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2017 Family Gala: Journey to Worlds Unknown

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 • 5:30–8:30pm

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On Saturday, December 2, 2017, we hosted a Journey to Worlds Unknown, The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Ninth Annual Family Gala. Inspired by The CJM’s original exhibition, Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, entertainer Nikki Borodi's Acrolele dazzled with spectacular acrobatics, storyteller Emily Butterfly captivated with tales of transformations, and interactive activities engaged the imagination!

Proceeds from the Family Gala support The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s award-winning education, family, and access programs, which bring Jewish art and ideas to more than 20,000 families each year.

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family gala leadership

Honorary Co-Chairs

Yamileé Bermingham and Douglas Winthrop
Suzanne and Elliott Felson
Leslie and Alex Gleser
Sam Hamilton and Jen Chaiken
Gabby and Joshua Joseph
Debbie and Scott Kay
Wendy Kesser
Laura and David Krane
Julie and David M. Levine
Shana Nelson Middler and David Middler
Alison Gelb Pincus
Stacey Silver and Jon Yolles

Event Committee

Judy and Robert Aptekar *
Hillary and Ilan Frank
Leslie and Alex Gleser
Erin and Jonathan Kahn
Alanna Klein and Greg Robin
Joyce Linker *
Stacey Silver and Jon Yolles
Heidi and Dave Spector
LJ Strunsky and James Steinle
Abby and Vitaly Vorobeychik
Marilyn and Murry Waldman *

*Grandparent Committee

Young Leadership Council

Lindsay Dubin
Alexandra Eisler
Sam Eisler
Sarah Fraschetti
Grace Gleser
Nathaniel Gleser
Sadie Kahn
Rachel Kay
Andrew Kay

Journey to Worlds Unknown Sponsors

Supernatural

Yamileé Bermingham and Douglas Winthrop
Phyllis Moldaw *
Sterling Bank and Trust and The Seligman Family Foundation

Mythical

Sam Hamilton and Jen Chaiken
Debbie and Scott Kay
Wendy Kesser
Rosanne and Al Levitt*
Roselyn C. Swig*
Marilyn and Murry Waldman *

Fairytale

Judy and Robert Aptekar *
Danielle Foreman and Jonathan Brandon
Leslie and Alex Gleser
Ronald and Barbara Kaufman *
Eva and Richard Klein *
Laura and David Krane
Carol Sue Lebbin-Spector and Phillip Spector *
Joyce Linker *
Esther and Barry Sherman *
Heidi and Dave Spector
Abby and Vitaly Vorobeychik

Magical

Lisa Acree and Mark Selcow
Pam and Larry Baer
Sara and Chris Ehrlich
Andrea and Zack Kellerman
Shana Nelson Middler and David Middler
Stacey Silver and Jon Yolles
Richard Thalheimer Family

Folktale

Fraidy Aber and Tani Weiner
Jessica and Michael Eisler
Heather and Eric Green
Liz Jaroslow and Marc Lipsett
Gabby and Joshua Joseph
Erin and Jonathan Kahn
Alanna Klein and Greg Robin
Kay and Barry Kesser*
Anna and Matthew Kovinsky
Lauren and Andrew Kowal
Marlene Mann *
Nancy and Richard Robbins
Randee Seiger *
Danna and Alex Slusky
Lori Starr and Rick Oginz *
Jean and Michael Strunsky *
LJ Strunsky and James Steinle
The Susser Family

*Grandparent Committee

Additional Support Provided By

Blue Angel Vodka
Blueprint
City Grazing 
Covenant Wines
Dapper Photo Booth
Gatsby Enterainment
Got Light
Michael Hensley Party Rentals
Nikki Borodi Entertainment
Off The Grid
PJ Library
Quality Beverage Company
SHN
ThirdLove
UrbanSitter

(as of November 28, 2017)

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Gary Sexton Photography