Friday, November 22, 2019

Whippany—Archie Gottesman, co-fou­nder of the website JewBelong, will talk about how we each follow our own path toward connecting with our Judaism as the featured speaker at this year’s Women’s Awareness Day, sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Women’s Philanthropy. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 5, at 9:30 a.m. at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus in Whippany.

Ms. Gottesman knows a thing or two about branding. For 20 years she was the voice behind the iconic, witty advertising for Manhattan Mini Storage, her family’s business. In recent years she has turned that marketing know-how toward a subject she is extremely passionate about—how to inspire and excite people about Judaism through JewBelong.com. “Our Judaism should continuously fill us with joy, warmth and meaning…” she said. “How amazing would it be if disengaged Jews saw their Judaism as a gift, and as something that will add beautiful connections in their lives?”

“We hope everyone will join us to hear Archie’s perspective on transforming your connection to Judaism with wit, humor and the power of women,” said event co-chair Alyssa Sutton.

“I was lucky enough to have heard Archie speak at the Lion conference in September,” added co-chair Elyse Deutsch. “You are in for a treat!”

In addition to her work in marketing, Ms. Gottesman, along with her family, is an active leader in the community. She currently sits on the board of Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Women’s Board of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), among other philanthropic work. She and her husband live in Summit.

“Women’s Awareness Day is always a meaningful way to spend a morning, connecting with old friends, making new ones and learning something new with engaging speakers. I can’t wait to learn more about Archie’s innovative approach to doing Jewish,” said event co-chair Jamie Ramsfelder.

The morning will begin with a kosher breakfast buffet at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10:15. Registration for the event is $36. To register visit www.jfedgmw.org/womens-awareness-day. A suggested minimum gift of $180 to the 2017 UJA Annual Campaign enables you to attend this event. 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.

For more information contact Shay Rodney at 973-929-3174 or [email protected].