Just as every pearl is uniquely shaped by its environment so Arlene has been shaped by, and in turn has shaped, BZBI. Help us celebrate Arlene, BZBI’s own pearl, cultured right here in Philadelphia! Join us for a cocktail reception with heavy hor d’oeurvres at the National Meseum of American Jewish history as we thank and honor our president, Arlene Fickler. Since 2013, her forward-thinking vision and strong, guiding hand have positioned BZBI well to be the epicenter of urban, Conservative Jewish practice and learning in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. The reception will feature the Art Fischman Jazz Quartet, which will provide music for the evening.
Arlene’s deep roots in the Jewish community extend beyond BZBI. She has served variously as trustee at Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, currently as chairman of Federation’s Israel Advocacy Committee; director and board chair at Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, including service as co-chairman of Philadelphia JCC’s Maccabi Games; trustee at HIAS Immigration Services, Philadelphia; director at Jewish Community Centers Association of North America; and member, National Young Women’s Leadership Cabinet of United Jewish Appeal.