Annual Dinner

Save the date for our 2024 Annual Dinner!

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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Our Annual Dinner is our biggest fundraising event of the year.

Our Annual Dinner is a community-building event that brings together Denver Jewish Day School parents, faculty, staff, alumni, alumni parents, and community supporters. Held in the spring each year, our Annual Dinner is an important opportunity to celebrate the members of our community who have made a lasting impact on our school.

In recent years, funds raised through the Annual Dinner have enabled the school to enhance our mathematics and science curriculum, invest in technology, provide financial aid to families, and ensure opportunities for continued professional growth for our faculty.

What happens at the Annual Dinner?

The Annual Dinner is an adults-only evening with cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction. Proceeds support the school’s Annual Campaign, which covers the 25% of the budget not covered by tuition revenue.

When does the Annual Dinner take place?

Starting in the fall, parents, along with friends of the honorees were asked for their support as volunteers, table captains, and underwriters, and by procuring high-value auction items. The 2021-2022 Annual Dinner was held on March 30, 2022. The 2022-2023 Annual Dinner is scheduled to take place on March 14, 2023.


Who supports the Annual Dinner?

The Annual Dinner is a partnership between the Denver JDS Development Office and dedicated volunteers. This annual fundraising event draws support from Denver JDS families, local businesses, and beyond. The 2021-22 Annual Dinner, our co-chairs were Blake and Clarissa Cohen, and Scott Reisch. For the 2022-23 Annual Dinner, our co-chairs are Brian and Haidi Demain, and Trina and Scott Reisch.

Come together for a fun evening in celebration and support of the wonderful generosity of our community
Interested in volunteering for or making a donation to the Annual Dinner?

Contact our Annual Fund Manager, Melisa Demers at
(720) 449-9549 or

Registration for this year's Annual Dinner is closed. please contact Sam Raizen Walsh at with questions.

2023 Annual
Dinner Sponsors

Title Partners

Amity & Marc Cooper

Platinum Partners

Lisa Reckler Cohn &
Rich Cohn

Bette Cooper

Metzl, Fidler & Mack Families

Marjorie & Harold Rosen

Lauren & Daniel Shulman

Gold Partners


Debra & Scott Michaud

Rose Medical Center

Jane E. Rosenbaum 

Helen & Marc Rubenstein

Barbara & Mickey Silberman 

Silver Partners

Elaine & Max Appel

Atlas Metal & Iron

Debbie & Simon Auerbacher

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP 

Dr. Haidi & Brian Demain

Paula & Harvey Deutch

Galperin & Associates

Independent Financial

Evi & Evan Makovsky / NAI Shames Makovsky

Occasions Catering

Tamara & Ken Picache

Leslie & Mark Sidell

Strear Family Foundation

Irit & Art Waldbaum

Zeff Kesher Foundation


Special thanks to our longtime Community Partners for their support


Keshet of the Rockies 

Rose Community Foundation

Chai Five Club

Visionary Leaders
($50,000 per year)

Jeff & Jocey Kraus

Every Jewish Child
($25,000 per year)

Marshall & Helene Abrahams
Rich Cohn & Lisa Reckler Cohn
Bette Cooper
Marc & Amity Cooper
Dr. Art & Irit Waldbaum

Sponsor a Mensch
($10,000 per year)

Sharlene Baum
Herb & Arlene Buchwald
Blake and Clarissa Cohen
Vern & Lisa Engbar# 
Ezra & Lily Gardner
Rachel & Tal Goldhamer
Dr. Peter & Gabriela Gottlieb
Don (OBM) & Henny Kaufmann
Bernard & Roberta Naiman
Neil & Kami Pomerantz
Joshua Rubenstein
Barbara & Mickey Silberman
Strear Family Foundation