Lion of Judah Luncheon
This past week our Women’s Philanthropy Council held its annual Lion of Judah Luncheon on behalf of the 2011 Jewish Federation Campaign. More than 70 women who proudly make Lion of Judah contributions to our Jewish Federation participated in the beautiful program. Those in attendance were treated to an amazing presentation by Judy Feld Carr of Toronto, a Jewish leader who single-handedly was responsible for the 30-year rescue of nearly 4,000 Jews from Syria. It was a miraculous story of intrigue, challenges and tenacity, which captivated the audience. In addition to Judy’s remarkable, story the women paid tribute to the memories of four amazing women who passed away this past year and who were significant leaders of our Las Vegas Jewish community: Barbara Greenspun, Lillian Kronberg, Jayn Marshall and Sandy White. Yasher Koach to Lion of Judah Luncheon Co-Chairs Shelly Dubin and Fran Fine, as well as Women’s Philanthropy Chairwoman Rachel Ventura and Women’s Philanthropy Director Lisa Kaplan for orchestrating the entire program which raised vitally important funds for the 2011 Jewish Federation Campaign. Thank You! Todah Rabah!
Women’s United Luncheon
This past week’s Lion of Judah Luncheon now leads the way to the annual Women’s Philanthropy United Luncheon scheduled for March 24 at the Aria . This year’s exciting United Luncheon will feature Brooke Burke, of TV’s “Dancing With The Stars,” as the special guest speaker. There will also be an exciting auction and raffle with wonderful prizes as well as a spectacular fashion show featuring many prominent leaders of our Jewish community and Las Vegas. This is one event that all women in our community will want to attend and take part in. The luncheon benefits the 2011 Jewish Federation Campaign and those in attendance are requested to consider a minimum gift of $365…a dollar a day or more to help our Jewish Federation provide vital financial resources for our Jewish community benefitting senior adults, social services, Jewish schools, summer camps, Israel experiences as well as our beneficiary partners such as Jewish Family Service Agency, Jewish Community Center, Hillel at UNLV, Senior Lifeline, Adelson Educational Campus, Yeshiva Day School, Desert Torah Academy and Solomon Schechter Day School as well as many local area congregations and other Jewish organizations.
To make your reservation please click here or contact Lisa Kaplan, Women’s Philanthropy Director at 732-0556 or Lisa@jewishlasvegas.com .
TribeFest Calls All Young Adults
TribeFest, the National Young Leadership Conference is coming to Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay March 6-8. If you are between the ages of 25-45 (or know someone who is), this is the place to be for a 3-day Jewish “happening’ not to be missed. More than 2,000 young Jewish professionals will be here for a fun-filled, networking, community service and Jewish experience. Las Vegas locals can now attend for the super low price of $185 (compared to the national fee of $475!). To learn more please click here or contact Stefanie Szlamkowicz, Director of Young Leadership at the Jewish Federation at 732-0556 or Stefanie@jewishlasvegas.com .
Major Gifts Reception Features Prager
Dennis Prager will be the featured guest speaker at this year’s Major Gifts Reception on behalf of the 2011 Jewish Federation Campaign scheduled for March 3 at the exclusive Paiza Club at The Venetian. Mr. Prager is a widely recognized Jewish commentator and author who will treat our major contributors to insights on a wide range of subjects and issues of importance to the worldwide Jewish community. Marla Letizia and Michael Leven are chairing this year’s Major Gifts Reception. A minimum family commitment of $7,500 is requested and donors are encouraged to invite their children to accompany them to this year’s program in the spirit of L’dor V’dor…Generation to Generation.
For more information and to make reservations please contact Elliot Karp at the Jewish Federation at 732-0556 or Elliot@jewishlasvegas.com .
Mission to Carson City
Our Jewish Federation is organizing a special one-day Mission to Carson City for Jewish Community Day in the Nevada State Legislature. The mission is designed to address issues of importance to the Jewish community with members of the Nevada State Senate and Assembly. A special Jewish Community Day reception for State legislators and other State of Nevada officials will be held at the Nevada State Supreme Court. A committee is planning further details of the Mission. For more information, please contact Lisa Kaplan at the Jewish Federation, 732-0556 or Lisa@jewishlasvegas.com .
AIPAC Las Vegas Dinner
The annual Las Vegas AIPAC dinner will take place February 24 at The Venetian. In light of current events in Egypt, Tunisia and throughout the Middle East, this year’s AIPAC dinner is more important than ever. Please show your support for AIPAC and its vital work on behalf of the strategic US/Israel relationship by attending this important community event. For more information and reservations, please contact the AIPAC office at 837-8350.
JDC in Haiti
I think you will find the attached “post” about the JDC’s invaluable work in Haiti of interest and importance. Please click here .
Shabbat Shalom .