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CNN's Borger to Speak at Women's Awareness Day

Short Hills Woman co-chairs event for the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey.

CNN's chief political analyst Gloria Borger will speak at the upcoming Women's Awareness Day, sponsored by the Women's Philanthropy of the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey.

The event, titled, “A Conversation with Gloria Borger,” is co-chaired by Short Hills resident Jennifer Budlow and Livingston resident Amy Block.

The event will take place May 2 at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany. The morning will begin with a kosher buffet breakfast at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10:15 a.m.

"So many women in our community look forward to Women's Awareness Day each year," Block said in a press statement. "It is always thrilling to be in a room with like-minded women, who realize the importance of women having an impact on the world around them. In particular, these women understand the importance of helping those in need by doing it ourselves.” 

“Knowledge is power,” Budlow said. “I feel like WAD is an educational gift that UJC MetroWest gives to women in the community. Because it is a Presidential election year, we especially wanted to bring in a Jewish woman who would offer us information and a balanced analysis of the candidates. WAD also gives us the opportunity to reaffirm Women’s Philanthropy’s belief in the importance of women’s giving as a way to stand up and be counted on issues of personal concern.” 

Borger joined CNN in September 2007. She appears daily on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and regularly on John King, USA and prime time programs. She is also a key participant in the network’s election coverage, America’s Choice 2012.

Borger has played an instrumental role in CNN’s deadline reporting on a variety of topics including the death of Osama bin Laden, the debt ceiling fight, and President Obama’s Afghanistan policy review. 

Borger also writes a popular weekly column that also appears on CNN.com and TIME.com. She played a key role in the network’s political coverage during the 2010 midterm elections, as well as “America Votes 2008” coverage, which earned the network a Peabody Award. In 2011, Borger received an Emmy nomination for her 2010 piece “The Odd Couple.”

Prior to joining CNN, Borger was CBS News’ national political correspondent and a contributor to CBS’s Face the Nation and 60 Minutes II. She began her professional career as a reporter at the Washington Star, where she covered politics and co-authored a daily serial, eventually published as a book, Federal Triangle, a parody of political life in Washington. 

The registration fee for WAD is $36. A minimum gift of $180 to the 2012 United Jewish Appeal Campaign of MetroWest NJ enables attendance at this event. RSVPs can be made by visiting www.ujcnj.org/awareness.

For more information, contact Shay Rodney at (973) 929-3174 or srodney@ujcnj.org 

Women’s Awareness Day is partially underwritten by a grant from the Maxine Fischer Memorial Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest New Jersey.

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