Sunday, February 4
10:00 am - coffee & mingling
11:00 am - program with brunch included

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RSVP by January 24, 2024.


Form Connections. Ignite Change. Make a Difference.

Federation’s annual women’s fundraiser, Connections, is an opportunity to celebrate our Jewish heritage and come together to strengthen our sense  of community.

People of all identities are welcome to join us. Brunch included, dietary laws observed.

Your Co-Chairs

Kathleen Spitzer & Lorna Isenberg

Sheraton Grand Seattle 
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Ticket Prices

$36 – Virtual Attendee
$54 – First Time Attendee (Limited Quantity)
$136 – General Admission
$250 – Friend*
$360 – Patron*
$1,360 – Table Sponsor*

*includes invitation to pre-event reception with Erin Gruwell

Become a Connections Table Captain!

Invite your friends & sign up to be a Connections Table Captain when you register. Contact Lynn Feldhammer at to learn more.

Your Speaker

Erin Gruwell is a teacher, an author, and an activist who has been fighting for social justice for over two decades. In 1999, Erin and her students, the Freedom Writers, published their book, The Freedom Writers Diary, which detailed their unique journey from hardship to hope. Erin and her students studied The Diary of Anne Frank, and their journey became an inspiring path toward finding common ground against hatred and building a more just world. The book became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a major motion picture, Freedom Writers, starring two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank as Erin.

By attending Connections in person, you will be entered into a raffle to win a signed copy of Erin’s latest book, Dear Freedom Writer.


Please reach out to Tori Schwartz at with any questions.

Be inspired by the film Freedom Writers, available for rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video. You can watch the trailer below.