Join us for our annual donor appreciation celebration!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

2:00 - 5:00 pm


We will drink and nosh, honor our 2017 community leadership award recipients, and hear the emerging vision for the JCC East Bay’s future.

Opening Remarks by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf 

Featuring Music by the Dan Zemelman Trio

The Mensch! Party celebrates all those who strengthen the JCC East Bay with an annual gift of $250 or more. If you are unsure of your donation status, please contact Development Director Julie Iny at 510.848.0237 x129 or You may also donate online at






Tamara has supported the JCC East Bay for over five years as a volunteer and through a multi-generational family foundation. For the past year, Tamara has served on the JCC’s Strategic Planning Task Force. She loves being a part of this forward-thinking process, and is excited to see the JCC evolve to its next chapter.


Susan has been a JCC East Bay champion for decades, serving on the board for over 20 years, starting in the 1980s, including three times as board president. She has been a Finance Committee member since 2006. Susan helped Ursula Sherman launch the Jewish Music Festival, and later served on its Steering Committee. 

Host Committee

Shoshana Berger

Laura Chick

Rhea and Rajan Dev

Julie and Roy Elis

Nicki and Ryan Gilbert

Gayle and Steve Goldman

Diane Halberg and Josh Langenthal

Shirley Issel

Patty Kates and Henry Brady

Deborah and David Kirshman  

Benita Kline

Doris and George Krevsky

Leonard Kurz

Judith and Herschel Langenthal

Renee and Hal Leventhal

Ilene Levinson and Rem van Tijen

Juliette Linzer and Josh Mailman

Toby Mickelson and Donald Brody

Sherry Morse and John Maccabee

Janet Ozzard and Kermit Perlmutter

Anne and Nathan Petrowsky

Robin Reiner and Fred Isaac

Sue Reinhold and Deborah Newbrun

Hillary and Johnny Reinis

Eileen Ruby

Claire Sherman and Ed Anisman

Becki and Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Alix Wall

Victoria and Steve Zatkin  


Honor Our Awardees with a Tribute Donation

Make a tribute donation to honor Tamara Abrams and/or Susan Seeley and support the JCC East Bay. We also welcome your tribute messages and ads for the The Mensch Party event program. Please click here for more details. 

Click here for photos and highlights from the 2016 Mensch! Party.