Queen of Kosher, Jamie Geller to headline Federation’s Lion of Judah and Major Gifts event
BY ERIN COHEN
Women’s Division Director
The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville invites the Lions of Judah and all major donors to experience the ‘Joy of Kosher’ this year for a combined event, featuring Chef Jamie Geller. The event will be on Saturday evening, Jan. 20 at the home of Rebekah and Andrew Selevan. The program which will include dinner and a cooking demonstration will begin at 7:00. There will be a lot to celebrate as we continue the year-long festivities recognizing Israel’s 70th birthday, and the menu for the evening will reflect the occasion, having a modern, contemporary, Israeli flare, featuring some new and interesting dishes from the country. This event is co-chaired by Sue Levine, Women’s Division Lion of Judah Chair and Jen Plotkin Major Gifts Chair and is in support of the Federation 2018 Annual Campaign and a minimum contribution of $5,000 is required to attend.
Nicknamed the ‘Jewish Rachael Ray’ by The New York Times, and the ‘Queen of Kosher’ by CBS, best-selling author Jamie Geller is the Founder and CEO of Kosher Network international (KNi), publisher of JOYofKOSHER.com and the award-winning Jamie Geller's JOY of KOSHER magazine. She is also host of the Chanukah Cooking Special with Jamie Geller on PBS and Create TV. Geller is a regular on the TODAY Show and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS and Martha Stewart Living Radio, and been featured in Forbes, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan and the Chicago Tribune among many others. After graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from New York University in just three years, the Kosher culinary maven enjoyed an illustrious career as an award-winning TV producer and marketing executive for HBO, CNN and FOOD NETWORK. One of the most sought-after Jewish food and lifestyle experts worldwide Geller and her husband have six children, which gives her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen.
Those who plan on attending this event should kindly RSVP by Jan. 12 to 904-448-5000, ext. 1208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.