Two Generations Making a Difference -- JVS Honors The Felsenthal Family

More than 300 people were in attendance at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel as JVS recognized the contributions of one of its most generous long term donors.  

Jerry and Judy Felsenthal were given the JVS Lifetime Achievement Award while their son, Leland, and daughter-in-law Erica received the JVS Champion Award at the agency’s annual fall gala “Two Generations Making a Difference.” The family’s commitment to JVS spans more than a decade and their contributions can be seen throughout the agency.

“JVS is an extremely multi-faceted organization that has impacted the lives of so many people from different walks of lives,” said Leland Felsenthal. “JVS has been helping people create better lives for themselves and their families and building a stronger future for us all. As my 4-year-old daughter Violet would say, the work of JVS is mensch-y.”

“JVS has a very long history of doing the right thing in the community,” added Jerry Felsenthal. “When you engage in what JVS does, you recognize what it means to participate in the things that matter.”

The event raised over $750,000 including a gift of $250,000 to the JVS Scholarship Program.

The photos from the gala can be viewed at

November 24, 2014

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