An illustration of a tree with colorful leaves in the shape of JLV's logo.

Join the Celebration!

Sunday, April 2, 2023
3:00 PM

Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Rd.
Jenkintown, PA

For ad submissions, pledge inquiries, or any other questions,please contact Rhona Gerber.

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Donor Levels

Sponsorship Opportunities

$18,000 Eitz Chaim — Tree of Life

Includes a full page ad (8”W x 6”H) and ten reservations

$10,800 Shorashim — Roots

Includes a full page ad (8”W x 6”H) and eight reservations

$7,400 Anafim — Branches

Includes a full page ad (8”W x 6”H) and six reservations

$3,600 Eileem — Leaves

Includes a full page ad (8”W x 6”H) and four reservations

$1,018 Peirot — Fruits

Includes a full page ad (8”W x 6”H) and two reservations


One half-page ad (4”W x 6”H)


One quarter-page ad (4”W x 3”H)

Tickets Only


Four reservations


Three reservations


Two reservations


One reservation

Judge Harold Berger is Of Counsel & Executive Shareholder Emeritus of the law firm Berger Montague, which he co-founded. A former Judge of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia, Judge Berger, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, is also active in law and engineering alumni affairs at the University of Pennsylvania, having graduated from both the engineering and law schools, and in other philanthropic endeavers. In 2017, he was the recipient of Penn Law’s Inaugural Lifetime Commitment Award, which recognizes graduates “who through a lifetime of service and commitment to Penn Law have truly set a new standard of excellence.” In 2018 Judge Berger received a national lifetime achievement award from Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law. A receipient of the special service award of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, Judge Berger is the past Chair of the national committee on the federal and state judiciary of the Federal Bar Association. Long active in diverse, philanthropic, charitable, community and interfaith endeavors, Judge Berger serves as a Lifetime Honorary Trustee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, an Emeritus Directdor of the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, an Emeritus National Director of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), and a Director of HIAS Philadelphia. Judge Berger has been involved with Jewish Learning Venture for almost two decades and has been a champion of our work engaging families with young children in congregational life. Speaker: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek. Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and a Senior Fellow at the Brooklings Institution. The power of creating Jewish play experiences for our children and their families as a means to strengthening Jewish community.

Celebration Committee

as of 2/23/23

Chip Becker and Susanna Lachs Adler | Co-Chairs
Eduardo Glandt and Sherrie Savett | Honorary Co-Chairs
Elana Rivel | Chief Executive Officer

Ande & James Adelman
Mark Aronchik
Charna Axelrod
Marcy* & Daniel Bacine
Lynne & Michael Balaban
Jaime* & Barak Bassman
Judy Beck & Richard* Busis
Cookie & Michael Belman
Daniel Berger
Bryna & Fred Berman
Joy Bernstein & Jon* Broder
Penni & Mark Blaskey
Sheree & Wayne Bloch
Gwen Borowsky & David Camp
Susan Burt Collins & Todd Collins
Eileen & Stephen* Chopnick
Julia Colton & Eric Cramer
Sandy & Stephen Cozen
Gennifer & Elijah Dornstreich
Lowell Dubrow*
Paula & Michael* Dvorak
Diane Ehrlich & Martin Cohen*
Carol Einhorn*
Vicky & Carl Erlbaum
Amy* & Mitchell Falk Russell
Rachel Falkove
Helen Feinberg
Walter Ferst*
Phyllis & Howard Fischer
Jill & Mark Fishman
Judge Abraham Gafni
Josh Goldblum

Shana & Jeffrey Goldstein
Freddy-Jo & Lewis* Grafman
Rabbis Roni Handler* & Isabel de Koninck
Kareen* & Robert Hartwig
Alan Hoffman
Marjorie & Jeffrey Honickman
Alissa & Jeffrey* Hurok
Neil Jokelson
Carol & Marcus Kaplan
Bobbi & Arthur Karafin
Rabbi Cynthia Kravitz*
Jake Kriger
Marilyn Kutler*
Judah Labovitz
Christine & Stephen Levin
Michele & Robert Levin
Sharon & Jonathan* Levin
Rachel & Jonathon* Levine
Alan Lindy
Elaine Lindy
Frank Lindy
Dan Livney
Mitch Marcus
Shelley* & Bruce Menkowitz
Sandra & James Meyer
Julie* Meyers & David Piver
H. Laddie Montague Jr.
David Mosenkis
Judy & Bud Newman
Susan & Michael* Paul
Curt Pontz

Naomi Prusky
Harry Pure
Mary & Nathan* Relles
Cynthia & Lloyd Remick
Betsy & David Rentz
Elizabeth & Hershel* Richman
Deborah Rivel and David Levenfeld
Debbie* & David Rosenthal
Barbara Jo Saler
Pam & Tony Shneider
Janet & Steve* Schwartz
Patty & Steve Segal
Sheila & Daniel* Segal
Dveera Segal & Bradley Bridge
Jessica & Mathieu Shapiro
Lainey & Beryl Simonson
Graciela Slesaransky-Poe* & Phillip Poe
Gayle & David* Smith
Constance Smukler
Murray Spain
Rabbis Margot Stein* & Myriam Klotz
Ronit & Howard Treatman
Gail & Martin Twersky
Rabbi Philip Warmflash
Elana Weinstein* & Ken Brownstein
Sherrie Willner*
Denise Wolf
Rabbi Adam Zeff
Joseph Zuritsky

* Member of Board of Directors/Trustee
  Member of JLV Shomrim

Thank you to our Shomrim — guardians — the stewards of our community who ensure that we are able to provide Jewish education and engagement across the Greater Philadelphia community. They are our most committed supporters who have invested in a generous donation that supports all of our fundraising initiatives during our 2023 fiscal year.


For our in-person events, we’ll work together to take care of our community.

For indoor programming: Non-cloth (n95, KN95, surgical) masks are suggested for children ages 2 years+ and adults

For outdoor programming: Masks are optional

For all programming: Staying at home if anyone in the family has a cold, cough, fever, or other symptoms, or has been exposed to anyone with COVID-19.