Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center kept its doors open during the Covid pandemic, providing a wide range of services to the community as normal programming could not take place and despite the financial hit required.
Now, the LJCC is holding a J’la, a gala celebrating community and raising funds to continue supporting LJCC programming.
During the pandemic, the LJCC hosted blood drives, food distribution days, free preschool for children of first responders, and offered free WiFi for students studying remotely.
The J’la will be on Aug. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m., followed by an after-party silent disco until 10 p.m., where everyone grooves to the tunes in headphones. There will be a cocktail hour and silent auction, a three-course plated kosher dinner, live auction and “Fund-A-Need.”
Proceeds from the J’la will support youth camps; adult, Jewish and theater programming; and community outreach.
Tickets are $125, and sponsorships range from $1,500 to $5,000.