Sunday, May 6, 2018, 5:00 – 8:30 pm
at Levey Day School, 400 Deering Ave., Portland
It’s North meets South, as good food and great friends come together for Levey Day School’s 5th annual Holy Smokes! Kosher BBQ.
This year, we will honor longtime Levey teacher Debbie Kanter, who has enriched the Levey and greater Jewish community for over 20 years. We encourage attendance by Levey graduates and former students and families to honor her and our schools past, present and future.
The event, which is open to the public, kicks off at 5pm with a cocktail reception, and features music from Portland’s own high-energy bluegrass band Jerks of Grass.
This true foodie event is Levey’s major fundraiser of the year, supporting Maine and Northern New England’s only Jewish Day School. Guests will enjoy live bluegrass music, as they enjoy kosher BBQ brisket, slow-cooked in a custom-made kosher smoker. The meal also features chicken and vegetarian entrées, all vegetarian sides and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests will also be invited to bid on silent auction items.
Auction Items include: vacation stays, artwork, Disney and sporting event tickets, summer camp discounts, memberships, restaurant gift cards, and more!
“The Holy Smokes Barbecue brings the whole community together in support of a small school that makes a big difference,” says Gerri Chizeck, Levey’s Head of School.
“Portland is a great foodie town, and has a thriving and diverse Jewish community,” says Karl Schatz, Vice President of Levey’s Board of Directors. “This fun and exciting community event brings those two worlds together.”
“Levey Day School has been at the front and center of Jewish education in Greater Portland for more than 60 years. The education and values that I learned there have shaped my life from first grade right up until today,” says Levey Alumnus Rabbi Gary Berenson of Congregation Etz Haim and a past event honoree. “The Holy Smokes Kosher BBQ it’s a wonderful opportunity to support this vital institution and enjoy kosher BBQ in Portland at the same time.”
Thanks to a grant from a national foundation, most sponsorships and donations of $1,800 or greater are eligible for a full or partial match, multiplying your support and helping make this year’s event more successful. We encourage you to consider this opportunity to sponsor. Most of all we encourage you to come and have a wonderful time with us.
Thank you to our sponsors of our 4th Annual Holy Smokes Kosher BBQ!
- Yaara Bank-Plotkin and Gabe Plotkin
- Lisa and Larry Plotkin
- Ben and Lauren Bornstein
- The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein
- The Cedars
- Cheverus High School
- Congregation Bet Ha’am
- Dirigo Food Safety
- Filler and Associates
- David and Leslie Fine
- Forest Ave Plaza LLC
- Law Offices of Gary Prolman
- Temple Beth El