JFGD Women’s Philanthropy Event
13 November 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
CALLING ALL LIONS, POMEGRANATES AND PEARLS!
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.