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March 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


IGNITION! 2018 is now SOLD OUT!

We look forward to seeing you next year!

Tuesday, March 20
10:15am – Registration
11:00am – Program & Lunch

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Sharon Tal

Featuring Guest Speaker
Sharon Tal, MASKIT, Israel’s iconic House of Fashion

Maskit is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear brand founded in 1954 by the extraordinary vision and determination of Mrs. Rut Dayan, widow of Israeli general and politician Moshe Dayan. She founded Maskit as a fashion house that allowed her to create jobs for new immigrants, while preserving Jewish ethnic crafts and culture of the various communities living in Israel. Maskit became the first and only Israeli fashion house, drawing the attention of talented designers and Paris-based fashion houses including Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy, which resulted in several collaborative efforts.

Fast forward 60+ years and the Maskit magic lives on, telling the story of Israel through fashion using textiles, embroideries, incredible craftsmanship and design. At the age of 99, Rut is working with the extremely gifted designer Sharon Tal to reestablish the brand and continue its legacy, infusing rich heritage with modern fashion. An honors graduate of the Shenkar School of Design, Sharon has worked in Paris with Alber Elbaz at Lanvin and was head of embroidery at Alexander McQueen. Through a two-year journey of research and reconnection with Maskit’s original roots, Sharon is focused on delivering top quality and exclusive designs to women around the world.

A Maskit trunk show follows the luncheon.

We are proud to honor
Julee Landau Shahon, Golda Meir Award
Benée Hilton-Spiegel, Gerda Weissmann Klein & Kurt Klein Award
Bari Kanefsky, Rising Star Award
Alison Feinberg, Spirit of Jeannette Continuing Service Award

Bari Kanefsky & Shari Kanefsky

$75 per person
$36 for those under 35 and students
And a $180 minimum commitment to the Federation’s 2018 Annual Campaign
(payable by December 31, 2018)

Mitzvah Project
Join us in making a difference. Please bring non-perishable food items, everyday or Passover, etc., to help feed those who are food-insecure in our community.


Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas
6333 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250 United States
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