Honorees & Comedian


Kevin Levine & Louis Sinkoe 


Sunday, June 12, 2022


Adina Loewensteiner
Andrea Cronson

Kevin Levine and Louis Sinkoe

Jewish Family Services is thrilled to announce its first ever honorees for Live Laugh Give, Kevin Levine and Louis Sinkoe. The couple are both Charlotte natives and lifelong members of the Charlotte Jewish community. They demonstrate their strong belief in giving and leaving the world and community a better place through their many actions and financial support. They have served and continue to serve through many leadership roles in the greater Charlotte area and our own Jewish community.

Kevin has specialized in management of commercial real estate for over 30 years and most recently served as Executive Director of The Foundation of Shalom Park for four years. Kevin has served on various city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and community advisory boards. He currently volunteers with Temple Israel and the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. He is currently President of the Hebrew Cemetery Association and serves the Better Bureau as an Arbitrator.

Since 1987 Louis has worked with and led his family’s 60 year old business, The Famous Mart, Inc., a local retail department store specializing in off price merchandise in the Charlotte area. The store is closed and he continues to consult and trade at the wholesale level. Louis currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services while celebrating 8 years on this board.

He is a solicitor and legacy donor committee member for The Jewish Federation and previously served on the allocation committee. He also served on the Board and executive committee at Temple Israel for over 12 years. Louis was a charter member of the J Riders, which has raised in excess of $500,000 over 10 years fighting Multiple Sclerosis and continues to fundraise for a cure.

These philanthropists wish to shine the light on Jewish Family Services, and all of the ways the organization impacts the community. They hope their involvement and participation in supporting JFS will inspire others to give generously with, both their time and financial support.

Elon Gold, Stand-Up Comedian

He has made ten appearances on ‘The Tonight Show’ and had a recurring role on the FOX hit show, ‘Bones’.

Elon was a writer/performer on ABC’s ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ and has guest starred on ‘Frasier’, ‘The Mentalist’, ‘Chappelle’s Show’ among others.

He recently made stellar appearances on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” and Comedy Central’s “This Week At The Comedy Cellar”. His routines have gone viral and are shared by millions around the globe.

He is also currently featured in the HULU movie “The Binge” and in season 3 of HBO’s “Crashing” playing his most challenging role yet…himself.

Elon can next be seen opposite Larry David in a recurring role on the upcoming 11th season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’.



For more information and question please contact Susan Meyer, Development Manager at 704.364-6594 or susan.meyer@jfscharlotte.org