Christine White and Co-Chair Jason White with Co-Chair Rebecca Friedman
On November 11, 2017, The Jewish Community Center showcased the beautifully expanded Uptown JCC facilities, including the new Goldring Woldenberg Sports and Wellness Complex and the Oscar J. Tolmas Aquatics Complex at their annual fundraising event, “JCC Center Celebration.” This year the event honored Leslie Fischman, JCC Executive Director for her expert leadership, dedication and commitment to excellence.
The evening’s festivities started with a Patron Party at the home of Walton and Jeff Goldring, which they Co-Chaired along with Sam and Melanie Zurik. After cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Shaya restaurant, partygoers second-lined to the JCC, custom parade handkerchiefs in hand, led by members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, along with Event Chairs Rebecca Friedman and Jason White and JCC Board President Peter Sperling.
Guests mingled poolside enjoying the event’s signature drink, the Mazel Tov cocktail created by Kenton’s Restaurant, and a scrumptious Mediterranean buffet by acclaimed chef Daniel Esses and his new restaurant, Rimon. After touring the new expanded fitness facility and indoor pool, guests danced to the sounds of The Soul Rebels. The Solomon Group illuminated the indoor pool and three outdoor pools creating the perfect setting for a surprise evening swim by a special mermaid guest.
A highlight of the evening was a live auction hosted by celebrity guest auctioneer Lee Zurik of Fox 8 News, which included a vintage diamond and onyx bracelet generously donated by Friend and Company.
Proceeds from Center Celebration support the many community events, programs, and services the JCC offers
Event at a Glance
What: “JCC Center Celebration,” benefiting the Jewish Community Center
When: November 11, 2017
Where: Jewish Community Center