June 26, 2022 | 4:15pm

Ravinia Festival | BMO Terrace | 201 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park, IL

Registration to attend A Striking Event is now closed. For more information, contact Miles Robin at 224.585.8278.

Important Update

We’re looking forward to a fantastic evening tomorrow night!    Due to an incredible response, we’re going to be moving our event to a different area inside of Ravinia. Instead, of the BMO Harris Terrace, we will now be having it at the Northern Trust Tent on the North Lawn.  The sides of the tents will be open to allow for airflow and Covid safety.  Also, we’ll have chairs and tables available outside of the tents.  All in all, the new location provides a beautiful atmosphere for the evening!

Please note that you should still park in the West Lot as noted in the instructions that were sent with your tickets.  JCFS Staff will direct you from the West Lot to the Northern Trust tent.  

Important event information! Please read before arriving at Ravinia.



$100 per ticket, only 500 tickets will be sold. Winners announced Sunday, June 26.

$5,000 Cash

Win five thousand dollars in cash. 

Chicago Sports Package (for the 2022-2023 season)

  • Four prime seats to Bears 
  • Four prime seats to Cubs (including access to the 1914 Club and parking pass)
  • Four prime seats to White Sox (and $500 Manny’s Deli gift card)
  • Four prime seats to Blackhawks
  • Two prime seats to Chicago Sky 

(Approximate value $4,500)

Out in Chicago

  • Two theater tickets to My Fair Lady
  • Two theater tickets to The Devil Wears Prada 
  • Two tickets to Bonnie Raitt at Ravinia
  • $100 restaurant gift cards for Italian Village, Bar Roma, Lettuce Entertain You, Lou Malnati’s
  • $125 Absolute Precision Skincare gift card

(Approximate value $1,000)



Adrienne & Jeffrey Kriezelman
Irving B. Harris Leadership Award

Kriezelman We are thrilled to present the Irving B. Harris Award to Adrienne and Jeffrey Kriezelman for their tireless leadership and dedication to our community. Adrienne has been active with Women’s Philanthropy at the Jewish United Fund for over 40 years, having recently served as President. She has also held leadership positions with the Jewish Women’s Foundation and the Jewish Children’s Bureau (predecessor of JCFS Chicago). Jeffrey is the founder of an immigration law firm and served as President of HIAS Chicago (now part of JCFS Chicago) for seven years. He currently serves on the Boards of American Jewish Committee and Israel Cancer Research Fund. 


Julie Hamos
What's Possible Award

Julie Hamos

We’re excited to honor Julie Hamos this year with the What’s Possible Award — given to an outstanding individual who has overcome adversity and made a significant impact on society. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Julie and her family escaped from Hungary during the 1956 revolution with the help of HIAS. Motivated by this experience, Julie focused on government policymaking, helping underserved groups throughout her public service career. Julie was an Illinois State Representative before being appointed as the Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Today, she is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of Medicaid Innovation at the University of Illinois. 




Honorary Committee

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Ellen Benjamin and Fred Bates
Sarah Bradley and Paul Metzger
Dr. Erika and Justin Burton
Fay Clayton and Lowell Sachnoff
Leslie Combs
Hon. Barbara Flynn Currie
Allen and Paula Fagel
Senator Sara Feigenholtz
Aviva Futorian
Mary and Norman Geller
Judy Greiman and David Knishkowy
Laurie Greiman and Peter Walton
James Hamos
Barbara and George Hanus
Marilyn Katz
Dr. Justin Kriezelman and Theresa Yafanaro
Matthew and Sasha Kriezelman
Francine and Mark Levy
Benetta Mansfield and Kalman Resnick
Barbara and Jonathan Minkus
Hon. Elaine and Barry Nekritz
Emily Nicklin
Ilene and Steve Novack
Lynne and Allan Reich
Gillian and Ryan Rudich
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Robert Creamer
Midge Perlman Shafton
Barbara Shaw and Michael Koetting
Robin and Dr. Paul Smulson
Hon. Heather Steans and Leo Smith
Hon. Larry Suffredin and Gloria Callaci
Howard J. Swibel and Gail Regenbogen
Tina Tchen
Enid and Kalman Wenig

Event Planning Committee

Simon Fleischmann, Co-chair 
Abby Strauss, Co-chair 
Cheri Grossman 
Toria Stender 
Liz Roberts Turnipseed 



Julie Hamos 
Adrienne and Jeffrey Kriezelman 
Howard S. Suskin


Mitchell Kaufman and Dan Wolf 
Andrew M. Glick
Jennifer and Andrew Lucas
Laurie and Neal Price
Nirit and Gil Raviv
Erich and Katie Sternberg
Milt and Laurie Wakschlag
Barbara and Steven Wolf


Michael Capone and Adriana
Susan S. Duman
Rock and Beth Edwards
Robert and Marla Ferencz
Simon and Jamie Fleischmann
Norman and Mary Geller
Dr. Betsy Gidwitz
Todd and Marcia Grayson
David and Allyson Greenbaum
Ellen and Michael Gross
The Huntington National Bank
JRG Capital Partners LLC/
   Charley and Harry Huzenis
Bellene Kaish
Linda Kellough
Barbara Kent
H. Debra Levin
Locke Lord, LLP
Jodi and Gregg Newmark
Marshall Pred and Gayla Brockman
Howard Shuman and Joelle Gabay
Dr. Joseph and Renee Birnberg Silberman
Steve and Toria Stender
Abby Strauss and Leonard Gilbert
Howard J. Swibel and Gail S. Regenbogen 
Steve and Elaine Gordon Weiman
Linda and Stanley Weissbrot
Milton and Michelle Zimmerman


Neil and Joann Berg
Justin and Dr. Erika Burton
Hon. Barbara Flynn Currie
Fab 5 Foundation
Glenn and Barbara Ferencz
Dr. Stanley and Ruthie Friedell
Renee Friedman and Robert Druzinsky
Grant Thornton, LLP
Judy Greiman and David Knishkowy
Laurie Greiman and Peter Walton
James Hamos
Barbara and George Hanus
Richard and Leslie Hanus
Justin Kriezelman and Theresa Yafanaro Francine and Mark Levy
David and Erin Lowenthal
Much Shelist, P.C.
Emily Nicklin
Ilene and Stephen Novack
Neil Posner and Patricia Paone
Allan and Lynne Reich
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Barbara Shaw and Michael Koetting
Andi and Michael Srulovitz
Hon. Heather Steans and Leo Smith
Hon. Larry Suffredin, Jr. and Gloria Callaci  
Liz Roberts Turnipseed and Ian Turnipseed
Dan Wander and Ruth Freedman

Covid precautions will be monitored and are subject to change based on prevailing guidelines