Give It Up for the J: A Virtual Evening of Comedy and Community

Sunday, September 13, 5:00-6:00pm

text on brick wall - info about JCC virtual fundraising event

At the JCC’s annual fundraising event we’ll raise funds to help sustain JCC programs, and enjoy entertainment with comedy duo The Sklar Brothers.  You’ll be able to pick up a Nosh Box at the JCC featuring wine, cheese, and desserts, and then participate in the event via video conference from the comfort of your own home.

For sponsorships and more info:

Tickets: Online ticket sales have ended, but if you are interested in attending this event, please contact by Friday 9/11 to inquire whether there are any tickets remaining. Tickets are $50 per household. ($75 per household with Nosh Box, but the deadline to order a Nosh Box has passed.)

Great Gatherings: In lieu of a fundraising auction, this year we’re proud to present our signature Sign-Up Parties (Great Gatherings) that you can purchase as an additional way to support the JCC. For details and to purchase, visit our Great Gatherings page.

Your participation — by attending “Give It Up for the J,”becoming a sponsor, and/or signing up for a Great Gathering — will help to support the JCC during this difficult time. As the COVID pandemic continues to unfold in the most unpredictable ways, the ability of the JCC to sustain itself through the crisis is getting further out of reach. In spite of expected program revenue loss of nearly 65% in the coming year and many daily challenges, our dedicated staff continues to meet our mission: to create a strong community and foster the well-being of all people through connection with Jewish values and traditions.

Under the most difficult circumstances through the COVID crisis, the JCC has:
• extended a hand of friendship through direct outreach to those most at risk of becoming isolated
• offered virtual support to families with young children
• seen record attendance in our virtual group fitness and adult education programs
• opened a limited in-person summer camp program for children 18 months through middle school
• provided camp and preschool scholarships to families in need
• welcomed hundreds of individuals to swim and exercise in our outdoor spaces

Your support now will help assure that on the other side of the COVID crisis, our JCC will still be here to serve our community.

For more information, please contact Diana Schnabel-Arevalo at or 408.357.7402.

Thank you to our Growing List of Sponsors!

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – $20,000+

Eli & Jeanette Reinhard

“Dayenu” – $10,000

Bill Lister
Michelle & Joel Greenberg
Ruth & Michael Fletcher

“Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” – $5,000

Hayley & Shawn Charnaw
Roni & Andy Wolfe
Susan & Jonathan Sweedler
The Altman Aronow Charitable Foundation (Amy & Dan Schiff, Ruth & Al Sporer and Julie & Stuart Krigel)
Virginia & Randy Hess

“I Will Survive” – $3,600

Avery & Richard Borenstein
Doris Davis
Joan & Marvin Fox
Judy & Gordon Levin
Lorna Borenstein & David Lawee
Paula Barbarito-Levitt & Marc Levitt
Sylvia & Len Metz

“Takin’ Care of Business” – $1,800

Alan & Patricia Werba
Barbara Frank
Barrie & Jon Cress
Cookie Addison
Cyndi Sherman & Steve Schleimer
Debby & Todd Lutwak
Debra & Robert Fils
Eileen & Howard Turner
Global Maintenance Resources – Allan Lam
Helen Marie Tieger
Judy & Warren Kaplan
Marci & Wayne Greene
Merrill Private Wealth Rutledge Custodio Team – Theresa Rutledge & Anthony Custodio
Rabbi Josh & Dana Berkenwald
Robin Sabes
Susan & Steve Ellenberg

“I Just Want To Celebrate” – $1,000

Barry & Rosemarie Mirkin
Bonnie Slavitt
Ed & Marjorie Cahn
Elaine & Michael Hamilton
Elisa & Brandon Itkowitz
Gail & Jack Long
Jeanette & Stuart Lerner
Ken & Donna Wirt
Robert & Ellen Tobin
Robin Mano & Alan Fishman
Rochelle & Bernard Greenfield
Ruth & Stan Litwin
Sonya & Jeff Margolis
Tina & Wayne Levenfeld

“Stronger” – $720

Elise & Dennis Wolf
Helaine & Steve Green
Kari Wolff
Linda & Ron Rossen
Lisa & Nate Stein

“You’ve Got A Friend In Me” – $360

Alex Fletcher
AM Star Construction – Mike Ashkar
Andy & Susan Eshkar
Ann Sharon
Cindy & Philip Shanker
Donna & Sheldon Gilbert
Laura & Dan Neault
Mardi Karin
Marilyn Goldsmith
Marilyn Sefchovich
Millie Greenberg
Rabbi Melanie Aron & Michael Dine
Rita Jacobson
Robert & Lori Chaykin
Robert Throckmorton
Sherry & Nat Cohen
Susan & Mark Fredkin
Susie & Steven Brenner
Sylvia & Jim Katzman
Thalia & Bruce Greene

Friends of the APJCC

Alex Goldberger
Bruce Frederick
The Connolly Family
Elisa Sabes Espley-Jones
Gretchen & Matt DiNapoli
Jerami Shecter
Jenny Green & Scott Budman
Larisa Kransnovsky
Marsha & Nick Shain
Melody Kramer
Susan & Richard Lichte
Tzvia Shelef
Yael & Elie Alcheck

(List updated weekly)

Thank You To Our Event Ambassadors

Mindy & Rabbi Allan Berkowitz
Trista & Joshua Bernstein
Avery & Richard Borenstein
Hayley & Shawn Charnaw
Barrie Cress
Doris Davis
Ruth & Michael Fletcher
Rebecca & Arnie Geshuri
Donna & Sheldon Gilbert
Beryl & Herm Greenberg
Michelle & Joel Greenberg
Virginia & Randy Hess
Jane & Len Jacobson
Lael Gray & Jeff Japp
Jeanette & Stuart Lerner
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
Tina Levenfeld
Judy & Gordon Levin
Rachel Batish & Chen Levkovich
Robin Sabes
Shari & Ben Shanker
Michal & Shani Shoham
Susan & Jon Sweedler
Kari Wolff
Yavneh Day School
Lisa & David Zirl