The Jewish Observer
News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Saturday, April 13, 2024
The Jewish Observer

The Gordon JCC’s Annual Big Night Out was a Huge Success

The hilarious and glamorous Big Night Out 2024 was a huge success! The event took place on Saturday, February 24 with a cocktail hour, dinner, and improv show from the number one name in comedy, The Second City. Guests came decked out in their finest mid-century modern duds and enjoyed 1950’s-inspired cocktails and appetizers in our swanky lounge. After a welcome by board president Jeremy Brook and Hamotzi by Rabbi Saul Strosberg, dinner, a Chicago-style buffet, and an homage to The Second City’s Windy-City roots was served. Attendees dined on wedge and Caesar salads, eggplant parmesan, pesto pasta, and other Italian-style items, catered by Goldie Shepard. In lieu of our annual auction, we tried something new with a live ask and surpassed our goal of $25,000! The Second City put on a wonderful show, funny and poignant, complete with audience participation. The evening’s entertainment was underwritten through the generosity of the Jane & Richard Eskind and Family Speaker Fund in loving memory of Richard Eskind.  

 

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Board President Jeremy Brook welcomes guests 

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The room was decorated with Mid-Century Modern flair 

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Pictured l. to r.: Karen Yazdian, Mimi Friedman, Renee Geltzer 

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Guests enjoyed a hilarious improv performance from The Second City 

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The cast of the Second City posed for photos before their set 

Thank you to our sponsors:  

Argent Trust, Brown Brothers Harriman, Capstar Bank, Ghertner & Company, Gold Skincare, Holland & Knight, Kraft CPAs, Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute, Pinnacle Bank, and Zeitlin Sothebys.  

In-kind sponsors:   

Best Brands Inc., Branches Event Design and Florals, Red Spirits and Wine, and Tennessee Brew Works.   

 

 

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