Tamara Kleinberg, entrepreneur and innovator, and Rochelle Shoretz, founder and executive director of Sharsheret, which supports Jewish women with breast cancer, will be featured at JEWISHcolorado’s CHOICES on November 20, 2013 at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. (JEWISHcolorado is formerly known as Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado.) CHOICES is JEWISHcolorado’s largest annual outreach and fundraising event for women, drawing more than 1,200 participants each year. CHOICES 2014 co-chairs are Marsha Blum, Robin Glickstein, Sylvie Sherman-Bloch and Lisa W. Perlmutter.
Kleinberg, CHOICES keynote speaker, is dedicated to helping people and organizations think sideways and ignite disruptive innovation. Kleinberg was born in Israel and is the founder of TheShuuk.com, an online marketplace that provides customers with first access to innovative products, people and ideas and gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to go from start-up to national visibility. Kleinberg is the author of two playbooks, including her most recent, Think Sideways: A Game-Changing Playbook for Disruptive Thinking. For the past 19 years, Kleinberg has advised companies such as Disney, Procter & Gamble, General Mills and Otterbox on fostering innovative ideas and people.
Rochelle Shoretz will present the CHOICES case for giving. Shoretz is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and she founded Sharsheret to connect young Jewish women fighting breast cancer following her own diagnosis at age 28. She is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. A Centennial Scholar graduate of Barnard College and a Kent Scholar graduate of Colombia Law School, Shoretz served as a law clerk in 1999 to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Shoretz was named a “Woman to Watch” by Jewish Woman Magazine and was honored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Israel Cancer Research Foundation.
As we roll out our new name and strategic direction, it is only fitting that CHOICES will feature two dynamic and inspirational women.” said Doug Seserman, JEWISHcolorado president and CEO. “Ms. Kleinberg and Ms. Shoretz both have extremely important messages to share, and we are honored to have them address our community’s women. In addition, we are grateful to all of the generous supporters who helped make this year’s CHOICES a reality.”
CHOICES benefactor is Sue Allon. Presenting Sponsors are Diana Anderson, Rachel Grynberg, Sylvie Sherman-Bloch and Rose Medical Center. Event Sponsors are Joanne Posner-Mayer, Amy Toltz-Miller and Dependable Cleaners.
It is a privilege to once again host CHOICES,” said Sue Allon, CHOICES benefactor. “Each year I walk away inspired as I see the collective power of Jewish women in Colorado. This year promises to be no exception with our compelling lineup, featuring Ms. Kleinberg and Ms. Shoretz.”
“Our goal for CHOICES this year is to present something totally different, unexpected and new,” said Melanie Siegel, Jewish women’s philanthropy center chair. “Both Ms. Kleinberg and Ms. Shoretz are pioneers and role models. We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s event.”
This event will also serve as a launch for local Sharsheret programming. Sharsheret in Colorado will function as a part of JEWISHcolorado’s Women’s Committee. If you are interested in getting involved in Sharsheret programming, contact Willie Recht at 303.316.6476 or WRecht@JEWISHcolorado.org.
For more information or to register for CHOICES, please call 303.316.6466 or email at CHOICES@JEWISHcolorado.org. More information can be found at www.JEWISHcolorado.org/CHOICES
Founded in 1946, JEWISHcolorado, formerly known as Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, is a proud member of the Jewish Federations of North America, which is among the top ten charities in North America. JEWISHcolorado raises and allocates funds to a wide variety of partner agencies and organizations in Colorado, Israel and in more than 60 countries worldwide. Last year, JEWISHcolorado’s annual campaign raised $10.4 million and the endowment arm houses more than $50 million in long term assets for individuals, agencies and synagogues in the community. JEWISHcolorado’s mission: We secure, steward, and share philanthropic and human resources in support of vibrant Jewish life in Colorado, Israel, and around the world. We also mobilize the Jewish community in times of need.
For more information, visit us at www.JEWISHcolorado.org