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.


Thank you to our Co-chairs

Alyce Ellison   |   MJ Guttman  |   Sarah Shmoel

Thank you to our Dancers
who have volunteered to not only dance on stage in front of 500 people,
but who have raised more than $80,000 for Jewish Family Service.

Photos and videos from the gala will be posted shortly

Thank you to our Host


Local 12 News Anchor

Bob Herzog

Thank you to our Judges

Heather Britt, DANCEFIX  - Tamara Harkavy, ArtWorks  -  Dr. O'dell Owens, Interact for Health

Thank you to our Artistic Director

Rene Micheo Goldstein

And the Winners are...


1. Dollar's Choice Award - The dancer who personally raised the most money in individual donations and sponsorships as of Friday night: Hank Schneider with $23,987 in individual donation + $13,000 in sponsorships for a total of $36,987.


2. Donor's Choice Award - The dancer who had the largest number of individual donors as of Friday night: Carrie Goldhoff with 177.


3. People's Choice Award - The dancer who raises the most money at the gala through $1 votes: Joel Ellison with $3,847.


4. Judges' Choice Award - The dancer who is selected by the panel of celebrity judges as the winner: David Solomon

Thank you to all of our dancers for your support, effort, and commitment to JFS & Dancing with our Stars. You are ALL winners in our hearts and the community for which we serve!

      Chrissie Blatt

      Ami Ackerman



         Kenny Hiudt

            Nina Paul

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
Harvavy 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
John and Merrie Stillpass
The Bahmann Foundation
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 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

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 four areas: Domestic and International adoption; Education and Mentoring; Vital Services for people struggling with poverty and mental illness; and Aging and Caregiver Services.