On Saturday night, November 18, the Toppings Yogurt at 349 Robertson Blvd was buzzing with excitement as 450 people gathered to support the JLIC West Annual Fundraiser and Celebration. The event promised an evening of fun, community, and delicious frozen yogurt, all while contributing to a meaningful cause and supporting the incredible work of Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona Kaplan, Rabbi Dr Rod and Dr Daniella Najibi, Rabbi David and Shana Kashani and Dylan Rashtizadeh .

Toppings Yogurt served as the perfect venue for this lively occasion. With its welcoming atmosphere and prime location, the frozen yogurt shop provided an ideal backdrop for a night of celebration. Attendees enjoyed the vibrant setting as they mingled with friends, family, and fellow community members, all united in their support for JLIC West.

JLIC West Toppings event picture

Community Spirit:

One of the standout features of the evening was the overwhelming sense of community spirit. Free admission brought people together from all walks of life, creating an inclusive environment where everyone felt welcome. The diverse crowd reflected the broad support that JLIC West has garnered within the community.

Frozen Delights:

What’s a celebration without a sweet treat? All attendees enjoyed free frozen yogurt, adding a delectable layer of enjoyment to the evening. Whether attendees opted for classic flavors or adventurous combinations, the frozen delights provided a tasty backdrop for conversations and laughter.

JLIC West Toppings event picture of 4 JLIC students

Dramatic Raffle:

The highlight of the night was undoubtedly the dramatic raffle. Attendees eagerly participated in the fundraising efforts, purchasing tickets for a chance to win exciting prizes. The air was filled with anticipation as the winners were announced, creating moments of joy and excitement throughout the crowd. The raffle not only added an element of suspense to the evening but also contributed significantly to the overall fundraising goals.

Fundraising Success:

Beyond the enjoyment of the event, the JLIC West Annual Fundraiser not only brought the community together in celebration but also triumphed in its primary goal of raising funds to support vital initiatives. The generosity of the attendees, many of whom are themselves alumni, returning 10, 15, or even 20 years after graduation, combined with the exhilarating success of the raffle, solidified the commitment to ensuring the organization’s enduring impact within the community.

JLIC West Toppings event picture of 4 guys and Rabbi Kaplan

The JLIC West Annual Fundraiser and Celebration at Toppings Yogurt was a resounding success, bringing together 450 people for an unforgettable night. As attendees left with smiles on their faces, they carried with them the satisfaction of knowing that their participation contributed to the success of a meaningful cause. The event not only celebrated the achievements of JLIC West but also highlighted the power of community support in making a positive impact. Here’s to many more years of celebration, camaraderie, and support for Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona Kaplan, Rabbi Dr Rod and Dr Daniella Najibi, Rabbi David and Shana Kashani and Dylan Rashtizadeh and the entire JLIC West community.

Donations are still welcomed at oujlicwest.com/toppings.