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JCC Big Night 2021: Little Night


Star Studded Cast

Natalie Bencivenga

Natalie Bencivenga

Emcee host – journalist and media consultant -formerly of SEEN and now hosts the award-winning #FiveMinutesWith…

Billy Porter

Billy Porter

Pittsburgh Native – turned Broadway star – breakout role Kinky Boots-known for his over the top style and personality.

Mike Clark

Mike Clark

WTAE news anchor since 1995, dear friend of the JCC, anchored multiple award winning newscast.

Liz Berlin

Liz Berlin

Founder partner and touring musician with Rusted Root, owner of Mr. Smalls Theater and friend of the JCC.

Brett Keisel

Brett Keisel

Former American defensive end for the Steelers, known as “Da Beard,” played in 2011 Super Bowl.

Jerome Bettis

Jerome Bettis

Known as “The Bus,” former Steelers running back, on the team for Super Bowl championship in 2006, six-time Pro Bowler and two-time first team All-Pro, currently host of Jerome Bettis Show and an NFL analyst for ESPN.

Loop Rawlins

Loop Rawlins

Famed lasso art performer, from America’s got Talent.

Billy Goodman

Billy Goodman

JCC Board Chair, past Big Night Chair, smart and empathetic, loves his JCC, loves his family, loves his Steelers!

Brian Schreiber

Brian Schreiber

President and CEO of the JCC for 22 years, known for his dynamic and inspired leadership.

Gisele Fetterman

Gisele Fetterman

Second Lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Barreto Fetterman is a Brazilian-American activist, philanthropist, and non-profit executive who co-founded 412 Food Rescue and is an outspoken supporter for immigration reform.

Maxine Lapiduss

Maxine Lapiduss

Comedian-singer, television comedy writer, director, producer, entrepreneur & branding strategist Maxine Lapiduss wrote & produced many notable comedy series including Dharma & Greg, Ellen, Roseanne, Home Improvement. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she is a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School & the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.

Karen Feinstein

Karen Feinstein

President & CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its three operating arms, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, Health Careers Futures, and the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global. Karen Feinstein is a catalyst for change and a thought leader in healthcare quality improvement.



Louis R. Cestello, executive vice president, head of Regional Markets and regional president for Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania for PNC Bank, has led PNC’s regional president organization since 2013, managing the regional presidents across 43 markets. Cestello joined PNC in 1990.

JCC Little Night

Rita and Andy Rabin, Chairs, JCC Recovery Campaign
Dr. Elie Aoun and Justin Matase, Chairs, JCC Little Night

Please join us for Little Night, the JCC’s 15th annual Big Night fundraising event.
We have some BIG ideas about how to celebrate and support the JCC.
Little Night will be a high energy interactive virtual event – LIVE on screen.  We’re bringing the fun to you!

  • Star-studded cast
  • Out of the Box Silent Auction

Event Tickets: $65
Watch Party Box with deli dinner and drinks for 2: $200

Proceeds benefit the JCC Recovery Fund
We look forward to your continued support as we Move Forward TOGETHER to Recover, Rebuild and Restore our JCC. Please read more about our recovery needs due to the Covid 19 pandemic HERE

Little Night Honorees

Lauren and Scott Americus

Cheryl Gerson and Bruce Americus*

Rachel Firestone and Jason Binder

Cathy Reifer and Sam Braver

The Philip Chosky Charitable & Educational Foundation

Elyse and Marty Eichner

Julie and Josh Farber

Erica and Billy Goodman

Merris and Yram Groff

Ina and Larry Gumberg

Mardi and Bill Isler

Ellen* and Gregg Kander

Carole and Jerry Katz

Ellen and Jack Kessler

Sue Berman-Kress and Doug Kress

Lauren and Jason Kushner

Traci and Brian Lamfrom

Judy O’Connor and Family

PNC Bank

Hilary Tyson and Charles Porter

Geri and Steven Recht

Claire* and Vernon* Reingold and Family

Jerry Segal* and Family

Lori and Bob Shure

Linda and Ken Simon

Ingrid and Eric Smiga

Marla and Michael Werner

John M Wolf, Sr.* and Family

*In memoriam

Rita and Andy Rabin, Recovery Chairs

Lauren and Scott Americus

Rachel Firestone and Jason Binder

Betsy and Marc Brown

Millie and Lou Cestello

Julie and Josh Farber

Erica and Billy Goodman

Ina and Larry Gumberg

Lori and Richard Guttman

Mardi and Bill Isler

Anna Hollis and Gregg Kander

Carole and Jerry Katz

Cindy Goodman-Leib and Scott Leib

Carol Robinson and Jeff Markel

Nikol and Stanley Marks

Debbie and Lloyd Myers

Lori and Lou Plung

Hilary Tyson and Charles Porter

Todd Reidbord

Lori and Jimmy Ruttenberg

Stacey and Scott Seewald

Tracy and Evan Segal

Lori and Bob Shure

Linda and Ken Simon

Nancy and Jim Wolf

Learn more about the JCC Recovery

Presenting Sponsor:

Anonymous (3)

3Rivers Therapists

A&L Motors and the Lamfrom Family

Meryl and David Ainsman

Aladdin Food Management Services LLC

Allegheny Roofing & Sheet Metal Company, Inc.

Cheryl Gerson Americus

Lauren and Scott Americus and Family

Dr. Elie Aoun and Justin Matase

B&R Pools & Swim Shop

Sharon Dilworth and Dr. David Baker

Baker Tilly

Laurie Moser and Stewart Barmen

Deborah and Sam Berkovitz

Big Burrito Restaurant Group

Rachel Firestone and Jason Binder

Block & Associates, LLC.

Eva Tansky Blum and Dr. Norman Wolmark

Arlene and William Brandeis

Cathy Reifer and Samuel Braver

Elizabeth Miller and Joshua Breslau

Betsy and Marc Brown

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Ceeva, Inc.

Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy

Barbara and Gerald Chait

Gail and Norman Childs

Clark Hill, PLC

Marion Damick and Dean Damick

Dan Taylor Interiors, Inc.

Debbie and Lloyd Myers Family Foundation

Debbie and Bill Demchak

Kathy and Samuel DiBiase

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote

Dipcraft Fiberglass Panels

Dollar Bank

Donald & Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation

Hallie and Joshua Donner

Dodi Walker Gross and Daniel Edelstone

Martin and Elyse Eichner

Andrea and Andrew Eller

The Erenrich Family from Patete Kitchen and Bath Design Center

Beth and Dan Erlanger

Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations, Inc.

Joshua and Julie Farber

Federated Investors Foundation, Inc.

Stefani Pashman and Jeremy Feinstein

Fireman Creative

First National Bank

James Fleischmann

Fort Pitt Capital Group

Fragasso Financial Advisors

Frank and Stein Associates

Mary Pat and Eric Friedlander

Karen and Jack Friedman

Full Bowl Catering

Rosalind Chow and Jeffrey Galak

Gallagher Home Health Services and Gallagher Hospice

Nancy and Dan Garfinkel

Ruth and Alan Garfinkel

Julie and Ed Gelman

Giant Eagle

Andrea and David Glickman

The Glimcher Group

Caryle Glosser

Amy and Robert Gold

Carol and Ted Goldberg

Goldblum Sablowsky, LLC

Joseph and Jen Goldston

Erica and William Goodman

Deborah and Matthew Graver

Kaylea and Jack Greenberg

Green Leaf Landscape & Lawn Care, Inc.

Mary and Skip Grinberg

Merris and Yram Groff

Susie and Don Gross

Ina and Lawrence Gumberg

Joan and Rodger Gurrentz

Lynn and Pat Gurrentz

Guttman Energy, Inc.

Cindy and John Halicky

Linda and Steve Halpern

Harry S. Cohen & Associates, P.C.

Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.

Henderson Brothers, Inc.


Jan and Mitchell Hoffman

Teddi and David Horvitz

Mardi and Bill Isler

Jacobson Associates, Inc.

The Jewish Chronicle

Anna Hollis and Gregg Kander

The Karp Family Foundation

Jerry and Carole Katz

Ellen and Ellen Kessler

Laura and Jonathan Kessler


Kline, Keppel & Koryak, CPAs

Carl Krasik in memory of Elaine B. Krasik

Sue Berman Kress and Doug Kress

Dana and Jason Kunzman

Susan and Michael Kurtz

Lauren and Jason Kushner

Lamar Advertising

Leatrice and John Wolf Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Lynn and Larry Lebowitz

Susan and Louis Leff

Cindy Goodman-Leib and Scott Leib

Kerry Bron and Robert Levin

Patty and Stanley Levine

Julie and Jason Lichtenstein

Lieber Hammer Huber & Paul PC

Lauren and Oren Lieberman

CJ and Bob Liss

Lobos Management

Catherine and Mark Loevner

Michelle and Martin Lubetsky

M & J Electrical Contracting, Inc.

Marbury Group

Marsha and Bernie Marcus

Rachel H. Marcus

Carol Robinson and Jeffrey Markel

Nikol and Stanley Marks

MBM Contracting, Inc.

McDonald’s Bakery Square

NuGo Nutrition

Sharon Werner and Eric Olshan

Elliott Oshry

Nancy and Woody Ostrow

Oxford Development Company

Laura and Jeffrey Parker

Pittsburgh City Paper

Pittsburgh Pirates

PJ Dick Incorporated / Trumbull Corporation / Lindy Paving

Louis and Lori Plung

PNC Bank

Hilary Tyson and Charles Porter

Rita and Andrew Rabin

Melissa and Peter Rackoff

Nancy and Bill Rackoff

Geri and Steve Recht

Todd Reidbord

The Reingold Family

Rosen & Perry, P.C.

Carol and Richard Rosenthal

Margaret and Michael Rosenzweig

Karen and Tony Ross

Rothschild Doyno Collaborative

The Rubinoff Company

Louisa and James Rudolph

William and James Rudolph

Andrea and Brian Ruttenberg

Lori and Jimmy Ruttenberg

S&T Bank

Cathy Green Samuels and Michael Samuels

Nancy Bernstein and Rocky Schoen

Suzanne and Brian Schreiber

Stacey and Scott Seewald

The Segal Family Foundation


Shady Side Academy

Barbara and Daniel Shapira

Jake Goodman and Sean Shepherd

Robert and Lori Shure

Signature Financial Planning

Leonard Silk

Silk & Stewart Development Group

Joanne and Ben Simon

Linda and Kenneth Simon

Joyce and Howard Simons

Neil DiBiase and Chris Smith

Stein Rich Family Foundation

Rabbis Ronald and Barbara Symons

Carol Tabas

Table Magazine

Marc Weber Tobias-Security Engineering Lab University of Pittsburgh

Marsha Zuckerman and Michael Tobias

Traction on Demand

University of Pittsburgh

UPMC and UPMC Health Plan

Vigliotti Landscape & Construction, Inc.

Marcie and Matthew Weinstein

Elizabeth Goldberg and Michael Weisberg

Arlene and Richard Weisman

Marla and Michael Werner

Winchester Thurston School

Martha Wolf and John Wolf Jr.

Nancy and James Wolf

Partner Agencies

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Jewish Healthcare Foundation

*Listed in alphabetical order as of 1/13/21

For Information
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