Spring Simcha '24

Welcome to the 2024 Spring Simcha, honoring Peg Sandel!

May 11th, 2024 at the Marin Arts and Garden Center

• 4-10 PM   • Dinner & Dancing   • Live music from rock band El Cajon   • Mitzvah Moment for Brandeis Teachers   • Fantastic Raffle Prizes

Join us for an extraordinary gala honoring a remarkable leader whose unwavering dedication and visionary spirit have transformed our school into an educational powerhouse, Dr. Peg Sandel, in her 10th year at Brandeis Marin.

Did you hear?

Last year's Simcha '23 raised over $350,000 to support teacher compensation and the delivery of cutting-edge programming.

J-weekly's Reader's choice winner, 2022
J-weekly's Reader's choice winner, 2023

You don't want to miss it, our Spring Simcha has been the winner of JWeekly's Reader's Choice award for best Gala in the North Bay two years in a row!

Experience the magic of the Marin Arts and Garden Center!

An evening of light, laughter, and community.
Storytelling, music, and dancing!
Elegant Food and drinks!
Celebrate the Brandeis Marin story, win exciting prices, and support our teachers and program!

A Decade of Leadership and Service

Peg Sandel has been at the helm from the beginning, forging a new path in the startup years of Brandeis as an independent school and overcoming the challenges of the pandemic. From propelling our curriculum to the cutting edge to reorganizing our institution to better meet the needs of our families and students, Peg has left an indelible mark on our community. She is a true visionary, committed to fostering a generation of leaders and thinkers who fearlessly voice their thoughts and question the status quo.

As Head of School, Peg has rallied community leaders to support essential improvements to our campus space and learning infrastructure, ensuring that our students have the best environment in which to thrive.  Moreover, she embodies her mission, to instill universal Jewish values of service, kindness, and integrity in our students and shape them into compassionate, principled global citizens.

Join us at Spring Simcha 24' to celebrate Peg's dedication to families and communities across the Bay Area

This gala is not only a celebration of Peg's outstanding contributions but also an opportunity to ensure that her legacy continues to inspire and impact generations to come. Join us in honoring her vision, dedication, and the profound difference she has made in our school and the Greater Bay Area Jewish community. Together, we can support her mission and shape a brighter future for our students and society at large.

Giving Opportunities

Support our students, faculty, and program by becoming a sponsor to the 2024 Spring Simcha!  Be recognized for your dedication to the only Jewish Day School in the North Bay and advance Peg Sandel's legacy for years to come!

Become a sponsor or purchase tickets today! Full checkout page available here.

Also accepting gifts via donor-advised funds, appreciated stock, and checks. Contact Admissions and Advancement Coordinator Devin Jack-Haber for details.

Sponsorship levels

Presenting Sponsor ($36,000) Sponsor name recognition in a primary position in all digital and print communications, featured in a primary position on display on the night of the event, reserved seating, and all of the benefits of the sponsorship levels below Presenting.

Platinum Sponsor ($25,000) Sponsor name recognition in a secondary position in all digital and print communications, featured in a secondary position on display on the night of the event, reserved seating, and all of the benefits of the sponsorship levels below Platinum.

Diamond Sponsor ($18,000) Sponsor name recognition in a prominent position in all digital and print communications, featured prominently on display on the night of the event, reserved seating, and all of the benefits of the sponsorship levels below Diamond.

Sapphire Sponsor ($10,000) Sponsor name recognition in all digital and print communications, featured in display on the night of the event, reserved seating, and all of the benefits of the levels below Sapphire.

Gold Sponsor ($5,000) Sponsor name recognition featured in display on the night of the event, included on Brandeis Marin website, newspaper ads, eblasts, postcards, virtual platform, invitations, newsletter, program, and priority seating.

Emerald Sponsor ($3,600) Sponsor name recognition included on Brandeis Marin website, eblasts, invitations, virtual platform, postcards, program, and two tickets.

Ruby Sponsor ($1,800) Sponsor name recognition included on Brandeis Marin website, invitations, virtual platform, postcards, program, and two tickets.

Silver Sponsor ($1,000) Sponsor name recognition included on Brandeis Marin website, invitations, virtual platform, postcards, program, and two tickets.

Simcha 24 Raffle

Raffle tickets are a great way to support the Spring Simcha while also getting a chance to win one of our incredible prizes! Drawing will take place at the Spring Simcha, May 11, 2024
You need not be present to win; but why wouldn’t you want to go to the Simcha?

Request raffle tickets be sent to you for purchase today, or pick them up from our campus. Want to increase your chances? Get six tickets for $500.

Special thanks to these local businesses for donating Simcha Raffle prizes:

RULES & RESTRICTIONS: Please note that the IRS does not allow money spent on raffle tickets to be tax deductible contributions. All proceeds of the raffle will benefit the students, teachers, and programs of Brandeis Marin. No limit on tickets purchased. You need not be present to win. Drawing will take place during the evening of the May 11, 2024. Brandeis Marin is required to report raffle winnings as taxable income. Brandeis Marin (EIN 47-1253063) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited. Please note that during the drawings we call names, not numbers. Not all prize winners may be announced as part of event program, but all drawings will occur. Raffle subject to official rules & regulations. Vacation and experience prize dates must be mutually agreed upon with the host, and may be subject to limitations and conditions.

Sponsors to Date

Presenting Sponsors

Howard & Irene Levine & Family

Platinum

Koret Foundation
Marci & Marc Dollinger

Diamond

Ellen & Barry Finestone
Vanessa & Marty Friedman
TL Heins & Jason Lehman
Jennifer & Tony Smorgon
Sunshine Polka Dot Foundation
Carol & Norm Traeger
Diane & Howard Zack

Sapphire

Leslie Andelin & Barbara Iungano
Rose & Christopher Barlow
Suzanne Felson
Drs. Tricia & Richard Gibbs
Cathy Dobbs Goldstein & Phil Goldstein
Jeffrey Halbrecht, MD
Irving & Varda Rabin Foundation
Wendy Rosov & Peg Sandel
Sharon & Orr Shakked
Deborah & Larry Stadtner
Marika Páez Wiesen & Eric Wiesen

Gold

Sarah Antle & David Donn
Elliott Felson
Sharon Grof & Jeff Ferris
Jacqueline & Steven Grossman
Colleen & David Horowitz
Megan & John Hutchinson
Jill Deitch & Garret Ippolito
Inbar Telem & Martin Lowenstein
Lily Kanter & Marc Sarosi
Roselyne Swig

Emerald

Drs. Lana Nguyen & Scott Barshack
Becky Genet
Erin & Jonathan Kahn
The Mdaka Family
Debbie Findling & Steven Moss

Ruby

Diane & Jeffry Bernstein
The Covenant Foundation
Deb & Tom Cullen
Joahn & Josh Ginsberg
Beverly Pinto & Elliot Levin
Diane Lowenstein
Rabbi Sue Reinhold & Rabbi Deborah Newbrun
Anna & Roman Polonsky
Esther & Sandy Stadtler
Pamela & Jon Welner
Amanda & Matthew Wulfstat
Laurie Friedman & Eric Zimmerman
Jessica & Mark Zitter

Silver

Vivien Braly & Ruben Arquilevich
Fay Twersky & Jill Blair
Sofia & Jeff Chancey
Antoinette Grimes & David Cohen
Debbie & Barry Cohn
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Hannah & Bob Cordes
Mary Cordes
Jen & Joe Fraiman
April Chan & Joseph Goodman
Barbara C. Harris
Jennifer Grossman & Steve Hong
Elissa & Alan Kittner
Lisa & Jonathan Levy
Osher Marin JCC
Jan Reicher & Family
Alissa Robinow
Ruth Rosenthal
Gisela & William Schecter
Carly Hall & Zachary Scott

Consider making a gift right now in support of Brandeis Marin's future.

As a family we have been blessed to help the school remain accessible via the creation of a Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund.  The gift that keeps on giving and a resource that the school can count on now and in the future!

Headshot for Rose Barlow.
Rose Barlow
'09, '11