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FED Main Event featuring Unorthodox Podcast

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST


In-person registration deadline is Thursday, February 2nd

Virtual tickets will be available until the day of the event!


2023 Main Event Planning Committee

Max Grad  |  Ariella Hoffman-Peterson  |  Lynn Malinoff
Eric Olsen  |  Marty Shichtman  |  Shoshanna Wechter  |  Annie Wolock

Ticket Pricing

$54  In Person or Virtual event ticket
$36   Student and Young Professionals Event Ticket
+$20 to any ticket to purchase The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia by the Unorthodox podcast hosts

In addition to the ticket price, all participants will be asked to support the community with a meaningful gift to the Jewish Federation’s 2023 Annual Community Campaign.

To make a gift now, please click here.


Raffle tickets will be available for $5 each or 5 for $20 when you buy your event tickets and in person.

Prizes include:
A stunning diamond necklace from Lewis Jewelers
Two $25 gift cards to Barry’s Bagels
Flowers for 6 months from Norton’s Flowers and Gifts
Catered BBQ event for 10 at Knight’s Steakhouse
Zingerman’s gift basket

Event Program – Thursday, February 9th, 2023

6:15pm               Doors open
6:30pm               Reception begins – light refreshments & dessert
7:00pm               Zoom opens for informal virtual schmoozing
7:30pm               Live Unorthodox podcast taping (featuring Gavriel Savit) & Zoom live stream begin
9:00-9:30pm       Book signing with Unorthodox podcast hosts & informal Zoom schmoozing

For sale with ticket purchase and during the event: The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia, written by the hosts of the Unorthodox podcast.

The Way Back, written by Gavriel Savit, will be available for purchase during the event.

COVID-19 Policies for In-Person Attendees

  • All in-person attendees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if medically eligible.
  • Masks will be encouraged based on the CDC’s level of transmission in Washtenaw County.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID in the previous 5 days should plan to participate virtually.
  • We continue to monitor the situation and appreciate your understanding if adjustments are needed in response. Any changes will be shared on this page and communicated via email.

Thank You to our 2023 Host Committee

(in formation)

Ellen Abramson   |   Larry & Sue Adler

Jessica ‘Decky’ Alexander & Bruce Kutinsky   |   Robin & Brad Axelrod

Jeff & Laurie Barnett   |   Harvey Berman & Shelly Kovacs-Berman

Marc Bernstein & Jennifer Lewis   |   Elizabeth Binder-Levy

Neal Blatt   |   Joshua & Marla Chinsky

Babette Levy Daskin & Mark Daskin   |   Judy & Todd Endelman

Susan Fisher   |   Eileen & Gary Freed

Hillary Murt & Bruce Friedman   |   Mona & Ed Goldman

Max Grad   |   Julie Grand   |   Joan Hartman & John Rothchild

Samantha Hendren & Jason Schwalb   |   Ariella Hoffman-Peterson

Pamela Landau   |   Judie & Jerry Lax

Carolyn & Paul Lichter   |   Lynn Malinoff   |   Elaine & Barry Margolis

Nancy Margolis   |   Randy & Patti Milgrom

Sharon & Chuck Newman   |   Eric Olsen   |   Laura & Josh Pasek

Edwin & Sue Pear   |   Jennifer & Eric Rosenberg   |   Prue Rosenthal

Lauren Katz & Joel Rubenstein   |   Mary & Art Schuman

Debra Chopp & Gil Seinfeld   |   David & Carey Wexler Sherman

Marty Shichtman   |   Eva & Ed Solomon

Marci & Joshua Sukenic   |   Shoshanna Wechter

Elise Weisbach   |   Lisa & Stephen Weiss   |   Annie Wolock


Contact info@jewishannarbor.org or (734) 677-0100 x239.


February 9
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Event Categories:


Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor


Washtenaw Community College