I have been involved with the JFGH foundation for the past two decades, and was thrilled to be a part of the 35th annual JFGH Gala at the Strathmore Music Center with chairs Lisa Reiner and Pamela Rosenberg.
The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes is a wonderful nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the independence, dignity, choice, and community inclusion of individuals with disabilities, regardless of faith or creed.
JFGH is committed to providing individuals with developmental disabilities and/or chronic mental disorders with the opportunity to live independently within the community with dignity, personal choice, and respect while offering the opportunity to experience Jewish life and supporting others with the opportunity to practice their own faith.
Rabbi Matthew and Dr. Sara Rubinow Simon and Jillian & Scott Copeland took the stage as they were honored with the Melvin S. Cohen Community Service and S. Robert Cohen Awards.
Grammy-nominated soulful singer Aloe Blacc closed out the evening with an incredible performance of his radio hits, including “Wake Me Up”, “Lift Your Spirit” and “The Man”. He shared with the media that “My goal is to shed light on issues I think are important.”