When I was in middle school, mean girl Angela W. decided I was out. And I was, for most of eighth grade. I still remember sitting at a lunch table all by myself one day. So of course subconciously I’ve been trying to be likeable and liked ever since. How am I doing?
On Wednesday, November 2, United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey will hold Choices, its Women’s Philanthropy annual big shindig. And of course, I don’t want to sit alone! So join me in supporting all the good UJC does in our community: for instance, last week I went to the Women to Women Luncheon sponsored by NCJW Essex County Section and Rachel Coalition, which is under the umbrella of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, which in turn is supported by UJC. This fundraising dessert reception asks a minimum gift of $365, payable through December of 2012. Your financial support helps more ways than I can say in a blog post that takes two-minutes to read. Just trust me. When you register (which should be in the next minute or two, so you don’t forget) there should be a pulldown list of hostesses. Pick me! Pick me!
This year’s speaker is Campbell Brown. Here’s her bio from the UJC website:
Veteran broadcaster Campbell Brown is one of the most respected and recognizable faces in American news. She won an Emmy for her reporting during Hurricane Katrina; was on the trail during the last two presidential elections; and has made numerous trips to Iraq to report on the Iraqi elections, abuses at Abu Ghraib prison, and the trial of Saddam Hussein.
Prior to joining CNN, where Brown became the only non-partisan cable news anchor at 8 p.m., she was with NBC News for 11 years. While there Brown served as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Weekend Edition and correspondent for NBC Nightly News and the Today show.
She served as NBC White House correspondent during President George W. Bush’s first term and also traveled extensively with President Bill Clinton. She has been a news correspondent for the NBC News Channel, MSNBC, and CNBC.
Campbell Brown is married to Dan Senor, the Fox News contributor and co-author of the book Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle. A native of Louisiana, Brown graduated from Regis College in Denver, Colo., with a B.A. in political science. She spent a year teaching English in the former Czechoslovakia after graduating college.
The views of the speaker do not represent views of UJC MetroWest.
Women’s Philanthropy of UJC (WP) of MetroWest NJ engages Jewish women through dynamic programs that benefit their lives and others in MetroWest, Israel, and overseas. Guided by the three principles ofTzedakah (righteousness), Klal Yisrael (Jewish Peoplehood), and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), WP’s support of the UJA Annual Campaign enables our vision to become a reality.
I read that last line and thought it sounded familiar, then I remembered I helped to write it!! Sign up today so you won’t forget, and so we can sit together!