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Women’s Philanthropy Annual L’Chaim Event

November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

L’Chaim! Women Changing the World

with Linor Abargil

An evening of celebration, community and giving

Thursday, November 1, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton 63105

VIP Pre-Event: Starting Strong with Linor
5:15-6:30 pm
  Special Pre-Event Reception
Exclusive opportunity to meet Linor Abargil. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. (Space limited to 200 people)
Tickets: $180, includes a ticket to the Main Event ($50 tax deductible)

Main Event: L’Chaim! Women Changing the World
6:15 pm  Cocktail Reception
7 pm  Dinner and Program
Tickets: $65

L’Chaim chic attire. All attendees will receive a custom and collectable Diane Katzman bracelet.

Dietary laws observed. Complementary self and valet parking available.

Attendees will have the opportunity at the event to make gifts to Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Unrestricted 2018 Annual Campaign.

Community Service
Help women shine by bringing new or gently used jewelry to benefit NCJW STL’s Resale Shop. Proceeds from the Resale Shop benefit women, children and families in St. Louis.

Sponsorship Opportunities (fully tax deductible):

  • $250 Friends of L’Chaim Sponsor – Your name or your company’s name on a table, on the video screens and a link included in the “Thank You” email to all attendees.
  • For further information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Development Associate Stacy Wagerman at or 314-442-3730.

Linor Abargil
The only Israeli to be crowned Miss World, Linor Abargil is an actress, model, attorney and global advocate in the fight against sexual violence.

Just seven weeks before being crowned Miss World in 1998, the then 18-year-old Abargil was abducted and raped in Milan, Italy. For Linor, the crown had a purpose. She used this platform to advocate against sexual violence. In 2008, she launched and started speaking out about sexual violence. In 2013, Brave Miss World, a documentary film about Linor, the assault and subsequent activism was released, earning an Emmy nomination. In the film, Linor documents her journey and tells her story, without shame, as she reaches out to other women around the world, encouraging them to tell theirs.

Linor shares an inspiring message of how women are strong, can speak up and change the world!

The Ritz Carlton St. Louis, Diane Katzman Design, Pam Lester, US Bank, Patty Croughan and Sheila Greenbaum, Delmar Gardens Family, Madeleine Elkins and Harvey Wallace, On the Run, Betsy Rubenstein and Janie Roodman Weiss, RubinBrown, Berger Memorial Chapel, Debbie and Mike Lefton

Main Event Co-Chairs
Janie Roodman Weiss, Betsy Rubenstein, Lori Sheinbein and MaryAnne Smyly Sabin

VIP Pre-Event Co-Chairs
Abby Goldstein and Karen Smoller

Women’s Philanthropy
Bonnie Solomon, Chair
Amy Bender-Levy, Vice Chair, Development

Event Committee
Rachel Andreasson, Laurie Badler, Fran Balk, Lisa Graivier Barnes, Jan Baron, Jeanie Bassman, Debbie Becker, Faith Berger, Steph Berk, Barb Bindler, Patty Bloom, Susan Bosse, Debbi Braunstein, Lauren Brenner, Marcia Brockman, Sara Brodsky, Liz Buchman, Amy Cantor, Arlene Caplan, Toby Chod, Patty Croughan, Dorit Daphna-Iken, Bonnie Davis, Robyn DeNorscia, Beth Deutsch, Jennifer Deutsch, Abby Durlester, Madeleine Elkins, Laura Ellen, Stacy Erker, , Ellen Fagin, Laura Fields, Mimi Fiszel, Julie Flom, Angela Flotken, Cindy Frank, Leah Frankel, Judith Frankiel, Kristin Friedman, Helene Frischer, Carolyn Furfine, Lauren Gelber, Wendy Gellman, Michelle Gerchen, Ruth Gerchen, Jan Goldstein, Traci Goldstein, Sharon Gorman, , Naomi Green, Shari Gross, Stephanie Gross, Bethe Growe, , Abby Hahn, Amy Herman, Judith Isaacs, Judy Schwartz Jaffe, Rachel Weiss Kalina, Jodi Kaplan, Susan Kemppainen, Stephanie Kolker, Debbie Kootman, Missy Korenblat-Hanin, Shira Kraft, Elise Krug, Amy Lampert, Lisa Lederer, Debbie Lefton, Jackie Levey, Galit Lev-Harir, Marla Levinson, Sarah Levinson, Marcia Evers Levy, Lisa Litvag, Simcha Lourie, Chris Lyss, Mia Mandel, Julia Manewith, Sylvia Manewith, Jill Mannis, Shelley Marglous, Jean Margul, Abbi Marks, Carolyn Morris, Galia Movitz, Bonnie Myers, Haley Beth Organ, Simone Picker, Anna Poger, Lynne Prywitch, Sharon Remis, Brigitte Rosenberg, Judy Rosenthal, Roz Rothman, Chanala Rubenfeld, Andrea Rubin, Barbara Rubin, Jane Tzinberg Rubin, Michelle Rubin, Sarah Salky, Ellie Samson, Debra Sartori, Andi Schankman, Randee Schmittdiel, Dana Schwartz, Alison Seidler, Heidi Seigel, Sheri Sherman, Sherry Shuman, Heather Silverman, Stacy Singer, Tracey Singer, Vicki Singer, Stacy Smart, Jill Solomon, Jennifer Growe Soshnik, Mindy Sosnoff, Ellen Soule, Amy Stone, Karen Tabak, Lisa Tennenbaum, Pam Toder, Susie Turkin, Mimi Wachsman, Elizabeth Wallace, Stacey Wallach, Sherry Wolff, Linda Yatkeman, Julie Yawitz

Timothy Stern, Campaign Chair

Katie Sheldon, Resource Assistant
Stacy Wagerman, Development Associate
Marianne Chervitz, Development Associate
Beth Feldman, Development Associate
Julie Gibbs, Director of Major Gifts & Affinity Groups
Michael Oberlander, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Gerald P. Greiman, Board Chair
Andrew Rehfeld, President & CEO



November 1, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Ritz-Carlton
MO United States


Women’s Philanthropy