Wednesday, February 7

7 PM, dessert reception

7:30 PM, program

Sam Lerner Center for the Cultural Arts a Shalom Park

For security purposes, advance registration is required. To register, please visit: or This event is off the record and closed to the press.

Bret Stephens joined the New York Times as columnist and associate editor in April 2017. Prior to that he had been the foreign-affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal, as well as the paper’s deputy editorial page editor. Still prior to that, he was editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, a position he assume in 2002 at the age of 28. He is the author of American in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, which Niall Ferguson called a “shrewd, sharp, and shamelessly unfashionable defense of American power as a force for good.” He has won numerous awards and distinctions, including… Continue reading

“I would like to think that someday, when our dreams have been fulfilled, they will say that it was women giving of their ideas and resources that made the difference.”

-Golda Meir

Women Philanthropists are sisters and daughters, mothers and friends, at every stage of life and career. We are a growing force shaping our community, using our influence to shape our community like never before.

And the Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy is the Jewish vehicle by which we can harness this collective power to make the world a better place. It is the way we can come together to deeply understand the breadth of issues facing our community and then roll up our sleeves to effect change.

Last spring, the Jewish Federation unveiled its new and redesigned Women’s Philanthropy Initiative, which provides women with multiple opportunities to engage Jewishly, to connect with each other, and to make a significant impact… Continue reading

Friday, January 26 — 6:15 PM, Shabbat Services

Saturday, January 27 — 1:30 PM, Open Singing Workshop and Sing-Along

Saturday, January 27- 7:30 PM, Havdallah Concert and Reception

All are welcome to a special Shabbaton for Shabbat Shira, when California-based and world-renowned Cantor, singer, and songwriter Linda Hirschhorn visits Temple Israel. In addition to participating in Friday evening’s Shabbat services, Cantor Hirschhorn will host an Open Singing Workshop and sing-along for the entire Jewish community at 1:30 PM on Saturday. Then join us Saturday evening at 7:30 PM for a special Havadallah Concert and Reception. Admission is FREE, but registration for the Open Singing Workshop and Sing-Along is requested at