Women’s Philanthropy event to feature Nancy Spielberg

Nancy Spielberg

Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis will host an evening of celebration, community and giving featuring film writer and producer Nancy Spielberg. The event, “A L’Chaim Production Featuring Nancy Spielberg,” will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, located in Clayton, beginning with a reception at 6:15 p.m. Dinner and a formal program will follow at 7 p.m. Guests may also purchase a special ticket for “Backstage Pass,” a VIP pre-event from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to meet Spielberg and hear her personal anecdotes, including life in the filmmaking business in Israel.

Spielberg is businesswoman, producer and philanthropist. In 2008, she produced a project for the Israeli government, “Celebrities Salute Israel’s 60th,” which was featured in Times Square on the NASDAQ screens for one month. Spielberg also produced a 2014 documentary, “Above and Beyond,” about the Israeli Air Force and is currently developing it as a narrative feature film. She served as a consultant on the Oscar-winning documentary “Chernobyl Heart,” and is an executive producer of “Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals,” which aired nationally on PBS, and the documentary “Mimi and Dona.” It was chosen as one of the best TV shows of 2015 by The New York Times. 

During the Nov. 1 event, Spielberg will share stories of her professional experience as a filmmaker, her strong Jewish identity and growing up with her brother, director Steven Spielberg. 

Visit JFedSTL.org/events/lchaim-production to register by Oct. 26. Tickets are $65 each; tickets including the VIP pre-event are $180. Attendees will have the to make a gift to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ 2017 Annual Campaign.

 The event is co-chaired by Madeleine Elkins, Debbie Lefton and Stacey Wallach. The pre-event is co-chaired by Julie Flom and Alison Seidler. For more information on the event, contact Katie Sheldon at [email protected] or 314-442-3751.

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