On Nov. 15, more than 500 people braved an unexpected snow storm and headed to the Kimmel Center for the Jewish Federation’s Main Event. The evening was a celebration to cap off a year of Israel70 programs and events and served as an opportunity for past Israel mission participants to reconnect and reminiscence. Avi Issacharoff, producer and co-creator of the Netflix hit Fauda, entertained the crowd along with musicians from the group ARTolerance. Thanks to ticket sales and the generous support of our 110 sponsors, the Jewish Federation raised more than $930,000.
From left: Cookie Perilstein, Erika Perilstein, Joel Applebaum and Alex Perilstein
From left: Main Event co-chairs Brian Wargon and Margie Wargon, Jewish Federation President and CEO Naomi Adler, Main Event co-chairs Beth Krouse and Brad Krouse
From left: Joshua Society co-chair Bill Glazer, Avi Isaacharoff, Women’s Philanthropy Board Chair Jodi Miller, David Miller, Karen Kramer and Joshua Society co-chair Paula Glazer
From left: Mary Relles, Bud Newman, Judy Newman, Mark Blaskey, Susan Schwartz and Gail Norry
From left: Richard Roisman and Lee Durst-Roisman with Jewish Federation Board Chair Susanna Lachs Adler
Avi Issacharoff presenting on stage
Musicians from ARTolerance entertain the crowd.
From left: Mike DeBetta, Jonny Dolezal, Alex Rahmanan, AJ Kaplan and Adam Berman
The crowd that braved the snow enjoy the cocktail hour.
Guests enjoy candy and treats from the “Shuk Stand.”
From left: Shmuel Lynn, Sofya Tamarkin and Sasha Tamarkin