A Style for Every Story

Chai Society Appreciation Event


Thursday, August 5, 2021

1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT


Join Jewish National Fund-USA and Chai Society Members as we delve into the unique fabric that is the history of fashion through the eyes of the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design and their world renowned fashion archive. Hailed as one of the top fashion schools in the world, they aim to find a balance between educating on design without losing spontaneity. They take pride in being aware of innovations without losing the uniqueness and originality. Most importantly, they cherish the global cultural heritage without neglecting the local cultural heritage.


Guest speaker, Sharon Wilkes, graduate of Parsons and the NEW School University, will take us through her own creative journey as she encapsulates her vision into her hand-crafted purses, each with its own story, its own meaning. Be one of the first to see the launch of her new business, producing high end products that bring together her two passions, Israel and fashion.


This event is for members of the Chai Society (annual giving of $1,800+). For more information about how to become a member, please contact Melissa Asarch Wittenberg.

Featured Guest Speakers

Tal Amit

Manager of Rose Archive

Shenkar College of Engineering & Design


Professor Sheizaf Rafaeli

University President

Shenkar College of Engineering & Design


Leah Perez

Senior Lecturer & Former Head of Fashion Design Department

Shenkar College of Engineering & Design


Sharon Wilkes

Founder, Chairman and Designer

Sharon Wilkes, LLC

National Chai Society Co-Chairs

Ilene Adler

Natalie Goldman


More Information

Melissa Asarch Wittenberg, Director, Women for Israel and JNFuture

[email protected]・212.879.9305 x244