UJF Women’s Philanthropy Hosts Annual Spring Dinner

By Nancy Schulman

United Jewish Federation’s (UJF) Women’s Philanthropy invites all community women to this year’s Annual Spring Dinner being held at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm. The event will feature guest speaker Corie Adjmi. Adjmi is the best-selling, award-winning author of the novel The Marriage Box and the short story collection Life and Other Shortcomings.

She has won a number of International Book Awards, American Fiction Awards, Best Book Awards and an IBPA Benjamin Franklin award. The Jewish Chronicle included The Marriage Box on a list of Best Jewish Books and Adjmi's prize-winning essays and short stories have appeared in dozens of journals and magazines, including HuffPost, Newsweek, North American Review, Indiana Review, Medium, Motherwell and Kveller. Attendees will be welcomed by a Host Committee of mothers and their daughters/daughters-in-law, with the theme of L’dor v’dor, From Generation to Generation. Host Committee members are Arielle Poser Bedik and Caryl Ferber Poser, Natalie Behrend and Stephne Behrend, Robin Fischel and Ellen Weber, Joanna Frank and Lynn Lowin, Rachel Sackman and Gayle Rothman, and Rachel Lipinsky Waldstreicher and Sandi Waldstreicher.

“It’s wonderful to have something enjoyable to look forward to with the upcoming Women’s Philanthropy Spring Dinner,” says Ellen Weber, a Host Committee member.

“This event is always so lovely, and after this long and very difficult last six months, the event is sure to bring a smile to our faces. And to have my daughter Robin joining me as a committee member for the dinner is an added treat!”

Guests will enjoy a buffet dinner at 6:30 pm along with music, the “Tricky Tray” and Silent Auctions, and more. The program featuring Cori Adjmi will begin at 7:30 pm. The Spring Dinner will be held in the Bendel Mansion at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford. Tickets are $95 through May 3, $125 after May 3, $75 NextGen and $360 for Event Sponsor. Event Sponsors will receive an event ticket and a signed copy of Cori Adjmi’s book, The Marriage Box. “Tricky Tray” raffle/auction tickets are available now at $72 for 100 tickets, $54 for 65 tickets and $36 for 36 tickets. All ticket packages will be $10 more at the event. Auction proceeds will support increased Jewish communal security needs.

Register online at www.ujf.org/spring24 or call Lara Agatstein at 203-321-1373.

Nancy Schulman's article appears in the May 2024 issue of The New Jewish VoiceTo receive The New Jewish Voice delivered free to your home, sign-up today at www.ujf.org.