Yes, and that is just what will happen at the 2014 YAD Campaign Casino Event on Saturday, February 8, at 7 p.m. at The Pointe, 1025 E. Washington St.
“YAD [the Young Adult Division] is not really an age specific group,” said event co-chair Tracy Geller. “It is more about stage of life. … This Casino Event at the Pointe is a fabulous opportunity for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to come together to have an amazing evening with their friends in the community,” she said, “filled with games, food and prizes.”
Getting together with friends and having fun in a wonderful venue with good food and prizes is great, but what adds another layer of meaning and significance to this event is those in attendance who have not yet made their commitments to the 2014 Federation Campaign will have the opportunity to do so.
Those dollars help provide JCC summer camp and Jewish overnight camp scholarships for children whose families can’t afford the fees, help for those who can not afford Hebrew School tuition, subsidies for the senior adult nutrition program, connections to individuals in Israel’s Western Galilee and much more.
Geller encouraged all YAD members to come out for this event. “There are so many accomplishments to celebrate from the year behind us, and so much to look forward to in the year ahead … and this is the perfect venue to do exactly that. We have a fantastic community that it seems only natural to not only participate in these activities, but also to make a contribution that helps support its very existence.”
Helping Geller ensure the evening will be the best it can be are Co-Chair Keren Benabou and event hosts Olga Itkin, Faina and Ariel Kronenberg, Shannon and Ed Rothschild and Abby and Barrett Tasman.
The 2014 YAD chairs are Keren Benabou and Ben Vaughan and the Ben Gurion Society chairs are Beth and Michael Salamon. Ben Gurion Society members contribute a minimum of $1,000 to the 2014 Federation Campaign.
The cost of the event, $36 per person or $26 per person for those under age 29, covers the event expenses. A Vaad approved option is available if requested no later than Wednesday, January 29.
Reservations, required by Monday, February 3, may be made online at www.jewishlouisville.org/YADevent or by contacting Kristy Benefield, firstname.lastname@example.org or 238-2739.