Chabad at the Beaches to hold annual gala June 23


Chabad at the Beaches will be celebrating its 16th year of commitment to Jewish life in the Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville Beaches communities with its annual Gala dinner and celebration on Sunday, June 23, at 4:30 p.m. at the Aloft Hotel in Tapestry Park. 

This year’s honorees are Dr. and Mrs. David and Trish Sall, who will be receiving the Pillar of Giving Award, and Lenny Demaglio, who will be receiving the Community Service Award. These honorees have made great contributions to the broader community as well as locally.  

The evening will feature a four-course lavish gala dinner replete with first-class entertainment. Acclaimed mentalist Mark Stone will entertain the crowd. 

The Gala is timed to coincide with the yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing of) Aaron Scharf who, along with wife, Blanche, are the center’s namesake.

 The dinner will highlight the vast educational and social work of Chabad around the world and Chabad at the Beaches in particular, all of which is testimony to the vision, passion and leadership of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. In Florida alone, there are 250 Chabad institutions, seven of which are in the Jacksonville area. This year, 15,000 children attended Chabad's 18 schools, 51 preschools, 85 Hebrew schools and 29 summer camps in Florida.

Aloft at Tapestry Park is located at 4812 Deer Lake Drive in Jacksonville. Tickets are $150 per person. 

For sponsorship opportunities, program journal ads and dedications or to RSVP, email Chabad at the Beaches at, call (904) 543-9301 or visit


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