The Boulder Jewish Community Center (BJCC) capped off a week of grand opening celebrations Sunday night with a gala banquet that served to both honor four community member who were keys to the successful completion of the building, as well as showcase the new building’s special event capabilities.
Butch Weaver, Kellie Zell and Scott Peppet, and Susan Rona were feted for their vision, dedication, energy and perserverance in bringing the Boulder JCC project to fruition.
“We are thrilled to take this evening to honor these four champions of our community. Each has contributed something incredibly special to the project of building our JCC. As leaders, they stepped up with their unique talents, creating a powerhouse team. Butch’s vision set the stage for an open discussion in the community of what this JCC could be. Scott and Kellie brought the conviction that anything is possible and we can make it happen. Susan jumped forward and said, ‘When do we start?’ and never stopped. The result is this elegant building that is grand and intimate, warm, and professional. It has gone way beyond anyone’s expectations. It’s spectacular!”
The evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the expansive lobby area, and then moved into Martin and Vivian Levin Hall for a sit-down dinner for 250. And not just any dinner, but two parallel three-course dinners plus dessert — one kosher. In addition, each course had its own wine pairing, and the meals featured four different chefs / caterers. Interspersed between the courses were the presentations of and for the honorees, as well as a video presentation.
The evening was a grand beginning for what should be many, many pleasurable events at our own, Boulder Jewish Community Center.
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