JRC's Annual Gala



JRC’s 2019 Gala featured live jazz entertainment, raffles, exciting silent auction items, plus our wonderful array of JRC member-hosted buy-in parties to keep members bebopping and scatting the rest of the year. Thank you again to our fabulous entertainment, provided by the Andy Brown Quartet featuring vocalist Petra van Nuis, delicious dinner from Blue Plate Catering, and our exclusive provider of cider and beer, Eris Brewery and Ciderhouse.

With everyone’s support we were able to meet our fundraising goal for this event and have a great time together in the place that we love.

Keep the fun going all year long with Buy-In Parties

Buy-In Parties - events hosted by members to benefit JRC's Gala - range from exclusive luxury experiences to family-friendly bonanzas. Most sell out at the gala. But lucky for your there are still spots left! 

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Check out our photo booth pictures, sponsored by the law firm of Laner Muchin and JRC member Monica Lasky.

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Three JRC members smile and laugh in our gala photobooth

blue_treble_clef.jpgWant to volunteer to help with next year's Gala?

Please contact the 2019 Gala Co-Chairs, Julie Fenton, Reese Gratch, and Hannah Shearn, at [email protected].

Many thanks to our 2019 Platinum Underwriters:

Mary Jo Barrett & Dennis O'Keefe, Sara & Stan Cohn, Julie & David Cutter, Joan Dumser & Alan Rudin, Carol & Howard Ellegant, Julie Fenton & Stuart Chanen, Sallie & Alan Gratch, Reese & Joel Gratch, Freddi Greenberg & Dan Pinkert, Carol Hirsch-Blechman & Joel Blechman, Laurie Goldstein & Jon Marshall, Barbara & Jerry Israelite, Dan & Kay Israelite, David Kleiman, Fay & Dan Levin, Bonnie Lucas & Stuart Sondheimer, Sherry & Mel Lopata, Margie Morrison Zivin & Mark Zivin, Bonnie & Michael Nolan, Lisa Pildes & Michael Sehr, Barbara & David Pinzur, Alan & Patty Rubin, Alan & Suzanne Saposnik, Ruth Wenger & Jonathan Markowitz

Please contact the Gala Co-Chairs if you'd like to help support JRC next gala. Event tickets are included for all underwriters. 

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