One Day. Two Opportunities to Get Inspired and Kick Off the Women’s Season

Women of all ages from throughout the Jewish community are invited to hear inspirational author, speaker and marketer Allison Nazarian’s story of love, life and legacy, as they open the women’s season for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County on October 9. To accommodate their varied schedules, women may attend a 9:30 a.m. morning breakfast program or a 7:00 p.m. dessert reception, both at Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton.

Allison Nazarian is the author of Aftermath: A Granddaughter’s Story of Legacy, Healing & Hope, a memoir of growing up as the grandchild of Holocaust survivors and reconciling memories of a tragic past with hopes for a better future. She offers a powerful look at healing, forgiveness, breaking old patterns and, ultimately, finding ways to remember the past while being able to live a life of peace and joy in the present. Widely known as one of the most informed, engaged and innovative voices in marketing today, Nazarian operates Allison Media Group, a copywriting agency she founded in 2001. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, INC, Entrepreneur and Fortune Small Business, and her books also include Love Your Mess™. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University’s School of Journalism, Allison lives with her family in South Florida.

(L-R) Women’s Philanthropy Chair April Leavy, Pomegranate Co-Chairs Joan Hauser and Nancy Gefen, Women’s Campaign Chair Jill Rose

“We are delighted to offer these season-opening opportunities for the women in our community,” said Joanne Applebaum, who is co-chairing the morning program with Aileen Grebow. “With no minimum gift or solicitation, we extend our warmest welcome to newcomers and look forward to connecting with many friends old and new as we gear up to make a difference in the New Year.”

“Our Federation’s array of women’s activities offer a wealth of opportunities to engage with a supportive community for learning, growing, bonding, helping, advocating and celebrating,” said Sandy Gerstein, who is co-chairing the evening program with Mara Shapiro. “Our kickoff events will help everyone find their place in this vibrant community.”

Wells Fargo Private Bank is the generous sponsor of the Dorothy P. Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy that is presenting the program. Ivan & Co. Fine Jewelry is the In-Kind Sponsor and The Boca Raton Observer is Exclusive Magazine Sponsor of the event.

The couvert for each program is $54, and dietary laws will be observed. Women may RSVP online at, call 561.852.3271 or email