Big Night 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013 * 7:30 pm * JCC in Squirrel Hill

Presenting Sponsor – PNC Bank Honoree – PNC Bank

Dig your boom box out of the closet: We’re lining up the colors on our Rubik’s Cube for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s seventh annual fundraising event, JCC Big Night: Time of Our Lives. It will be a big hair evening as we celebrate the ‘80s decade in all its shoulder-padded glory on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Irene Kaufmann Building in Squirrel Hill.

Get stoked to have a blast reliving the decade that brought us Madonna, breakdancing, Pac-Man, personal computers, the Walkman, Care Bears, Seinfeld, ET and Fame. This “Just Want to Have Fun” fest will be loaded with wicked music and “Dirty Dancing,” bodacious amusements and awesome eats. We are honoring PNC Bank for its outstanding support of the JCC. This is the fourth consecutive year that PNC Bank has been Presenting Sponsor for Big Night. While we’re in party mode, this is our chance, as Bill and Ted put it, to “Be excellent to each other,” with a phenomenal fundraiser that benefits the entire community. Big Night raises a large portion of the JCC’s Annual Fund for scholarships and to support critical programming such as child and after-school care and special needs and older adults programs. Corporate and individual sponsorships for Big Night, as well as the goodwill produced by the event, provide vital support for the JCC year-round. Join us as we go “Back to the Future” for The Time of Our Lives.

What’s it all about?
Big Night raises a large portion of the JCC’s Annual Fund for scholarships and to support critical programming such as child and after-school care and special needs and older adults programs. Corporate and individual sponsorships for Big Night, as well as the goodwill produced by the event, are vital to year-round support.

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  • Henne Jewelers Raffle – $7,500 Henne Shopping Spree; $25/ticket l $50/3 tickets l $100/7 tickets
  • A&L Motors Raffle – 2-year 2013 BMW X1 lease. To increase the odds of winning, the tickets are limited. Ticket pricing is $100/ticket | $175/2 tickets |  $250/3 tickets

Purchase Tickets: Call Cathy Samuels, 412-521-8011 x165

Party Bus!

East End: Stops at Summerset at Frick Park, Community Day School, Bakery Square Garage and Schenley Golf Course
Beginning at 7pm, every 20 minutes until midnight

South Hills: Departs JCC South Hills at 6:30pm and 7pm; leaves the JCC Squirrel Hill at 10pm, 10:45pm and 11:30pm 

Party bus RSVP: 412-521-8011, ext. 232 or

Presenting Sponsor: PNC Bank

Honoree: PNC Bank

Chairs: Cathy Reifer & Sam Braver and Julie & Josh Farber

2013 Big Night Sponsors


Print Sponsors
Alpha Screen Graphics
Ditto Document Solutions
Robin Gordon - Invitations Unlimited
Hermann Printing
HMS Marketing
Sterling Paper Company
Trust-Franklin Press Company

Media Sponsors
Lamar Advertising
Pittsburgh City Paper
The Jewish Chronicle
Whirl Publishing

A&L Motor Sales
Henne Jewelers

$25,000 Top Gun
PNC Bank

$20,000 Breakfast Club
Segal Family

$10,000 Flashdance

Philip Chosky Charitable & Educational Foundation
The Donald & Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation
Nancy and Woody Ostrow 
Oxford Development Company
Suzanne and Brian Schreiber
UPMC and UPMC Health Plan 

$7,500 Pac-Man
Highmark® Blue Cross Blue Shield
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - Jim Ruttenberg
SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

$5,000 Thriller
BetéAvon Kosher Dining Services
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
First Niagara Bank
Full Bowl Catering
Giant Eagle
Erica and Bill Goodman
Ellen and Jack Kessler
H. Lazar & Sons Inc.
Hyman Family Foundation
Dale Lazar
LG Realty Advisors - Ina and Larry Gumberg
Carol Robinson and Jeffrey Markel 
Signature Financial Planning
Charles Porter and Hilary Tyson

$2,500 Super Mario
Patti and Robert Americus
Scott Americus
Bill Chisnell Productions
Cathy Reifer and Sam Braver
Fifth Third Bank
Goldstock Jewelers
Merris and Yram Groff
Iron City Uniform
ISS Facility Services, Inc.
Carole and Jerry Katz
Sue Friedberg and Dean Kross
CJ and Robert Liss
Robin Steif, LunaMetrics
Kathleen and Jay Lutins
Square Café
Summerset at Frick Park
Thorp Reed & Armstrong
Judith Tobe
Stephen Tobe
University of Pittsburgh

$1,800 Transformers
Meryl and David Ainsman
Cheryl Gerson and Bruce Americus
big Burrito Restaurant Group
BPU Investment Management, Inc.
Brant Hickey & Associates
Betsy and Marc Brown
Carnegie Mellon University
Coldwell Banker
Common Plea Catering
Julie and Joshua Farber
Fragrasso Financial Advisors
Fireman Creative
Doris and Neil Gillman
Lori and Richard Guttman
Jennifer and Larry Honig
Susan Berman and Douglas Kress
Cindy Goodman-Leib and Scott Leib
MBM Contracting, Inc.
Elliott Oshry
Richard E. Rauh
Audrey Russo
Linda and Ken Simon
Stern Family & The Manor Theatre 

$1,000 A-Team
All Covered
Avalotis Corporation
B & R Pools & Swim Shop
Ahmie E. Baum CFP®, UBS Financial Services Inc.
Debbie and Sam Berkovitz
Barbara and David Burstin
Barbara and Gerald Chait
Center for Urological Care
Comptec Inc.
Cooper Imaging; Ruthrauff | Sauer LLC
Desmone & Associates Architects
Dollar Bank - Squirrel Hill
Dunkin' Donuts
Eyetique - Squirrel Hill
Nancy and Shelley Farber
First Commonwealth Bank
Federated Investors Foundations, Inc.
Stefanie Pashman and Jeremy Feinstein
Jack and Karen Friedman
Dan and Nancy Garfinkel
Glimcher Family Foundation, Megan & Robert Glimcher
Caryle and Mark Glosser
Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.
Henderson Brothers, Inc.
Jacobson Associates, Inc.
Krasik Families
Ed Lettieri
Levin Family
Lieber Hammer Huber & Bennington
Louis Plung & Co.
Mosaic Linens
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Pamela's / Aji Picante
Penn Fixture & Supply Company
Pittsburgh Oral Surgery, P.C.
Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC
Melissa and Peter Rackoff
Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
James and William Rudolph
Ruthrauff | Sauer LLC
Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen
Shady Side Academy
Smallman Street Deli
Carole Bailey and Andrew Stewart
The Rubinoff Company
Toshiba Business Solutions
Tri-State Printing
Typecraft Press Inc.
UPMC CancerCenter
Walnut Capital & Bakery Square
William Z. Spatz, D.M.D.
Winchester Thurston School

Big Night 80s Party Break

Big Night Committee

Meryl and David Ainsman
Cheryl Gerson and Bruce Americus
Scott Americus
Donna Barsotti
Jen Berliner
Rabbi Aaron and Michelle Bisno
Rachel and Henry Blaufeld
Cathy Reifer and Sam Braver**
Betsy and Marc Brown
Andrea Carelli
Gail and Norman Childs
Bill Chisnell
Randi Cooper
Paula and Alan Dunn
Elyse and Marty Eichner
Alisa Fall
Julie and Josh Farber**
Lynn and Lance Farber
Karen and Jack Friedman
Doris and Neil Gillman
Andrea and David Glickman
Rachel and Michael Golden
Lauren and Drew Goldstein
Sherree Goldstein
Bonnie and Greg Gordon
Darcy and Mike Gordon
Robin and Peter Gordon
Merris and Yram Groff
Tracy and Andrew Gross
Ina and Larry Gumberg
Sara and James Guttman
Lori and Richard Guttman
Jen and Matt Harinstein
Linda and Tom Holber

Todd Reidbord
Jay Reifer
Jackie and Colin Rosenberg
Rachel and Benjamin Rosenfeld
Katie and Joel Rosenthal
Karen and Tony Ross
Ann and Richard Roth
Ayellet and Michael Rubinstein
Louisa and Jim Rudolph
Audrey Russo
Lori and Jim Ruttenberg
Michael Samuels
Ruth and Allan Schachter
Suzanne and Brian Schreiber
Rachel and Scott Seewald
Stacey and Scott Seewald
Sara and Ken Segel
Julie and Bob Silverman
Sheryl and Michael Silverman
Linda and Ken Simon
Tamara and Leonard Skirboll
Ingrid and Eric Smiga
Sheila and Brett Solomon
Helena and Bill Spatz
Margie and Bill Stang
Carol Bailey and Andrew Stewart
Meredith and David Strassburger
Marcie and Matt Weinstein
Melanie and Steven Weisbord
Arlene and Richard Weisman
Paula and Michael Zunder
Lorraine Zwickle

Jennifer and Larry Honig
Rhonda and Mark Horvitz
Lynne and Blair Jacobson
Carole and Jerry Katz
Ellen and Jack Kessler
Rona and Jimmy Kitchen
Lauren Kondish
Elaine and Carl Krasik
Sue Berman and Doug Kress
Lauren and Jason Kushner
Brian and Traci Lamfrom
Jamie and Michael Lebovitz
Susan and Louis Leff
Cindy Goodman-Leib and Scott Leib
Roberta and Jeff Letwin
Ilene and Michael Levy
Julie and Jason Lichtenstein
Kathy and Jay Lutins
Carol L. Robinson and Jeffrey B. Markel
Ellen Marks
Kaveri Subbarao and Jon Nauhaus
Lisa and Lee Oleinick
Jackie and Herbie Orlansky
Nancy and Woody Ostrow
Susie and Gregg Perelman
Carine and Mark Perilman
Sharon and Eric Perleman
Terri and James Polachek
Rita and David Pollock
Hilary S. Tyson and Charles Porter
Melissa and Peter Rackoff
    ** Committee Co-Chairs