2017 Patron Party (Special Edition)

Our Executive Director, Mike Cohen, is retiring after 45+ years of extraordinary service to our community. Please join us for a heartfelt evening of love & laughter, cocktails & cuisine in Mike's honor.

All giving levels include:

  • Cocktails
  • Patron dinner
  • Entertainment by The Second City
  • Gourmet dessert reception

Magic Mike: $50,000 Two tables of 10, exclusive experience with Mike, Platinum recognition on tribute wall, VIP seating, valet parking

Marathon Mike: $25,000
Two tables of 10, Platinum recognition on tribute wall, VIP seating, valet parking

Mikey Likes It: $10,000
One table of 10, VIP seating, valet parking

Life with Mikey (and Myrna): $5,000
Six tickets, VIP seating, valet parking

Got Mike?: $3,600
Four tickets, preferred seating, valet parking

Mike’s Mishpucha: $1,250
Two tickets, preferred seating, valet parking

Community Ticket: $360
One ticket

In Mike’s honor, a permanent installation will be dedicated at the JCC in Fall 2017. Join us as we celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime moment with your gift that pays tribute to the past and helps fortify the future of the Center.
Platinum level: $1,000
Gold level: $500
Silver level: $250
Bronze level: $100

JCC staff will follow up with you to customize your tribute.

If you would prefer to secure your reservation over the phone or via email, please contact Paige Pick, Development Director, at (858)362-1355 or paigep@lfjcc.org.

Click here for samples of each size.


Melissa Garfield Bartell & Michael Bartell
Sylvia & David Geffen
Jerri-Ann & Gary Jacobs
Lori & Kenneth Polin
Sharon & David Wax


JCC Presidents
Melissa Garfield Bartell 2005-2008**, 2010-2012
Eugene Berkenstadt 1985-1987, 1989-1991
Edgar Berner 1985-1987
Robert J. Berton 1971-1973
Bernard S. Blotner 1988
Ben Borevitz* 1967-1969
Sally Krasne Brotman* 1965-1967
Si Coleman 1982-1983
Lawrence Delsen 1989
Irwin Demberg 
Phyllis Epstein 1999-2002**
Jim Farley 1987-1984
Michael Flaster 2008-2010**
Judith Friedel, 2012-2014**
Dr. Edward Friedman 1984-1985
David Geffen 2002-2004, 2016-2018**
Gordon L. Gerson 1986-1988
Philip Ginsburg 1982
Jeff Glazer 2004-2006
Joe Gotkowitz* 1990-1992
Stuart Hurwitz 1981-1982
Gary Jacobs 1996-2000
David Kabakoff 1985-1986
Larry Katz 2012-2015
Todd Kobernick 1994-1996
David Kroll 1978-1980, 1982-1985
Seth Krosner 2014-2016**
Michael London 1976-1978
Eli Meltzer 1983-1985
Susie Meltzer 1988-1990
Maury Novak* 1962-1964
Bob Novick 1993-1994
Stanley Pappelbaum 1987-1988
Kenneth Polin 1991-1994
Julie Potiker 2008-2010 
Jeffrey Ressler 2002-2005**
Frederick Schenk 2000-2002
Craig Schloss 2015-2017
Jack Stern* 1969-1971
Caryn Viterbi 2010-2012**
David Wax 2006-2008
Tony Witty 1995-1996
Leonard Zlotoff*

*Of Blessed Memory  **Indicates CJC Presidents