It is with great excitement we announce that American Jewish University (AJU) will host its Annual Gala celebrating the accomplishments of our Immediate Past Chair of the Board, Virginia Maas, on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Virginia Maas exemplifies dedication to community, friends, and family. In addition to her years of involvement with AJU, Virginia is past president of Temple Beth Am and the Jewish Community Centers Association of Greater Los Angeles and has held multiple leadership roles within the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Virginia is also a devoted member of the Beverly Hills community, demonstrated by tenures as President of the Beverly Hills Board of education, and Board member of Friends of the Beverly Hills Library.

Virginia is known for being a good friend to so many, evidenced by her warmth and open home. She and her husband Frank extended these values of acceptance and welcome in creating the Maas Center for Jewish Journeys. Their generosity inspires and supports thousands as they find their place within the Jewish community.

  • Join the Dinner Committee

    As we prepare for a successful event, we ask that you consider joining our Dinner Committee and purchasing a sponsorship package, placing an ad in the Tribute Journal, or buying tickets to attend this wonderful celebration. Please respond by July 29, 2021, so we may list you on the dinner invitation using the Registration option. Submit Sponsorship and Tribute Journal ads to RNudell [at] aju.edu

  • Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration
     
     
     
     

    Donations and tributes are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
    Fair market value of the dinner is $150. Tax-ID #95-1684064

    Submit Sponsorship and Tribute Journal ads to RNudell [at] aju.edu

  • Gala Chairs & Committee

    2021 Gala Chairs

    Frank Maas

    Carol and Jerry Coben

    Ellie and Mark Lainer

    Dena and Irv Schechter

    Annette and Leonard Shapiro

    2021 Gala Committee

    Camille & Arnon Adar

    Patty & Ken August

    Annie & Scott Austin

    Jill & Tom Barad

    Lill & Jess Beim

    Patti Bell

    Pamela & David Bennett

    Melissa & Michael Berenbaum

    Raquel & Bryan Berkett

    Frieda & Alan E. Berlin

    Lynn & Les Bider

    Janet & Bill Birnkrant

    Donna Black & Harvey Englander

    Bonnie & Mitchell Bloom

    Melissa Held Bordy

    Hon Lili & Jon Bosse

    Susan & Jonathan Brandler

    Irma & Ben Breslauer

    Jeanine & Michael Canter

    Bobbi Clarke & Allen Michel

    Nancy Sher Cohen & Robert Cohen

    Judy & Dr. Daniel Cole

    Dvorah Colker

    Faith & Jonathan Cookler

    Mary & Allan Cutrow

    Sharon & Governor Gray Davis (Ret.)

    Rabbi Elliot & Marlynn Dorff

    Dee Dee Dorskind & Bradley Tabach-Bank

    Nancy & Mike Eisenstadt

    Tina & Nick Elowitt

    Dalia & Dr. Daniel Farkas

    Brynne & Dan Fellman

    Helgard & Irwin S. Field

    Jean & Dr. Jerome Friedman

    Susan & Jack Frydrych

    Diane Futterman

    Freddi & Marvin Gelfand

    Barry Gibbons

    Emilie Gibbons

    Monique & Bradley Gibbons

    Sharon & Herb Glaser

    Lauren Goldberg & Rodney Freeman

    Shirley Goldenberg

    Debbi Kaner Goldich & Robert Goldich

    Roz & Abner Goldstine

    Sandy & Bill Goodglick

    Cecilia & Richard Goodman

    Nan & Allan Goodman

    Edna & Tom Gordon

    Susan Green & Robert Ring

    Rebecca & George Greenberg

    Trena Greitzer

    Sharon & Mitchell Hersch

    Toni & Skip Holden

    Renee Holland

    Roberta Holland

    Lela & Dr. Norman Jacoby

    Judy & Ron Kabrins

    Russell Kabrins

    Roneet & Ken Kahan

    Debbi & Morris Kessler

    Rabbi Adam & Havi Kligfeld

    Anita & Allen Kohl

    Jodi & Wayne Kramer

    Hon. Nancy & James Krasne

    Rabbi Gail Labovitz & Bill Seligman

    Lee & Luis Lainer

    Debbie Laub & Eddie Israel

    Sheila & Aaron Leibovic

    Marshall Lerner & The Lerner Family

    Sue & David Leveton

    Ann & Don Levin

    Allyn & Jeffrey Levine

    Randi Levine & Jeff Trenton

    Anita & Burt Levinson

    Justine Schreyer Lewin & Howard Lewin

    Fran & David Loew

    Linda & Stuart Lubitz

    Gloria Lushing & Arnold L. Gilberg, MD, PhD

    Evy Lutin

    Alana Maas

    Jason Maas

    Theresa & Michael Maas

    Barbara Mack & Norman Levine

    Jennifer Glazer Malkin

    Amy & Harold Masor

    Sue & Ed Meltzer

    Michael & Lori Milken Family Foundation

    Milken Community School

    Heidi & Jon Monkarsh

    Nicole & Allan Mutchnik

    Mellisa Neilsen & Ron Silverman

    Teresita & Shelby Notkin

    Deedy Oberman & Maurice Meyers

    Our Book Club

    Stacy & Bryan PaIbaum

    Loretta Parras

    Amelia Parras-Craig & Juan Castro

    Aurora Parras-Craig

    Nancy & Jeff Paul

    Wanda & Avi Peretz

    Karen & Larry Platt

    Marian Polan

    Debbie & Rick Powell

    Joyce Powell

    Heidi & Albert Praw

    Reinhard Prinz

    Hon Lillian & Stuart Raffel

    Rabbi Joel & Fredi Rembaum

    Linda & Jeff Resnick

    Adele Reznikoff

    Arleen Richman & Shel Kirshner

    Judy & Rick Richman

    Peggy & Ed Robin

    Nancy & Brad Rosenberg

    Cathy & Lou Rosenmayer

    Harriet Rossetto & Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Alissa & Warren Roston

    Rosalie & Dr. Lad Rubaum

    Angela & Shawn Saeedian

    Dr. Claudia & Sandor Samuels

    Laura & Jay Sanderson

    Karen & Nathan Sandler

    Charlene & Victor Sands

    Carole & Michael Scheinberg

    Rita & Sam D. Schwartz

    Barbara Segal & Richard Werdesheim

    Dora & Jonathan Seiffer

    Adrienne & Ben Seigel

    Diane Shapiro

    Geri & Dr. James Sherman

    Charlotte & Daniel Skura

    Nancy & Norman Sloan

    Barbara & Dr. Anthony B. Sokol

    Linda & Mark Spiegel

    Robbin Steif

    Andra & Philip Stein

    Jane Stiglitz

    I.H. Sutnick

    Joan Tabb

    Joan Tamkin

    Arleen & Dr. Bart Tanenbaum

    Marilyn Trattner

    Kathy Watt

    Mindy & David Weiner

    Eleanor & Barry Weinstock

    Brian Weisberg

    Marcia Weisberg

    Terry Ann Westmore

    Bruce F. Whizin

    Orna & Keenan Wolens

    Hilary & Mark Wolf

    Donna & Martin J. Wolff

    Lesley & Jeff Wolman

    Rosalie Zalis

    Diane & Michael Ziering

    Marilyn Ziering

    May & Richard Ziman