JEWISHcolorado’s Signature Fundraising Event
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | 6:00-9:00pm
1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
Join JEWISHcolorado at Ball Arena on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00pm with actor and philanthropist Liev Schreiber
This interview format conversation will be led by Denver’s very own Rabbi Emily Hyatt live and in-person from the floor at Ball Arena. Guests will enjoy time for schmoozing and connection before and after the program, as well as a delicious plated dinner (Kosher dietary laws observed) on the court level of Ball Arena. Don’t miss this incredible chance to gain insight on the unfolding events in Ukraine, and learn more about how JEWISHcolorado’s work is making a positive impact on the Colorado community and abroad.
A Unique and Powerful Connection to Ukraine and Judaism
Schreiber, who is Jewish and of Polish and Ukrainian descent, is most famous for his film acting roles in Showtime’s Ray Donovan, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Spotlight, and stage appearances in A View from the Bridge, and Glengarry Glen Ross, for which he won a Tony Award. Schreiber has honored his Jewish and Ukrainian heritage in several projects, including his well-received directorial debut with Everything is Illuminated, and his role as Otto Frank in the forthcoming National Geographic series about the hiding of Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis. Shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Schreiber was inspired to help civilians caught in the crossfire. Schreiber will share his career, Jewish journey, and his current efforts on behalf of Ukraine.
General admission tickets are $180 ($118 of which is a tax-deductible donation)
Suggested additional philanthropic gift: $360
Under 30 + Jewish Professional tickets are $100 ($38 of which is a tax-deductible donation)
Net proceeds benefit the work of JEWISHcolorado in our local community and through our global partners.
Honoring Nancy Gart, Recipient of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award
JEWISHcolorado is also excited to honor Nancy Gart with the Lifetime Achievement Award during our February 22 event. Gart has co-chaired JEWISHcolorado’s board and multiple committees, chaired Colorado Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE), been president of Temple Emanuel, and been a member of Rose Community Foundations Jewish Life committee. Further, she chaired Federation’s Jewish Resource Center board from 2006-2008 and was chair of the Jewish Colorado Tomorrow planning committee. Finally, Gart was co-chair with Rob Klugman of the 2007 Metro Denver-Boulder Jewish community study, chaired Federation’s new Early Childhood Center scholarship fund advisory committee, and was on the coordinating council of RCF’s Jewish Women’s Fund. In 2009, Gart was honored with the Golda Meir Women’s Leadership Award.
You can also submit a tribute for Nancy Gart by reaching out to Jill Katchen at jkatchen@JEWISHcolorado.org or 303.316.6464
Thank you to these foundation and corporate partners for their generous and ongoing support of JEWISHcolorado:
Zeff Kesher Foundation
Singer Family Foundation
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Chotin Family Foundation
Mizel Family Foundations
Rose Community Foundation
Staenberg Family Foundation
Philanthropic support also provided by:
Bender West Foundation
MDC Richmond Foundation
Monarch Casino Resort & Spa
Special thanks to our event sponsor:
Thank you to our event Co-Chairs:
Lisa Mintz, Campaign Chair
Jen Gilbert-Kaufmann and Rob Kaufmann, Board Chair
Tiffany Glucksman Appel & Joel Appel
Elizabeth Barrekette & Jonathan Steinberg | Karyn & Ross Chotin
Wendy & Bruce Glazer | Carla & Dr. Jay Kutnick
Nicole & Ben Lusher | Rikki & Alon Mor | Barb & Neil Oberfeld
Lisa & Jonathan Perlmutter | Debra & Steven Weinstein
About Liev Schreiber
Heralded as “the finest American theater actor of his generation” by The New York Times, Liev Schreiber’s repertoire of resonant, humanistic and oftentimes gritty portrayals have garnered him praise in film, theatre, and television.
Schreiber starred in Showtime’s Ray Donovan, a critically-acclaimed hit series alongside Jon Voight. This powerful family drama centers on Ray as L.A.’s best professional fixer – the go-to guy in Hollywood who deftly solves the complicated, controversial and confidential problems of the city’s elite. Schreiber’s riveting performance as ‘Ray’ garnered him four Golden Globe Award nominations in the category of ‘Best Actor in a Television Series Drama’ and three Primetime Emmy nominations in “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.” He also directed the first episode of season four.