Friday, January 17, 2014

OPTIONS 2014 Breaks Records (Again!)

On Sunday, while many of us were focused on the Chargers losing to the Denver Broncos, nearly 1000 Jewish women -- the largest gathering in the history of San Diego -- were riveted by listening to Dr. Ruth Westheimer talk – of course about sex, but about her own Jewish journey as well. The world-renowned sex therapist was the keynote speaker of OPTIONS 2014, the centerpiece of the Federation's Women's Philanthropy campaign.

Dr. Ruth, who was sent from her native Berlin to Switzerland on a kindertransport in 1939, went on to serve as a sniper in the Haganah during Israel’s War of Independence. She made a few faces turn red when she told the crowd that, just by looking at them, she could tell who was sexually satisfied and who wasn't. She also made a point of telling the crowd that she firmly believes that those who are not philanthropically generous don’t have good sex!

The event, a huge success for the Federation every year, helps support Jewish communities in San Diego, in Israel, and throughout the world.

Check out some great pictures of the event on our Facebook


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