Harriet Rosenthal

"I have been a member of the J for about 60 years and loved every minute of it."

Honoring four inspiring and devoted women who have made a significant impact in our community.

Joni Cohen

"Dedicated to making Jewish life better for the community."

"Alone we can make a difference – together we can change the world."

Caren Ford

Thank you to [words] Bookstore of Maplewood, NJ who made this day possible. They deserve a grand applause! 

Felice Flitt

"If not me, then who else? We all need to give something back."

"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue."

Beyond the talks we will feature many events that will give you an opportunity to network.

Meet & Greet, Nametags, and Brunch

Annabelle Gurwitch: Best selling author presenting on her new book, “Wherever you go, There They Are”




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Annabelle Gurwitch

Annabelle Gurwitch is a New York Times bestselling author, award winning actress and an activist. She has written for and been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, PBS Newshour as well as The Moth Storytelling Podcast. She was a regular commentator on NPR and the co-host of the popular Dinner & a Movie on TBS. People Magazine says Annabelle is “laugh out loud funny.” Oprah’s Magazine calls her latest memoir, “Wherever You Go, There They Are: stories about my family you might relate to” “A vivacious, hilarious, mad cap memoir.” This year, she is a visiting scribe for the Jewish Book Council blog, she’s been featured in The Chosen Ones and the Unorthodox podcast in Tablet Magazine, and she’s on tour with the Jewish Book Council.

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