Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s THE WOMEN’S EVENT
The event raised more than $1.5 million for the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, supporting more than 160 vital programs and strengthening Jewish life in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries around the world.
The signature Women’s Event of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation was back in person with close to 600 women in attendance to celebrate and support Federation’s Mission. Held at the Emanuel Luxury Venue on Miami Beach, women from across Miami’s Jewish community gathered to be inspired, feel empowered and enjoy friendship.
Guests enjoyed featured speaker actor, producer, activist and Israel’s first-ever Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and Delegitimization of Israel Noa Tishby, who was interviewed by Women’s Philanthropy President Tammy Woldenberg. The candid conversation covered a range of topics including Noa’s outspoken advocacy work on behalf of Israel, visits to college campuses, her recent book Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth, which each guest received, and her acting and producing experience.
Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair Elise Udelson shared photos and stories from her travels to Poland, where she witnessed firsthand Federation’s lifesaving work on the ground, helping to support thousands of people escape the war in Ukraine and find safety in neighboring countries. She also focused on BeWell Miami, a mental health initiative, the impact on inflation on already vulnerable individuals and the rise in antisemitism.
The Women’s Event raised more than $1.5 million for the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign. Funds raised from the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign support more than 160 vital programs and strengthens Jewish life in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries around the world, especially given the increased needs this past year.
Leslie Benitah chaired the event and shared a poignant story of discovering her grandmother’s Lion of Judah pin following her death at 102.
Fran Berrin was recognized for receiving the 2023 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award.
Federation gratefully acknowledges its 2022-2023 Proud Business Partners for their generous support. Platinum Sponsors are Bilzin Sumberg; The Collection; Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; and Miami Herald. Gold Sponsors are Accesso Partners; Akerman; City National Bank; GL Homes; Kaufman Rossin and Kent Security Services. Silver Sponsors are JLL; Meland Budwick, P.A.; NFP, The Meltzer Group and Wells Fargo. Bronze Sponsors are Carlton Fields; Houlihan Lokey; Iberia Bank First Horizon; Omnia Family Wealth and Singer Wealth. Pearl Sponsors are Addison House; Baptist Health; BDO; Dacra; GS2 Law; H & Co.; Holland & Knight; Northern Trust; Perry Ellis International; Podhurst Orseck, P.A.; Siegfried Rivera and Sokol & Sokol.
For more information about the Greater Miami Jewish Federation or to get involved with Women’s Philanthropy, please contact Ofi Osin-Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.