You're Invited!

Nannette and Nathan Shor

Tatyana Manelis and Dmitriy Shapovalov 

cordially invite you to join them Wednesday, November 9 for the 

Jewish Community Federation of Richmond's 2022 Grand Event. 

Join us for a special evening in appreciation of YOU, our generous supporter, and your remarkable impact in the greater Richmond area, in Israel, and around the world.

5:30 PM | Cocktail Hour

6:30 PM | FedTalks

7:30 PM | Dessert Reception

Kosher dietary laws observed

Benji Lovitt Comedian, Educator, and Writer

Benji Lovitt’s hilarious and satirical take on daily life and current events in Israel has made him one of the most popular and followed social commentators in the Jewish world today. Known for his “finger on the pulse” articles and social media updates, Benji writes and shares his distinctive insights about Israeli elections, pop culture, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and everything in between. Whether times are good or bad in the Holy Land, many count on Benji for their up-to-the-minute online morale boosts.

Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor, Jewish Federations of North America

Isaiah Joseph Rothstein (he/him) serves as Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor at Jewish Federations of North America, is a founder of JFNA’s Initiative for Jewish Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI), the Jewish Youth Climate Movement and Kamochah. Prior to JFNA, Isaiah was rabbi-in-residence at Hazon, Isabella Freedman, and Be’chol Lashon, and served as rabbi for youth at Carmel Academy, Young Israel of Stamford and Camp Yavneh.

Alina Spaulding People Collector & Connector. Philanthropist. Real Estate Broker. Author.

Alina has done transformational philanthropic work in the areas of housing sustainability, Day Schools, Jewish Federations of North America, youth engagement, the arts, and trauma and mental health care. As a sought after international speaker, Alina inspires her audience to dream beyond what they thought possible.


Cocktail attire suggested.


Parking will be provided by the venue. More details to follow.

Covid Protocols

This event is Covid-conscious. Attendees must be fully vaccinated. Masks are optional for all attendees. The Federation has at-home Covid tests available for pick-up at our office ahead of the event. 

A Virtual Option is Available.

Location Information

  • Virginia Museum of History and Culture
  • 428 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA, 23220 US

Corporate Partners allow the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond to maximize its impact within the greater Richmond community. Thank you to our generous partners.

Special thank you to the Susan and Mark Sisisky JDC Global Enrichment Fund of Richmond Jewish Foundation.

Select your ticket option. *

  • In-Person


    $100.00 ea.

  • Virtual Attendance

    Virtual Attendance

    $36.00 ea.


Billing Information

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
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