Folk-rock legend Garfunkel to headline Jewish Senior Services gala
In addition to a concert by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, the fundraiser at the Inn at Longshore in Westport will feature dinner, an auction and awards honoring two people for their contributions to Jewish Senior Services, the auxiliary said.
Gala tickets are $250, and proceeds benefit the nonprofit Jewish Senior Services, formerly the Jewish Home of Fairfield County, which is recent years has expanded its services.
Garfunkel and Paul Simon formed one of the folk-rock's greatest duos, producing a string of 1960s hits that included "The Sounds of Silence," "Bridge Over Troubled Water, "Mrs. Robinson," "The Boxer" and others.
Since Simon and Garfunkel broke up in 1970, Garfunkel, now 73, has enjoyed success as a solo performer, actor and poet. In November, he will wrap up a nine-month, 70-concert U.S. tour, then depart for a six-show tour of Japan in December.
At the gala, Lydia Gerard, of Fairfield, will be honored for her volunteer work with the Louis Lotstein Award for Distinguished Service. Simon Etzel, of Madison, will also be honored for his public and community service with the Arthur and Gladys Lunin Humanitarian Award.
Gerard has volunteered at Jewish Senior Services for almost 15 years and is a former president of the auxiliary, the group said. Etzel, a construction executive, is a philanthropist, business leader and community supporter.
For reservations or more information, email jcarroll@
jseniors.org or call 203-365-6407.