Activity Guides 2019 Winter Spring Activity Guide - Page 34

The R P L E T ATE N E C Thursday, February 21 Special Events For information on Special Events, contact Jennifer Adams, Special Events Manager, at 545-8659 or jadams@weinsteinjcc.org. The Center Plate – A Cultural Culinary Experience Proceeds from this new signature fundraiser help support the Weinstein JCC’s mission to ensure that our programs, resources and services are accessible to all in our community. Last year’s fundraising efforts enabled us to provide a record- breaking $270,000+ in financial assistance to hundreds of individuals and families. The Center Plate creates a uniquely moving and delicious experience by taking guests on a coursed dinner that pairs with an interactive narrative. By merging the worlds of food and storytelling, the evening fosters community and moves guests through a singular culinary journey. The inaugural event will feature award-winning chef Michael W. Twitty, with food and stories inspired by his book, The Cooking Gene. Michael W. Twitty is a recognized culinary historian focusing on historic African American food, folk culture and culinary traditions. His brand of identity cooking, called Kosher/Soul, is a melding of flavors and Diasporic wisdom from being Black and Jewish. He is a living history interpreter and historic chef, one of the few recognized international experts of his craft—the reconstruction of early Southern cuisine as prepared by enslaved African American cooks for tables high and low. Michael’s book, The Cooking Gene, won two James Beard Awards in 2018 for Food Writing and Best Book. The evening festivities will include cocktails, a coursed dinner, and opportunities to give back, connect and strengthen our community. Individual ticket: $180 • VIP ticket: $250 • Sponsorship opportunities start at $2,500 22nd Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic Event proceeds will benefit Beth Sholom Lifecare Community, Jewish Family Services and the Weinstein JCC. The Weinstein JCC, along with its partners Beth Sholom Lifecare Community and Jewish Family Services, will host the 22nd Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club on Monday, June 3, 2019. Ronnie Adolf and Nathan Shor are heading up the committee again this year to ensure that we have another successful golf tournament. Join us on the course for a great afternoon filled with good food, spirits and friendly competition, all while supporting the missions of the Weinstein JCC, Jewish Family Services and Beth Sholom Lifecare Community. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Margret O’Keefe, Director of Development at 545-8609 for more information. Monday, June 3, 2019 To purchase tickets or for more details about the evening, please visit the Center Plate website at 501auctions.com/thecenterplate. Jefferson Lakeside Country Club 11:00 am Lunch and registration 12:00 pm Shotgun start Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:00 pm - Doors open for check-in 6:30 pm - Program begins Additional details and event registration will be available online at weinsteinjcc.org beginning mid-April, 2019. 34 Weinstein JCC | 2019 Winter - Spring Activity Guide