November 13, 2005
MorningStar in Northern California
To raise money for Hadassah Medical Centers, MSC board member, writer, Arlene Sarner spoke at the Hadassah Sequoia Chapter in Palo Alto.
October 10, 2005
Jewish Image Awards Gala in Beverly Hills Hosted by Actor Jeffrey Tambor
The MorningStar Commission, founded by Hadassah, co-hosted the 5 th Annual Jewish Image Awards in Film and Television. MorningStar presented actress Fran Drescher ("The Nanny," "Living With Fran") with the Marlene Marks MorningStar Woman of Inspiration Award. The Jewish Image Awards was created to celebrate outstanding contemporary creative work, transcending stereotypes, which portray Jewish values, history and traditions in film and television. Ms. Dresecher spoke passionately about celebrating Jewish culture and values in her tv shows. She also discussed her ongoing mission to bring awareness and progressive legislation to combat and prevent gynecological cancer.
June 20-22, 2005
MorningStar at the Jewish Federation's 7th Biennial Educator's Conference
At the Ted Constant Convocation Center of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, the conference explored the roots of prejudice, hatred and indifference and offered the tools to stand up, speak out and promote tolerance. The conference is geared to elementary, middle and high school teachers. MorningStar's Olivia Cohen-Cutler was a featured speaker at the event.
June 12, 2005
MorningStar Hosts a Panel at the Skirball Cultural Center
"Desperate Housewives and Beyond" - a panel discussion moderated by actress Amber Tamblyn ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and "Joan of Arcadia"). A stimulating conversation with prominent writers, producers and actors, including audience participation, about the changing images of Jewish women and men in the popular media. An audience of over 150 people were engaged in a program with a panel composed of: Hank Steinberg (writer/creator "Without A Trace"), David Sacks (writer "Malcolm in the Middle"), Bill Prady (writer "Gilmore Girls"), Carole Leifer (writer "Seinfeld"), Caroline Aaron (actress "Beyond The Sea"), Iris Grossman (VP of ICM, Pres of Women In Film).
April 13, 2005
MorningStar in Beverly Hills
MorningStar Board members, writer/singer Shelly Goldstein, writer Arlene Sarner and filmmaker Linda Shayne, will present a multi-media presentation on the 100 years of the images of Jewish women in film and television for a Youth Services Luncheon sponsored by Hadassah of Southern California. Singing, video clips and live commentary will be combined in this entertaining and informative presentation.
March 9, 2005
MorningStar in San Antonio, Texas
MorningStar Board member, writer Arlene Sarner will be speaking to Hadassah of San Antonio in coalition with Hillel about images of Jewish women in the media.
March 7, 2005
MorningStar at the Premier Leaders Institute
MorningStar Board member, writer/singer Shelly Goldstein will speak about Jewish women in the media at the SUN – Co-op in Savannah, Georgia.
February 11, 2005
MorningStar Speaks at Jewish Film Festival in San Diego
MorningStar Board member, Olivia Cohen-Cutler, will speak on a panel at the film festival after about the book and film, MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR. As the commission got its name partially from the inspiration of that book, the MorningStar Commission is particularly pleased to participate in this event.