Jewish Family Service
About the Luncheon

We look forward to welcoming you to the

Community of Caring Luncheon - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel - 6th and Pike
Community of Caring Luncheon - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel - 6th and Pike

Event Chairs: Michele Rosen and Rabbi Dan Bridge

Jewish Family Service helps vulnerable individuals and families in the Puget Sound region achieve well-being, health and stability. Jewish history and values guide our work; therefore, we provide effective services to people of all backgrounds and also have a responsibility to meet the particular needs of Jewish individuals and families in the region.

More than half the JFS operating budget comes from donations. Your participation at the Luncheon ensures that JFS will continue the lasting tradition of providing quality services and programs that help vulnerable people create better futures for themselves and their families.

The Luncheon begins promptly at noon. Guest check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.
Table Captain check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. All guests must be pre-registered.

Please contact Director of Special Events Vanessa Bassett at (206) 861-3151
to learn how you can become a part of this special event.


Stay up-to-date on all things Luncheon by following us on social media.

  jfs.seattle    @JFSSeattle

Become a Sponsor

We invite you to put your business in front of more than 1,000 of the region’s most prominent business people, professionals and philanthropists — and at the same time, support JFS in delivering essential services with respect and dignity to people in our local community.

The Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel will be filled with guests who have gathered to learn more about how JFS helps individuals and families in our region achieve well-being, health and stability. Guided by our history and values, JFS provides services to people of all backgrounds.

Instead of purchasing a ticket, each guest is asked to contribute a minimum donation of $180. Thanks to generous corporate underwriting, each dollar raised from individual donations made at the Luncheon supports the services JFS provides. A year ago, corporate sponsorships helped leverage more than $1.5 million in support of our community's most urgent human needs.

Please contact Director of Special Events Vanessa Bassett at (206) 861-3151
to learn how you can become a part of this special event.


Stay up-to-date on all things Luncheon by following us on social media.

  jfs.seattle    @JFSSeattle

Host a Table

Being a Table Captain is one of the most impactful ways you can influence the success of our fundraising efforts and help JFS provide services to vulnerable individuals and families in our community. Any individual, couple or group can be a Table Captain.

  • What is a Table Captain?

    A Table Captain invites nine to 11 other people to join them at the Luncheon to learn more about the work of JFS. Family, friends, neighbors and colleagues make excellent potential guests. The suggested minimum donation is $180 and all donations are tax-deductible, above and beyond the $22 value of the meal.

  • Why should I be a Table Captain?

    You help raise money to support JFS efforts, and your friends will appreciate you for introducing them to JFS and the role it plays in our community. By bringing new people to the Luncheon, you are expanding our community of supporters, which is essential to the stability and growth of our services.

  • What if I can't fill a table?

    No problem! We can help you fill your table, or you can choose to co-captain a table with a friend.

  • How do I get started?

    In January, JFS will send printed invitations to the community. Extend a personal ask after the invitations have gone out. Invite guests in person, by phone or email.

    When guests accept your invitation, please ask them to register online. Once registered, we will provide guests a confirmation email. Prior to the Luncheon, we will also send reminder emails. It is helpful to remind your guests with personal phone calls and emails, too!

    Guests need to register no later than Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

    Download the Table Captain Guide (PDF)

Please contact Director of Special Events Vanessa Bassett at (206) 861-3151
to learn how you can become a part of this special event.


Stay up-to-date on all things Luncheon by following us on social media.

  jfs.seattle    @JFSSeattle

Thank You to Our Table Captains

*A special salute to these dedicated individuals who have given so graciously of their time as Table Captains for at least 10 of the 17 Luncheons. THANK YOU!

Randi Abrams-Caras & Jay Caras

Dina Alhadeff

Emily & Aaron Alhadeff*

Karyn & Joe Barer*

Sonya & Etan Basseri*

Jacquie Bayley & Diane Steinman

Donna Benaroya*

Ruth & Greg Berkman*

Claudia, Ed, Jeremy & Katie Berman*

Kathy Berman* & Jan Silverberg

Leslie Ray Bernstein & Michael Bernstein

Tracy Brazg & Arthur Shwab

Therese Casper & Gail Giacobbe

Bobbi Chamberlin & Don Shifrin*

Carolee Danz*

Susan Eastern*

Janet Esfeld

Galit Ezekiel, Diana & Ron Schneeweiss

JoAnn & Barry Forman*

Barrie & Richard Galanti*

Rochelle Goffe

Dawn & Mitchell Gold

Carole & Robert Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg & Michael Adler

Lisa Schultz Golden & Aron Golden*

Gina & Marc Gonchar

Suzanne & Barry Goren*

Carol S. Gown

Evelyn & Richard Gumpert

Kelly & Michael Hershey*

Renee & Josh Herst*

Louise & Gordon Irving

Carin & Scott Jacobson

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Rebecca Kaplan*

Wendy & Gary Kaplan

Laura Karl & Jennifer Malakoff*

Margot Kravette*

Mikael Kvart*

Suzi & Eric LeVine*

Avi Lipman

Lisa & Bob Low*

Heike & Ed Malakoff

Gail Mautner*

Daphne Minkoff & Noah Tratt

Laurie Minsk & Jerry Dunietz

Joan Morse

Minyan Ohr Chadash

Robin Negrin

Melissa & Marty Nelson

Naomi & Jon Newman*

Robert Polik*

Lucy & Herb Pruzan*

Deborah Rappaport & Adam Tratt

Lelach Rave & Will Berkovitz

Jon Rosen*

Leslie Rosen & Mimi Rosen

Michele & Stan Rosen*

Rebecca Samelson & Adam Newman

Judy and Joe Schocken

Jessica Shapiro & Jeff Dossett

Shelly C. Shapiro & Glenn J. Amster*

Katja Shaye

Alice Shobe

Michelle Shriki

Simcha Shtull & Rabbi Dan Bridge

Carol Sidell

Beth & Ray Silverstein

Judy Soferman & Marc Rosenshein*

Cindy & Bob Strauss

Isabel & Herb Stusser*

Leslie Sugiura

Barbara Sulman*

Remy Trupin & Sharon Grayson*

Trisha Tsutakawa

Diane & Dennis Warshal*

Alisa Weise

Kristin Winkel

Marcia & Doug Wiviott

Jane Zalutsky*

Please contact Director of Special Events Vanessa Bassett at (206) 861-3151
to learn how you can become a part of this special event.


Stay up-to-date on all things Luncheon by following us on social media.

  jfs.seattle    @JFSSeattle

Directions

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
6th & Pike

For directions to the hotel,
please visit the Sheraton's website.

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

We strongly recommend that you arrive a little early and either self-park in the 7th & Pike Garage or use the Sheraton Seattle Hotel Valet Parking.

7th & Pike Parking Garage

  • Enter on 7th Avenue between Pike and Pine Streets.
  • 0-2 hours, $10
  • 2-4 hours, $16

Sheraton Seattle Hotel Valet Parking (limited availability)

  • Enter on 6th Avenue between Union & Pike Streets
  • 1-2 hours, $21
  • 2-3 hours, $25

Please no briefcases, backpacks or large bags; these items will be subject to search.

Contact
 

Please contact Director of Special Events Vanessa Bassett at (206) 861-3151
to learn how you can become a part of this special event.


Stay up-to-date on all things Luncheon by following us on social media.

  jfs.seattle    @JFSSeattle

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Please contact Director of Special Events Vanessa Bassett at (206) 861-3151
to learn how you can become a part of this special event.


Stay up-to-date on all things Luncheon by following us on social media.

  jfs.seattle    @JFSSeattle

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Board of Directors
Rabbi Will Berkovitz
Chief Executive Officer


Marty Nelson,
President

Rochelle Goffe,
President-Elect

Karyn Barer,
Vice President

Richard Gumpert,
Treasurer

Josh Herst,
Secretary

Michele Rosen,
Immediate Past President
Michael Adler
Michael Bernstein
Barrie Galanti
Karen Mayers Gamoran
Gail Giacobbe
Marc Gonchar
Carol Gown
Scott Jacobson
Wendy Kaplan
Margot Kravette
Eric LeVine
Avi Lipman
Ed Malakoff
Laurie Minsk
Joan Morse
Jessica Shapiro
Katja Shaye
Donald Shifrin
Alice Shobe
Arthur Shwab
Carol Sidell
Ray Silverstein
Noah Tratt

Register

Community of Caring Luncheon, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Sheraton Hotel / 6th and Pike

Your participation at the Luncheon ensures that JFS will continue the lasting tradition of providing quality services. The suggested minimum donation at the Luncheon is $180.