Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) is preparing to present its annual gala – albeit a bit earlier than normal. Typically presented in March, this year’s Jewish Roots of Rhythm & Blues gala will be held a month earlier on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
This year’s gala will honor The Beerman Family , who has connections with the former Jewish Children’s Home and Orphanage for nearly 100 years. Six of the family’s siblings were residents of the home in the 1920s. As a result of their family’s connection, several family members have assumed leadership roles in JCRS including past president Marc Beerman (2015-2017).
A cocktail reception will begin the evening’s activities followed by a seated dinner.
The event will feature an inspiring evening of music from The Great American Songbook performed by JCRS “success stories” – educational scholarship
Among those playing music at the gala are “success stories,” recipients who are pursuing advanced musical degrees following assistance and support from JCRS.
They include Basil Alter, a violinist currently studying at the Manhattan School of Music; Joshua Dolney, a trumpeter from the University of Illinois.; pianist Joshua Sadinsky, who is studying at Cal Arts; and double bassist Caroline Samuels, currently studying at Boston University.
A silent auction will be held throughout the evening to raise funds for JCRS.
For tickets or to learn how to become a sponsor, call Mark Rubin at 504-828-6334 or email him at Mark@jcrs.org.