The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul Annual Gala is coming up on Sunday, September 21! This year, Yitayish (Titi) Ayenew, Miss Israel 2013, will be joining us.
If you are a young adult, listen up! A special Young Leadership cocktail hour and meet & greet with Miss Israel will take place before the Gala. Join your friends and other young adults from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for this fun cocktail hour and exclusive meet & greet. After the young adult cocktail hour, join with everyone for a wonderful evening, featuring Miss Israel.
Miss Israel’s name, Yitayish, means look to the future. This was an affirmation of hope for a girl born in a small village in Ethiopia in 1991 who lost both her parents by age 10, and made aliyah to be with her grandparents in Israel when she was 12.
A friend recommended that she enter the Miss Israel pageant, and Titi saw it as an opportunity to promote social change. In 2013, she became the first Ethiopian-born Miss Israel. In the last year, she started “Titi’s Project,” an initiative to provide children with after-school enrichment activities.
Hear more about Miss Israel’s inspiring story at this year’s Annual Gala and Young Leadership meet & greet. You won’t want to miss this memorable night!
Click here for event details and to RSVP today.
Jessica Lerman is a recent UW-Madison graduate and brand strategy enthusiast. Now back in the Twin Cities, she is working with the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul on their new website and other marketing efforts.