Imagine a grassy green hill covered with colorful blankets, mason jars filled with fresh flowers, and a beautiful spread of food and drink to keep us cool on a warm summer morning — all with the laughter and giggles of young children in the background. This was the scene on Sunday, August 30th, where a private benefit concert featuring Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb was held at the gorgeous home of JoJo and Eric Fleiss.
A painted banner with the words “Casa Fleiss” welcomed guests, and tables topped with arts and crafts called out to all of the little ones. Assembling puzzle piece picture frames, decorating hamsa-themed coloring pages, and playing with drums during the concert kept the kids entertained and left their parents free to socialize. Another popular activity was face painting — animals and flowers came to life on all of the children’s faces! Everyone enjoyed story time, which emphasized the importance of mitzvot, family, and community.
Our sincere thanks to Lisa Loeb for bringing everyone together with her children’s sing-along tunes and for graciously serving on our event committee with her husband Roey Hershkovitz, Lisa & David Alpern, Sandra & Michael Blend, JoJo & Eric Fleiss, and Danielle & Kevin Misher.
The morning’s festivities served as a beautiful reminder of how The Jewish Federation is ensuring the Jewish future and just how many people we are positively impacting along the way. That Sunday alone, nearly three dozen families gathered in celebration of Jewish life and filled the Fleiss’ yard with happiness and chatter. Proceeds from the event will support our Federation’s work with Jewish kids of all ages, from PJ Library® in Los Angeles* participants to teens — so that we can continue to set the stage for the future of our community.
For more information, please contact Betsy Berger at BBerger@JewishLA.org.
*Through a partnership with The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library® in Los Angeles sends free monthly mailings of quality Jewish literature and music to 9,000 local kids, ages 6 months through 8 years, engaging them and their parents in Jewish life.