AKRON, OHIO (March 14, 2020) - The Jewish Community Board of Akron and the Shaw JCC of Akron will be hosting the 63rd Purim Ball on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Shaw JCC of Akron, located at 750 White Pond Drive. The event honors Jewish high school junior and senior girls for their service and participation in the community. The event is chaired by Nicki Embly and Ruth Embly.
Working with the co-chairs Nicki Embly and Ruth Embly are the following committee members:
Choreography: Sandy and Al Moses, Lisa Spector
Decorations: Eileen Benson and Magita Willen
Dress Registry: Harriet Ruben
Dress Rehearsal: Susie Meles and Paula Gross
Dressing Room: Deb Migdal and Jodi Mirman
Hospitality: Jodi Schweiger and Ellie Minkin
Invitation and Program: Sophie Goldenberg, Caron Goldenberg, Michelle Mostow
JCC Liaison: Jody Faught
Mitzvah Project: Lori Bernstein and Jen Adler
Photography & Video: Audrey Baker and Carol Friedman
Reservations: Faye Regal and Marilyn Regal
This year's Queen Esthers will have spent eight weeks practicing their dance steps diligently on Sunday afternoons along with their partners, who over the years have been dads, grandfathers, brothers, cousins, and even friends. We don't want our moms to feel left out, however, so they spend a Sunday with our Queen Esthers doing a Mitzvah project. This is always a success as our Queen Esthers are generally very skilled at giving back to their community.
It is our honor to introduce the following young ladies who will be our Queen Esthers this year:
Abigal Altman, daughter of Louis and Christine Altman
Jamie Goldman, daughter of Adam and Laura Goldman
Talia Horowitz, daughter of Daniel and Vikki Horowitz
Kara Kern, daughter of David Kern and Mary Hickcox
Anna Marks, daughter of Rick and Beth Marks
Olivia Mastrantonio, daughter of Steve Mastrantonio and Brenda Schwartz
Sonya Pidhorodeckyj, daughter of Nykolai and Melissa Pidhorodeckyj
Rachel Simonton, daughter of Stacey Simonton
Madeleine Slesnick, daughter of Brian and Margaret Slesnick
Audrey York, daughter of John and Stephanie York
To purchase tickets, please contact the Shaw JCC of Akron at 330-867-7850. Presale tickets are available and may be purchased at the front desk of the Shaw JCC. Presale prices are as follows: $30.00 adult, $20.00 senior adult, and $10.00 student. Tickets purchased the night of the event will be priced at: $36.00 adult, $25.00 senior adult, and $15.00 student.
The evening will begin at 7:00pm with a cash wine bar and appetizers followed by the presentation at 8:30pm. Stay for dessert and dancing!
A new way to honor A Queen Esther is to submit a “Best Wishes” entry in our program. You may use up to 280 characters to write a message to a Queen Esther for $18. Please use the form that is in this issue of the Akron Jewish News. Deadline to submit your “Best Wishes” is February 23rd.
Donations in honor of a Queen Esther may also be made to the Purim Ball Fund c/o the Shaw JCC.
This annual event continues to warm the hearts of all participants so please join us as we make more joyful memories and continue this time honored event.