Levindale Spring Fundraiser - Let the Games Begin!
by Suanne Goldberger
Two of Jason's passions are sports and trivia. The evening was centered around that theme. We promised you an All Star evening. And it was just that. As with most All Star games there is much more excitement to the evening besides the actual game. We warmed you up with some fun game day food and classic game commentary. You got to play the giving game by bidding at our silent auction.
You got to see Esther Jacobson, the Levindale Auxiliary’s MVP, in the thick of things. And playing for the Honorees’ team we had the dynamic, Jason Blavatt. Jason has worn multiple team caps over the years. It’s hard to remember which team he currently captains but you can bet he’s always on the winning team.
As with most major events like this one, there was lots of pre-game help. I was privileged to co-chair this event with Iris Miller. We would like to give our committee a big cheer: Max Cohen, Wendy Drazin, Marlee Greenberg, Esther Jacobson, Julia Narrow, Linda Roedel, and Deverah Routman. In addition to these wonderful people we had some true miracle workers.
We were so lucky to have Randy Melnick as a new member of the Auxiliary and the chair of the Silent Auction committee. Randy swung to the heavens and hit one out of the ballpark with the evening’s silent auction.
And then we have our ambidextrous, multi-talented team of Marcia Bornfriend, Betsy Narrow and Eve Vogelstein. They scored a hat trick with the invitations, ad pad and centerpieces besides helping with every aspect of tonight’s event. We would also like to thank Eve and her son, Danny for the gameday commentary that played during the cocktail hour.
And we can't forget our wonderful Faye Brand. Faye is our front office coordinator. She kept all the statistics but more importantly she kept us all organized.
And playing for our residents, we had all of you. The most spectacular team ever assembled. All of you are award winners in our book. We thank you for supporting the Levindale Auxiliary and our mission of enhancing the lives of our residents.
After a wonderful dinner catered by Hoffman & Company we put on our thinking caps for customized trivia game presented by Charm City Trivia. But always remember: there is nothing trivial about charitable pursuits.
Levindale Auxiliary holds it's spring fundraiser biannually. Look forward to an exciting event in Spring of 2017.
Rosh Hashannah with the Residents
Thanks to Special Projects Committee: Jen Erez, Shoshana Krupp and Yael Schwarzenberger, Rosh Hashanah Cards have been printed and decorated by children of Auxiliary members.
The cards were distributed on Tuesday afternoon, September 27.
All the residents were delighted with the hand-painted Rosh Hashanah cards that they received from our youngest Auxiliary members. This program is chaired by Yael Schwarzenberger who coordinates this event and other Jewish Holiday events throughout the year. There is a wonderful interaction between the generations. The cards are accompanied by holiday songs. Having the families together bring holiday spirit and is a great way to celebrate the Jewish New Year with all the residents.
Our Annual Face-to-Face is looked forward to each year by the residents, the Auxiliary members, and all their families. On Sunday, March 13, 2016, the Town Center was filled with faces of all ages enjoying ice cream sundaes and magic tricks galore. Our featured magician, Kenny Caplan, captivated the audience with his slight of hand, his illusions and his dove. The magician made balloon characters, bracelets and swords for the residents and kids. Besides performing, he also called audience members to assist him up on the stage. Some attendees enjoyed taking turns holding his dove. Everyone went away with a big smile on their face. Young and old had a fantastic afternoon and look forward to what the Auxiliary plans next.