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UJA Aspen Valley Lion Pom Luncheon

UJA Aspen Valley, powered by JEWISHcolorado, invites you to attend the Lion and Pomegranate Luncheon, featuring Zoya Shvartman: Director of Strategic Partnerships, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) - Europe. Zoya will discuss what it's like to be Jewish in Europe today - building resilient Jewish communities in the face of threats.

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If you are still interested in attending, or have questions, please contact Events at Events@JEWISHcolorado.org

Friday, August 4 12:00pm – 1:30pm

At the home of Lori Dresner

Address to be provided upon RSVP

This luncheon gathers Lion and Pomegranate donors from the Roaring Fork Valley and around the country to celebrate strong Jewish women leaders and their love for Aspen.

Kosher-style lunch will be served • $75 couvert • Casual attire


Zoya Shvartzman,
Director of Strategic Partnerships, JDC-Europe

Zoya serves as a strong connection with re-emerging Jewish communities in Central and Eastern Europe.
A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Zoya understands that the Holocaust continues to take a heavy emotional toll on European Jewry. At the same time, she strives to build spirited communal life in the post-communist era, from alternative Jewish cafés in Budapest to Jewish youth clubs in Warsaw. While providing a window to Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe, Zoya has a deep understanding of the dilemmas and undercurrents that characterize their diverse communities.
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Zoya has lived in Vancouver, Montreal, Mexico, Budapest and Tel Aviv. She brings a global outlook to her role and attempts to strengthen the Jewish identity of the next generation, cultivate a sense of global responsibility within Jewish communities and ensuring the future of Jewish communities worldwide.
Zoya’s work for JDC brings her in daily contact with people of all ages who benefit from JDC’s outreach activities. Her genuine concern for people in need and her passion for continuity of Jewish life are contagious. She believes European communities are at a turning point – a critical juncture in their development.
Zoya began working for JDC in 2007. Her professional responsibilities include managing partnerships with multiple US Jewish federations, donor field missions and visits, and running JDC’s “Bereshit” program—an intensive community course in Jewish Studies.