Big Night Out 2023 was an entertaining evening and a great success. Over 200 people attended as Broadway came to Nashville. Guests entered through the Backstage door to an auction room to bid on interesting auction items and feast on appetizers and our own hummus board display. They enjoyed mingling as they strolled through Central Park, on their way to Broadway and the Pargh Theater. After an introduction and thank you’s from Board President Cindee Gold, and Hamotzi led by Rabbis Danziger and Strosberg, guests enjoyed a seated dinner catered by Chef Burke Conley from Takeaway Catering. Munching on black and white cookies from Stren’s bakery in Brooklyn, attendees settled down for the show, a musical review of songs written by Jewish composers and their mentees. Broadway stars Brandon Contreras, Morgan Karr, Marina Kondo, Anthony Lee Medina, and Alisa Melendez wowed the audience with their selections from musicals including Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Sunday in the Park with George, The Little Mermaid, Hamilton and Tick, Tock…Boom!.
Thank you to everyone who supported the cause and raised $50,000 for the JCC. Sponsors included Zander Insurance, Capstar Bank, Gold Skin Care, Sprintz, The Dorothy Cate & Thomas F. Frist Foundation, Argent Trust, Ghertner and Company, Hermitage Design Center, KraftCPAs, and The Pargh Team, as well as in-kind sponsors Best Brands, Red Spirits and Wine, Branches and Tennessee Brew Works.
Judy Eskind and Rhonda Wernick
l. to r. Jessica Ginsberg, Dara Freiberg, Lana Pargh, Erin Coleman, Leeron Resnick, Laurel Orley, & Quin Segal
l. to r. Morgan Karr, Gordon JCC Membership Director Arielle Kaufman, Brandon Contreras, Alisa Melendez, Marina Kondo, and Anthony Lee Medina
Rabbis Saul Strossberg & Michael Danziger