Boulder JCC’s 13th Reflections A B’nai Mitzvah Celebration

Each year, Reflections brings the community together to celebrate honorees, schmooze, and unite under a collective goal: supporting the programs and scholarships that ignite our community. The 13th Annual Reflections gathered over 420 guests at the Boulder JCC for a B’nai Mitzvah themed celebration.

The entire Boulder JCC building was showcased, converting the library, Early Childhood Center, lobby, and Levin Hall into lounge and event spaces. 

2020 Reflections Honorees, Emily and Jonathan Cooper

Emily & Jonathan Cooper and Barbara Steinmetz were honored in front of their friends and family, many of them from out of town. Lee Strongwater, Board President, and Jonathan Lev, Executive Director, led the program, which focused on the major milestones of 2019 and looked ahead to 2020 and beyond.

After the program, Early Childhood Center alumni parent Dave Willner surprised guests with a live performance of There Ain’t Nothin’ Like the JCC, followed by a paddle raise which brought in over $120,000 for the Early Childhood, Youth, and Camp Scholarship and Program Fund. Approximately 30% of families rely on these critical funds to attend the early childhood center and camps. 

ECC Alumni Parent, Dave Willner

The 13th Annual Reflections was a true celebration of all that this community has built and would not have been possible without event Co-Chairs, Mary and Mark Strynar, and the support of the JCC’s year-round Strategic Partners and Funders and event sponsors.

About Kai Murga Canales

Kai Murga-Canales is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Boulder JCC. Originally from Miami, Kai moved to Boulder from Atlanta, where he worked for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and Limmud Atlanta + Southeast.

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