Thursday, May 18th

6:30 pm 

at Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue 

Join us to celebrate 75 years of JFCS with food, wine, music and fun!

“Celebrating Generations” tickets go on sale April 3rd. Seating is limited. Tickets $118.


China Forbes of Pink Martini

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China Forbes keeps great company. Like Diana Ross, Etta James, Liza Minelli and Aretha Franklin before her, China received the very prestigious Ella Fitzgerald Award in 2022. Born and raised in Cambridge, Mass., China graduated cum laude from Harvard after winning the Jonathan Levy Prize for “most promising actor.” Her first album “Love Handle” (November Records) was released in 1995 and she was chosen to sing “Ordinary Girl,” the theme song to the TV show Clueless (ABC/UPN).

That same year, Harvard classmate Thomas Lauderdale invited her to sing with Pink Martini, and she has fronted the band ever since, as well as written many of its most beloved songs with Lauderdale, including “Sympathique (Je ne Veux Pas Travailler),” nominated in 2000 for song of the year at Les Victoires de la Musique, the French Grammys.

The list goes on of China’s incredible successes, late-night TV appearances and other famous talents with whom she’s shared the stage and recording studio. Click here to learn more about China.


The JFCS Community

This year is different: It is JFCS’ 75th year serving greater Portland. We are here — and will be — for the next 75 and beyond because of you, our community. So this year’s honor goes to you.

JFCS provides stability and hope to our community, thanks to our community. Then. Now. Always.



Larry Holzman

Coldstream Wealth Management-Mark Rosenbaum and Kim Rosenberg
The Holzman Foundation, Inc.
Lucy Kivel & Scott Howard
Elayne & Len Shapiro
Martha Soltesz
Ira Wagner
Gary & Carolyn Weinstein

Anonymous (2)
Roz Babener
Alan Bacharach
Gloria Bacharach Donor Advised Fund of OJCF
Andrew Berlinberg
Melanie & Jack Birnbach
Alan Blank & Ellyn Sternfield
Kathy & Norman Chusid
Glen Coblens & Mia Birk
Nathan Cogan Family Fund of OJCF
Lee & Sheri Cordova
Carol Danish
Jim and Ilene Davidson
Ken Davis & Louise Rosen
Stuart & Nikki Director Family Fund of OJCF
Dick Dobrow
Elana Stampfer Emlen
Farina Bakery
Jen & Howard Feldman
Mike & Chris Feves
Generations Estate Law LLC
Kerry Gilbert
Lesley & Bob Glasgow

Rosalie Goodman
Sam Gottlieb & Carolyn Gorin
Michelle & Steve Gradow
Jenna Hasson
Lauren Hasson
Tracy Hasson
Jason & Allison Kaufman
Lydia & Derek Lipman
Joyce Loeb
Ronnie & David Malka
Robin & Steve McCoy
Debbie & David Menashe
Rosalyn Menashe
Toinette & Vic Menashe
Lora & Jim Meyer Family Fund of OJCF
Erika & Richard Meyer
Ralph Miller
Debra & Alan Montrose
Amara & Brian Norman
Jeff, Anne, Josh & Sol Nudelman
Iris & Buddy Polatsch
Steve Reinisch
Gayle & Paul Romain
Diane & David Rosencrantz

Eve & Alan Rosenfeld
Madelle and Stan Rosenfeld
Tiffany & Eric Rosenfeld
Sally Rosenfeld & Andrew Frank Family Fund of OJCF
Corey Rudolph
Ann & Robert Sacks
Bunny & Jerry Sadis
Elaine Savinar & Sharon Weil
Jordan Schnitzer of the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
Barbara & Jack Schwartz
Joan & Paul Sher
Michael Smira
Laurence & Corinne Spiegel Family Fund of OJCF
Meir & Claire Stampfer
JoAnne & Bill Treuhaft
U.S. Bank
Howard & Vivian Wasserteil
Michael Weiner & Kathy Davis-Weiner
Marcia & Stuart Weiss
Jeff & Lynn Wolfstone
Charlene Zidell

Join JFCS’ Life & Legacy

A legacy gift through your will or estate plan will help to ensure that JFCS is here to serve our community for generations to come and the values that are important to you will thrive into the future. Join JFCS’ Life & Legacy with your gift designated in your will or trust.

Special thanks to our Event Committee

Elana Stampfer Emlen & Carolyn Weinstein, Co-chairs • Carol Danish • Michelle Gradow

Special thanks to our 75th Steering Committee

Larry Holzman, Chair • Kathy Chusid • Carol Danish • Elana Stampfer Emlen • Michelle Gradow • Renée Holzman • Joyce Loeb • Robin McCoy • Toinette Menashe • Rachel Oh • Kim Rosenberg • Eve Rosenfeld • Bill Treuhaft • Howard Wasserteil • Vivian Wasserteil • Carolyn Weinstein • Gary Weinstein • Justin Zellinger