SIJCC’s 2019 Spring Gala

Saturday, May 18  |  8 PM

The Cicada Club

617 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

We broke out our bell-bottoms and tie-dye for a night of disco dancing and flower power, as we celebrated and supported our vibrant SIJCC community and honored community members Liba Wenig Rubenstein and Micah Fitzerman-Blue.

We experienced all of the boogie and funk of the 70s, as The Cicada Club transported us back to a time of groovy counterculture. It was far out!


Host Committee

Special Thanks to our 2019 Spring Gala Host Committee.

Check out last year’s event.


Honoring Liba Wenig Rubenstein and Micah Fitzerman-Blue.   

Check out the Tribute Book for our Honorees.

Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Liba Wenig Rubenstein have been an integral part of the SIJCC community since they moved to LA in 2006. As co-founders of East Side Jews, they sought to create meaningful, unique experiences through re-imagining ritual and connecting with other eastsiders. Now as parents in our early childhood program, they continue to be deeply invested in the SIJCC’s mission. Both Micah and Liba have helped to grow The Center to what it is today – from shaping and expanding our cultural programs, to supporting key infrastructures. Micah has been on SIJCC’s board since 2012, serving as Board President from 2014 until 2018, where he oversaw exponential growth in our staffing and programs. Liba also served on the Executive Director Search Committee in 2018. 

Liba was most recently senior vice president of social impact at 21st Century Fox. Previously, she ran social impact and public policy for Tumblr and Myspace, and sustainability for News Corp. She has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Consumption, board chair of the The Alliance for Youth Organizing, and advisor to Liba grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Yale. 
Micah is the co-writer and producer of the upcoming film, "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood," starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers. He worked as a writer and producer on four seasons of Transparent. His production company with partner Noah Harpster, Blue Harp, has a first look deal at Amazon studios. Micah grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Harvard. 


Special Thanks to our 2019 Honorary Chairs

Adam Englander & Catherine Geanuracos

Noah & Robin Harpster 

Julie Hermelin

Christopher Noxon & Jenji Kohan

Jerri & Tom Mayer

Elsa & Dr. Robert J. Rubenstein

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Jill Soloway

Dahvi Waller & Raphael Bob-Waksberg


Thanks to our sponsors!

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