Celebrate UJF's Annual Spring Dinner with Guest Speaker & Author, Lisa Barr

United Jewish Federation’s (UJF) Women’s Philanthropy welcomes community women to its annual Spring Dinner event being held on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 pm at Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Road in Stamford. The event will feature dinner, signature drinks, an auction, and an opportunity to hear from Guest Speaker, author, Lisa Barr.

Barr has captivated readers with her compelling stories as a New York Times bestselling author of Woman on Fire, The Unbreakables, and the historical thriller Fugitive Colors, a suspenseful tale of stolen art, love, lust, deception, and revenge on the eve of WWII. The novel won the (Independent Publisher Book Awards) gold medal for “Best Literary Fiction 2014” and first prize at The Hollywood Film Festival (Opus Magnum Discovery Award). Last year it was also announced that actress Sharon Stone optioned the rights to Woman on Fire, signing a deal to produce and star in the film adaption of the novel. 

In addition, Lisa served as an editor for The Jerusalem Post, managing editor of Today's Chicago Woman, managing editor of Moment magazine, and as an editor/reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. Among the highlights of her career, Lisa covered the famous “handshake” between the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat, and President Bill Clinton at the White House. Lisa has been featured on Good Morning America and Today for her work as an author, journalist, and blogger. Lisa has served as an editor for The Jerusalem Post, managing editor of Today’s Chicago Woman, managing editor of Moment Magazine, and as an editor/reporter for The Chicago Sun-Times.

Federation is grateful to have Lisa join the Annual Spring Dinner and share her insights and experiences, while offering a unique perspective on life, literature, and philanthropy. The evening will also include live music from singer-songwriter and Westchester native, Arielle Eden.

“Once again, we are excited to welcome Arielle Eden who will provide musical entertainment. Arielle grew up in Stamford and graduated from Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy. Arielle is joining us for the third year at the Spring Dinner,” shared Diane Sloyer, CEO of United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan and Darien.

“This communal event is always a highlight on the community calendar.”

Join with friends, old and new, for an evening of inspiration, education, and celebration. It's a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow philanthropic-minded women in the community and support the important work of UJF.Tickets are $110 until May 19 and $136 beginning May 20. Sponsorships are available at $360 and include a pre-reception at 5:45 pm and a signed copy of Barr’s book.

Registration is available at www.ujf.org/SpringDinner23