Award-Winning Seinfeld Comedy Writer Featured at Jewish Community Gathering

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Each year, The Jewish Federation of San Diego County hosts a gathering of women in support of their work to provide humanitarian relief and sustain Jewish community for generations to come. This year’s Options: The Women’s Eventwill be held at 10 a.m., Sunday, February 2 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.

Federation has been at the forefront of caring for Jews in need everywhere, building Jewish community and strengthening Jewish identity, and connecting San Diego to Israel for more than 80 years. This annual event is an opportunity for the community to come together to provide valued support to programs that provide lifesaving humanitarian relief and sustain Jewish life for future generations through programs like the San Diego Holocaust Survivor Coalition, Celebrate Israelfest, Camp Scholarships, and PJ Library. ?

The featured entertainer for 2020 is award-winning comedy writer, best-selling author and Jewish philanthropist Carol Leifer. Leifer’s dazzling, observational style humor won her four Emmy nominations for writing on such acclaimed television shows as “Seinfeld, “The Larry Sanders Show,” and “Saturday Night Live.” ??A comedy icon, Carol was dubbed “the real Elaine” because the series’ character, Elaine Benes, was partially based on her.

Leifer has written for the “Oscars” telecast eight times, more than any other female writer to date.  Her warm and humor-filled speaking programs share her views on women’s issues, her Jewish roots, LGBT perspectives, animal advocacy, and trailblazing career as a woman in the male-dominated world of comedy. ??

Leifer has also written two best-sellers based on her extraordinary life. “When You Lie About Your Age,” “The Terrorists Win, which recounts falling in love with a woman at 40, a breast cancer scare and adopting a newborn son at age 50. Her latest, “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Cryingcharts her three decade-long journey through show business.

Options is an opportunity for Federation to demonstrate to the public how its mission is changing lives in San Diego, in Israel, and around the world. Whether sending children to Jewish summer camps or providing services and support to Jews in need, Federation, its partners, and its amazing team of volunteers, are working every day to mobilize our Jewish community.

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The featured entertainer for 2020 is award-winning comedy writer, best-selling author and Jewish philanthropist Carol Leifer.

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