Ambassador Michael Oren To Keynote Men’s Event

MElogoWhiteTypeRedMarkJEWISHcolorado, formerly Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, has announced that Dr. Michael B. Oren, former Ambassador of Israel to the United States, will be the keynote speaker at The Men’s Event on November 21, 2013 at Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum. The Men’s Event is JEWISHcolorado’s largest annual outreach and fundraising event for men, drawing more than 1,200 participants each year. The Men’s Event 2014 recruitment co-chairs are Jesse Blum, Aaron Cohen, Marc Diamant, Daniel Feiner, Loren Knaster, David Moskowitz, Ean Seeb, Edward Shaoul, JJ Slatkin, Seth Wong, and Marty Zimmerman. The Men’s Event is underwritten by Larry Mizel with additional support by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP.

This is a critically important time for Ambassador Oren to speak to our community, as the world is watching the situation in Syria and the Middle East very closely,” said Doug Seserman, JEWISHcolorado’s president and CEO. “Ambassador Oren’s perspective on how Israel and the region will be affected, the role of the U.S., as well as other relevant issues facing the U.S. and Israel today are invaluable.”

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Oren, who will concluded his term this fall, was appointed ambassador in 2009. He has been instrumental in securing U.S. support for Israel’s defense and upholding Israel’s right to security and peace. The Forward named Oren one of the five most influential Jews in America and the Jerusalem Post listed him as one of the ten most influential Jews worldwide. Born in the United States and educated at Princeton and Columbia, Oren has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown, and was a Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem.

We are incredibly fortunate to have Ambassador Oren keynote the Men’s Event this year,” said Larry Mizel. “Throughout his impressive tenure as ambassador, we’ve seen his unwavering commitment to US-Israel relationship. Ambassador Oren’s remarks promise to be thought-provoking, timely and significant.”

“As JEWISHcolorado takes on a new name and direction, it’s the perfect time for our community to rally together to raise much needed funds through grant making, programs and strategic alliances,” said Amy Toltz-Miler, JEWISHclorado’s Development Chair. “The Men’s Event is one of our premier fundraising events, and we are excited about this year’s potential for impacting Jews locally, in Israel and around the world.”

For more information or to register for the Men’s Event, please call 303.316.6466 or email at More information can be found at

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About JEWISHcolorado

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.

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