Join us!

Sunday, April 14 | Lucie Stern Community Center, Palo Alto | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Gala Co-Chairs: Judy Kitt (Rebecca ’19) and Elizabeth Shane (Henry ’21)

White or Red? Cabernet or Rosé?
You don’t have to choose! We have invited some of the best California Kosher wineries to bring their favorite wines to you. Winemakers from Camuna CellarsCovenant Wines, Hajdu Wines,  and Shirah Wines, will be pouring on site, ready to answer questions and tell you everything you need to know about wines you will love!

Cheese is not the only pairing!
Enjoy delectable pairings from Chef Heshy Fried of Epic Bites Catering. Kosher dietary laws observed. Gluten-free and vegan options available.

Raise your glass to an extraordinary cause!
100% of Kehillah’s Annual Spring Gala supports the Alison Ruebusch Scholarship Fund.  We believe that a Kehillah Education should not be a privilege enjoyed only by those who can afford it. It should be accessible to all capable students who seek a rewarding education, regardless of their family’s economic status. With the support of our community, we have allocated more than $2,200,000 towards financial aid in 2018-2019.

Please join as we raise a glass in honor of our beloved Admissions Director, Marily Lerner, and her 14 years of dedication and service to our community. 

Honoring Marily Lerner, Director of Admissions

After more than 14 years as our Director of Admissions, Marily Lerner has announced that she will be retiring in the Spring of 2019. Marily began her career with Kehillah on the Blackford campus in 2005 when student enrollment was only 93. During her tenure, she has admitted over 450 students and enrollment has peaked at 217 students (capacity is 220). She is also a proud alumni parent to both Paul (‘08) and Jon (‘12). 

Marily has played an extraordinary role in shaping Kehillah’s culture and community and we have been blessed to count her as part of our team. Please join us in thanking her for her dedication and service to our community.

Community Support

Cabernet – $36,000

Bobby and Fran Lent

Merlot – $18,000

(Be the first to donate at this level)

Syrah – $12,600

(Be the first to donate at this level)

Zinfandel – $7,200

(Be the first to sponsor at this level)

Chardonnay – $3,600

Jonathan and Marybeth Leff
Judy and Michael Kitt
Paul and Sheri Robbins

Pinot Grigio – $1,800

Darren and Debra Kleinberg
Dan and Hana Lang
Pilar PArducci and Tony Richmond
Eran and Hagit Sandhaus
Amy and Dan Schiff
Adrienne and Neil Tuch
Don and Kathy Williams


Congregation Beth AM
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
The Friendship Circle
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley
Oshman Family JCC – Palo Alto

*501c3 Community Partners


David and Lauren Berman
Keith and Caryn Feingold
Amanda Glincher
Dov Isaacs
David Brutman and Yael Halperin
Brad and Emeri Handler
Daryl Messinger and Jim Heeger
John Canfield and Timonie Hood
Michael and Martha Adler
Andi and Rick Frenkel
Michael and Patti Reed
Judy and Lee Shulman
Deborah and Larry Stadtner

Please contact Jenny Circle, Director of Annual Giving,
jcircle@kehillah.org, 650-213-9600 x125 for more information.

No solicitations will be made at the event.