(DENVER) — JEWISHcolorado announces its signature event is back! COME TOGETHER, with Noa Tishby and a performance by guest musical act, the Andy Statman Trio, will take place Wednesday, June 15, at 6 p.m. in the new Martin Wing of the Denver Art Museum. Join event chair and JEWISHcolorado Annual Campaign Chair Lisa Mintz, Board Chair Rob Kaufmann, event sponsor Larry A. Mizel, along with Boulder Host Committee members Jackie Sprinces Wong, Elizabeth Barrekette and Brian Ratner, and JEWISHcolorado President & CEO Rabbi Jay Strear for an exciting night of community, conversation, and celebration.
The event will feature Noa Tishby, Tel Aviv-born actress, producer, writer, activist, and author of Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth. Just this month, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid appointed Tishby as the state’s first-ever special envoy for combating antisemitism and the delegitimization of Israel.
Tishby will “act on behalf of the Foreign Ministry to spearhead initiatives worldwide before key audiences, generate an international dialogue, and respond to acts of antisemitism,” Lapid’s office said in a statement. “The creation of this post and the appointment of Noa Tishby is another step that will strengthen Israel and our fight against antisemitism internationally at a moment when Jews around the world once again face an alarming and dramatic resurgence in antisemitism,” Lapid said, calling the 44-year-old “one of the world’s most influential Jews.”
Plus, don’t miss the Grammy-nominated Andy Statman Trio, direct from Brooklyn, with Statman’s “spontaneous American roots music and personal, prayerful Hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz.” Called “Bill Monroe and John Coltrane poured into one person; he plays all those just great crazy jazz kind of licks.”
The in-person celebration will include drinks, and grab-n-go food stations that will fill you up while you come together with old friends. Then, sit down for a theater-style entertaining evening that is not-to-be missed. Tickets are now on sale for $180 per person. Inquire about a virtual option if you cannot attend in person. Special young professionals pricing available at www.jewishcolorado.org/signature event.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Mizel Family Foundations, along with Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schrek, Zeff Kesher, Ibex Investors, Mor Events, Aspen Insurance Agency, Rose Women’s Hospital, Celeste Grynberg, Joanne Posner-Mayer, Evi and Evan Makovsky, and the Schad Agency.
Host committee members include the following: (asterisk indicates JEWISHcolorado Board of Directors). Ellen Abrams, Cindy & Jason Altberger, Judy Altenberg & Bruce Plotkin, Nancy Alterman, Dr. Richard & Elaine Asarch, Elise A. Barish, Elizabeth Barrekette*, Dr. Hilary Baskin & Rabbi Eliot Baskin, Sue Black & Rabbi Joseph Black, Krista Boscoe, Alan Brandt, Jennifer & Evan Dechtman, Josh Demby*, Julie & Michael Eber, Lindy Eichenbaum Lent & Jason Lent, David Engleberg, Sheryl & Ken Feiler, Kim & Dr. Jonathan Fishman, Dana* & Brian Friedman, Joey Friedmann*, Nancy & Mickey Gart*, Jen Gilbert-Kaufmann & Rob Kaufmann*, Wendy & Bruce Glazer, Tiffany Glucksman Appel* & Joel Appel, Shari & Heyden Graham, Adriane* & Josh Greenberg, Drs. Felicia & Michael Greher, Melanie & Rabbi Salomon Gruenwald, Andrea Hyatt, Rabbi Emily Hyatt, Justin Jaffe*, Stephen Kaplan*, Lynn & Dr. Andy Kaufman, Lee & Gene Kay, Joanne Kleinstein, Susan & Brett Kramer, Carla* & Dr. Jay Kutnick, Della Levy, Evi & Evan Makovsky, Ruth Malman* & Dr. Michael Opatowski, Hazel & Dr. Herzl Melmed, Estelle Meskin, Jimmy Miller*, Larry A. Mizel, Rabbi Kolby Morris-Dahary & Noam Dahary, Matt* & Shari Most, Hirsch Neustein*, Neil Oberfeld*, Melanie Pearlman, Marc Penner*, Jonathan Perlmutter*, Tamara & Ken Picache, Jessica Pivar*, Cintra Pollack, Mimi & Dr. Alan Pomeranz, Samantha Raizen Walsh, Sarah & Mark Raphaely, Brian Ratner*, Dottie & Dr. Steve Resnick, Rabbis Susan & Rick Rheins, Ginna & Jeff Rinkov, Judy Robins*, Toni & David Roitman, Michelle Roth Scharg, Linda Schatz, Carly* & Brad Schlafer, Julie & Steve Schlafer, Lauren & Gil* Selinger, Melanie & Lee Siegel, Dina & Justin Silverman, Dr. Bill Silvers, Lisa & Dr. Jeffrey A. Snyder, Jackie Sprinces Wong & Mark Wong, Aza Squarer, Michael Staenberg, Holly Stein Sollod & John Chanin*, Beth & Rabbi Jay Strear, Michelle Striker, Barbara Trager, Debra & Dr. Steven Weinstein, Jason* & Ronit Williamson, Seth Wong*, Elise & Stuart Zall, and Diana Zeff Anderson*.
JEWISHcolorado acts on issues of concern to the local community, stewarding our resources and maintaining living links with the people of Israel and Jews worldwide. Whether through our own programming or through our support of the programs and services of schools, synagogues, and other local, national, and international agencies, we offer numerous ways for our Jewish community to come together, ensuring that our Jewish heritage remains vibrant, secure, and accessible for all Jews, in Colorado and around the world.