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29th Annual Womenís Philanthropy Luncheon: My Grandmother's Candlesticks
29th Annual Womenís Philanthropy Luncheon
My Grandmother's Candlesticks ~ Passing the Flame from One Generation to the Next
Thursday, March 14, 11:45 am-1:30 pm
Fess Parkerís DoubleTree Resort
Speaker: Amy Hirshberg Lederman, an award-winning author and columnist, expert Jewish educator, international public speaker and attorney.
Couvert $85 per person.
A minimum pledge of $365 to the Federationís Annual Campaign secures your place at this event.
Gentlemen most welcome.
Kindly Respond by March 8: ONLINE or 957.1115 x113
Luncheon Chairs: Laini Millar Melnick, Lauren Katz, Louise B. Wyner
Luncheon Committee: Robin Cerf, Jo Ann Chase, Nina Gelman-Gans, Stephanie Locker, Dale Nissenson, Rachelle Pegg, Adele Rosen, Joan Rothenberg, Leslie Cane Schneiderman, Judi Weisbart
Speaker Sponsor: Montecito Bank & Trust
Amy Hirshberg Lederman is an award-winning author and columnist, expert Jewish educator, international public speaker and attorney. She is known for the energy, life and humor she brings into any learning environment and is able to captivate her audiences with her passion, wisdom and wit.
Amyís nationally-syndicated columns are about Jewish family, culture and life, and at the heart of all of her writings is an abiding respect for our common humanity. In addition to Amyís books, Amy has published stories in Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul, Chicken Soup for Every Momís Soul, Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth and Not What I Expected: The Road from Womanhood to Motherhood.
Amy practiced law for 14 years before pursuing her passion of Jewish education. She has served as the Assistant North American Director of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School and the Director of the Department of Jewish Education and Identity for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. She currently serves as the Legacy Consultant for the Southern Arizona Jewish Community Foundation and teaches courses on Jewish spirituality, ethics, law and literature.
Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, her Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona and her Masterís Degree in Jewish Education from the Spertus College of Jewish Studies. In 1997-98, Amy moved with her family to Israel where she was part of an international group of Jewish educators who studied at Hebrew University.
Amy speaks on a broad range of topics and teaches courses on Jewish law and ethics, literature and spirituality.