Havinagala is Back!

Start 2022 off right with the best party of the year, Havinagala! Socialize, play awesome games, and enjoy dinner and drinks at Punch Bowl Social with friends. Now celebrating its 32nd year, Havinagala is the largest Jewish young adult fundraiser in Atlanta. Havinagala raises funds for JF&CS’s PAL Program, Atlanta’s only Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister program.

The PAL Program matches children ages 5-17 with young adult professionals. The Big PALs serve as a role model and friend to their Little PAL, who are being raised in a variety of family situations, such as with single parents, grandparents, or they may have a sibling with a developmental disability. Big and Little PALs get together twice a month for fun activities like movies, playing video games, or whatever the Little PAL finds interesting. The caring and unconditional friendship that Big PALs bring helps their Little PALs grow their confidence, build self-esteem, and further embrace their Jewish identity.

This year, Havinagala will be held at Punch Bowl Social at the Battery in Marietta. Home of the stadium that hosted the 2021 World Series-winning Atlanta Braves, the Battery is a hip area with lots of shops, dining, entertainment, and more. Punch Bowl Social is 25,000-square-feet of pure fun, featuring multiple bars, virtual reality games, ping pong and billiards, classic arcade games and bowling, and more! Plus, enjoy craft cocktails and food fit for the most enthusiastic foodies. The event will also feature a silent auction with unique items and experiences. In addition, the Joel Libowsky Big PAL of the Year award will be presented.

Havinagala will be held on Saturday, January 29 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. If you purchase your tickets on Cyber Monday, you can get them for their lowest price at $70. After Cyber Monday, they will be $80. And if you wait until the day of the event to buy tickets at the door, they are $100. We recommend you don’t wait; Havinagala is known to sell out, and capacity is limited this year due to COVID-19. Please note that we will be adhering to COVID-19 protocols to make this a safe and fun event for everybody. For more details, please see below.*

Join JF&CS for a night of fun, food, and philanthropy! Learn more about our PAL Program here, and more details about Havinagala here.

Event Chairs: Jamie Asman and Max Miller

Havinagala Committee: Ryan Anshell, Starr Bauer, Marni Bekerman, Margarita Book, Logan Botnick, Mira Cohen, Mamie Dayan Vogel, Danit Drory, Natalie Eldred, Jacqueline Faerman, Zachary Feldberg, Brett Feldman, Doreit Fischer, Joshua Frank, Jordan Frechtman, Perry Fried, Ethan Frieshstat, Abby Greenberg, Robbie Hart, Jessica Heilweil, Samantha Hertzig, Michael Jacobs, Avery Kastin, Jared Kerker, Matthew Klebanow, Jake Kwatnez, Harper Landau, Ellen Lapuck, Josh Lehrer, Allison Lerer, Sydney Lippman, Dan Ludin, Brian Meyer, Lauren Olens, Samantha Paulen, Rebekah Peltz, Sam Perlman, Melissa Reynolds, Nathaniel Rubin, Nate Sauer, Paul Simon, Anna Streetman, Adam Weiner

*Everyone who attends the event must show proof of vaccination via card, photo or app, or provide a negative PCR test from the last 48 hours. Masks are not required, but we will be providing masks for anyone who may need one. We encourage guests to be safe and do what makes them feel comfortable. JF&CS is not liable if a guest should contract COVID-19.

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