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Wel comef r i ends ,Feder at i ons uppor t er s ,communi t yl eader s , andpar t ner s .Thankyouf orchoos i ngt obeher et ocel ebr at e ourJewi s hcommuni t yandaver ys peci algr oupofJewi s h communi t yl eader s . Toni ght ,wer ecogni zeJewi s hFeder at i oni nt heHear tofNew Jer s ey’ sKi pni s Wi l s on/Fr i edl andhonor eesandi nductour mos tr ecenthonor ee–afier cedef enderoft hos ewhoar e di s advant aged,acr edi tt ot hewor l dwi deJewi s hcommuni t y, andapower hous ei npr omot i ngas t r ongJewi s hf ut ur e:Li nda Bl ock. TheKi pni s Wi l s on/Fr i edl andAwar di sgi venever yt woyear s byourpar entor gani zat i on,Jewi s hFeder at i onsofNor t h Amer i ca,t oaLi onofJudahwhoexempl i fiest hehi ghes t s t andar dsi nphi l ant hr opyandvol unt eer i s m. Asyoumayknow,Li onsofJudahar ephi l ant hr opi cwomenof al lages ,uni t i ngasani nt er nat i onals i s t er hoodofgl obal advocat eswhocar edeepl yaboutJewi s hcommuni t y dedi cat edt os oci alj us t i ce,ai di ngt hevul ner abl e,and pr omot i ngJewi s hi dent i t yf orgener at i onst ocome. Ever yLi on’ spr omi s et ogi veatl eas t$5, 000ayeart oher l ocalJewi s hFeder at i on’ sannualcampai gnmakesas t r ong per s onals t at ementaboutherval uesandcommi t mentt ot he Jewi s hpeopl e. Youcanbes ur eaKi pni s Wi l s on/Fr i edl andhonor ee–t hi si s s omeonewhohasbeennomi nat edbyherf el l ow Li onsasa womanofval or–t akest hatcommi t mentt oext r aor di nar y l evel s .


Whatdr i vesaper s ont ogi veoft hems el vesi nt hi sway? Manywi l ls ayt hei rpar ent ss ett heexampl e.Ot her swi l ls ay meet i ngabenefici ar ywhos el i f ewass avedbyFeder at i on mades omet hi ngcl i ck.Oneofourhonor ees ,Cl ai r eBor en, s ai ds i mpl y,“ Jewsneedt ot akecar eofJews . ” Todayt hati sast r ueasi thaseverbeen,wi t ht oomany amongourext endedJewi s hf ami l ynotknowi ngwher et hei r nextmeali scomi ngf r om;t oomanyJewi s hki dsnot under s t andi ngwhyorhow t hei rJewi s hi dent i t ymat t er s ;and wi t ht het r oubl i ngi ncr eas ei nant i Semi t i cact si nr ecent year s … EachKi pni s Wi l s on/Fr i edl andhonor eehasherownr eas ons andwaysf ormaki ngadi ffer ence. I ti st r ul ymyhonort os har ej us tas mal lpar toft hei rs t or i es wi t hyout or emi ndt hes ewomen,andt hepeopl ewhol ove t hem,how mucht heyhavemeantt ot hi scommuni t y,how mucht heys t i l lmeant oday,andhow mucht heyal wayswi l l meant oal lofusi nt heJewi s hhear tofNew Jer s eyand beyond.


Cl ai r edi dn’ tbr eakt hemol d;s hecr eat edi t .Ast hefir s t Pr es i dentofJewi s hFeder at i on’ sWomen’ sPhi l ant hr opyi n Monmout hCount yi nt he1 970s ,Cl ai r el eds uch gr oundbr eaki ngi ni t i at i vesasr es cui ngRus s i anJews . AmongherFeder at i onr ol eswer eGener alCampai gnchai r , Li onofJudahEndowmentchai r ,andpr es i dent . Cl ai r es ur vi vedt heHol ocaus tandhass har edhers t or ywi t h count l es sgr oupsandi ndi vi dual s ,i ncl udi ngasapi l l arof CHHANGE–t heCent erf orHol ocaus t ,HumanRi ght sand Genoci deEducat i on,andasanar t i s t ,whos ewor kr eflect s hert i measachi l di nhi di ng. W et hankCl ai r ef orhers t eadf as ts uppor tofFeder at i on,her t enaci t yasacommunall eader ,andf orbei ngabeaconof s t r engt hf orusal l .


Janehasbeent hecons ummat e“ doer , ”s er vi ngi nawi de r angeofr ol eswi t hJewi s hFeder at i on–f r om publ i ci t yand donordr i vest oAl l ocat i onsandPr ogr ammi ngCommi t t ees . HermanyFeder at i onl eader s hi psr ol esar es ur pas s edonl yby t her angeofhercont r i but i onst ot hewi derJewi s h communi t y. Janes er vedaspr es i dentofAns heEmet hMemor i alTempl e, aswel laschai r i ngmanyt empl ecommi t t eesi ncl udi ngSoci al Act i on,Cons ul t at i ononCons ci ence,andmor e.Shes er vedon t heBoar dofJewi s hSoci alSer vi ce,Jewi s hFami l ySer vi cesi n Mi ddl es ex,Nor t hBr uns wi ckHadas s ah,anddel i ver edKos her Meal sonWheel s . Pr of es s i onal l y,Janes atasaJudgei nt heSuper i orCour tof New Jer s eyaf t er20year si npr i vat epr act i ceasanat t or ney. Shebr oughtherpas s i onf orj us t i cet ohervol unt eerwor ki n t heJewi s hcommuni t yandbeyond,f orwhi chwear ever y gr at ef ul .


El i s e’ scommi t mentt oFeder at i onknowsnobounds .Shehas s er vedaspr es i dent ,campai gncochai r ,Women’ s Phi l ant hr opyCampai gnchai r ,andvi cepr es i dentf orOut r each i nt hehear tofNew Jer s ey. ForNat i onalWomen’ sPhi l ant hr opy,El i s ehaschai r ed Tr ai ni ng,Boar dDevel opment ,andt heBus i nes sand Pr of es s i onalLeader s hi pFor um. Spendi ngpar toft hewi nt eri nFl or i da,El i s ewasnotcont ent t os i mpl yr el ax.Shebecameact i vewi t hJewi s hFeder at i onof Sout hPal m BeachCount y,s er vi ngoni t sWomen’ sBoar d. Bot hi nFl or i daandher e,El i s ehasal s oi nf us edt heJewi s h ar t ss cenewi t hnew l i f eandvi t al i t y. Forhers t r engt hasas t r at egi cpr obl ems ol ver ,her cont r i but i onsasapens i onandi nves t mentpr of es s i onal ,her s eemi ngl yl i mi t l es sener gy,andherwar mt handcar i ngt hat under l i esi tal l ,El i s e,kudosandt hankyou.


Si xt eenyear sago,Sher ylat t endedapr ogr am wher ean Et hi opi an,Jewi s hwomans har edhers t or yaboutget t i ngt o I s r ael .Sher ylwasenchant edt ohearFeder at i onhadmadei t pos s i bl eanddeci dedont hes pott ogeti nvol ved. Wi t hamot herwhowass i s t er hoodpr es i dentf ort enyear s andaf at herwhowass ynagoguepr es i dent ,i ti snos ur pr i s e Sher ylwoundupasFeder at i onpr es i dent . Al ongt heway,Sher ylhass er vedl ocal l yasWomen’ s Phi l ant hr opyCampai gnchai rt henpr es i dent ,andont he Nat i onalWomen’ sPhi l ant hr opyBoar dasi t sSoci alAct i on Commi t t eecochai randi t sOut r eachandEducat i onchai r . OneofSher yl ’ smanypas s i onsi shel pi ngat r i s kyout hi n I s r ael .Ont hei rbehal fandbehal fofal lt hepeopl eSher ylhas hel pedi nt hes el as t1 6year s …Sher yl ,i t ’ sbeenas weet1 6! Ourgr eatappr eci at i onandmuchl ovef oral lt hatyoudo.


Bobbiat t r act ed,i ns pi r ed,andt aughtanent i r egener at i onof Feder at i onyoungl eader s ,whowentont oas s umekeyr ol es i ncl udi ngat t r act i ng,i ns pi r i ng,andt eachi nganot hernew gener at i on. Bobbis er vedasWomen’ sPhi l ant hr opypr es i dent ,Feder at i on Execut i veBoar dmember ,andheadofFundr ai s i ng,among ot herpos i t i ons . Hervol unt eerandpr of es s i onalwor ki nt hebr oader communi t ypr omot est hear t s ,andBobbihasadvanced Jewi s har t sandcul t ur et hr ought heAxel r odPer f or mi ngAr t s Cent er . Amonghermanyhonor s ,Bobbiwashonor edbyJewi s h Fami l y&Chi l dr en’ sSer vi ceofMonmout hCount yf orherwor k wi t ht heagencyandMonmout hRef or m Templ e’ scommuni t y gar dent os uppl yf r es hpr oducef orKos herMeal sonWheel s . Bobbii sapr oudSapphi r eLi onandevenpr oudert hatbot h herdaught eranddaught eri nl aw ar enow Li onsaswel l .


Wer emember–andwemi s s–ourdearf r i end,Bar bar a,who s uppor t edandi ns pi r edusi nmaki ngt hewor l dabet t erpl ace. Bar bar awaspas s i onat eaboutJewi s hFeder at i on,Rut ger s Hi l l el ,Al ynPedi at r i cHos pi t ali nI s r ael ,andt heBi l dnerCent er f orHol ocaus tEducat i onatRut ger s ,amongmanyot her or gani zat i ons . Shewasact i vei nFeder at i on’ sMaj orGi f t sar ea,hos t i ngmany Maj orGi f t sevent swi t hherdevot edhus band,Leonar d,i n t hei rhomes . Bar bar aendowedherLi oni n2003,ens ur i ngherFeder at i on s uppor tcont i nuesi nper pet ui t yt oempowerwomen, s t udent s ,peopl edeal i ngwi t hment alheal t hi s s ues ,ands o manyot her s .Bar bar a’ sgi vi ngs pi r i tl i vesoni nmanyways , andmos tofal l ,i nourhear t s . MayBar bar a’ smemor yf or everbeabl es s i ng.


Sus anbegans er vi ngt heJewi s hcommuni t yi n1 964ascant or ofTempl eEmanuel El .Dur i nghert enur easFeder at i on pr es i dent ,s heover s aw t hemer geroft heNor t her nMi ddl es ex andRar i t anVal l eyFeder at i ons . Sus anhass er vedont heFeder at i onExecut i veCommi t t ee andhel dl eader s hi ppos i t i onsi ns uchar easasAl l ocat i ons , Pl anni ng,andCampai gn,amongot her s . Shes er vedont henat i onalboar df orJewi s hFeder at i onsof Nor t hAmer i ca,asaCabi netmemberf ort heNor t heas t Regi onofUJA,andasvi cepr es i dentoft heSt at eAs s oci at i on ofJewi s hFeder at i ons . Al s ohavi ngbeenat r us t eeofSol omonSchecht erDaySchool ofEs s exandUni on,andast hewi nnerofJewi s hcommunal awar dst oonumer oust ol i s t ,i ti sf ai rt os aySus ani spar tof t hebedr ocks t r engt hoft hi scommuni t y.


Wendys er vedasFeder at i onpr es i dent ,Boar dchai r ,andi n manyot herr ol esl ocal l y.Wendyal s os er vedasal eaderon t heNat i onalWomen’ sPhi l ant hr opyBoar d,f orwhi chs hehas wonawar dst oonumer oust ol i s t . W endychai r eds uchkeys t onei ni t i at i vesasPar t ner s hi p2000 -bui l di ngbr i dgesoff r i ends hi p,under s t andi ng,ands uppor t wi t ht hel andandpeopl eofI s r ael-and,wi t hherl oveof I s r ael ,s hes er vedont heBoar doft heAmer i canI s r aelCul t ur al Foundat i on. W endyhasal s obeenani nval uabl el eaderf ors uch or gani zat i onsasChabadofWes t er nMonmout handt he Axel r odPer f or mi ngAr t sCent er . Wendy’ sver yi dent i t yi st hatofphi l ant hr opi s t ,andwecan t hi nkofnomor efit t i ngnamef ort hi shonor ee. W endyhass ai doverandover :i t ’ sal laboutt heJewi s h communi t y.Wet hankWendyf ori ns pi r i ngusal lt okeepcal m andcar r yon!


Judyhaschar i t abl ei nvol vementi nherbl ood.Her gr andpar ent sandpar ent swer eal lFeder at i onCampai gn chai r si nScr ant on,Penns yl vani a.Hergr andmot her ,MaeGel b, wasanEmer al dLi onandhermot her ,BevKl ei n,aLi on. JudybeganherFeder at i oni nvol vementont heout r each commi t t ee.Shehass er vedasLi onofJudahchai r ,vi ce pr es i dentofMaj orGi f t s ,ont heBoar dofTr us t ees ,andmor e. Judyi sdel i ght edherdaught er ,Rachel ,s on,Mar c,andt hei r f ami l i esar eal lf ol l owi ngi nt hef ami l yt r adi t i onofJewi s h phi l ant hr opyandi nvol vement .


Ronai sas econdgener at i onLi onofJudah.Herpar ent s t aughtRonaaboutbot ht her es pons i bi l i t yandt hej oysof gi vi ngback,andRona’ smot herwasbyhers i dewhenRona becameaLi on. Toget herwi t hherhus band,Jeff,Ronacr eat edt heMar i onand Nor manTanzmanFoundat i oni nt henameofherpar ent s . I twoul dbei mpos s i bl et ol i s tal lt hewaysandpl acesRona’ s commi t mentt oJewi s hcommuni t yhasmadeadi ffer ence– f r om Feder at i onpr ogr amsandgr ant sf ors chool sand s ynagogues ,t oemer gencyf undi ngi nt i mesofcr i s i s ,andi n pr ovi di ngmat chi ngf undst oencour agenew donor st o exper i encet her es pons i bi l i t yandj oysofgi vi ngback. I twoul dal s obei mpos s i bl et oexpr es st heext entofgr at i t ude t hi sJewi s hcommuni t yext endst oRonaf orherpr i cel es s benefici ali mpactont hel i vesofs omany. Todahr abah,t hankyou.


Ourbel ovedEva,ofbl es s edmemor y,becameaLi onof Judahi n1 986.Shewasamemberoft heFeder at i onBoar dof Tr us t eesandes t abl i s hedanendowmentf undwi t hher hus band,Ted,i nhonorofherpar ent s ,Dr .Cur tandAl i ce Bamber ger . Asapr act i ci ngphys i ci an,Evamanagedt oputt heJewi s h communi t yatt het opofhert odol i s t . Sheal s os er vedonhers ynagogueBoar doft r us t ees ,andwas af oundi ngmemberandcochai rofi t sChevr ahBi kkur Chol i m,car i ngf ort hos ei nneedofaf r i end,per hapsduet o i l l nes sorber eavement . Amonghermanyawar dsandaccol ades ,Evawashonor edby I s r aelBondsf orherext r aor di nar ycont r i but i ons . W emi s sEvas t i l landcont i nuet of eelherendur i ngl ovef or t hi sJewi s hcommuni t y,event oday.


Har r i etwasal i f ememberoft heFeder at i on’ sBoar dof Tr us t eesandamemberoft heWomen’ sPhi l ant hr opyBoar d. Shes pear headednumer ouspr ogr ams ,wasi ns t r ument ali n r ecr ui t i ngnew Li onsofJudahands er vedasLi onofJudah Endowmentchai r .Har r i etpr ovi dedal egacyf ort hef ut ur eby endowi ngherLi onofJudah. Amonghermanyl eader s hi pr ol esacr os st heent i r eJewi s h communi t y,Har r i etal s os er vedasvi cepr es i dentoft he Cent r alNJJewi s hHomeFoundat i onBoar dandamemberof t heFoundat i onBoar doft heOs carandEl l aWi l fCampusf or Seni orLi vi ng. I ti snocoi nci dence,t hatwi t hhereyeal waysoncr eat i nga s t r ongJewi s hf ut ur e,Har r i et ’ schi l dr enandgr andchi l dr en cont i nuei nherf oot s t epst oday,maki ngt heJewi s hwor l d s t r ongerandmor es uppor t i vef oral l . Har r i eti st houghtofof t enandt hement i onofhername br i ngss mi l esandf or t i t udet oal lwhoknew her .


WhenPhoebes er vedasFeder at i onpr es i dent ,wi t hher l eader s hi p,Feder at i ons wi f t l yr es pondedt ocr i t i calJewi s h communi t yneedsi ncl udi ngpr ovi di ngs er vi cesf ort hos e affect edbyt he9/1 1at t ackont heWor l dTr adeCent erand r ai s i ngI s r aelemer gencyf unds . HermanyFeder at i onr ol es ,i naddi t i ont opr es i dent ,i ncl uded Campai gnchai randWomen’ sDi vi s i onpr es i dent . Phoebecr eat edayoungl eader s hi pgr oup,i ns t i t ut ed communi t ywi des eder s ,andhashos t edmanyFl or i da r euni onsf orFeder at i ons uppor t er sf r om t hehear tofNJ. Phoebehashel dl eader s hi pr ol esi nmanyJewi s h or gani zat i ons ,bes i desFeder at i on,i ncl udi ngBr andei s Nat i onalWomen’ sCommi t t ee,Cent r alNJJewi s hHomef or t heAged,andEas tBr uns wi ckJewi s hCent er . W eext endl oveandt hankst oPhoebef orheri nval uabl e s uppor toft heJewi s hcommuni t y.


Nooneexempl i fiescommi t mentt ogi vi ngbackmor et han Li nda. . .Li vi ngbyJewi s hval ues ,es peci al l yt hatoft zedakah,i s f or ef r onti nal lLi ndadoesasapar ent ,apr of es s i onal ,anda communi t ypr obl ems ol ver . Li ndahasbeenadedi cat eds uppor t erofJewi s hFeder at i on f orover20year sands er vedonNomi nat i ng,Campai gn,and Execut i veCommi t t ees ,aspr es i dentofWomen’ sDi vi s i on,and i snow amemberoft heBoar dofTr us t ees . Becomi ngaLi onofJudahi n2007 ,Li ndaendowedherLi on s hor t l yaf t ert hats oherannualgi f tcont i nuesi nper pet ui t y. Asacur r entandl ongt i meboar dmemberofNat i onal Women’ sPhi l ant hr opy,Li ndahaschai r eds ever almi s s i onst o I s r ael ,andpar t i ci pat edi nCampai gnCabi netmi s s i onsf or hi ghl evell eader swhoi nf or mf undr ai s i ngs t r at egy. Li ndahast akenpar ti never yNat i onalWomen’ sHear tt o Hear tmi s s i onandwasaccompani edbyherdaught er Shannonf orfiveoft hem,compel l edt or et ur neacht i meby herpas s i onf orI s r ael .


I n201 7 ,Li ndabecamecochai roft heEt hi opi anNat i onal Pr oj ectpr ovi di ngEt hi opi ans t udent si nI s r aelwi t ht ool st o achi eves ucces si nI s r ael is oci et y.Shebecamei nvol ved f ol l owi ngherpar t i ci pat i oni nt heai r l i f tofEt hi opi anJewsi n 201 2,wher es hewasj oi nedbyhers on,Jour dan. Li ndat r avel edwi t hhers on,Br adl ey,t oRus s i aandSi ber i a, meet i ngwi t hJewi s hf ami l i es ,youngadul t s ,andeducat or s t her eandf or mi ngbondst hats t i l lexi s tt oday. Li ndai samemberoft heNat i onalWomen’ sBus i nes sand Pr of es s i onalDi vi s i onandhasovert hi r t yyear sofbus i nes s exper i ence.Shei sani nnovat orandt eam pl ayeri nher pr of es s i onall i f e,andbr i ngst hatt obeneďŹ tt heJewi s hwor l d t hr oughvol unt eer i s m. Li ndawi l lt el lyous hecr edi t sherhus bandof39year s ,Mont e, asacons t ants our ceofs uppor tandencour agementwi t h f ami l y,bus i nes s ,andcommuni t yi nvol vement . Onbehal foft heent i r eJewi s hcommuni t y,wewel comeLi nda Bl ockt ot heci r cl eofKi pni s Wi l s on/Fr i edl andhonor ees .


Mydearf r i endsandf ami l y. . .yourwor dsar et oobeaut i f ul .You s eet hi sgoodi nmebecaus ei t ’ sar eflect i onoft hegoodi n you.Iador eyouf ort aki ngt hi sJewi s hj our neywi t hme,f or s uppor t i ngmywor konbehal fofJewi s hFeder at i on,andf or i ns pi r i ngmet owantt omaket hewor l dj us tal i t t l ebi tki nder , mor ej us t ,mor ej oyf ul .ButIhavet os ay,asyouwer et al ki ng aboutmypas s i onandcommi t ment ,Iwast hi nki ngaboutal l t heKi pni s Wi l s on/Fr i edl andhonor eeswhocamebef or eme andt aughtmewhatcommi t mentl ooksl i ke,whatpas s i on means ,andhow t ot ur nt hos el ovel yi deal si nt oact i onst hat makeadi ffer ence. Eachoft heKi pni s Wi l s on/Fr i edl andhonor eesi smys i s t er ,my ment or ,mys oulmat e. . .Cl ai r e,Jane,El i s e,Sher yl ,Bobbi , Sus an,Wendy,Judy,Rona,Phoebe,andt oEva,Bar bar a,and Har r i et ,wher everyouar e:Ever yt hi ngmybel ovedf ami l yand f r i endss ayaboutme,Is ayt oyou.Thankyouf orpavi ngt he pat ht oamor ecar i ngandconnect edJewi s hcommuni t y, t hankyouf orempower i ngJewi s hFeder at i oni nt heHear tof New Jer s eyt odot het hi ngsonl yi tcando.Andt hankyouf or wel comi ngmei nt oyourf ol dofKi pni s Wi l s on/Fr i edl and honor ees . Toget her ,not hi ngcans t opusandIl ookf or war dt o cont i nui ngt omakegoodt hi ngshappenf ort heJewi s hf ami l y acr os sMonmout h,Gr eat erMi ddl es ex,i nI s r ael ,and ever ywher eourf ami l yneedus .Thankyou.


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