But instead she was shrill.
Sorry folks, I couldn’t help it. I was out to dinner last night when my phone blew up with tweets. I knew something was going on with Jill Zarin, but frankly, I’m tired of reporting on her antics and shenanigans. But didn’t I once refer to her as a “blogger’s dream”?
Anyway, here’s how it went down. The Jewish Federation of Dallas invited Jill, her sister Lisa Wexler and the OMG mother Gloria Kamen to be the entertainment at their Women’s Event at Night. On the invitation, they describe Jill as the “breakout star” of the Real Housewives of New York”. Clearly Jewish women in Dallas never watched the show or read blogs (naughty girls).
Instead of entertaining the women, Lisa Wexler, a Connecticut attorney, went on the attack against stay at home mothers and women who hadn’t been in the workforce in 5 years, labeling them ‘irrelevant”.
The women were so insulted many walked out of the venue. What was Jill doing? Trying to sell that book of theirs that everyone else has forgotten.
The Jewish Community was so upset, they issued an apology email to the membership:
Thank you so much for attending the Women’s Event at Night. We were thrilled with the turnout, and especially proud that 150 new donors were present. We were equally as proud of the success of our Younger Set’s Women-to-Women mitzvah project and the generous outpouring of support and the number of donations of much needed necessities that will benefit hundreds of women in our community through Jewish Family Service.Alina Spaulding was tremendous and presented a compelling case for giving. She wonderfully illustrates the purpose of the Federation and represents the very best of who we are and what we represent as women, a Jewish community, and Jewish peoplehood.We also realize that our entertainment after dinner was a true and complete disappointment. Their presentation was not what we had planned with them and certainly did not meet our expectations of a funny and poignant take on Jewish motherhood. We can assure you that we attempt to bring in only speakers who will deliver an entertaining and relevant message with respect to our audience.
We hope that the message you took away from the evening was Alina’s: “It is because of you, and what you do, that I am here today. All that I have, and all that my family has, all that we have been able to accomplish and will accomplish in our futures is because of you and what you did for us, and what you continue to do by giving, and asking others to give.”
We appreciate and thank you for all you do for so many and your continued support.
For the complete story, including the invitation, go to TV TIME 101
Moral of the story: Do not mess with stay at home moms!