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Comedic Kudos

Hold on to your kippahs gentleman, and get ready for some comedy, cocktails and cuisine! It’s time for the sixth annual Late Night with Solomon Society, held on Thursday, September 18th, at the City National Grove of Anaheim. The evening will be headlined by comedian, actor, television host and voice actor Howie Mandel, who recently served as one of the judges on NBC’s summer hit talent competition series “America’s Got Talent.” The Master of Ceremonies, Elon Gold, is back by popular demand and becoming quite the staple now at the Late Night events. “Hilarious,” “original,” “incredibly talented” and “extremely handsome” are just a few of the terms Gold uses to describe himself.
You may be asking yourself, just what is Solomon Society? It is Orange County’s fellowship of dynamic men—brothers, fathers, sons, and friends—who inspire each other through Jewish values and commitment to the community. Through networking, leadership, philanthropy and leveraging of collective power, Solomon Society of Jewish Federation and Family Services provides support for Jews in Orange County, Israel and around the world.
Guys Night Out and Supper Clubs are among some of the annual events Solomon Society members participate in. It’s safe to say that Late Night is the one they look forward to the most—filled with lots of laughs, good friends, and strong drinks. Not to mention it is the largest annual gathering of Jewish men in Orange County! Ladies, word to the wise, this might be a good place to stake out at the end of the evening.
This year’s prestigious honor of Mensch of the Year goes to Gideon Bernstein, who embodies the true meaning of mensch, defined in the Yiddish dictionary as “a person of integrity, with noble character—someone to admire and emulate.”
Professionally, he is the Director of Research and Portfolio Management at Leisure Capital Management, responsible for research, securities analysis and training. Gideon and his wife Jeanne live in Orange County with their three children Blaze, Jay, and Beaue.
For more information about Solomon Society please email Doris Jacobsen,, call (949) 435-3484, or visit their website,

Tanya Schwied graduated from New York University, studied abroad in Israel, and currently works for the CEO and President of the Jewish Federation & Family Services.

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