• l-r Exec. Dir. Jonathan Lev, Butch Weaver, Board President Paula Pollachek

  • l-r Exec. Dir. Jonathan Lev, Susan Rona, Board President Paula Pollachek

  • l-r Board President Paula Pollachek, Scott Peppet, Kellie Zell, Exec. Dir. Jonathan Lev

  • Roberta and David Levin dedicate the Martin & Vivian Levin Hall in honor of David's father and step-mother, with the Flatirons silhouetted against the setting sun outside the Hall.

  • BJCC's current Executive Director Jonathan Lev with the BJCC's first Executive Director, Linda Lowenstein.

BJCC Gala Honors Key Players of New Building

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.

Enjoy more photos of the event here.

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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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