Women of Vision of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia invites you to its fall event on Thursday, Sept. 14, to learn about the crucial role Jewish women play in advancing equity in its many forms — and to learn how you can take part. The evening will also be a celebration of leadership honoring Women of Vision’s outgoing chair, Penni Blaskey, and welcoming new chair Marcy Bacine. The evening’s dynamic keynote speaker will be social justice leader Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc, a national organization that rallies Jews to speak out on the urgent issues of our time and advocates for a more just and equal society.
The program will be held from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St., Philadelphia. The $75 couvert includes the program and heavy hors d’oeuvres; dietary laws will be observed.
Penni Blaskey, Outgoing Chair
Penni Blaskey served as chair of Women of Vision for the past three years and will conclude her term on Aug. 31. Under her leadership, Women of Vision underwent a comprehensive strategic planning process, launched a fundraising campaign to raise $3 million and welcomed over 50 new members.
Marcy Bacine, Incoming Chair
Marcy Bacine will assume a two-year term as chair of Women of Vision on Sept. 1. Marcy has served on several Women of Vision committees, including co-chairing the Grants Committee, and participated in the development of Women of Vision’s strategic plan. As chair, Marcy plans to continue implementing the strategic plan and work toward meeting the $3 million fundraising goal.
Keynote Speaker Stosh Cotler, CEO, Bend the Arc
Cotler has 20 years of leadership experience as an educator, trainer and organizer for social and economic justice. She has been instrumental in leading Bend the Arc in becoming the leading Jewish advocacy organization dedicated to solving the most pressing domestic issues of our time. The Forward featured Cotler in its “14 Jewish Women To Watch in 2014” and in its annual “Forward 50” list of American Jews who have had the greatest impact on the national conversation.