“ONE NIGHT TO REMEMBER”

0918_COVER_FEATURE_HERITAGEON SUNDAY, November 4, 2018, Heritage Pointe, well-known for its unparalleled residential community providing Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Services for seniors, will proudly present its Inaugural Community Concert “One Night To Remember” at the City National Grove in Anaheim. This concert will be both musically inspiring and spiritually uplifting, hallmarks of both headlining performers, the well-known A Capella Group The Maccabeats, and singer-songwriter of acoustic pop music Todd Herzog.

“Every year for our major fundraiser we endeavor to engage the entire Orange County community in the venue we select, hoping it will appeal to a broad spectrum of the community,” stated Mike Silverman, CEO of Heritage Pointe. “With our three fun and highly-supportive Co-chairs, we expect this Inaugural Community Concert to be a total success, to benefit our Heritage Pointe Residents, many of whom need our financial assistance,” Silverman continued.

Eleanor Jaffe will be the Presenting Sponsor of this musically-inspired evening. The three outstanding Event Co-chairs include Scott Seigel, Steven Sloan, and David Zarnow.

The evening will commence with an elegant VIP Reception at the City National Grove of Anaheim at 4:00 p.m. The Community Concert and Dinner will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Patron Levels range from $ 500 per person on up to sponsorship packages at $ 1,800, $ 2,500, and $ 3,600. Tables of ten are $ 5,000, $10,000, and $ 25,000. Tickets are priced at $ 150 for general admission, $ 125 Resident Family admission, and $ 75 admission for ages 18 and under.

Some, but not all, of the Commmunity Concert Underwriting Sponsors include The Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation and Morrison Community Living.

“We are very excited about the overwhelming positive response we have received thus far regarding this Inaugural Community Concert!” stated Beth Slavin, Director of Philanthropy at Heritage Pointe. We wanted to present an enjoyable cultural arts venue for our annual fundraiser this year, and this Community Concert affords us the opportunity to open this event up to the entire Orange County community to enjoy,” Slavin continued.

Melody lovers of all ages can expect family-friendly arrangements, humor, and a welcome respite from the more mundane music to be found on much of contemporary mainstream radio. Intended to raise awareness and much-needed funds, this Community Concert will reflect traditional values of goodness, decency, and faith in the power of music to invigorate the soul.

By combining powerful songwriting with clear vocals that express the true measure of his lyrics, Todd Herzog is reminiscent of Jason Mraz, Michael Buble, Five for Fighting, and Bono. He has an uncanny ability to tell a story that is both profound and intensely personal to his listeners, while remaining approachable and easy listening. Todd writes acoustical pop music that feels intimate and immediate, leaving the listener with a sense that a certain song had been written just for them. His soulful and spiritual music tells stories that span cultural, racial, and/or political divides that submerse listeners in life experiences to which all people can relate. With an impressive range, his voice rings with a clarity of purpose, and his falsetto has a pure truth behind it that leaves listeners yearning for more.

The Maccabeats have also earned wide renown for their exceptional storytelling. Originally a student vocal group at New York’s Yeshiva University, they now have performed all over the world. With a stage appearance that resembles a college yearbook from decades ago, their clean-cut presentation is as inviting as their infectious sense of humor, evident in their songwriting and parodies of many popular contemporary hits. Unapologetically erudite, The Maccabeats are strongly committed to the philosophy of Torah Umadda, which combines traditional Judaism with secular wisdom. This blend is apparent in their breakthrough piece, Lecha Dodi, which combines some of the most revered words of Jewish liturgy with Leonard Cohen’s signature “Hallelujah.” Despite their scholarship, they perform with a playful charisma that is engaging to all age groups and backgrounds, and their numerous television appearances, four albums, and more than 20 million views on YouTube are proof positive of their wide appeal.

As the premiere retirement home tailored to the Jewish community in Orange County, Heritage Pointe is proud to present both of these special performances at the Grove. The messages of both reflect Heritage Pointe’s values succinctly, in ways both spiritual and secular.

Voted by the Orange County Register as one of the top three in the 2018 Best in Orange County’s Senior Living Communities category, Heritage Pointe is a nonprofit residential community for seniors in Mission Viejo, California. For almost 30 years, Heritage Pointe has offered a safe and secure living environment, where Residents can live life to its fullest, surrounded by well-trained and compassionate caregivers. Its highly-acclaimed Zest for Learning Program, which believes you are never too old to learn because learning is a life long adventure, offers Residents, family members, and interested community supporters an exceptional wealth of educational activities and experiences. Heritage Pointe’s vision is simple, to foster an exceptional environment based on Jewish values where all community members, including seniors, their families, and volunteers, can learn, grow, live well, and flourish.

For more information on Heritage Pointe, or for Inaugural Community Concert ticket information and/or Sponsorship Opportunities, please call Beth Slavin, Director of Philanthropy or Pamela Davis, Director of Special Events at Heritage Pointe at 949-364-0010 or visit www.heritagepointe.org.

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