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The Women's Event 2014
"You Are The Heart & Soul of the Federation"
February 13, 2014 | 11 am |
InterContinental Hotel, Addison
$60 Couvert plus 
a suggested minimum gift of $365 to the 2014 Annual Campaign

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Featured Speaker Carol Leifer

Carol Leifer is a trailblazing woman in the world of stand-up comedy. She is a sought-after
comedy writer and producer who has written for such shows as Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show and the Emmy-award winning Modern Family, for which she won a 2012 Writers Guild Award. She was most recently a head writer for the 2012 Academy Awards hosted by Billy Crystal, and has appeared on such shows as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Late Night with David Letterman, Larry King Live and The Howard Stern Show.

Carol draws on her natural gifts as a storyteller to weave an interconnected tale that touches on such topics as her Jewish upbringing, her experiences as a woman in the male-dominated entertainment industry, and her coming out as a lesbian at the age of 40. Carol also shares her unique perspective on life in her acclaimed book, When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win, a memoir that served as a catalyst for her to share some of her most personal stories, including her coming out, her decision to adopt children with her partner, and her breast cancer scare.

 

Case for Giving Speaker Tzipi (Nechama) Zipper

Tzipi (Nechama) Zipper is an ambitious and determined young woman who defies stereotypes and overcomes barriers every day. Originally from Colorado, Tzipi moved to Israel alone at the
age of 15. She later joined the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and completed her military service in a combat position.

As a commander in the IDF, Tzipi served her country bravely, including during Operation Cast Lead in 2009. Upon completing her service, she became the first woman to pass a high-level training course to work at selected security checkpoints. Sadly, it was while working at one such checkpoint that Tzipi was hit by a car in an accident. Diagnosed with a chronic pain condition, she soon found herself in a wheelchair. Alone in Israel and faced with a major life adjustment, Tzipi could have easily lost her spirit. Instead, she discovered a new family through the American Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) Center for Independent Living (CIL) in Tel Aviv.

 

 

For more information about the Women-To-Women Mitzvah Project benefiting Jewish Family Service, click here. 

For questions, email Kim Coner or call 214-615-5237.