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EMUNAH Luncheon Guest of Honor: Ruth Gruber, 102, A Pioneering Woman

New York—EMUNAH, which was born through the tireless efforts and vision of a few determined women in Israel in 1935, will pay tribute to “Empowering Women” at its Spring Luncheon on May 20, 2014, at the Prince George Ballroom in NYC.  Dr. Ruth Gruber, distinguished journalist, writer, photographer and heroine who used her talents to rescue fellow Jews during and after WWII, will be the Guest of Honor.

“This year we are thrilled to pay tribute to six amazing women who represent the very best of each generation—role models to us all as professionals, supporters of Jewish life and tradition and in their strong connection to Israel,” said Fran Hirmes, Emunah National President. “EMUNAH began as a women’s organization, and it is appropriate for us to recognize accomplished women today who serve as an inspiration, encouraging other women to reach their full potential.”

The five honorees at the luncheon are: Dr; Susan Chambre, Sociology Professor at Baruch College; Gail Itzkowitz Shapiro, owner of Mirella; Dr. Rona Novick, incoming dean of Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University; Romina Weiss, Partner at Gibson Dunn law firm, and Young Leadership Awardee, Rebecca Grazi Siev, graduate of EMUNAH’s Emunah V’Omanut Seminary, theater set designer, and Masters candidate in theater design and technical production.

EMUNAH’s 250 social welfare and educational programs across Israel work tirelessly to improve the lives of each child, family and senior citizen in Israel. EMUNAH was the proud recipient of the Israel Prize for its social, educational, humanitarian, and cultural contribution to Israeli society.

Luncheon Chairmen are Sheryl Schainker and Melodie Scharf.

Proceeds from the event will support EMUNAH’s girls’ educational and vocational high schools and its college for young women in Israel. For reservations and information please call 212-564-9045 ext 306 or register online at emunah.org/springluncheon.

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