A Night in Tel Aviv Young Adult Gala to Support Ukrainian Jews

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“I think that we are all devastated at what’s going on in Ukraine, and it’s hard to sit and watch what’s happening and feel like there is nothing that we personally can do to help. I just know that for anyone who has been wanting to do something, you can now accomplish this while also having a fun night with your friends by attending this event,” said Jamie Klazmer, a planning committee member of FedLED’s upcoming event, A Night in Tel Aviv.

On May 22nd at 7:30 P.M. Memphis Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Leadership, Engagement, and Development initiative (FedLED) will be hosting A Night in Tel Aviv at the Herbert and Mary Shainberg Lobby of the Memphis Jewish Community Center. This young adult fundraiser will include a night filled with live music, Israeli-themed mezzo plates and desserts, a signature cocktail, local craft beer, and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 in advance and $70 at the door, with event proceeds going to support Ukrainian Jews through Memphis Jewish Federation’s strategic global partnerships.

“We see this as an opportunity for young adults to join as a community and throw an exciting gathering, a way to engage our peers in the Jewish community, and as a way to help provide aid to the Jews in Ukraine,” said Ellee Breit, another planning committee member. “Memphis is a place where the people will make you feel at home, and I think that attendees are really going to notice that when they come to this event and make new connections with each other and come together to make a positive difference in the world.”

Event attendees can look forward to musical stylings by DJ Wurz, local craft brew sponsored by Hampline Brewing Company, kosher wine provided by Gaslight Wine & Spirits, and signature cocktails sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Exciting auction items include an autographed Memphis Grizzlies basketball, gift certificates from Joseph’s and King Furs, a kosher sushi experience for four in your home with Marisa Baggett, and much more!

Attendees will also be entered to win round-trip airfare on Memphis Jewish Federation’s upcoming Young Adult Israel Adventure.

“As a planner, it’s exciting to get together with the rest of the committee and put on something that hasn’t been done in a long time while simultaneously trying to make it a fun thing for everyone. There are going to be lots of activities, cool prizes, and we are trying to bring lots of aspects of Israel into the décor for an immersive experience,” said Jamie.

Jamie and Elle have been close friends for many years now and both have strong ties to the Jewish community here. Nowadays, the two are both young mothers and feel like the timing is right to begin giving back to a community which has given them so much.

“A lot of us grew up here and had parents that were really involved in the community, even grandparents. As children, many of us might have fantasized about becoming more involved one day. It seemed like those plans had kind of gone on hold when COVID happened and people our age did not get the opportunity to hop right in. So, when this opportunity presented itself to us, we all jumped at the opportunity to be involved in making it happen for our peers,” said Ellee.

Thank you to the entire host committee for planning this event: Jaclyn Marshall (Chair), Maureen Baum, Ellee Breit, Jamie Klazmer, Emily Lennon, Lindsey Reef, and Farryl Silver.

There is no reason to wait! Get your tickers for A Night in Tel Aviv today! A Night in Tel Aviv (

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