New Haven – Anita Diamant, author of the international best selling novel “The Red Tent” will be the special guest speaker at the Jewish High School of Connecticut annual gala on May 18 at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton.
Diamant’s novel, “The Red Tent,” broke ground in creating a first person narrative for a minor biblical character, Dinah, and used Dinah's voice to imagine the traditions and challenges of ancient Jewish womanhood.
In its fourth year, Connecticut’s only accredited Jewish high school is preparing to graduate its pioneer class in June. The gala honors Jo-Ann Price and celebrates the legacy and pioneer spirit of her parents Leo and Libby Nevas.
Leo and Libby Nevas were proud first supporters of JHSC and cared deeply about the future of the Jewish people, believing that Jewish education is critical to Jewish continuity. Leo Nevas was widely recognized for his pioneering role in breaking the housing discrimination against Jews in Westport and in championing rights and opportunities for all people.
As JHSC Board Vice-President, Price’s early support and belief in its pluralistic mission, has made a direct impact on the vitality of the school. Her background as a professional Jewish Educator, which includes the establishment and guidance of two supplemental religious schools and community wide Jewish education programs, has made her a much sought after consultant. Jo-Ann resides in Chester with her husband Michael Price.
Senator Christopher Dodd, Ruth Messinger, President, American Jewish World Service and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman are the event’s honorary Co-Chairs.
JHSC is offering individual tickets and various sponsorship opportunities for the event. Call 203-907-0055 or email email@example.com. For more information about the event, go to www.jhsct.org.