Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Suzi Oppenheimer at UJA-Federation of New York’s Lion Lunch.

Mamaroneck resident and former U.S. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer received the Phyllis V. Tishman Award for her leadership and dedicated services to the community at the recent UJA-Federation of New York’s Annual New York Lions Lunch.

Almost 500 women attended the luncheon, held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. Also recognized for their outstanding contributions to UJA-Federation of New York were Emily Gindi of the Upper East Side and Erika S. Witover of Oyster Bay. Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, presented the keynote address.

Oppenheimer served in the New York Senate from 1985 to 2012. For more than three decades, she has been a champion for the rights of women and families and was a strong supporter of the arts and quality education. Along with her husband, attorney Martin Oppenheimer, the Oppenheimers were members of UJA-Federation’s Commission on the Jewish People Task Force.

UJA-Federation of New York’s Lions Lunch celebrates women who give a gift of $6,000 or more, individually or as a family, to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign.

For more information about the work of UJA-Federation of New York, please visit

 By Yvette Finkelsstein


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