Purim off Ponce is SOJOURN's annual fundraiser. Since its inception, Purim off Ponce has been known as one of Atlanta's greatest costume parties. Great drinks, dancing, and of course, drag queens! All proceeds from Purim off Ponce support the important work of SOJOURN.

Purim off Ponce 2015 honored the work of Dan Bloom & Barry Golivesky. In recognition of their longtime support of SOJOURN, Dan and Barry received the Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award.



Check out photos from Purim off Ponce 2015 here!


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Our Honorees

Dan Bloom & Barry Golivesky

Dan is a member of the law firm Pachman Richardson LLC, where he practices exclusively in the area of family law.  Barry has worked in the Communications and Marketing Department of the Atlanta Regional Commission for more than 18 years.

Dan lectures frequently on parenting and custody issues unique to same-gender families. His volunteer work has spanned numerous organizations, including the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, the ACLU of Georgia, and the Emory Public Interest Committee at Emory Law School. Dan is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. He is a past Purim off Ponce Committee member and has represented SOJOURN at many community events.

Barry has been SOJOURN's invaluable, go-to graphic design specialist creating nearly all of our iconic program logos and publications. 

Dan and Barry have been instrumental in SOJOURN's success for many years. They live in Atlanta together with their twin children.

About the Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award

In 2014, the Rainmaker Award was renamed in honor of Michael Jay Kinsler. Michael was an active member of Congregation Bet Haverim and the Atlanta LGBT community and dedicated much of his life to ensuring that gay and lesbian Jews had a place to worship where they could find solace and pride. We hope to honor Michael's legacy of inclusion and action for many years to come.


Purim off Ponce

March 7, 2015

7:30 - 11:00 pm


Le Fais do-do 

1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW

Atlanta, GA 30318  (map)







Purim off Ponce 2015 Planning Committee

Stacey Lasky   Duncan Connor    Becks Nix    Marjorie Blum

Lynn Tarnow   Cindy Solomon    Marcie Koffler    Aimee Rubenstein

Michele Golivesky   Staci Kinsler Gelbaum    Jeff Bloom


Featuring Entertainment From:


Jaye Lish and her Birds of Paradise

Dedicated in Loving Memory of

Owen Halpern, z"l


Thank You Sponsors & Hosts






Dan Bloom and Barry Golivesky

Charlie Chasen and Jamie L. Collins

Marcie and Barry Koffler

Abbie Fuksman and Ron Leopold

Bo, Brian, and Carter Lefkoff

Rebecca and Dan Short 

Peter Bjerkerot and Mark Spieler

Kelly and Peter Schiffer

Cindy Solomon



Marci Alt

Leslie and Marshall Bloom

Richard Mitchell and Ken Shapiro,  Mitchell & Shapiro LLP

Leanne Rubenstein and Allison Davis

Joan M. Stuart



Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Atlanta Pride Committee

Brad Berman

Brett Davis and Heidi Laki

Andrea Finn and Beverly Korfin

Jewish Family & Career Services

Scott Hayes & Scott Porter

Rebecca Leary and Scot Safon

Gail and Butch Medwed

Rabbi Karen G Reiss Medwed and Marc Medwed

Howard L. Rosner, MD

Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC

Debbie Segal and Randy Cadenhead

Margaret and Buddy Shainker

Rebecca and Jennifer Stapel-Wax

 Mike Wright and Bob Glascock

The Temple

Temple Sinai




Deanna and David Alexander

Bitsy Bloom

Jeff Bloom

Sheryl Bloom Adair and Mark Weinstein

Rhonda Birenbaum

Terri Cohen and Lisa Isaacson

Katie and Justin Connell

Faye Dresner

Wendy and Marty Ellin

Al Endel And Derek Lowery

Factory's Inc., Custom Jewelry Designers Since 1965

Jacob and Tiffany Gelbaum

Staci and Jesse Gelbaum

Lamar Golivesky

Michele Golivesky

Stephen Graves and Gary Alembik

Bryan Golson and Michael Gross

Sylvia Gross

Jeannie Heinsohn

Rabbi Joshua Heller, Congregation B'nai Torah

Karen and Richard Jacobson, Ellen Jacobson, and Roddy Jacobson

Sharon Levine Khoury

Zak Koffler and Luka Anic

Rabbi Joshua Lesser

Lanny and Sandra Lesser

Erin and Keith Lozott

Mike Lorton and Gary Youngblood

Robbie Medwed

Dara Merlin and Meredith Ragains

Robyn Richman and Ellen Richman

Doug and Rebecca Rieder 

Marian Meyers and Lauren Rich

Cindy and Tammy Parish-Letteer

Sean and Andrew Parker

Barry Roseman

Emily Rubin and Monique Mikrut

Margie and Steve Osheroff

Lana and Gary Prosterman

Haley Schwartz & Erin Feist

Marc and Tamara Schwartz

Carreen Shapiro

Smith & Lake LLC

Lynn and Eric Tarnow

Jon M. Wagreich, MD and Mimi Vanoyan, MD

Jennifer Weissman and Stephen Kay

Amanda and Danny Westheimer

Kyle Williams and Larry Kosten


Community Partners


In-Kind Sponsors:

                                                                         Canterbury PreSS

                                                                       Canterbury PreSS

Beck's Place Catering