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Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis will host an evening of comedy, community and giving featuring award winning comedian Cory Kahaney. The event, Live, Laugh, L’Chaim!, will take place on Wednesday, November 2 at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis beginning with a reception at 6:15 pm. Dinner and a formal program will follow at 7:00 pm. Guests may also purchase a special ticket for “Comedy and Cocktails”, a VIP Pre-Show from 5:30-6:30 pm to meet Cory in a more intimate setting and enjoy a special stand-up comedy show.

Award winning stand-up comedian Cory Kahaney appeared in the first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and made it to the finale, where host Jay Mohr called her performance “flawless.” Other television credits include Comedy Central Presents: Cory Kahaney, The View, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She was voted best comedian in NYC by Backstage Magazine and Best Female Comedian by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets. Cory will be giving a special multi-media presentation about the history of Jewish women in stand-up and how she was personally influenced by their comedy. There is also an overlying message of women empowerment throughout the presentation as all the women featured were ahead of their time.

Visit to register by October 26. Live, Laugh, L’Chaim! tickets are $60 each; “Comedy and Cocktails” a VIP Pre-Show tickets are $180 each and include one ticket to Live, Laugh, L’Chaim!. Attendees will have the opportunity at the event to make a gift to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ 2016 Annual Campaign.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: BJC Medical Group and the Chod Family Foundation.

This event is co-chaired by Toby Chod, Melanie Winograd and Julie Yawitz. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Sheldon at or 314-442-3751.

Women’s Philanthropy provides an opportunity for every woman in the St. Louis Jewish community to connect with other women, our agencies and programs to inspire social good in St. Louis, Israel and around the world. As a place for women of all ages, backgrounds and interests, Women’s Philanthropy supports and enhances Jewish community life through fundraising efforts and special programs.