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Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 5:30 PM

Temple Isaiah
945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549

JFCS East Bay is hosting its 17th annual Art of Living gala on Sunday, April 14, 2024. This year we are proud to welcome literary legend, social activist, and feminist icon, Isabel Allende to our stage. Allende garnered worldwide acclaim in 1982 with the publication of her first novel, The House of the Spirits, and has authored more than twenty-six bestselling and critically acclaimed books. Her most recent book, The Wind Knows My Name, weaves together the stories of a Jewish boy escaping Nazi-occupied Europe and a mother and daughter fleeing twenty-first-century El Salvador in a novel about child separation, war and immigration.

The evening will include a gala reception, featuring wine and gourmet hors d’oeuvres, followed by a captivating program featuring Ms. Allende.

Thank you to Our Current Sponsors

Don and Carole Chaiken Foundation
Alice & Fred Feller
Joan Sarnat & David Hoffman

Dori & Barry Dubin
Jessica Nutik-Zitter & Mark Zitter
Jackie Rosenson & Nick Gerson

Judy & Edward Berne
Hannah Kranzberg
Norma Perlstein
Robin Reiner & Frederick Isaac
Rabbi Judy Shanks & Dr. James Gracer

Sue & Ronald Bachman
Robin & Rich Edwards
Eric Leve 
Susan & Willy Mautner
Aliza & Peter Metzner
Ruth & Barry Phillips
Allen Samelson
Dr. Susan Seeley
Jasmine & Rob Tarkoff
Victoria & Steve Zatkin

Sam Alcabes 
Rachel & David Biale 
Judy & Leon Bloomfield 
Elizabeth Friedman Branoff & Steve Branoff 
Laurel Bray-Hanin & Scott Hanin 
Janis Burger 
Lori & Doug Elefant 
Penni Hudis 
Janet & George King 
Suzan Kotch & Ben Washofsky 
Lynn & Marshall Langfeld 
Rachel Leff-Kich 
Deena Levine-Lipsett & Michael Lipsett 
MaryJane & Steven Lowenthal 
Robin Mencher & Matthew Dimond 
Leslie Paine & Herb Holman 
Judy Pam & Rabbi Lee Bycel  
Stephanie Riehl 
Judith Rosloff & Stewart Florsheim 
Monica Salusky & John Sutherland 
Martha Ann & Sanford Wishnev 

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