Hebrew school. At LBSY, our children spend three to five hours a week not only learning Hebrew, Jewish history and traditions, and much more, but also taking on roles as members of a community with the potential to sustain them through life.
The relationships students develop at LBSY are vital to their Jewish identity, and we owe it to our children and to the future of all of us to give them the best possible resources. As with most non-profit educational organizations, the financial needs far exceed the resources at hand, and this event makes a tremendous difference in the school’s ability to succeed.
Several levels of giving are available. Individual tickets for the evening of fun are only $54 – an excellent buy for museum access, dinner, and entertainment. Other contribution levels are Chaver/Friend – $100, which includes an individual ticket plus donor recognition in the event program; Tikvah/Hope – $900, including four tickets and recognition in the program and signage; Chai/Life – $1800, including six tickets and program and signage recognition; and Atid/Future – $3600, which includes eight tickets, as well as program and signage recognition.
Seating is limited and the date is coming quickly! To make your reservation and tax-deductible contribution, call or email Sheilah Abramson Miles at 550-2486 or Sheilah@pipeline.com, or Cynthia Canada at 502-905-3925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.