Skip to content

Aspen Bella Sera, Honoring Louise and David Gitlitz & Paula and Monty Loud Benefits #1 Respiratory H


Aspen residents Louise and David Gitlitz, and Paula and Monty Loud will be honored at the fourth annual Bella Sera cocktail party benefiting National Jewish Health® on August 3 at the Maroon Creek Club. The event, created to capture the romantic and relaxed feeling of an Italian evening, includes cocktails, an abundance of hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment by jazz musician Rekha Ohal in a stunning outdoor venue. Ohal's smooth and pleasing voice, combined with her wonderful technique and approach to the piano, create the perfect blend of jazz and vocals for the enchanting Bella Sera event. Guests will take home gifts from Tiffany & Co and Nordstrom.


National Jewish Health provides nationally recognized care to Aspen Valley residents at pediatric and adult clinics in the Aspen area. Its physicians treat adult patients with pulmonary, allergic and rheumatologic disorders at the Aspen Valley Hospital, and-for the last 18 years-children with allergic and pulmonary diseases at the Midvalley Medical Centers in Basalt and New Castle.

Co-Chairs of the event are Denise and Warren Cohen, Debbie and Michael Feiner, Michael Goldberg, Amy Elias and Richie Pearlstone, Linda and David Stein and Elle and Philip Winn.

The Host Committee includes Lise and Ed Abraham, Marcy and J. Leo Edelstein, Gail and Alfred Engelberg, Suellen and Melvyn Estrin, Darlynn and Tom Fellman, Betsy and Jim Fifield, Jennifer and Tom Figge, Barbara and Aaron Fleck, Golda and Shelly Friedstein, Marilyn and William Getz, Stevie and Ramsay Gillman, Barbara and Jerry Glauser, Hannah and Eugene Golub, Susan and Morty Gurrentz, Sally and Steve Hansen, Debbie and Richard Jelinek, Alex Kaufman, Madeleine and Karl Larson, Karen and Courtney Lord, Eleanor and Lowell Meyer, Mariah and Craig Morris, Erin Leider-Pariser and Paul Pariser, Essie and Jordon Perlmutter, Susan and William Plummer, Elaine and Marvin Rosenberg, Rozanne and Billy Rosenthal, Sandy St. John and Lenny Weinglass, and Diana Tegmeyer and Brooke Peterson.

A limited number of tickets to Bella Sera on August 3 are available for $350 per person and $1,000 per patron couple. Sponsorships that include 6 - 10 tickets are available beginning at $3,500. Contact Candace Wilson at 1-800-423-8891, ext. 1072, or for more information.

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

We have many faculty members, from bench scientists to clinicians, who can speak on almost any aspect of respiratory, immune, cardiac and gastrointestinal disease as well as lung cancer and basic immunology.

Our team is available to arrange interviews, discuss events and story ideas.m