Awards Garden Brunch 2017


The 2017 Awards Garden Brunch

We are thrilled to invite you to our 2017 JQ Awards Garden Brunch, our flagship event honoring the work of prestigious LGBTQ and ally Jews in the Southern California region, for those who have inspired, blazed new paths, and created the highest visibility for our community.

This year, we are excited to award our honorees Courtney Mizel with the Community Leadership Award, Zvi Howard Rosenman with the Trailblazer Award, and Liana Chaouli with the Inspiration Award.

On Sunday May 7th, please join the larger JQ International family of leaders and supporters in coming together for this special event! This year, our Awards Brunch will be hosted at the beautiful Beverly Hills home of Lynn & Les Bider, featuring entertainment, a light brunch, open bar, silent auction, and award ceremony!

Join us in honoring this new group of prestigious individuals who make our LGBTQ Jewish community a more inclusive, vibrant, and welcoming space for all!

Join the Awards Brunch Host Committee!

As a Host Committee member, you "lend us your name" to help promote the event on materials and social media. We’ll ask that you help to spread the word and create a buzz about the event among friends, colleagues, and family. By supporting the event you will help us reach our goal of raising more money this year than ever before in support of JQ’s numerous programs.

So what’s the commitment? We ask Host Committee members to make a commitment of purchasing their own tickets or packages and to help us to sell 2 tickets or purchase tickets for your guests.

Thank you in advance for your support and for all that you make possible. We look forward to a wonderful event and we hope to add your name to the committee.

To add your name to the Host Committee please contact

2017 Awards Brunch Host Committee in Formation

Carol Mizel
Todd Shotz*
Neil Spears*
Jay Jacobs*
Vaughn Meyers*
Rachel Tichauer*
Neil Goetz*
Deb Engel Kollin**
Murray Levin**
Shervin Khormanian**
Jarrett Lee**
Aaron Jacobs**
Rabbi Adam Kligfeld
Rabbi Ari Lucas
Rabbi/Cantor Hillary Chorny
Rabbi Yechiel Hoffman, ED.D
Inez Tiger
Robert and Susan Kazdan
Julia Moss
Arthur Slepian
Samantha and Jeremy Garelick
Lisa Hofheimer
Izzy and Zoe Green
Board of Governors*
Program and Engagement Board**