Bright Futures Gala

Thank you to everyone involved with and who attended The Bright Futures Gala,  celebrating our mission and raises critical funds that support integral programs. A special thanks to long-time supporter and alumni parent, Susan A. Lubar, for her deep commitment to Milwaukee children and to making an MJDS education accessible to even more families. In Susan’s honor, funds raised at the Gala will support our Affordable Customized Tuition (ACT) program.

Enjoy the event photo gallery
MJDS: This is Why Mission Video



We look forward to presenting the Tikkun Olam Award to Susan A. Lubar, president and founder of Growing Minds. Susan works to share her keen sense of awareness and mindfulness with school-age children in a safe and trusting environment.

Not only has she improved the lives of countless educators through Growing Minds, Susan gives back to the Milwaukee community as a highly respected and active member of many boards of directors. Susan is a truly remarkable woman in our Milwaukee community as an entrepreneur, innovator and nonprofit leader.

Susan is a proud mother of three adult children who all attended MJDS – Simen, Isabelle and Sonja.

MJDS Bright Futures Gala Honoree: Susan Lubar Solvang

Thank you to our Sponsors/Underwriters:

Lead Sponsor Rick Ross z"l
Diamond Sponsor Anonymous
  Jane and Steve Chernof
  Jaynie Skadron and Howard Frankenthal
  Clarice S. Turer Charitable Fund
Platinum Sponsor Lori and Marc Jacobson
  Debra and Moshe Katz
Gold Sponsor Marlene and Bert Bilsky
  Cheryl and Mark Brickman
  Anne and Steve Kravit
  Laffey, Leitner & Goode
  Melina and David Marcus
  Stephanie and Brian Miller
  Richheimer Family
  S&S Sales Corporation
  Sue and Bud Selig
  Sid Grinker Restoration
Silver Sponsor Karen and Elliot Berman
  Shannon and Nathan Bernstein
  Debbie and Howard Callif
  Linda and David Deskalo
  Linda and Mark Freedman
  Karen and Jason Gottlieb
  Michael and Jill Harris
  Sara and Mark Hermanoff
  Julie and Jonathan Hershey
  Drs. Noa Holoshitz and Todd Hirschtritt
  Bunny and Joel Honigman
  Debra and Steven Koenig
  Felicia and Jamie Miller
  Milwaukee Jewish Federation
  Lynda Mitz
  Elizabeth and James Neubauer
  Cathy and Arnold Peltz
  Sheryl and Mike Primakow
  Julie and Daniel Rosenfeld
  Jodi Habush Sinykin and Dan Sinykin
Cocktail Hour Nina and Rich Edelman
  Diane Loeb
Mission Video Debbie and Aaron Bernstein
  Sarah Schott and Brian King
Dinner Wine Lori Craig
Floral Gail Hoffman and Rick Meyer
  Alisa and David Wasserman
Photography Tanya and Bruce Arbit
Media Lauri and Rob Roth
Lighting and Sound Noah Mitz



2022 Gala Committee

  • Honoree
  • Susan A. Lubar
  • Co-Chairs
  • Jane and Stephen Chernof
  • Jaynie Skadron and Howard Frankenthal

  • Committee Members
  • Rachel Adams*
  • Anonymous
  • Sami Stein Avner*
    Karen and Elliot Berman
  • Deborah and Aaron Bernstein
  • Shannon and Nathan Bernstein
  • Cheryl and Mark Brickman
  • Susan and Allan Carneol
  • Lori Craig
  • Joan Lubar and John Crouch
  • Linda and David Deskalo
    Nina and Rich Edelman
  • Karen and Jason Gottlieb
  • Shelly and Michael Hart
  • Sara and Mark Hermanoff
  • Gail Hoffman and Rick Meyer
    Bunny and Joel Honigman
  • Lori and Marc Jacobson
  • Debra and Moshe Katz
  • Debra and Steven Koenig
  • Anne and Stephen Kravit
  • Alyson and Aaron Lippman
  • Diane Loeb
  • Madeleine and David Lubar
  • Melina and David Marcus
  • Felicia and Jamie Miller
  • Elizabeth and James Neubauer
  • Mindy and David Palay
  • Cathy and Arnie Peltz
  • Sheryl and Michael Primakow
  • Susan and Todd Richheimer
  • Julie and Daniel Rosenfeld
  • Jodi Habush Sinykin and Daniel Sinykin
  • Jodi and Peter Sprinkmann
  • Bonnie Klein-Tasman and Marc Tasman
  • Lisa and Craig Zetley
  • Julie and Yoni Zvi

*Alumni representatives


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