YAD Legacy

Jewish young professionals connect, get fed, and do good at culinary fundraiser

Jewish young professionals connect, get fed, do good at foodie benefit

Maren Silberstein, Ali Murdock, Tracy Glesby
Maren Silberstein, Ali Murdock, Tracy Glesby. Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
Jason Goldstein, Shawn Golan (YAD Legacy Event Co-Chair), Ziggy Gruber (Event Emcee), Josh Benporat (YAD Legacy Event Host Committee Member)
Jason Goldstein, Shawn Golan, Ziggy Gruber, Josh Benporat. Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
 Brittney Seltzer and Jared Dubin
Brittney Seltzer and Jared Dubin Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
Justin Turner and Shawn Golan
Chef Justin Turner and Shawn Golan. Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
YAD Legacy Adam Funk, Caroline Funk, Taryn Weiss, Lindsey Cohen, Adam Cohen, Chris Kronzer, Sari Kronzer, Juli Blumberg (YAD Past Chair), Fannet Nater, Stuart Blumberg
Adam Funk, Caroline Funk, Taryn Weiss, Lindsey Cohen, Adam Cohen, Chris Kronzer, Sari Kronzer, Juli Blumberg, Fannet Nater, Stuart Blumberg Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
Vanessa and Nico Ponce
Vanessa and Nico Ponce. Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
YAD Legacy Rachel Strauss (YAD Campaign Co-Chair), Levi Strauss (YAD Programming Co-Chair)
Rachel and Levi Strauss. Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
Minnette Robinson, Erica Robinson, Mindy Brown
Minnette Robinson, Erica Robinson, Mindy Brown. Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
Lisa and Gilad Zadok
Lisa and Gilad Zadok. Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
Kari Saratovsky, Debbie Karakowsky, Maya Giske
Kari Saratovsky, Debbie Karakowsky, Maya Giske. Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
Neil Kogut and Erica Robinson (YAD Legacy Co-Chairs)
Neil Kogut and Erica Robinson. Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
YAD Legacy David Weiner, Eric Sandler
David Weiner and Eric Sandler. Photo by Elisheva Golani Photography
Maren Silberstein, Ali Murdock, Tracy Glesby
Jason Goldstein, Shawn Golan (YAD Legacy Event Co-Chair), Ziggy Gruber (Event Emcee), Josh Benporat (YAD Legacy Event Host Committee Member)
 Brittney Seltzer and Jared Dubin
Justin Turner and Shawn Golan
YAD Legacy Adam Funk, Caroline Funk, Taryn Weiss, Lindsey Cohen, Adam Cohen, Chris Kronzer, Sari Kronzer, Juli Blumberg (YAD Past Chair), Fannet Nater, Stuart Blumberg
Vanessa and Nico Ponce
YAD Legacy Rachel Strauss (YAD Campaign Co-Chair), Levi Strauss (YAD Programming Co-Chair)
Minnette Robinson, Erica Robinson, Mindy Brown
Lisa and Gilad Zadok
Kari Saratovsky, Debbie Karakowsky, Maya Giske
Neil Kogut and Erica Robinson (YAD Legacy Co-Chairs)
YAD Legacy David Weiner, Eric Sandler

What: The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston's Jerome Robinson Family Young Adult Division's Legacy Event: GET:FED.

Where: 1600 Smith St.

The Scoop: A sold-out crowd of 350 young professionals gathered for a special pop-up from Bernie's Burger Bus chef/owner Justin Turner. Taking his inspiration from modern Israeli cuisine, Turner served a three-course, fully Kosher menu that reflected the Jewish Federation's three fundraising areas: Fund for the Jewish Future (roasted tomato felafel), Israel & Overseas (smoked salmon with pickled and crispy onions), and Local Needs (olive oil-poached striped bass with Texas pecans). Pop-up wizards Dinner Lab transformed the 16th floor of a downtown office building into an elegant supper club and lounge.

Master of Ceremonies Ziggy Gruber, now as well known for his star turn in the Deli Man documentary as for his popular Galleria-area restaurant, entertained the crowd while also sharing personal anecdotes about the important work the Jewish Federation does in the community. Both legacy event chairs Lindsey Fox and Shawn Golan and campaign chairs Jared Dubin and Rachel Strauss helped motivate the crowd to make a substantial contribution to the almost $180,000 YAD has raised since September.  

Who: Gilad and Lisa Zadok, Olivia and Eric Barvin, Julia Rezzy and Elliot Gorog, Rebecca Loeb, Stacy and David Weiner, Alice Levitt, Lauren and Marc Sancton, Rachel and Levi Strauss, Erica Robinson, and Neil Kogut.

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