25 2021

Celebrate with us and Nourish the Soul

7:30PM - 9:00PM  


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It’s hard to believe it's been one year since we gathered for the first time virtually as a Women’s Philanthropy community. It’s been a challenging year to say the least; however, it’s also been a time of innovation, connection, and opportunity.

We hope you'll join us for an online gathering to celebrate our resilient community, our collective accomplishments, and our leadership. We’ll discuss the importance of caring for one another and ourselves.

We’ll hear from a few incredible women, including keynote speaker Simone Knego, author of The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You, on why you matter and why community matters. We're thrilled to have CJP Creative Fellow Yoni Battat perform live for us.

We’ll also raise our glasses for a virtual toast to our Women’s Philanthropy leaders, Laurie Gliklich and Wendy Kraft, who have worked tirelessly for the past two years to strengthen our WP community. Wendy is completing her term as the Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair and Laurie will remain in her role as President for another year.

Thanks to the ongoing support of our generous Women's Philanthropy community members, we have been able to help so many during this challenging year. If you have already made a gift to CJP’s Annual Campaign, thank you. If you have not yet made your gift, we ask that you please consider doing so now.

There is no fee to participate in this event; however, we do ask that you please register by Thursday, May 24.

Virtual event | Zoom link provided prior to event

For more information or special accommodations, please contact Ellen.

Leading up to this event, we hope you’ll also participate in WP’s Mitzvah Mondays virtual drive from May 10–28 in support of Hope & Comfort, a local nonprofit that strives to give people access to essential hygiene products. We’ll be collecting items like soap, shampoo, and feminine products for women, youth, and families. Be sure to “Like” the Women’s Philanthropy Facebook page to receive updates and information on this drive in the coming weeks!

Claire Zar-Kessler Goldman
Patricia McWeeney
Susan Shale
Chairs, Women’s Philanthropy Closing Event

Laurie Gliklich
President, Women’s Philanthropy

Wendy Kraft
Campaign Chair, Women’s Philanthropy


Simone Knego, the author of the best-selling book,
The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You, is a wife, mother to six multicultural children, and a motivational speaker. Simone was the 2018–2019 Co-chair for the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet and has participated in many philanthropic missions around the world. Her greatest desire is to help others recognize that what they do matters — and it’s the little everyday things that can have the largest impact on the world around us. Simone is currently a member of JFNA’s FRD Cabinet and is an Intermediate Federation Trustee for The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.