17 2015


7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Temple Israel (Conservative) 4901 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC

Contact Sue Littauer


The 2016 Main Event “Stars of David: Jewish Identity in the 21st Century” featuring special guest speaker Abigail Pogrebin will take place on Thursday, December 17th at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel. The evening will be a true kick-off for the Federation’s 2016 Campaign! Tickets are $36.

“Do Good Everywhere” at Jewish Federation’s Main Event

Guest speaker Abigail Pogrebin has become a rare voice among American Jews, as a journalist and an explorer who shares with refreshing wit and candor her path to finding a meaningful Jewish life. A former producer for 60 Minutes and Charlie Rose, she is the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish, in which sixty-one of the most accomplished Jews in America speak intimately-most for the first time-about how they feel about being Jewish, the influence of their heritage, the weight and pride of their history, the burdens and pleasures of observance, the moments they’ve felt most Jewish (or not). In unusually candid interviews with Abigail Pogrebin over the course of 18 months, celebrities ranging from Sarah Jessica Parker to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Larry King to Mike Nichols, reveal how being Jewish fits into their public and most private lives.

At The Main Event, Abigail Pogrebin will share vivid, personal portraits of the celebrities she interviewed and will reveal how the experience of being Jewish is amplified by fame. And she will share how her own evolving Jewish identity changed by what she heard. During the evening, Ms. Pogrebin will also moderate a conversation about Jewish identity among distinguished members of the Charlotte Jewish community.

Tickets for the Main Event are $36 per person and can be purchased online:; or by phone: 704-944-6757.

For more information about The Main Event, please contact the Federation office, Larry Schwartz or a  member of our dynamic Main Event Host Committee: Judy and Stan August, Jill and Craig Balick, Meredith and Michael Baumstein, Arlene and Milton Berkman, Nancy and Sam Bernstein, Lee and Jeff Bierer, David Cohen, Jodi and Stuart Cohen, Andrea and George Cronson, Roni and Glenn Fishkin, Jennifer and Leon Golynsky, Bari and Jeff Gorelick, Jill and Andrew Halverstam, Sharyn and Neil Handelsman, Nancy and Bob Kipnis, Sara and Jon Kulbersh, Susan and Eric Lerner, Louis Sinkoe and Kevin Levine, Annie and Harrison Lord, Risa and David Miller, Jill and Ed Newman, Marcelle and Allan Oxman, Wendy and Lee Pake, Wendy and Adam Petricoff, Chantal and Ilya Rubin, Susan and Bernie Sandler, Mattye and Marc Silverman, Stacey and Ira Slomka, Jamie and Jason Tanenbaum, Karen and Jeff Turk, Debra and David Van Glish, Amy and Mark Vitner, Kelly and Doug Wilson, Bonnie and Gary Wilson, Liz and Brad Winer, Brian and Martha Yesowitch, and Angie and Bill Zimmern.

At the Main Event, you will have the opportunity to make your pledge to the 2016 Annual Campaign “Do Good Everywhere. From Anywhere.” Through Federation, at any hour of the day you can be virtually anywhere on the globe making a vital difference in Jewish lives at home, in Israel and in over 70 countries around the world.  Through Federation, you can touch more Jewish lives than any other organization on the planet. Wherever there is a Jewish community, Federation is at work. And so are you. Please visit our website to learn more about the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte.

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte is to raise and distribute funds to support and enrich the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Israel and worldwide.  Through education, planning and community building, the Federation’s mission ensures that Jewish values, goals, traditions and connections are preserved for current and future generations.