I’ve spent the last four days in Los Angeles, attending the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (GA) with seven other Daytonians. What an amazing experience. We heard many incredibly moving stories and heard from local, national and world leaders. Our group was really turned on by the brilliance of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, the first elected Jewish mayor of this fine city.
On Tuesday night, I attended the Kristallnacht remembrance at the University of Dayton. It was an incredibly beautiful and moving program, especially with the voices of the World Music Choir. I was in awe at the grace and dignity displayed by the organizers who remembered those who suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany on November 9-10, 1938.
This past Sunday, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton hosted its second Women’s Philanthropy Brunch. Over 45 women came together to celebrate how women of power help change the world.
All through my life I’ve seen how strong, determined women make things happen. My mother (z”l) could move mountains and charm everyone in the process. I grew up with many female roles models. They taught me that many doors are open to us with so many new opportunities.