It was "Saturday Night Fever" as Community Day School celebrated its 45th anniversary at the “Nosh and Groove Like It's 1972” CDS 2017 Winter Gala. More than 400 party-goers, many dressed in the shag-a-delic fashions of the 1970s, got their groove on at the 7th annual gala fundraiser at the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.



Honorees of the evening including Community Leadership Award winners Scott and Ruth Apter, who were recognized for their tireless work on behalf of CDS as Grandparent Association co-chairs. City Councilman Corey O’Connor was honored with a Community Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding civic leadership. CDS Volunteer of the Year Eva Gelman was recognized for her service to CDS through her transformational term as president of the school’s Parent Association. The school also honored Head of Lower School and Hebrew and Jewish Studies Tzippy Mazer for her 40 years of teaching and leadership excellence at CDS. All money raised at the gala will go directly to support educational programs at Community Day School and to provide tuition assistance for families in need. 


Read news coverage of the event:


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 6, 2017

Community Day School's 45th anniversary held at August Wilson Center


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,  February 6, 2017
Fanfare: Community Day School Winter Gala

I am glad and honored to be entrusted with helping to raise money for the school knowing that the funds raised will have a positive impact on children's lives for generations to come and the strength and vibrancy of Pittsburgh's Jewish community.

- Ken Levin, CDS Parent, Vice President of the Board of Trustees, and Institutional Advancement Chair



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