The event is the first of the year’s 125th Anniversary celebration.
The Tip-Off brought together old friends who enjoyed catching up, watching the game on a screen the size of the entire wall of the Upper Gym and noshing on deli food on comfy couches. The atmosphere was festive, fun and comfortable.
“We have one of the oldest Jewish community centers in the country, with a long, rich history, said Ralph Green, committee co-chair. “Many of those in the Jewish community who have been active here grew up at the JCC.”
The festive Tip-Off event even got some people to join the JCC again, said JCC Senior Vice President and COO Sara Wagner.
“I am really looking forward to this year,” Wagner said. “There is so much to celebrate and so many great reasons to bring people together.”
Green said he’s excited about the yearlong celebration. “I’m most excited for the opportunity to have members of the Jewish Community who may have not been active in a while to come back and rediscover it and add to the vitality of the Jewish community,” he said.
The JCC 125 Tip-Off chairs were Green and Craig Lustig, and the event was hosted by Mark Behr, Mark Eichengreen, Doug Gordon, Guy Lerner, Glenn Levine, Mark Perelmuter, Hunt Schuster, Scott Trager and Robin Miller. The JCC 125 chairs are Shellie Branson and Ralph Green, Joanie and Craig Lustig, and Michelle and Aaron Tasman.
Look for more JCC@125 events coming soon so you can join in the celebration of this unique milestone.