Author & Journalist Jessica Abo to Speak at Living with Intention

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (May 3, 2019) – Bestselling author and journalist Jessica Abo will discuss how her Jewish values have influenced her career and share advice on living a more authentic, “unfiltered” life at Living with Intention 2019, to be held on Monday evening, May 20, 2019, at Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford. Presented by Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Women of Impact, this program is open to all local women.

“We’re celebrating our fifth Living with Intention this year, and each year it has grown larger and more exciting,” said Dana Keller, Federation’s 2019 Women’s Philanthropy Chair.  “It’s a great opportunity for women to see their friends, make new connections, and take time out to get refreshed and re-inspired.”

Jessica Abo’s book, Unfiltered: How to Be As Happy as You Look on Social Media, sold out on its first day of release in August 2018, and Women's Health magazine named Unfiltered number one on its list of self-love books. Abo has brought her message of authenticity and empowerment to The TODAY Show, Access Hollywood and ABC News and to dozens of publications including Forbes, Fast Company and SHAPE

Living with Intention 2019: Living Your Best Life begins at 5:30 p.m. with a community dinner, which will include brief remarks by Jessica Abo and a look at Federation’s new Dignity Project. Dessert follows at 7:00 p.m., and the full program begins at 7:30 p.m.  Books will also be available for sale. All women are welcome to attend; the couvert is $60 for dinner, dessert and the program and $18 for just dessert and the program. RSVP to Bill Baronas at or 860.727.6119, or register online at

Living with Intention 2019 is organized by a dynamic committee of local women including Rachel Berezin, Meredith Chandler, Dara Dyer, Jessica Fish, Carolyn Gitlin, Amanda Katzman, Laurie Mandell, Stefanie Ochs, Lisa Roland, Elise Rosenstock, Nikki Roth, Rachel Schilberg, Judy Schlossberg, Rachel Leventhal Weiner and Melissa Weinstock. 

To learn more about Federation’s Women of Impact, click here.