(l. - r.) JCC Director Jonathan Lev, Menorah President Susan Litt, Honorees Barbara and Tom Trager.

Tragers Honored at Menorah’s Jazzy Brunch

(l. - r.) JCC Director Jonathan Lev, Menorah President Susan Litt, Honorees Barbara and Tom Trager.
(l. – r.) JCC Director Jonathan Lev, Menorah President Susan Litt, Honorees Barbara and Tom Trager.

On a gorgeous, crisp, fall Sunday morning, supporters of Boulder’s Menorah cultural organization gathered at Rembrandt Yard downtown to honor Barbara and Tom Trager and celebrate its recent accomplishments.

The brunch, following a New Orleans Jazz Brunch theme, featured live jazz music by David Fulker Jazz, sparkling mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, and a Louisiana brunch catered by Spice of Life.  Lee Shainis, from Intercambio, served as auctioneer and Sara Basloe traveled to Boulder from Costa Rica to honor her good friends the Tragers by introducing them as honorees.

Sara Basloe, introducing the Tragers.
Sara Basloe introducing the Tragers.
From Menorah to the Tragers:

Menorah is eternally grateful for the support, friendship, hard work and good cheer of Barbara and Tom Trager.  They have shaped our community with love and wisdom.  Ever humble and selfless, the Tragers nonetheless agreed to be honored today because they put our organization’s best interests above their own modesty.  Menorah could not have better friends.”

In an unfortunate twist, Menorah’s Executive Director, the “Cinemaven” Kathryn Bernheimer, sustained a serious fall on Friday and was unable to attend. After many months of planning, the volunteers, committee. board and event staff were well-prepared, and thanks to Bernheimer’s vision and leadership, delivered a flawless and delightful event with Menorah board president Susan Litt standing in for Kathryn as mistress of ceremonies. Bernheimer is expected to make a full recovery.

Here are more pictures from the event:

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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One comment

  1. David and Cheryl,
    Thank you for a lovely article which captured the spirit of the event perfectly, and, of course, the pictures were terrific! Special thanks for all the hard work, love and creativity that Susan Litt and the Jazz Brunch committee brought to bear, to the David Fulker combo which provided the jazzy back- and foreground music, to Lee Shainis who served as M.C., to Sara Basloe, who surprised us with her acknowledgment, and to Jonathan Lev, filling in for Kathryn Bernheimer, who was sorely missed, as she did so much to make it all happen.
    And, finally, many thanks to those who contributed to the tribute booklet, to the paddle raiser, to the silent and live auctions, to Nicky Wolman and David Fulker for their generous matching grant, and to all those who donated their services and products to help raise funds for Menorah, an incredibly well-deserved entity housed in our Boulder JCC. What a fun, funky, fabulous event…thanks to all our family and friends who attended and made it so extra-special.
    Hugs, Barbara and Tom