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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 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:

The Arthur M. Blank Foundation

The Kendeda Fund


Sapphire Level:

Susan Kupferberg and Richard Mitchell


Emerald Level:

Charlie Chasen & Jamie Collins

Dresslers Jewish Funeral Care

Ameriprise Wealth Management

Sharon Khoury

Susan V. Booth & Max Leventhal

Lauren Rich and Marian Myers

Peter Bjerkerot & Mark Spieler

Judith & Mark Taylor

Bex Taylor-Klaus

Elaine & David Taylor-Klaus

Dolores & Bernard Wax


Jasper Level:

Mark L. & Jane S. Cohen

Judith, Elliot & Jill Cohen

Lynne & Jack Halpern

Carolyn Oppenheimer

Osiason Educational Foundation

Barbara & Martin Pollock

Rebecca & Jennifer Stapel-Wax

Wendy Weiner & Delia Champion

Elisa & Bobby Ezor


Topaz Level:

Sheri & Jimmy Krell

Joan Stuart


Garnet Level:

Rabbi Pamela & David Gottfried

Ann & Michael Kay

Beverly Korfin & Andrea Finn

Sheryl Lee

Susan & Rabbi Neil Sandler


Community Partner Level:

Anti-defamation League

American Jewish Committee

Alef Fund

Congregation Bet Haverim

Congregation B'nai Torah

Congregation Gesher L'Torah

Congregation Shearith Israel

Etgar 36

Eileen Price

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Jewish Home Life Communities


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