JEWISHcolorado Women’s Philanthropy Signature Event

JEWISHcolorado Women's Philanthropy presents its signature event CHOICES

Join us at the Sheraton Downtown this fall!

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | 6:00 PM

1550 Court Pl., Denver, CO, 80202

Spend an evening with JEWISHcolorado, its Women’s Philanthropy program, and special guest Ari Shapiro, a host of NPR’s All Things Considered. Shapiro, an award-winning journalist, will talk about his debut memoir, “The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening,” which was an instant New York Times bestseller.  Also, a frequent guest singer with the “little orchestra” Pink Martini, Shapiro will serenade the audience with songs from his repertoire. Enjoy a delicious plated dinner (kosher dietary laws observed), delightful drinks, and listen as Shapiro weaves together an extraordinary story of personal life experiences and a unique tale that can help us all “repair the world.”

JEWISHcolorado Women’s Philanthropy is proud to honor Diana Zeff Anderson with the Golda Award. This prestigious award, named after Golda Meir, is presented to a local Jewish woman who exemplifies extraordinary leadership, community involvement, support of JEWISHcolorado, and has an outstanding ability to inspire others.

Registration opens at 6:00 PM | Program begins at 7:00 PM

Plated dinner & cocktails | Kosher dietary laws observed

$118 to attend | $72 if Under 30 | Registration required

CHOICES 2023 Co-Chairs:

Shari Graham

Pam Jinkerson

Lion of Judah – One Complimentary Ticket for Lions who have confirmed their pledges for FY24 (July – June) by October 1st.

CHOICES event guest speaker Ari Shapiro

About Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro, the beloved host of NPR’s All Things Considered, takes his audience on a journey around the globe to reveal the stories behind his most heartwarming and heartbreaking narratives. He has reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He has covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed stories from dozens of countries and most of the 50 states. His debut memoir, The Best Strangers In the World, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

As the self-reinforcing bubbles we live in become more impenetrable, Ari Shapiro keeps seeking ways to help people listen to one another; to find connection and commonality with those who may seem different; to remind us that, before religion, nationality, or politics, we are all human. This talk is a testament to one journalist’s passion for Considering All Things—and sharing what he finds with the rest of us.

Diana Zeff Anderson

About Diana Zeff Anderson

Diana Zeff Anderson has been active in the Jewish world since 2005. The mission of her Zeff Kesher Foundation is to build the connection (kesher in Hebrew) with North America and Israel.  Zeff Anderson is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of JEWISHcolorado and currently serves as Planned Giving and Endowment Chair. Her Zeff Kesher Foundation is the lead funder of both the Community Shaliach and Shinshinim programs in Colorado.

Zeff Anderson serves on the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel as Chair of the Shlichut committee; she is also on the board of JAFINA and the United Israel Appeal (UIA) board. Zeff Anderson is on the National Council of AIPAC and chairs AIPAC’s local Executive council. She is also on the Board of ADL. Zeff Anderson serves on the board of the Shalom Hartman Institute. She co-chairs the Security and Antisemitism subcommittee of the DPGA committee of JFNA.

Past Golda Meir Award Recipients:

Judy Altenberg | 2019

Ruth Malman | 2017

Thank you to our generous event sponsor

Spa Monarch

Questions? Contact Roberta Witkow:

Interested in becoming a step-up Lion or Pom? Or interested in becoming a Table Captain?  Please contact Roberta Witkow, Director of Women’s Philanthropy, for more information.


CHOICES is the premiere fundraising event for Jewish women in Colorado. The event gathers over 700 people from our community for an evening of connection, philanthropy, education, and inspiration. This event serves as a call-to-action, raising critical funds to support the important work of JEWISHcolorado as a leader and convener of the community locally, globally, and in Israel.

Women’s Philanthropy Chair

Adriane Greenberg