Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein
Ethiopian-Israeli Jewish Scholar
Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
901 Route 10, Whippany
Couvert: $36 per person
An optional docent-led tour of the “From Memory to History: Faces and Voices of the Holocaust” exhibit follows the morning program.
Amy Paternite, Ilyssa Tepperman, Event Chairs
Kosher dietary laws observed.
A suggested minimum gift of $180 to the UJA Annual Campaign, is requested for you to attend this event.*
Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein’s captivating story began in a remote Ethiopian village as an illiterate girl shepherding her family’s sheep. When she was a young teen, she and her family daringly sought new lives. Often barefoot, with one of her twin two-year-old sisters on her back, Yarden walked at night more than 450 miles across the desert. Following a historic airlift to Israel, she enrolled in school for the first time at age 14 and eventually became the first Ethiopian woman to earn a doctorate in Israel. Today, her research focuses on literacy and immigrant populations, and her remarkable life’s journey inspires audiences around the world.
Women’s Awareness Day Hostesses
Jody Hurwitz Caplan
Rebecca A. Gold
Merle H. Kalishman
Joan Schiffer Levinson
Leslie Dannin Rosenthal
Shira B. Rothschild
Sharon K. Schwarz
*The cost of the event is not tax-deductible and may not be paid for by foundation or donor-advised funds.
For more information contact Bobbie McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org (973) 929-3057.
Women’s Awareness Day is partially underwritten by a grant
from the Maxine Fischer Memorial Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
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