Entertainment & Interactive Breakout Rooms


The JCA Annual Fundraiser Campaign supports scholarship services and financial assistance for preschool, after school, and summer camp tuition.  This allows the JCA to enrich the lives of countless individuals, offering services that are unparalleled in excellence, reaching those who otherwise could not afford the benefits of our agency, and rely on our support during these challenging times.


The JCA awards over $330,000 in scholarships to low and moderate-income children and families annually. This year, in response to the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the JCA will award an additional $100,000 beyond our usual allocation and in spite of a $1,000,000+ loss of revenue, to support those in need. As part of our mission, the JCA does not turn anyone away for their inability to pay.  

Please help us meet this growing need for assistance. Your support makes a difference. 

Sponsorships and ticket sales are crucial to the success of this event.  

Virtual Event Information



Comedic Trivia with Stacey Smith

Stacey Smith is a loud New Yorker who is thrilled to be performing with the cast of Boom Chicago. She has been teaching and performing for the past decade at The Second City including Life Hacks, #DateMe, and two cruise contracts on The Norwegian Breakaway. Stacey has run comedy training centers at CSZ Chicago, ImprovBoston, and is currently the Director of Education for Boom Chicago. She’s been lucky enough to headline comedy festivals all over the globe, touring her solo musical improv show “Stacejam.” Visit staceysmithcomedy.com to learn more!


Jewish Heritage Cruise Along the Danube River

Join AmaWaterways for a virtual cruise along Europe’s legendary Danube River. Learn about the rich Jewish history in the region as we journey through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. You’ll hear from Cruise Manager Sebastien Leroy who will share his first-person experiences tasting culinary traditions that span centuries both onboard and ashore. Whether you wish to learn more about European Jewry at its Renaissance or trace the footsteps of those who paved the path before you, don’t miss what promises to be an eye-opening presentation – and a river journey that will bond you to your community for a lifetime.



Cooking with Chef’s Garden

Jen & Jamey’s Virtual Cooking Classes are the perfect event for family and friends to get-together. Our Virtual Cooking Classes will give you the confidence in the kitchen to cook something equally unique as skilled. In this class, we will make filling together, roll out dough (already prepared), and enjoy a delicious, homemade Apple Tarte.


Classical Music Concert

The Quartz Quartet is made up of Joe Henderson, Selah Smisek, Leah Kosiek, and Alex Downs, who all met at the University of North Florida in 2016. The quartet excels in playing a variety of musical genres that range from classical to pop. The group has had the pleasure of playing around town at wedding venues, coffee shops, and the like. Members from the Quartz Quartet can be seen playing alongside the Civic Orchestra where they collaborate with other Jacksonville talent.

Event Menu

Appetizers – Italian Escape Chef’s Selection of Assorted Appetizers

  • Classic Bruschetta with House made Crostini
  • Eggplant Rollatini Bites with Homemade Marinara Chef
  • Mini Risotto Cake


Option One- Asian/Seafood Chef Curated Dinner

  • Asian Chop-Chop Salad with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette
  • Chili Mahi
  • Garlic Haricot Vert
  • Jasmine Rice Pilaf


Option Two- Asian/Vegetarian Chef Curated Dinner

  • Asian Chop-Chop with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette
  • Vegetarian Thai Style Red Curry***
  • Jasmine Rice

**Please note: This is one of Chef’s Garden’s most popular dishes that reheats nicely. It’s a very mild curry that showcases wonderful Thai flavors without the heat and spice that comes with Thai cuisine. It is also vegan and gluten-free!


Dessert – A Taste of Paris

  • Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes with Whipped Cream and Berry Garnish


Cocktail Kit

  • Blood Orange and Vanilla Bean cocktail (featuring house-made vanilla bean and honey simple syrups) with vodka

Event Chairs

Nicole Brown • Michael Miller • Morgan Orender • Rochelle Stoddard • Sam Stromberg • Brent Trager

To purchase tickets, get more information, or to become a sponsor, please call Lior Spring at 904-730-2100 ext. 318 or click the button below! 

Fundraiser Sponsors

(as of January 18, 2021)

Alex and Scot Ackerman • Karen and Philip Adler • Berman Family Foundation • Block Family • Deborah and Lathun Brigman • Harriet and Ernest Brodsky • Barry Broudy • Browdy & Browdy, Inc. • LaVerne and Andy Cantor • Nicole and Andy Brown • Regina and Adam Chaskin • Sunny Gettinger and Trey Csar • DuBow Family Foundation • Susan Eaglstein • Mary and Jeffrey Edwards • Susan and Ronald Elinoff • Flagler Family • Kristina and Matthew Flagler • Linda and Nathan Franzblau • Frisch Family • Meredith and Mark Frisch • Susan and Martin Goetz • Debbie and Melvin Gottlieb • Nancy and Mark Green • Helen Rowan and Paul Halloran • Risa and Stuart Herman • Paula and Kenneth Horn • HUB International Limited • iDeal Gas • Ken Jacobs/GrayRobinson, P. A. • Irene and James Jaffa • Francine and Jim Kempner • Iris and Mark Kraemer • Levin Family Foundation • The Lighthouse Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley • Janice and Bruce Lipsky • Tommy Mattox • Daniel Miller – Brightway Insurance, Riverside • Monique and David Miller • Glenn and Michael Miller • Minuteman Press • Judy Mizrahi • Moore Stephens Lovalace PA • Rachel and Craig Morgenthal • Thelma and Robert Nied • Parker and Wilf Families • Nancy and Gary Perlman • Suzanne Perritt • Edrea and Steven Porter • Kim and David Robbins • Jeanine and Chaim Rogozinski • Emily and Erik Rostholder • Ryan, Marks and Stromberg Attorneys, LLP • Shari and Mark Saye • Selevan Family Foundation • Sandy and Craig Shapiro • Sylvia and Joel Shapiro • Deborah and Steven Shapiro • Steve Sherman/Dana Current – Current/Sherman Group at Merrill Lynch • Shorstein Family • Kimberly and Richard Sisisky • Starling at San Jose • Linda and David Stein • Lonnie and Bruce Steinberg • Terk Oncology – Nadine and Mitchell Terk • Trager Family Foundation • Randy Kammer and Jeffry Wollitz • Zimmerman Family Foundation.

Fundraiser Committee

Rachel Algee  Lathun Brigman  Regina Chaskin Mary Edwards Sierra Frisch Sunny Gettinger • Faye Hedrick Samantha Holtzman Jan Lipsky • Glenn Miller Monique Miller • Rachel Morgenthal Thelma Nied Michelle Pargman Debbie Parker • Kim Robbins Ryan Saltz Fran Selevan • Rebekah Selevan Deborah Shapiro Blair Sherman Kimberly Sisisky •  Linda Stein Randee Steinberg David Thompson Jennifer Thompson Alison Trager Haley Trager Nadine Terk Jeff Wiener Chase Zimmerman