Join the Gala Host Committee!


As a Host Committee member, you "lend us your name" to help promote the event on materials, including the gala’s digital invitation. We’ll ask that you help to spread the word and create a buzz about the event among friends, colleagues, and family. By supporting the event you will help us reach our goal of raising more money this year than ever before in support of SIJCC’s numerous programs. This year you also receive exclusive access to our upstairs VIP Lounge. 

You are a leader in our community. Whether in the preschool, JLC, East Side Jews, Culture Lab, or our current or past board leadership, you play a key role in the growth of SIJCC, and care about the success of the center. Your early support of our event is your investment in our mission to be the center for diverse programming and cultural events on Los Angeles’ east side.

So what’s the commitment? Early bird tickets to the event this year are $90 each. We ask Host Committee members to make a commitment of $300, which gets you two tickets to the event, and your name on the invitation/website! Plus, this year you also get access to our upstairs VIP lounge.

VIP Host Committee: For an additional $50/person, get reserved seating for the night, along with table service, in our upstairs VIP Lounge (plus extras like free cocktails!).

Please let us know ASAP if you wish to join the host committee, so we can add your name to the digital invitation and webpage. Space is limited this year, so act now to get your spot!

To join, simply email Shannon, SIJCC’s Development Director. Contact her with any questions or concerns you may have as well.

Thank you in advance for your support and for all that you make possible. We look forward to a wonderful event! 

See our Host Committee Invitation.


2018 Gala Host Committee 

Alisa Charoen-Phol & Jim Galasso

Allison * & Oliver Bajracharya

Amanda Schweizer & Justin Halpern

Amy Poncher & Nima Nourizadeh

Anh Do & Eli Diner

Ayana Morse & Josh Feldman

Beth Ann Whittaker & Senon Williams

Bettina Korek

Courtney Davis & Bill Wolkoff

Casey Caspe & David Caspe

Catherine Geanuracos & Adam Englander*

Dahvi Waller * & Raphael Bob Waksberg

Deena Margolis * & Andrew Cowan

Domitille Collardey-Adebimpe & Tunde Adebimpe

Emily & David Haskell*

Emma Nesper Holm & Anders Holm

Hallie Beaune & Matthew Testa

Isaac Joseph

Jill * & Aaron Burrows

Joanna Suhl & Rich Michalowski

Joya Margolin ** & Dave Hoffman

Julia Brownell & Tristan Jeffers

Dr. Kristine Penner Klein & Steven Klein

Lauren & Charlie Fonville

Liba Rubenstein & Micah Fitzerman-Blue *

Liesel Reinisch * & Gary Eckwortzel

Liza Buchbinder & Mickey Barda *

Lizz Wasserman & Isaac Resnikoff

Lori & Greg Leskin

Meggan Lennon & Craig Wedren

Meisha ** & Brian Rainman

Rachel Barrett & Josh Kessler

Rachel Lewin *

Rivka Shokrian & Jacob Septimus

Sonia Faulkner & Benjamin Faulkner

Sophie Buhai & Josh Sussman

Sue-Ling Braun & Sam Mickens

Tali Pressman * & Phillip Holmes

Tannaz Sassooni *

Zoe Lister-Jones & Daryl Wein

 Zoe Verkuylen Blilie & Jordan Blilie



As of February 22, 2018

*Current Board Member

** Past Board Member 

Gala Chair