Photos: Levi Amit, Chana Levine
Jewish Girls Unite, the global community for Jewish girls, held their first anniversary celebration on Tuesday at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights.
Hundreds of women and girls gathered for ”An Evening of Inspiration, Unity and Light,” celebrating the growth of the Jewish Girls Unite website and its growth and impact.
The event was also broadcast live for women and girls across the globe.
At the event, Founder and Director of Jewish Girls Unite and Jewish Girls Retreat Mrs. Nechama Laber recognized the partnerships of Mrs. Yocheved Daphna, Honorary Chair and Mrs. Linda Schwartz, Honorary Founder.
Mrs. Esther Sternberg was honored for her decades of commitment to Mitzvah Neshek, the Lubavitch Women’s Candle Lighting Campaign with the first Jewish Matriarch Award.
Three JGU Shining Stars debuted at the dinner, all 3 alumnae of the Jewish Girls Retreat. Two of the stars performed live at the dinner – Golda Daphna and Chana Leah Yerushalmi, and Dasi Sessel performed via live stream from the Shul of Bal Harbour.
The event celebrated the impact of Jewish Girls Unite, a global community empowering Jewish girls and women, using innovative approaches in education and technology. Through creative Jewish education programs focusing on the arts and self discovery, JGU inspires girls to “shine their inner light” [find their purpose] and become leaders who create positive change in our world.
The event concluded with a spirited performance by singers Esther Freeman, Tzivia Kay and Shaindel Antelis.
Jewish Girls Unite programs include virtual Rosh Chodesh celebrations, Online classes for Bat Mitzvah, Teens, and Women, Summer and Winter Retreats and a new Leadership Development Retreat. JGU also has an editorial board of writers and a forum for girls to share ideas and ask questions online. JGU members have met for the very first time at the Jewish Girls Summer and Winter Retreats in Upstate NY.
JGU CELEBRATION SPONSORS:
Susan Axelrod – Live Stream Broadcast
Rivka Leah Cylich – Candle Lighting Song Composition
Aliya Girls & Chaviva New – Table Centerpieces
COLlive.com – Advertising –
Leah Caras of Carasmatic Design – Website Design –
Debby Event Design – Stage Decor
Jenny Kadoshim – Event Planning
Miriam Yerushalmi – Candle Lighting Song & Prizes
Table Sponsors – Loren Lichtenstein, Chana Zeldy Minkowitz Rachely Rosenfeld, Linda Schwartz, Miriam Yerushalmi
JGU Global Leadership Team
Came together to create this incredible Hakhel celebrating women and girls.
Nechama Laber, JGU Global Director
Susan Axelrod, JGU Global Strategy Advisor
Chaya Sara Mandel
Nechama Dina Zweibel
Catered by Tableonecatering
For more information visit Jewishgirlsunite.com.