Dancing with our Stars hosted by Jerry Springer

A Gala to Benefit Jewish Family Service

Professionally Choreographed Dance Competition  -   Dinner  -  Live Entertainment 


 Saturday, November 5, 2016      Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

What a fun evening we had...all for a great cause! Dancers were able to win by raising the most money with "votes"  - and our community wins with your support helping Jewish Family Service strengthen more lives in times of need.  See Photos below as well on each dancer's page.


Thank you to our Eight Dancers

Amazing! Not only did our dancers volunteer to spend long hours volunteering to learn complicated dance routines with professional dance partners and dance onstage in front of a sold-out room of 500 guests...but together they personally raised more than $95,000 for Jewish Family Service.

You are ALL winners in our hearts and the community for which we serve!


Hank Schneider
Dollars' Choice

This award went to the dancer who personally raised the most money in individual donations and sponsorships as of Friday night: Hank raised $23,987 in individual donation + $13,000 in sponsorships for a total of $36,987.

Carrie Goldhoff


Donors' Choice

This award went to the dancer who had the largest number of individual donors as of Friday night: Carrie with 177.

Joel Ellison


People's Choice

This award went to the dancer who raised the most money at the gala through $1 votes (recognizing on-stage entertainment and dancing): Joel with $3,847. 


David Solomon


Judges' Choice

This award went to the dancer who was selected by the panel of celebrity judges as the winner: 



     Ami Ackerman



     Kenny Hiudt

Thank you to our Co-chairs

Alyce Ellison   |   Sarah Shmoel  |   MJ Guttman

Thank you to our Host

Bob Herzog

Local 12 News Anchor

Thank you to our Judges

Heather Britt, DANCEFIX
Dr. O'dell Owens, Interact for Health

Tamara Harkavy, ArtWorks  

Thank you to our Artist Director
Rene Micheo Goldstein

(seen here dancing with JFS CEO Beth Schwartz)

Thank you to our Sponsors

Waltz Sponsors ($10,000+)

Hills Properties

Interim Health Care

Andi Levenson Young & Scott Young


Samba Sponsors ($5,000 - $9,999)

Sara and Richard Behrman / Bellwether Enterprise

Dov Limited
Ken and Carrie Goldhoff
Healthcare Management Group
Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Partners
Kuy Plastic Surgery
Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
Nina and Eddie Paul
Rendina Health Care Real Estate
Scene 75
The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati
Union Savings Bank



Cha Cha Sponsors ($3,000 - $4,999)

Achieve Rehab and Home Health
Philip and Sheila Cohen
Dinsmore & Shohl, Michael S. Glassman,
Mona and Richard Kerstine
The Boymel Foundation


The Ellis Group - UBS Financial Services
The Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group of
     Merrill Lynch
Touchpoint Wealth Advisors

Weil Funeral Home


Tango Sponsors ($1,500 - $2,999)

Bruce & Kitzi Baker and Family
Barnes Dennig
Bernstein Allergy Group
Susan Brenner and Steve Mombach

Eagle Realty Group -    
     Western & Southern Financial Group
Eisenzimmer Financial
Harkavy Family
Hearing Services of Kenwood
Patti and Fred Heldman
Katz Teller


Mark and Robin Miller
Perfect Solutions AV
Rookwood Properties
Abby and David Schwartz
John and Nancy Silverman
The Bahmann Foundation
The Josephine Stillpass Family
The Urology Group
Amy Diamond and Eddie Wolf

In-kind Sponsors

Agern Restaurant
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Envision Cinemas Bar and Grille
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Howard's Kitchen Studio

Howl at the Moon

JR Cincy, Jean Robert DeCavel
Macaron Bar
Madisono's Gelato


Reds Community Fund
The Corky & Rick Steiner
     Family Foundation

Ultimate Air Shuttle
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease LLP
Wayfarer Travel
WKRC Local 12
Andi Levenson Young & Scott Young

Here are some pictures of dancers and guests.. Click on the dancers' pictures above to see more photos of each dancer.

Here are a few pictures from the Selfie Machine sponsored by the Netherland Plaza hotel



Show your support for Jewish Family Service
by wearing a Silk Bow Tie or long Scarf showcasing our logo! 


Silk Bow Tie  $57         Silk Long Scarf $57    

Purchase online now


The Bow Tie and Scarf were produced through a partnership with BowTie Cause, a fundraiser created by former Cincinnati Bengal Dhani Jones

And here is a highlight video from our Inaugural Event in 2014:

Jewish Family Service provides professional social work services to strengthen people's lives throughout the entire lifespan, from birth through the end of life. We offer expert guidance and assistance in the area of Aging and Caregiver Services; Education and Mentoring; and Vital Services for people struggling with poverty and mental illness.