Beginning with a pop and a fizz, the Society of Professional’s Pour wine event gathered local Jewish professionals and friends at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Sunday, March 5. Overlooking the ocean, participants were led through progressive Kosher food and wine pairings by Certified Sommelier Crystal Cameron-Schaad of Crystal Palate.
The 100 attendees were dazzled by the pairings, ranging from a crisp Prosecco to a heavy Bordeaux. Each pairing was created by the collaboration of Crystal Cameron and Chesapeake Bay Catering, who prepared the food at the Sandler Family Campus under the supervision of Rabbi Aaron Margolin.
Welcomed by Greg Zittrain, co-chair of the Society of Professionals committee, the physicians, lawyers, real estate professionals, and others mingled and discussed topics of Jewish concerns, as well as the upcoming UJFT Professional Directory, which will be available this summer.
“Networking within our Jewish communities is key for healthy, thriving professionals,” says Cheni Alofer, jeweler and owner of Segal & Co Fine Jewelers. “This was a remarkable, fun event, and a wonderful opportunity to engage with different experts in our circles and catch up with old friends.”
– Erin Dougherty and Jasmine Amitay