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JFGD Women’s Philanthropy Event

13 November 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm



Join us for kosher hor d’oeuvres and wine at the Dayton Woman’s Club on Sunday, November 13, at 5:30 PM.  Enjoy time with your fellow pearls, pomegranates, and lions before the CABS event with Debby Applegate that begins at 7 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!  There is no cost for the Women’s Philanthropy kosher event catered by Rochel Simon.

After the reception, Join us for the CABS event featuring:

Madame: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age
Sunday, November 13 @ 7 PM, The Dayton Woman’s Club (225 N Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402)
Jazz concert, followed by the author

Madam is the biog­ra­phy of Pol­ly Adler (1900−1962), the most infa­mous and influ­en­tial madam in Jazz Age New York. Her 1953 mem­oir, A House is Not A Home, sold 2 mil­lion books and became a 1963 movie star­ring Shel­ley Win­ters. More than a biog­ra­phy, this is a col­or­ful and unusu­al his­to­ry of Jew­ish life told through the per­spec­tive of a ​“good Jew­ish girl” from a Russ­ian shtetl who immi­grat­ed to Brook­lyn and rose to become ​“the female Al Capone” and one of the most renowned Jew­ish-Amer­i­can women in the 20th cen­tu­ry. Her broth­els were under­world salons that catered to every­one from the Van­der­bilts and the Rockefellers to Wal­ter Winchell, Frank Sina­tra, Desi Arnaz, the Algo­nquin Round­table, Dutch Schultz and Mey­er Lan­sky, and, it was rumored, Franklin D. Roo­sevelt.



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