SARASOTA, FL – Recently, the FBI (Fathers Being Involved) of GFA, A Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, presented a fun event in the spirit of the Jewish holiday, Purim. Pour’em Some Whiskey, a whiskey tasting event at Louie’s Modern in Sarasota, brought GFA supporters together, with proceeds benefiting the school. More than 100 community members enjoyed socializing and refreshments; more than 60 of those attendees participated in the whiskey tasting.
Jennifer Wells, co-founder of the Sarasota Whiskey Society and a New College professor, utilized all of the elements of project-based learning – the foundation of GFA’s curriculum – for the tasting. Four whiskeys, ranging in price, were blind tasted and the “students” were asked to illustrate and graph their experiences.
Local businesses Pure Barre, Influence and The Giving Tree Gallery set up shop and donated 20% of all sales back to the school. Co-chairs were Dr. Eric Pressman and Darren Saltzberg. Attendees left asking when the “FBI” might be having “pour’em another” so this may become an annual event.
Goldie Feldman Academy (GFA), which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, is a Hershorin Schiff Community Day School. The mission of GFA is to prepare students of all faiths to impact the world through academic excellence, global citizenship and compassionate action. GFA offers a rigorous, project-based academic program in a diverse and vibrant learning environment rooted in the Jewish values of honesty, integrity, mutual trust and respect. For more information, visit the website at gfasarasota.org or call (941) 552-2770.