Comedy Icon Rita Rudner to Headline Celebrate CJE, CJE SeniorLife’s Fundraising Gala

CJE SeniorLife’s annual benefit will celebrate 50 years in the community on Sunday, September 18, 2022

Comedy Icon Rita Rudner to Headline Celebrate CJE. CJE SeniorLife’s Fundraising Gala

CHICAGO, July 21, 2022–CJE SeniorLife is thrilled to announce one of the country’s top comedians, Rita Rudner, will be bringing her sharp wit and genius one-liners to this year’s Celebrate CJE fundraising gala. CJE will be commemorating its 50th anniversary at this exciting event, which will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 5 pm at The Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling.

One of the hottest tickets in town, entertainer Rita Rudner is a house-filling favorite in Las Vegas and known for her to the point one-liners. Over the course of a multi-year run, she sold nearly two million tickets and became the longest-running solo female comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She was named Las Vegas’s Comedian of the Year nine years in a row. Find out more about CJE’s featured entertainment:

The Celebrate CJE dinner and program will highlight the organization’s rich history and innovative services in the community. For 50 years, CJE SeniorLife has been helping older adults pursue lives of meaning, independence, and good health. Today, CJE has over 300 employees who provide 20,000 older adults and their family members with a myriad of programs and services annually. These services include independent housing, assisted living, home-delivered meals, transportation, adult day services, geriatric care management, health and wellness activities, counseling services and support groups for older adults and caregivers, and numerous lifelong learning opportunities.

In addition, CJE will honor Donna Kahan with the Abraham Joshua Heschel Professional Services Award and award the Albert and Lucille Delighter, Marcella Winston Foundation and Bernard Heerey Family Foundation with the 50th Anniversary Philanthropic Award.

Celebrate CJE helps sustain vital programs for older adults and their families. To register, become a sponsor, purchase an ad, or donate, please call 773.508.1320 or visit

The Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090

Photo courtesy of Rita Rudner; CJE SeniorLife will commemorate its 50th anniversary at the Celebrate CJE annual fundraising event, with featured entertainment by comedian Rita Rudner on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at The Westin Chicago North Shore.


Since 1972, CJE SeniorLife has enhanced the lives of older adults and their families through an innovative, comprehensive network that includes life enrichment programs, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education. CJE is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community. For more information about CJE services, call 773.508.1000 or visit

Contact: Nicole Bruce
Phone: 773.508.1026