Annual Dinner

Full 2024 Annual Dinner Video

Simon Kaufman - Alumni Speaker (2024)

Krista Boscoe's Speech - Annual Dinner 2024

Avi Halzel's Speech - Annual Dinner 2024

Annual Dinner Co Chairs Speech 2024

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 2023-24 Annual Dinner will be taking place on March 19, 2024.


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

2024 Annual
Dinner Sponsors

Title Partners

Amity &
Marc Cooper

Debbie & Michael Feiner

Platinum Partners

Lisa Reckler Cohn &
Rich Cohn

Lauren & Daniel Shulman

Diamond Partners

Bette Cooper

Gold Partners


Metzl, Fidler & Macks Families

Debra & Scott Michaud

Silver Partners


Elaine & Max(z"l) Appel

Krista & Mark Boscoe

Katja Edelman & Ari Fine

Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher LLP

Peter Kudla

Jane E. Rosenbaum

Helen & Marc Rubenstein

Dr. Peri & Izzy Sonenreich

Bronze Partners


Argonaut Wine and Liquor - Scott Robinson

Ellen Beller

Claudia & Marc Braunstein

Marla & David Brown

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Dr. Haidi & Brian Demain 

Independent Financial

Gabriela & Dr. Peter Gottlieb

Leftin Family

Blanca & Howard Lerman

Bara & Chaim Loewenthal

Evi & Evan Makovsky /   NAI Shames Makovsky

Berta Naiman and the late Bernie Naiman

Occasions Catering

MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation

Melanie & Paul Salniker

Joanna & Scott Segal

Melissa & Joe Schweid & Family

Leslie & Mark Sidell

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