Spring gala will stress philanthropy

Spring gala will stress philanthropy

Jewish Federation of Rockland County hosts its Women’s Philanthropy Spring Gala on Wednesday, May 4. The cocktail reception is at 6 p.m.; dinner and the program follow at 7. Orly Wahba is the keynote speaker. The gala is at the Rockleigh in Rockleigh, N.J. Bonnie Werk, Lisa Price, and Lisa Green are its co-chairs.

Ms. Wahba is the founder of Life Vest Inside, a nonprofit organization that encourages people to embrace the power of giving and recognize that in times of hardship, kindness acts like a life vest to keep the world afloat. Life Vest Inside gained national attention when Ms. Wahba’s film, “Kindness Boomerang — One Day” went viral on YouTube. So far, more than 23 million people around the world have watched the inspirational video.

If you buy auction tickets in advance, you get five extra tickets to win a Kindness Key necklace. For information, call (845) 362-4200, ext. 121, or email bweiss-dunn@jewishrockland.org.

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