JFS Spotlight Event

Mental health services and suicide prevention continue to be a growing need in our community. Fortunately, Jewish Family Service is a leader in this area, providing critical counseling services and suicide prevention trainings, and will be shining a light on this important topic at our Spotlight Event.

We couldn’t possibly shine a light on mental health and suicide prevention without recognizing the work of

Rabbi Daniel Syme

who is being honored as part of this year’s event for his contributions in this area.

Join us as we welcome stand-up comic Gary Gulman, a nationally renowned talent, star of two HBO comedy specials, and author of Misfit: Growing up Awkward in the 80s. Through his authentic storytelling and brilliant humor, Gary provides a little levity around the serious issue of mental health.

This event is being sponsored by the Reva Stocker Lecture Series

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This event would not be possible without the support of our very generous community. 

Event Chairs

Gail Danto & Art Roffey and Jordon & Alex Wertheimer

As of 4.9.24

Pamela Applebaum & Gaal Karp
Lisa Applebaum
Wendy & Marc Bakst
Dorothy & Eddy Barak
Lisa & Andrew Barbas
Mari & Ken Barnett
Carolyn & Jim Bellinson
Black Family Development, Inc.
Rhonda & Morris Brown
Burnstein Family Foundation
Andrew L. Camden
Suzan & Michael Curhan
Joanne Danto & Arnold Weingarden
Marvin & Betty Danto Family Foundation
Sandy & Jim Danto
Beth & Jeff Davidson
Cathy & James Deutchman
Shelley & Mickey Eizelman
Pamela & Walter Feuereisen
Elyse & David Foltyn
Dale & Bruce Frankel
Cindy Frenkel
Jenny & Ron Fritz
David Gach, JP Morgan Private Bank
Ralph, Erica, Steph & Maddie Gerson
Elizabeth & Brian Guz
Hack Wealth Management
Rose & David Handleman
Doreen Hermelin
Rabbi Marla Hornsten & Dr. Sheldon Stern
Gayle Taubman Kalisman & Michael Kalisman
Helen & Martin Katz
Nancy Katzman & Randy Wertheimer
Rosann & Jack Kaufman
Sue & Alan Kaufman
Rebecca Kushner & Perry Ohren
Amy Nederlander & L!FE Leaders Inc.
Melissa & Larry Lax
MacWilliams-Wolf Wealth Management, Raymond James
Dr. Alexandra Matta & Josh Syme
Joy & Allan Nachman
Amy & Max Newman
AnaPaola & Geoffrey Orley
Diane & Randy Orley
Harriet & Gregg Orley
Marcie & Rob Orley
Sally Orley
The David & Andrea Page Family Fund
Julie & Jason Page
Sarah Page
Patti & Rick Phillips
Barbara & Mark Picklo
Julie Ritten & Irwin Futernick
Arleen & Don Rochlen
Deb & Steve Rosenthal
Julie & Adam Rothstein
Shelly & Mark Rubenfire
Bluma & Robert z"l Schechter
Sandra Seligman, Rachel & Jon Lowy, and Seth & Melissa Meltzer
Lori & Marc Siegel
Amy & Craig Singer
Nancy & Harvey Solway
Becca Steinman-DeGroot
Ellen & William Taubman
Caroline & Robert Taubman
Carolyn Tisdale
Drs. Allison & Max Weinmann
Melanie & Marty West
Beverly Wine
Andi & Larry Wolfe