The familiar all-white JCC exterior and Mintz Auditorium were washed in shades of purples, reds and golds by Corporate Lighting and Audio for the Center Celebration, which hosted over 250 patrons.
Chef Rommel Hernandez catered the seated dinner with passed appetizers during the cocktail period prior to dinner. The meal consisted of pan-seared drum with Satsuma buerre blanc, grilled asparagus, a potato cake with herbs and cheeses and a fancy individual banana cream pie with dulce de leche drizzle. The liquor and beer for the open bar were donated by the Goldring and Franco families.
Entertainment by The Broadway Boys boasted a collection of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. The ‘Boys’ added their own elements of pop, funk, gospel, jazz and folk to showtunes and classic pop songs.
Lee Zurik emceed the live auction, including notable items such as a limited edition fine art serigraph print by Ida Kohlmeyer, a chef-inspired four-course meal with wine pairings for eight at Ralph’s on the Park, a 2014 NBA All-Star Souvenir Program signed by Anthony Davis and a Manning Passing Academy baseball cap signed by Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.
The Title Sponsor of the event was The Lupin Foundation, and Co-Chairs were Anamaria and Tim Lupin with Ann and Carey Kaufman.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Center Celebration: One Singular Sensation,” benefiting the Jewish Community Center
When: Saturday, November 1
Where: Jewish Community Center