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Event G Year

Sholom invites you to


A unique fundraising event where intimate dinner parties are hosted at a variety of locations throughout the Twin Cities.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6:30 pm

Each dinner party spotlights a featured guest. Choose which party you would like to attend and enjoy an evening of good food and good company! RSVP online at or mail in the reply card at the back of this invitation booklet.

Space is limited! Please RSVP by June 1, 2017 952.939.1620 Food For Your Soul is sponsored by the Sholom Auxiliary. Proceeds support additional programming and amenities that enrich, enhance and bring comfort to the lives of Sholom’s residents and tenants.

*Hosts and Featured Guests are listed as of April 1, 2017, and are subject to change. Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Special guests


Paul Charchian

Seth Kaplan

PAUL CHARCHIAN The Godfather of Fantasy Football, Charchian was one of the first people in the country to see the grandness that would soon become Fantasy Football. He also does radio for KFAN and is a frequent guest on national football shows. SETH KAPLAN As an Emmy Award-winning executive producer at TV FOX-9 Minneapolis, Kaplan has taken FOX 9 and helped make it the #1 TV news station in the Twin Cities. A devoted husband and father of twins, he has a passion for sports, politics and debate.


Jennifer & Jeff Lewin




Special guest


Colin Covert

COLIN COVERT Colin is the movie reviewer for the Star Tribune. His work is syndicated nationally and internationally through the McClatchy News Service. He has interviewed Michael Caine, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, George Clooney, Peter Jackson, Christian Bale, Kristin Wiig, Jodie Foster, John Waters, Nora Ephron and John Travolta. In 2011, Colin won an award for web-based reporting from the Edward R. Murrow Foundation, a writing award from the national Society for Features Journalism, and was named “America’s most scathing film critic” by one website.


Cindy & Perry Witkin Randi & Barry Wolfish




Special guest


Deborah Jiang-Stein

DEBORAH JIANG-STEIN is a skilled storyteller and national speaker. She’s founder of the unPrison Project (, a nonprofit working to empower incarcerated women and girls with programs, resources and mentoring. Her memoir, Prison Baby, is described as “One woman’s struggles, beginning with her birth in prison to finding selfacceptance, proving that redemption and healing are possible even from the darkest corners.” For more than 10 years, Deborah has championed support for people in need of freedom, life skills development, education, shelter, and career building. MSNBC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Washington Post have published her story.


Diane & Chopper Mintz Judy & Orren Kessel




Special guest


Marjorie Johnson

MARJORIE JOHNSON Marjorie Johnson’s most proud career accomplishment is having won over 1000 blue ribbons for baking and having been on national TV numerous times including appearances with Jay Leno, Rosie O’Donnell, Wayne Brady, Dr. Oz and Martha Stewart. When asked what advice she would give to other bakers, such as herself, she says that to be a great baker, one needs to practice, practice, practice! Marjorie lived in Tokyo with the occupied military while her husband performed dentistry for the Air Force. Her favorite quote is, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”


Jane & Todd Lifson




Special guest


Zvi Kremer

ZVI KREMER Zvi has more than 25 years of security, counter-terrorism, management and busi­ness experience. He completed the Israel General Security Service/ Israel Security Agency (SHIN-BET) Advanced Security and Anti-Terrorism Management training and was EL AL Airline’s chief of security in Moscow. Later in Chicago, Zvi joined ICTS Inter­ national where he served as a regional manager overseeing operations at 10 major airports in the U.S., and then as a director of special projects with ICTS USA. He has developed advanced security training programs and provided consulting services in the security industry. Zvi is a former Israel Defense Force Major (Company Commander).


Wendy & Steve Baldinger Michelle & Steve Shaller


Mendota Heights


Special guest


Surly Brewery Chef Jorge Guzman

SURLY BREWERY Enjoy a chef-driven experience that aims to build on the movement of bringing the pint to the plate—by pairing exceptional food with exemplary beer. Executive Chef Jorge Guzman and his chef de cuisine developed an elevated and ambitious dining menu that will change and challenge ­diners’ tastes. The quality and thought that goes into the food reflects the same passion Surly puts into their beer. True to their philosophy, all menu ingredients are from local or wellsourced farms and reliable vendors.


Shelly & Ira Golden Lisa Heilicher Barbara Bank & Phil Finkelstein




Special guestS


Special guest appearances by Timberwolves and/or Lynx players!

Come to the Experience Center at Mayo Clinic Square and see what happens behind the scenes with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. The Timberwolves chefs will prepare a wonderful meal to ­enjoy while you learn and explore this beautiful complex that was part of the ­recent renovations at the Target Center.


David Raskas Julie & David Sherman


Experience Center at Mayo Clinic Square Minneapolis


Special guest


Chef Stewart Woodman

STEWART WOODMAN began his culinary career in New York City having held Sous Chef positions at Le Bernardin NYC, JeanGeorges’ NYC, ADNY-Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, and serving as Executive Chef for Zoe. After moving to Minneapolis in 2005, he served as Executive Chef for Turtle Bread Company before opening, managing and serving as Executive Chef for Five Restaurant & Street Lounge and Heidi’s, both of which received numerous accolades. Career Highlights include two-time James Beard Foundation Semi­finalist 2009 & 2012, Food & Wine’s Best New Chef 2006, Star Tribune’s Best New Restaurant 2007 and City Pages’ Best Restaurant Minneapolis 2009.


Debbie & Chad Goldenberg Billy Lipschultz




Special guest


Barry ZeVan

BARRY ZeVAN Inducted into The Minnesota Broad­ casting Hall of Fame and the Society of Montana Broadcast Legends in 2013, and the Society of Montana Broadcast Legends in 2011, Barry ZeVan is an International Telly Award-winning documentary producer/writer/director and three-time Emmy nominee. Barry began his career in 1943, at age five, as a singer and actor. He has acted, produced, written and directed for and with the world’s most celebrated stars and celebrities. He has worked on Broadway, in local and regional theater, national tours, national television and motion pictures. Barry’s career has also included garnering the highest-rated local tele­ vision weathercasts in broadcasting ­history (KSTP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul, in July, 1974).


Cathy Gorlin & Marshall Tanick


Golden Valley


Under 40s

Special guest


Sunday Berquist

Fun and games at Pinstripes and learn about Survivor fame from official contestant, Sunday Berquist. SUNDAY BERQUIST In 2002, Sunday’s life changed forever when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. During treatment, she clung tightly to her friends, family and faith for emotional support. Achieving the honor of “Breast Cancer Survivor,” Sunday gained the courage to pursue her other dream, “Sole Survivor.” She competed in the reality show Survivor, where she left the lingering emotional effects of cancer behind. Now traveling and speaking about her experiences while sharing her message of hope, Sunday is truly Survivor Strong!

PINSTRIPES Pinstripes was built out of a ­passion to gather, to celebrate, and to experience sophisticated fun. Take a break from routine; gather with ­family and friends and rival each other in a game of bocce or lace ­ owling shoes in Pinstripes’ up your b grand rendition of the classic American ­pastime. Plush seating and professional game-side food and beverage service invite you to connect, play, and change your frame of mind. Their menu ­features fresh, made-from-scratch ItalianAmerican cuisine.


Pinstripes Bowling • Bocce • Bistro Edina


Single & Mingle

Special guest


Jodi Livon

JODI LIVON Intuitive coach, Jodi Livon, a.k.a. The Happy Medium, is an accomplished medium with over 30 years of experience. The founder of The Intuitive Coach LLC, she offers corporate coaching, private readings and inspirational presentations on a national level. Jodi is a popular local and national radio personality and resident psychic on Twin Cities Live where she has covered stories, conducted ghost investigations and read national and local celebrities. Her candid approach to everything intuitive is designed for people who want to fully understand the language of their own intuition whether they’re just curious or more metaphysically inclined. To learn more about Jodi, see her website

Host: Single & Mingle in Minneapolis

Please respond by June 1, 2017 All dinners begin at 6:30 p.m.

Assignments are made first on contribution level and then by registration date. To register and pay online, go to

____ Yes, I/we will attend Food For Your Soul ____ No, I/we will not be able to attend, but wish to make a contribution in the amount of

$________ Enclosed is our donation of: ____ $2,000+ Executive Chef—includes 2 tickets and top priority ($1,950+ tax deductible) ____ $1,500 Sous Chef—includes 2 tickets ($1,450 tax deductible) ____ $1,000 Sommelier—includes 2 tickets ($950 tax deductible) ____ $500 Connoisseur—includes 2 tickets ($450 tax deductible) ____ $360 Gourmand—includes 2 tickets ($310 tax deductible) ____ $150 Foodie—per guest ticket ($125 tax deductible) Under 40s: ____ $100/ticket ($75 tax deductible) ____ $75/ticket ($50 tax deductible) ____ $50/ticket ($25 tax deductible) ____ Enclosed is my check in the amount of $_________________made payable to Sholom. ____ Please charge my credit card (circle one): u a w t Card # _______________________________________Exp. Date_________ CVC Code___ Name on Card____________________________________________________________ Signature ________________________________________________________________

Please indicate your top three choices in order (1, 2, and 3). It is important you choose three different homes so we know where to place you if your top choice is full. Vegetarian or other dietary needs may be accommodated at all homes. Please call for information. ___ Charchian/Kaplan (Lewin) ___ C  olin Covert (Witkin/Wolfish) ___ D  eborah Jiang-Stein (Mintz/Kessel) ___ M  arjorie Johnson (Lifson) ___ Z  vi Kremer (Baldinger/Shaller)

___ S  urly Brewery (Golden/Heilicher/ Bank & Finkelstein) ___ T imberwolves/Lynx (Raskas/Sherman) ___ S  tewart Woodman (Goldenberg/Lipschultz) ___ B  arry ZeVan (Gorlin & Tanick)

UNDER 40s ___ Sunday Berquist Jennifer Roberts, Chair Pinstripes

SINGLE & MINGLE ___ J odi Livon (Singles in Minneapolis) _____ Place me anywhere

Name______________________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip_______________________________________________________________ Phone_______________________________Email___________________________________ Names of Guests_____________________________________________________________ Questions? Call Food For Your Soul at (952) 939-1620 or email You can register online securely and

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Thank you for your generous support and participation in Sholom Auxiliary’s annual f­undraiser.

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Putting the Home back in Sholom

A fundraiser to nourish the elderly who call Sholom “home” • June 15, 2017 Assisted Living Long-Term Care Short-Term Rehabilitation HUD-Subsidized Housing

Market-Rate Senior Housing Hospice Care Adult Day Care Services Wellness

Sholom Auxiliary Sholom Auxiliary President Sheryl Rutzick Sholom Auxiliary Liaison Susie Held

FFYS Chairperson Shelli Smith Chairperson Under 40s Party Jennifer Roberts

3620 Phillips Parkway St. Louis Park, MN 55426 952.935.6311

Home Care Catering

2017 Food For Your Soul Steering Committee Aimee Feldman Betsy Kuller Cindy Tarshish Joanie Rischall Lisa Heilicher

Lisa Lerman Marilyn Hartman Marna Reed Nancy Getzkin Rollye Rinkey

Shelley Golden Sheryl Rutzick Susan Duchon Vicki Londer

Sholom Food For Your Soul 2017 Invitation  
Sholom Food For Your Soul 2017 Invitation  

Food For Your Soul is sponsored by the Sholom Auxiliary. Proceeds support additional programming and amenities that enrich, enhance and brin...