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Shine Like a Star Luncheon 2023
April 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
An event to benefit the Levis JCC Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Department programs and scholarship fund.
FOUNDING CHAIR: JUDY LEVIS KRUG ☆ CO-CHAIRS: Marisa Baker, Jodi Blum, Lori Fineman, Alexis Frisch, Nicole Rundell
FEATURING GUEST SPEAKER: HENRY WINKLER, beloved actor, producer, director, author, and advocate.
Through humorous anecdotes and inspirational life lessons about overcoming adversity to his storied career in television and entertainment, groups of all ages can learn from Henry’s speeches. His passion for supporting others is the result of a lifetime struggle with undiagnosed dyslexia. Henry has worked tirelessly to bring awareness and support to children who learn differently by advocating for changes in the education system and informing parents and teachers about learning challenges. Winkler has enjoyed over four decades of success in Hollywood and continues to be in demand as an actor, producer and director.
A 1973 audition in Los Angeles forever changed the life of the Yale School of Drama graduate when producer Garry Marshall and Tom Miller cast Winkler in the iconic role of Arthur Fonzarelli, aka “The Fonz,” in the TV series Happy Days. During his 10 years on the popular sitcom, he won two Golden Globe Awards, was nominated three times for an Emmy Award and was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In recent years, Winkler appeared in a number of series, including Medical Police, Arrested Development, Children’s Hospital, Royal Pains, New Girl and Parks and Recreation. His guest role in the ABC series The Practice earned him an Emmy Award nomination and he also starred in the CBS sitcom Out of Practice. Some of his other notable roles include Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, On The Count of Three, Pink Skies Ahead, Night Shift, Here Comes the Boom, The Waterboy, Click, The Lords of Flatbush, Heroes, Holes and Scream. Behind the scenes he has also made his mark as a producer and director, has appeared on Broadway, and is also a New York Times best-selling author.
Winkler has always believed in helping others and is especially passionate about children. Winkler and his wife have three children, Jed, Zoe and Max, and six grandchildren. They reside in Los Angeles with their two dogs.
The event will be emceed by Beth Rosenstein, Trade Area Vice President Florida/Georgia at Bloomingdale’s.
Religious and charitable donations fall under section 501(c)(3) and can receive tax-deductible donations.