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Spring Soirée with Lizzy Savetsky





Jewish Federation of Delaware's Spring Soiree with Lizzy Savetsky

SOLD OUT -- But you can still donate!

Visit our donation page and type "JFD Spring Soiree Donation" in the comments section. 

We are so excited to announce that we are sold out for the event! Please email or call (302) 427-2100.

We are THRILLED to announce Lizzy Savetsky - Jewish activist, fashion influencer and amazing mother of three - is coming to Delaware! Join us for an evening of discussion on what it means to be Jewish today, the current rise of antisemitism, and how we can harness our passions to combat it. 

Discussion moderated by Delaware's own Suzanne Grant, Business Executive and Philanthropist. She is the current Treasurer and Past National Campaign Chair of Jewish Federations of North America, as well as Past Board Chair of Jewish Federation of Delaware. Suzanne also chairs the Investment Committee of the Jewish Fund for the Future, Federation’s endowment arm, as well as serves as a Board Trustee of the Federation. 

Greenville Country Club

Thursday, May 2, 2024 

VIP Cocktail Hour | 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Main Event | 7:00 PM

General Admission check-in begins at 6:45 PM.

Buffet Kosher-Style Dairy Dinner will be served
*Certified Kosher option available. Please indicate during registration any dietary restrictions.

Attire: Garden Chic (no denim)

For more information, contact Advancement Manager, or call (302) 427-2100.

Ticket Information

General Admission: $136 per person | Student: $36
Tickets must be purchased in advance by

For security, we cannot accept walk-ins. 


I cannot attend but would like to DONATE

Sponsorship Information


  • Admittance for 10 guests to VIP pre-event with Lizzy
  • 10 tickets to Main Event with VIP Seating & Option to reserve a VIP table
  • Prominent signage/acknowledgement at event and in promotional materials
  • Full page Ad in Jewish Living Delaware in issue of their choice


  • Admittance for 8 guests to VIP pre-event with Lizzy
  • 8 Tickets to Main Event with VIP Seating and Option to Reserve a VIP Table
  • Prominent signage at event and in promotional materials
  • 1/2 page Ad in Jewish Living Delaware in issue of their choice


  • Admittance for 4 guests to VIP pre-event with Lizzy
  • 4 Tickets to Main Event with reserved seats at VIP table
  • Acknowledgement at event and in promotional materials


  • Admittance for 2 guests to VIP pre-event with Lizzy
  • 2 Tickets to Main Event with reserved seats at VIP table
  • Acknowledgement at event and in promotional materials


  • Admittance for 2 guests to VIP pre-event with Lizzy
  • 2 Tickets to Main Event General Admission
  • Acknowledgement at event and in promotional materials

Sponsorship deadline is Sunday, April 21, 2024.


Keynote Speaker
Lizzy Savetsky


Suzanne Barton Grant

Event Chairs
Sissy Aerenson | Barbara Blumberg
Kim Ginsberg | Jodi Mickelberg
Gina Schoenberg | Meredith Weinberger

Event Ambassadors

Jennifer Abramczyk | Heather Aungst | Stacey Bacchieri

Nancy Crain | Louise Cummings | Lisa Dadone-Weiner | Demi Dalecki

Sue Das Boyd | Jen Fisher | Christy Fleming | Cait Harvey

Lisa Hobbs | Liezel Huber | Margot Laskin | Caryl Marcus-Stape

Vicky Martelli | Lauren McCrery | Dana Nestor | Jessica Rosen

Dana Severance | Lynn Snyder-Mackler | Ilicia Strasser

Nicole Terranova | Kerry Garland Welsh | Ashley Wilks | Susie Zaslavsky

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Sissy and Bob Aerenson


Dr. David and Barbara Blumberg
Drs. Adam and Kim Ginsberg
Suzanne and Stuart Grant
First State Orthopaedics
Peter Kate
The Schoenberg Family
STAPE & Associates at Compass Real Estate
David and Ashley Wilks


Stacey Bacchieri
Dr, Christopher Savage Brandywine Podiatry
Pheobe Craven
Dr. Henry Weiner and Lisa Dadone-Weiner
Dr. and Mrs. Dougherty Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Jeff and Sue Boyd Eye Care of Delaware



Jennifer and Jon Abramczyk
Annette Aerenson and Jeff Metz
Jack Blumenfeld and Karen Jacobs
Marsha Borin
Evan and Nancy Crain
Fairfax Discount Liquors
Alana Gerstein and Lauren Alexopolous
Gregg and Jennifer Goldstein
Susan Herrmann
Lisa Hobbs
Karen Legum/Stacy Horowitz Levy Group
Berta Kerr 
Margot Laskin
Nason Construction
New Moon Rugs
Dana Nestor
Bob and Kate Pincus
Orly Diamonds
Ilicia Strasser and Melissa Rosenthal
Dr. Bruce Saran and Mrs. Robin Kauffman Saran
Russ and Michelle Silberglied
Mr. Ned and Dr. Meredith Weinberger
Dr. Jim and Susie Zaslavsky
Cole Schotz 
Mottola Group


Read more about Lizzy here.

More About Antisemitism

In 2023, there was a significant increase in hate crimes globally and here in the United States. While Jewish people account for 2.4% of the U.S. population, antisemitic hate crimes increased by 337%. In June of 2023, we reached out to Lizzy to speak to our community. At that time we were deeply concerned about the rise in antisemitism, but we had no idea what was to come in the aftermath of October 7th. Our community has been affected in ways we never imagined and our young Jewish children are among the targets.

On Saturday morning December 16th, 2023, as our Hebrew School children gathered in their synagogue for a special service they'd been preparing to lead for weeks, they were forced to evacuate due to a bomb threat. Sadly, this was not the first but one of dozens of incidents over the last few years to rattle local Jewish organizations. There have been numerous issues at our schools, one in particular involving the unimaginable harassment of a Jewish middle school student. This girl was repeatedly harassed with Heil Hitler salutes, swastikas scrawled on her desk, red ink depicted as blood on the swastikas, and exposure to her perpetrators even after pledges were made by the school to keep her insulated from them. A recent settlement reached between Red Clay School District and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is now part of the U.S. Department's national standard on how to handle antisemitism and discrimination in our public schools.

The demand for security at our Jewish organizations has created a situation where our resources are stretched just to keep us safe.

In the wake of this darkness, we felt there was a significant opportunity to be the LIGHT. We are honored for you to be a part of our Spring Soiree to provide education, insight, and support to our Delaware community and the surrounding areas.

We may be small, but we are mighty!

“History teaches that hate never fully goes away; it only hides until it is given just a little oxygen. That is why we must confront antisemitism early and aggressively whenever and wherever it emerges from the darkness. Protecting the Jewish community from antisemitism is essential to our broader fight against all forms of hate, bigotry, and bias..”

--White House U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism

If you or someone you know has experienced a hate crime, we urge you to report it today.

Our Impact This Year

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  • Israel Emergency Fund