The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga invites the Chattanooga community to its ninth annual First Amendment Dinner on Thursday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road. This event educates us about our First Amendment rights and honors local veterans for their service. The keynote speaker will be Anti-Defamation League’s Interim Regional Director Shelley Rose. The cost for this annual event is $12 (free for veterans) if reserved before September 2. After September 2, the cost is $14 for both veterans and non-veterans. RSVP to 493-0270 ext. 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Shelley Rose is the Interim Regional Director with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Southeast Region. She has been with ADL for over 18 years. In this position, she plans and executes the direction and administration of all regional office activities to further the mission of the ADL. Shelley organizes community programming, provides educational outreach to community organizations, oversees Holocaust education, coordinates legislative advocacy and conducts workshops and presentations for parents and educators on religious intolerance, anti-bias training and cultural awareness. She has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Ohio State University
The First Amendment Dinner was started nine years ago as a way to honor veterans and inform the public of their First Amendment Rights. “In this Presidential election year we feel that it is extremely important for the public to understand the importance of keeping the freedoms we have grown to enjoy and to respect those who serve our country in order to keep these freedoms.” states Michael Dzik, Jewish Federation Executive Director.
The Jewish Cultural Center, funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, offers programs, classes, and exhibits; social services; and a preschool—all rooted in Jewish values. The facility enables the Jewish community to raise its visibly, foster relationships, and strengthen its identity in the Chattanooga area. Located at 5461 North Terrace, the Center and its programs are open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation.