You Are Cordially Invited
to the 2022–23 JFS Event Season


“Svetlana Portnyasky”

JFS Auxiliary Presents Cantor and internationally acclaimed singer Svetlana Portnyansky at Temple Sinai, Palm Desert. A graduate of a prestigious international music academy, Svetlana’s sensational voice and personal charm have endeared her to audiences around the world. 

She is a Sweet Svetlana, swaying and weaving silky songs of a dozen cultures in a dozen languages. Her swaying style and distinct musical interpretations are strictly Svetlana, and while she has not patterned herself after anyone, she seems to assume a dozen personalities, all showing off her uncommon beauty to advantage…” — Los Angeles Times

DATE: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
4:00 to 7:00 pm – Doors open at 4:00 pm with a wine reception and silent auction.2 pm
Temple Sinai, 73251 Hovley Ln W, Palm Desert


20th Annual Patron Party

Join us for our 20th Annual Patron Party at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Gardens of El Paseo in Palm Desert. Our annual Major Gifts; thank you to our generous Patrons. Our JFS Patrons allow JFS to offer lifesaving programs and services to the most vulnerable residents, families and individuals of the Coachella Valley, and the Patron Party is a not-to-miss fun event thanking our Patrons for their generous support.

You will be surrounded by holiday decorations, immersed in beautiful fashion and accessories (with exclusive access to store-wide shopping), and sumptuous food and beverages catered by the incredible team at Eight4Nine.

DATE: Sunday, December 11, 2022
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Saks Fith Avenue at The Gardens of El Paseo, Palm Desert   


How Sweet Is The Music of Motown

“How sweet it is, the music of Motown, a dining experience you would never expect and will never forget.” Bea Keats and Jerry Fogelson will be honored with the JFS Humanitarian Award on both dates at PS Underground.

A few surprises are in store as we navigate through the Motown hits of the 60s and 70s, with great music that will have you leaping out of your seats, free-flowing booze from our fully stocked bar, and a multiple-course meal inspired by the soulful sounds emanating from the Detroit music scene.

Individual tickets are not available at this time, stay tuned!

DATE: Wednesday, March 1 or Thursday, March 2, 2022
6:00 pm
PS Underground, Palm Springs