Celebrating 100 years with You! Join Us on Sunday, September 18!

“The JCC has been an anchor in my life since birth.  Nostalgically, I now bring my kids to the J because it was the best educational experience of my life and I am looking for that same burst of enrichment for my kids.” –Leah Pearson, Early Learning School Parent 

We hear Leah’s words echoed by JCC members of every age each day at the Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC).  These experiences and along with many of past generations will be honored on September 18, 2022, as we officially mark our milestone 100th Anniversary. 

 The event, aptly named “Todah,” offers thanks to our community for your support and commitment over the past 100 years as we embark on our next 100 years. The evening begins at 6:00 pm. with cocktails, dinner, and a brief program followed by Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Band playing timeless music from the hit Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”  The attire is Catskills Casual but if you are coming from the Broncos game- come as you are! 

 As we mark the occasion we celebrate not one person, but many, by honoring and paying respect to those who have made a difference to our JCC community over the past 100 years; from Leopold Guldman and Adolf Kessler who led the effort to found the JCC, to all those who have supported us throughout our storied history. The names, families, and organizations and the connections created amongst generations of families are significant both to our history and our future. 

 Proceeds from Todah will benefit programming across the JCC, including our Early Learning School, Camp Shai, Ranch Camp, as well as family and senior programming. We have been able to resume many of the programs paused during the initial phase of the COVID pandemic, and have seen a new need among our community for human connection. We aim to reinvest in that effort moving forward, but we can’t do it without you! 

Mizel Arts and Culture board member Kathy Neustadt may have said it best when describing why the JCC is so important, “What makes the JCC so special for me and the community is that it is a repository for so many different interests and so many different kinds of people. The senior programs, the infant care, the pre-school, the art classes, the gym, the pool, and the theater. There is something for everyone. It is such a rich place that the community needs. You can always find your place at the JCC. Having the Jewish Community Center here, with such a multitude of programs for my kids, me, and our family, demonstrates that the J continues to be the most important institution in Denver.” 

 We hope you will join us for the celebration! You can purchase tickets and sponsorships for this special night of celebration and thanks here. Todah!