Event Chair Rossana Franco, Featured Speaker Camryn Manheim, Linda Ackerman

Lezlie Poyastro, Fran Berrin, Mindy Wilner, Dolores Harris

November 8, 2005

More than $1 million raised at 'Lion of Judah' Luncheon

More than 260 women attended the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Women's Department 2006 Lion of Judah Luncheon held on November 8th at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The featured speaker, Emmy-award-winning actress Camryn Manheim, let her passionate spirit shine as she shared funny and poignant anecdotes about growing up in a Jewish home in middle-America.

The event was chaired by Ester Ben-Zion, Rossana Franco and Sandy Halpern. Lourdes Gittelman is President of the Women's Department and Julie Russin Bercow is Campaign Chair.

The Lion of Judah was established in Miami in 1972 as a symbol to recognize a new level of commitment. Today, over 14,000 women throughout North America, Israel and around the world proudly wear their Lion of Judah pins to declare their commitment of $5,000 or more to Federation/UJA Campaigns for the care and concern of Jews in need around the globe. In Miami, the Federation's Women's Department now raises more than $6.5 million annually to fund a network of vital social services and programs.

Gloria Muroff, Florence Werner, Donna Werner, Dianne Shaffer

Sandra Lansing, Beverly Litsky, Elaine Richman

Andi Russin, Adrienne Pardo, Janis Roszler

Stella Lurie, Ilene Rossman, Robyn Fisher, Tracey Spiegelman

Amy Scharlin, Elise Scheck-Bonwitt, Hedy Whitebook, Lauren Singer

Federation Past President Nedra Oren, Camryn Manheim, Patricia Papper

Back Row: Andi Russin, Women's Campaign Chair Julie Russin Bercow, Jeffrey Bercow; Front Row: Lynn Dumas Russin, Dr. David Russin and Camryn Manheim

Front row: Fran Berrin, Adrienne Messing, and Mindy Wilner; Back row: Event Chair Sandy Halpern and Meredith Wolf

  Front Row: Dianne Shaffer, Esther Gordon Paulen, Gloria Muroff and Ann Singer; Back Row: Joan Gross, Margaret Meister, Donna Werner and Florence Werner

  Michele Scheck, Elise Scheck Bonwitt, Raquel Scheck and Adrienne Scheck

Lion of Judah program founder Norma K. Wilson and Camryn Manheim

Marlene Chavin, Daniela Swaebe and Ray Ellen Yarkin

Women's Department President
Lourdes Gittelman

  Debbie Brodie Weiss, Camryn Manheim and Women's Philanthropy Chair Barbara Black Goldfarb

Camryn Manheim and Dr. Shulamit Katz

Mikki Futernick, Camryn Manheim and Cathie Futernick

Event Chair Etty Ben Zion and
Camryn Manheim

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