Nearly 500 people attended Havinagala at Ponce City Market on Saturday, Jan. 23, to raise money for Jewish Family & Career ServicesPAL program, the only Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister program in Atlanta.

Volunteers in Action, the young professionals volunteer group of JF&CS, organized the party, which raised more than $41,000 to be the most successful Havinagala in the event’s 20-plus-year history. Attendees enjoyed desserts, drinks, music, a photo booth and a silent auction.

The event chairs were David Friedman, Tamar Ruttenberg and Jessica Wronker. Chairing the host committee were Emily and Peter Bernstein, Jason Frank, Allie Raymond, and Allison Thurschwell. Lauren Lestin and Alexis and Jeff Rosengarten led the silent auction committee.