Jan 8, 2013

Live Like a Hero, Love Like a Sister, Lead Like a Lion at LOJ Luncheon

The “pride” of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County will once again rededicate and celebrate at their annual ingathering. The 2013 Lion of Judah Luncheon will take place at Boca West Country Club on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:30 am.

“The heartfelt bonds and power of our sisterhood are unmistakable when hundreds of women who care and do so much for so many come together each year,” said April Leavy, Vice Chair, Lion of Judah. “Our nearly 800 Lions roar loudly among 17,000 worldwide.”

“We’re thrilled to be featuring Lara Logan, CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs and 60 Minutes Correspondent,” said Denise Zimmerman, who is co-chairing the luncheon with Marilyn Barry.

“Boldly reporting from war zones for over two decades, Lara has earned a prominent place among the world’s best journalists. The horror and injustice she witnessed has instilled in her a deep humility and a profound appreciation for life. Hearing from this true hero will inspire and energize us in raising the funds that make such a difference in our local community as well as around the world."

The Lion of Judah Luncheon speaker has been underwritten by the Marleen Forkas Chair of Contemporary Jewish Issues. Marleen’s generous endowment has ensured that the Federation will always provide its loyal and committed women donors with the highest caliber keynote presenters.

Margie Baer will be honored at the Luncheon for her passionate, longstanding dedication to Women’s Philanthropy and to the Federation.

“Part of a dynamic couple that helped lay our Federation’s solid foundation, Margie is a trailblazer who galvanized the women in our community and helped them realize their potential,” said Marilyn Barry. “The first chair of our Women’s Division, Margie brought the new Lion program to us in 1982. Her belief in the impact women can have continues to inspire a new generation of leaders and philanthropists.”

The luncheon couvert is $85, with a Lion level gift of $5,000 or above to the 2013 UJA/Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign required to attend. Dietary laws will be observed. For more information, contact Robin Agronin at 561-852-5054 or robina@bocafed.org..

Wells Fargo Private Bank is the generous sponsor of the Dorothy Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy. The Lion of Judah programs are generously sponsored by Baer’s Furniture, Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Ivan & Co. Jewelers. The Boca Raton Observer is the luncheon’s Exclusive Magazine Sponsor.