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Boulder JCC Announces 2019 Reflections Honorees

The Boulder JCC is thrilled to announce the 2019 Reflections Gala Honorees, Miche and Noah Bacher and Cathy Summer and Steve Ellis. Each year, the Boulder JCC selects honorees to be recognized at Reflections for their commitment to the values of the JCC and dedication to creating positive change at the JCC and throughout Boulder County. These four individuals have made a tremendous impact on the Boulder JCC and the Jewish community as a whole through their many hours of service and commitment to the community.

Miche and Noah Bacher

“When we relocated to Boulder from New York, the first thing we went in search of was a community. Being in between life stages, we found it difficult to make new friends and form community but the Boulder JCC opened its arms and gave us a home. It is our privilege to give to the J what it has given to us.”  

-Miche and Noah Bacher

Steve Ellis and Cathy Summer

“When moved here 20 years ago this week, our first stop was the Boulder JCC. For two decades, it has been the center of our community. We’ve been regulars at preschool, board meetings, Hebrew High, JFS, and every kind of event you can imagine. We’re honored to be honorees at Reflections 2019.”

-Steve Ellis and Cathy Summer

Reflections is the Boulder JCC’s annual gala fundraiser to raise money to support the JCC’s programs and scholarship fund. Reflections 2019 is co-chaired by Mark and Mary Strynar and will be held on February 23, 2019.

For the first time in its twelve year history, Reflections will be hosted at the Boulder JCC in an exciting new format. During an extended cocktail hour that includes dinner, guests will schmooze while sampling a variety of delicious tasting menus from stations throughout the incredible building.  

Jonathan Lev shared, “We are thrilled to celebrate these honorees in our own building. Together, Miche & Noah and Cathy & Steve represent the history of the JCC, connections between various organizations, and the value of volunteerism in creating and building community.”

The Boulder Jewish Community Center (JCC) is one of Boulder’s most nationally and internationally recognized cultural and educational institutions. Open to all, the Boulder JCC provides a meaningful gathering place and serves as the center for Jewish life in Boulder County. Founded in 1984, the Boulder JCC relocated in 2016 to a 10-acre campus with a working, educational farm and welcomes more than 20,000 community members annually. The Boulder JCC is a 501(c)3 organization, supported by donations from more than 850 individuals, families, and foundations. For more information, visit boulderjcc.org, or call 303-998-1900. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/boulderjcc or on Twitter at @BoulderJCC.

To become a Reflections 2019 sponsor, or for questions about the event, please contact Sara Skerpan at sara.skerpan@boulderjcc.org or 720-749-2547. 

About Jonathan Lev

Jonathan Lev, MPA, joined the Boulder JCC as Executive Director in 2010. He is a passionate educator and entrepreneur who combines his experience at Jewish summer camp and involvement with the startup of Boulder based Renewable Choice Energy to influence his leadership as a nonprofit executive and Jewish professional. He was certified as high school teacher and Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder. For more than six years, Jonathan was a leader in the field of Jewish summer camp where he worked to enhance the level of supervision and mentorship for both campers and staff through innovative summer and year-round trainings. In 2007, Jonathan continued his studies and was selected as a Taub Fellow at New York University in the dual-master’s degree program for a Master in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management and Master in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Since starting his role in 2010 at the Boulder JCC, Jonathan has led the community's $30M capital campaign to build a new JCC campus, which opened in summer 2016. He speaks regularly about making philanthropy fun and the role that inter-generational giving has on creating a legacy. Outside of work, he and his wife, Lyndsay, and their daughters, Mira and Susanna, can be found hiking, skiing, practicing yoga, listening to music, and planning their next great adventure. Follow him @jonathanlev on twitter.

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