Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts will celebrate local women and their accomplishments at "13 Extraordinary Women Share Their Secrets" on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm. The event will be held at Mill 1 at Open Square, 4 Open Square Way in Holyoke.
The 13 women will have just 3 minutes each to share their formulas for success in their personal, professional and Jewish lives. The women include:
Amy Dane--Global photograher, lecturer & travel agent
Dalia Davis--Jewish educator, dancer & choreographer and founder of Beit Midrash in Motion
Susan Weiss Firestone--President of Plastic Packaging, Corp., local and national Jewish community volunteer
Betsy Gaberman--Community activist/volunteer
Cynthia Gensheimer--Economist studying 19th century women's benevolence
Susan Jaye-Kaplan--Co-founder of Link to Libraries Inc.
Esther Kosofsky--Jewish educator
Lynne Krushell--Foster mom
Joy Ladin--Teacher, writer and first openly transgender employee of an orthodox Jewish institution
Catherine Portuges--Director/festival curator, film studies and professor, comparative literature at UMass Amherst
Emily Rosenfeld--Designer of jewelry and Judaica
Laraine Shore-Suslowitz--LICSW, psychotherapist, licensed Phoenix Rising Yoga therapist, and vice president of the Pioneer Valley Project
This event will feature a delicious kosher dessert buffet. Don't miss this entertaining and inspiring evening with 13 Extraordinary Women!
The cost to attend is $20 per person, and a pledge to the 2013 Federation Annual Campaign is required if you haven't already made one (no minimum). Attendees also have the opportunity to honor one or more of the extraordinary women with a donation of $18 per name, or all 13 women for $180. To make a reservation online, click here.
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