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Purim Off Ponce 2020

Join us on February 29, 2020, for a Myths, Mystics and Muses themed 14th annual Purim Off Ponce, Atlanta’s best costume party! We'll be honoring the annual Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award recipients. Come be Mythic with SOJOURN at Purim Off Ponce on February 29, 2020, from 7-11pm at The Temple. This event is 21+.


The 2020 Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award

SOJOURN’s Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award will be presented to AJFF and Kenny Blank for 20 years of showing films that tell the stories of gender and sexually diverse (GSD) people and for their inclusive and welcoming community engagement. Acknowledging AJFF’s mission of seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, AJFF challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing the Jewish and global communities. Under Kenny’s leadership, AJFF’s has fearlessly approached showing LGBTQ-affirming films, even when they provoke discomfort or prompt difficult questions.

About the Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award

In 2014, the Rainmaker Award was renamed in honor of Michael Jay Kinsler. Michael was an active member of Congregation Bet Haverim and the Atlanta LGBT community and dedicated much of his life to ensuring that gay and lesbian Jews had a place to worship where they could find solace and pride. We hope to honor Michael's legacy of inclusion and action for many years to come.

Past SOJOURN Rainmaker Award Recipients

  • 2007 - Leslie Levy, Rhoda Margolis, and Barbara Katz
  • 2008 - Leanne Rubenstein
  • 2009 - Gus Kaufman
  • 2010 - Rabbi Joshua Lesser
  • 2011 - Charlie Chasen and Beverly Korfin
  • 2012 - Owen Halpern
  • 2013 - Sylvia Gross
  • 2014 - Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus and Rabbi Bradley Levenberg
  • 2015 - Dan Bloom & Barry Golivesky
  • 2016 - Jeff Graham
  • 2017 - Rabbi Pamela Gottfried & Rabbi Michael Bernstein
  • 2018 - Judy Marx & Billy Planer
  • 2019 - Bex Taylor-Klaus

Explore below for pictures and more from Purim off Ponce
events of the past!

Host and Corporate Sponsorships

Host and Corporate Sponsorships for Purim Off Ponce 2020 are available now! Explore host level options below for the most fabulous party of the year. All ticket packages include dining, dancing, drinks, and divas. Don't forget your costume!


Diamond Level Ticket Package (Presenting Sponsor)


Amethyst Level Ticket Package (Host/Sponsor)


Sapphire Level Ticket Package (Host/Sponsor)


Emerald Level Ticket Package (Host/Sponsor)


Jasper Level Ticket Package (Host/Sponsor)


Topaz Level Ticket Package (Host/Sponsor)


Garnet Level Ticket Package (Host)


PoP Non-Profit Community Partner


Diamond Level:

Silver Level:

Bronze Level:

The Harry Heiman Family Foundation


Sapphire Level:

Susan Kupferberg & Richard Mitchell


Emerald Level:

Peter Bjerkerot & Mark Spieler

Susan V. Booth & Max Leventhal

Charlie Chasen & Jamie Collins

Sharon Levine Khoury

Marcie & Barry Koffler

Lauren Rich & Marian Myers

Cindy Solomon

Judith & Mark Taylor

Bex Taylor-Klaus

Elaine & David Taylor-Klaus

Dolores & Bernard Wax


Jasper Level:

Judith, Elliot, & Jill Cohen

Mark L. & Jane S. Cohen

Elisa & Bobby Ezor

Abbie Fuksman & Ron Leopold

Lynne & Jack Halpern

Carolyn Oppenheimer

Mindy & Michael Planer

Barbara & Martin Pollock

Tamara & Marc Schwartz

Rebecca & Jennifer Stapel-Wax

Wendy Weiner & Delia Champion


Topaz Level:

Dan Bloom & Barry Golivesky

Felice Cohen & Jillian Becher

Julie Fishman & Terry Pechacek

Sheri & Jimmy Krell

Glenda & David Minkin

Lynn & Lewis Redd

Joan Stuart

Karen Tekulsky & Barbara Rubin


Garnet Level:

Gary Alembik & Stephen Graves

Richard B. Arno - FMB Advisors

Aaron Berger

Sybil Breman

Staci & Matt Brill

Tom Downs & Michael Reed

Faye Dresner

Al Endel & Derek Lowery

Sheryl Lee

Staci & Jesse Gelbaum

Bryan Golson & Michael Gross

Rabbi Pamela & Dr. David Gottfried

Billie Greenberg

Karen & Richard Jacobson

Gus Kaufman, Jr.

Ann & Michael Kay

Beverly Korfin & Andrea Finn

Howard & Patty Maziar

Nancy Miller & Jackie Sherman

Barry Roseman

Susan & Rabbi Neil Sandler

Siegel Insurance

Jennifer Weissman & Stephen Kay

McKenzie Wren & Rueben Haller

Lauren Levin & Cindy Smith

Susan J. Levy, M.Ed., LMFT


Community Partner Level:

Alef Fund

American Jewish Committee

Anti-Defamation League

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Congregation Bet Haverim

Congregation B'nai Torah

Congregation Gesher L'Torah

Congregation Shearith Israel

Etgar 36

In The City Camps

Jewish Family & Career Services

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Jewish Home Life Communities


Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

Temple Beth Tikvah

Temple Sinai

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