The 2019 Main Event featuring Bari Weiss, New York Times Editor and Writer

Co-chairs Emily and Sam Zimmern and Angie and Bill Zimmern, invite you to join them at the Federation’s 2019 Main Event on Thursday February 7 at 7:30 PM at Temple Israel featuring New York Times editor, Bari Weiss.  The Main Event is the Jewish Federation’s most widely attended event of the campaign season.

Bari Weiss is an acclaimed journalist who currently serves as editor and writer for The New York Times opinion section. Before joining the Times, she was an op-ed editor at the Wall Street Journal and an associate book review editor there. For two years, she was a senior editor at Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish news, politics, and culture, where she edited the site’s political and news coverage. Bari regularly appears on shows like Morning Joe and Bill Maher. Bari is also the winner of the Reason Foundation’s 2018 Bastiat Prize, which annually honors writing that “best demonstrates the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.” She is a graduate of Columbia University and a proud Pittsburgh native.

Main Event tickets are $36 each and are available online at or by phone at 704-944-6757.

Everyday, the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, together with you, our donors and partners, enriches lives, builds community and fosters a thriving Jewish future locally, in Israel and around the world. Our impact is extraordinary. Friends, family and neighbors are connected to one another and to Jewish life. Lives are touched, changed and saved in Israel, around the world and right here in our own backyard.  Children and teens are inspired to discover their Jewish identities, and individuals of all abilities and backgrounds in our community are welcomed and included. Please join us at the Main Event and learn more about how you can make an impact as well as an opportunity to make your pledge to the 2019 Annual Campaign. It all starts with you. You make everything we do possible.

For more information about the Main Event, please contact the Federation office at 704-944-6757 or

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte is to raise and distribute funds to support and enrich the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Israel and worldwide. Through education, planning and community building, the Federation’s mission ensures that Jewish values, goals, traditions and connections are preserved for current and future generations.

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