Greater Miami Jewish Federation Women’s Event
A Gathering with Flair
Federation Board Chair Barbara Black Goldfarb
and Norma Kipnis Wilson

Katie Crespin, Rachel Bailine, Karen Reiter, Susan Kleinberg and Lisa Mendelson

More than 600 people recently came together for The Women’s Event of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation at the Hilton Miami Downtown. During the event, Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy department proudly acknowledged the dedication of all women in the community who have committed their resources to care for those in need, support vital programs and strengthen Jewish life in Miami, in Israel and in 64 other countries around the world.

The luncheon featured a keynote address by award-winning journalist and broadcasting veteran Campbell Brown. She shared her perspective as a woman in the news business as well as her personal journey in becoming a Jewish wife, mother and daughter-in-law.

The Women’s Event also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Lion of Judah, founded in Miami by Norma Kipnis Wilson and Toby Friedland, of blessed memory. This groundbreaking philanthropic giving program now comprises 17,500 women worldwide who generously support their local Federation/UJA Campaign as a statement of their dedication to the Jewish community.

The Women’s Event was chaired by Susan Kleinberg, and the Event Committee consisted of Rachel Bailine, Daphna Bentata, Katie Crespin, Lisa Mendelson, Karen Reiter and Florence Werner. The Co-Presidents of Women’s Philanthropy are Mojdeh Khaghan Danial and Laura P. Koffsky, and Elise Scheck Bonwitt is the Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair.

Federation gratefully acknowledges its Corporate Sponsors for their generous support of The Women’s Event. Platinum Sponsors were: Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys at Law, The Collection, Greenberg Traurig, and Wells Fargo. Gold Sponsors were: Kent Security Services and Sapoznik Insurance & Associates, Inc. Silver Sponsors were Frank Crystal & Company and Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. The Bronze Sponsor was Marcum Accountants & Advisors.

Esther Gordon Paulen, Helene Berger and Florence Werner

Raquel Scheck and Elise Scheck Bonwitt

Norma Kipnis Wilson (center) receives recognition award from Mojdeh Khaghan Danial and Laura P. Koffsky

Grace Delcastillo, Becky Delaster and Mytyl Simancas-Bister

Judy Gilbert-Gould and Susan Jay

Rachel Sapoznik and Jeanette Waserstein

Cheryl Kloda and Hedy Whitebook

Anne Lawrence, Norma Kipnis Wilson and Ellie Ganz

Michelle Diener, Robyn Malek and Ronalee Galbut

Mikki Futernick, Dorothy Podhurst and Terry Drucker

Sandy Halpern and Belinda Gilbert

Adrian Dubow, Lily Serviansky and Colleen Fain

Amanda Adler, Lisa Newman and Risa Berrin

Amy Wildstein shares her enthusiasm for the upcoming
Miami Mega Mission Israel 2012

Kim Mendelson, Arlene Mendelson and Lisa Mendelson

Dara Salky, Tracey Spiegelman and Brett Graff

Sari Agatston and Campbell Brown

Ellen Sprechman and Sandra Lansing

Valerie Katz, Wendy Koeningsberg and Ilana Levitt

Rosie Behar, Sara Kavana and Evelyn Katz

Claudia Sedighim, Campbell Brown, Barbara Herskowitz, Robyn Malek, Robin Jacobs, Sara Gottlieb,
Sally Hayden, Kayla Raynor and Amy Sumer

Tobi Lewinger, Beverly Litsky,
Shelly Cutler and Shana Lewinger Russo

Maxine Schwartz and Jacqueline Simkin gear up for
the Miami Mega Mission.

Bobbie Higer and Marsha Gilbert

Cantor Julie Jacobs, Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz, Rabbi Judith Kempler, Rabbi Jamie Aklepi, Rabbi Amy Morrison,
Rabbi Judith Siegal, Cantor Lisa Segal and Cantor Rachelle Nelson