Get Into a New York State of Mind!

I hope you’ve been enjoying the weekly trivia questions we’ve been running on these pages in anticipation of Menorah’s upcoming fabulous fundraiser, New York, New York.

Here’s one more question for you.

Why should you come to New York, New York?

a. To see friends and have fun?

b. To support Menorah’s first-rate cultural arts programming?

c. To honor Professor David Shneer for his game-changing contributions?

d. Because Menorah’s programs are always interesting, informative and lively – and you just can’t wait to see what we’ve come up with this time?

e. Because you love New York?

f. All of the above.

Answer: There is no wrong answer! But I hope for most of you, “all of the above” is the correct response.

I am so grateful to everyone who has already signed up and those who have placed tributes to David in our program book, whether able to attend or not. But for those of you still trying to decide, I hope you will consider showing your support for Menorah by attending this very reasonably priced fundraiser that showcases what we do best: celebrate Jewish culture.

This year, our celebration of Jewish New York will include:

  • A smorgasbord of fabulous ethnic food – Chinatown, Little Italy, and the quintessentially Jewish “appetizing store” experience.
  • Drinks – from Cosmos and Appletinis to egg creams and seltzer
  • A trivia contest – your table will work together to compete for the prize
  • The opportunity to win a year-round pass to Menorah events AND two tickets to Reflections
  • A movie montage of Jewish Broadway hits
  • A soundtrack of songs celebrating New York
  • A fabulous silent auction for bargain hunters • A slide show of great photography capturing New York in all its multi-faceted glory
  • Dancing – “Dirty” of course! (You’ll have the time of your life!)
  • Rude wait staff (just kidding!)
Professor David Shneer, Singer Chair in Jewish History at CU. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Most importantly, Menorah is proud to honor Professor David Shneer, the director of the Program in Jewish Studies, who has been a phenomenal partner and who has done so much to elevate Jewish life on campus and in the community. Because Menorah likes to give back to the community, we are also creating a scholarship for a deserving student in the Program in Jewish Studies.

I do hope you will join us on Sunday, Sept 18 at 5:30 pm at the Avalon Ballroom for “New York, New York.” Our very creative planning committee has been working hard to make sure you have fun. I look forward to spending the evening with you and, as always, I appreciate your friendship and support.

To register click here. Can’t come but would like to place a tribute? Click here.

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Kathryn has spent her professional life writing about, teaching, and presenting the arts. Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Kathryn was Director of Menorah and ACE at the Boulder JCC from 2003 through August, 2019. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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